Monday, February 23, 2015

Academy Awards 2015

Just in case anyone gives a rats hiney...I know I don't.

Fun With Classic Paintings

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Granny's Last Great Adventure

BON VOYAGE, ma petite mère.
For those of my friends and family who may have not yet heard.

My dad has been waiting at the dock for just over 30 years for my mom to catch her ship back home to him.
February 10th at about 5:15 PM we bade her farewell as she boarded that ship.
At long last she is home, reunited with the love of her life.

Bon voyage, ma petite mère.
You will surely be missed, just as we have missed dad but we rejoice in your journey and anticipate the the time we will all be reunited.

Funeral services for LaRee Jessop Elmer Shurtliff will be held at 10 AM, Monday, February 16 at the Marriott-Slaterville LDS chapel, 250 N 1500 W, Marriott-Slaterville, UT (There will be a viewing from 8:30~9:30) There will also be a viewing from 6:00~8:00, Sunday, February 15 at Myers Mortuary, 845 South, Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Nikola Tesla

Using electricity to make a portrait of
Inventor, Engineer (c. 1856–1943)

Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery). So it is only fitting that electricity be used to paint his portrait. (I'm sorry, I don't know the name of the artist.)

 Nikola Tesla ca. 1890
One of the brightest minds the world has ever known.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Benji in Yorkshire

If this doesn't make you smile there just might be something wrong with you.

A pygmy goat is a small breed of domestic goat. Pygmy goats tend to be used as meat goats primarily, though also work well as milk producers unlike standard meat goats. They are also sometimes kept as pets in urban or suburban backyards, depending on local regulation of livestock ownership. The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates. The anatomy of a pygmy goat shows it has many features specific to pygmy goats, such as a thurl, but also has features similar to other animals, such as the dew claw which is also found on cats and dogs. Maybe that's why dogs and pygmy goats are able to get along as friends.

Goats are among the earliest animals domesticated by humans. The most recent genetic analysis confirms the archaeological evidence that the wild Bezoar ibex of the Zagros Mountains are the likely origin of almost all domestic goats today.

Neolithic farmers began to herd wild goats for easy access to milk and meat, primarily, as well as for their dung, which was used as fuel, and their bones, hair, and sinew for clothing, building, and tools. The earliest remnants of domesticated goats dating 10,000 years before present are found in Ganj Dareh in Iran. Goat remains have been found at archaeological sites in Jericho, Choga Mami Djeitun and Çayönü, dating the domestication of goats in Western Asia at between 8000 and 9000 years ago.