Frost

by wil — Jan 7, 2013

France

by wil — Jan 3, 2013

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Alsace

Amboise, early morning

Notre Dame, Paris

These were taken two months ago (Oct/Nov 2012)

Gangsta Nancy Sinatra

by wil — Jan 2, 2013

Lana Del Rey — Blue Jeans

True

by wil — Jan 1, 2013

The most boring and unproductive question one can ask of any religion is whether or not it is true.Alain De Botton, Religion for Atheists (via On Being)

Stupid Idiot

by wil — Sep 28, 2012

We’re planning a trip to France, and we’ve known for a while that our last name looks and sounds almost exactly like the French insult, con/conne (variously translated as stupid idiot, jerk, asshole, bitch, bastard, etc.). So…I guess we’re going to fake the pronunciation of our name so it doesn’t sound quite so much like “stupid idiot”.

P.S. This whole name thing reminds me of the old Nicolas Cage SNL skit, Baby Names.

Behold the Monolith

by wil — Sep 25, 2012

4 days ago it left Zengzhou, China, and after travelling 10,000+ miles, my new iPhone 5 was handed to me this morning!

My venerable iPhone 3gs will be lovingly passed on to my wife

Nambe Lake

by wil — Sep 22, 2012

A few weeks ago, my wife and I took a hike from the Santa Fe Ski Basin up to Nambe Lake. It’s a moderate hike until the last-third, which is quite vertical — hiking up alongside one of the headwater streams of the Rio Nambe to Nambe Lake.

Nambe Lake

A view from the trail: Santa Fe Baldy

It was our first time to make the hike, and we didn’t realize quite what we were getting ourselves into — it’s a six mile hike with an elevation gain of 1,150 ft. We had to push to make it to the lake and back in 3.5 hours, because we had a standing reservation at Ten Thousand Waves:

Even with the post-hike soak, our legs were sore for days afterward. I would make the hike again, but I’d set aside 4-5 hours for the hike plus extra for walking around and enjoying the small lake.

Merlin

by wil — Jul 10, 2012

Yesterday, a hawk (after googling, I think it might be a Merlin) was nice enough to pose outside my bedroom window. I grabbed my zoom lens and took a photo through the window screen (my wife pointed out the hawk seems to be standing on one leg):

Then I crept outside and took another before it flew away:

The British Invasion

by wil — Jul 5, 2012

Been watching some really good British comedy on Netflix lately:

Come Fly With Me

Black Books

Doc Martin

+ The Inbetweeners

Cottonwood

by wil — Jun 30, 2012

One of our cottonwood trees is coating the back lot with its cottony seeds: