Lilacs

Lilacs

Lilacs Originally uploaded by sajego Growing up in upstate New York  one of the surest signs of spring was the lilacs blooming.  Rochester even has a festival celebrating lilacs (http://www.lilacfestival.com/) but it won’t start until the 2nd week of May.  Here in Virginia there are so many spring flowers.  In March we had daffodiles and the earliest flowering trees. Now those are gone and the azaleas are starting to bloom.  The red bud trees flower all over in the woods but will soon be gone.  It was nice to run into a couple of lilac bushes on my walk at lunch today.  I’ll have to see if I can figure out where to plant...

Spot the ASL interpreter

Spot the ASL interpreter

Spot the ASL interpreterOriginally uploaded by sajego This is only the second band event I’ve been to at Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s house here in Charlottesville) but both times so far they have had a sign language interpreter for the event. This doesn’t help me much since I’m seated in the band and can’t see much of anything anyway. I did learn that the sign for Thomas Jefferson is just TJ. The photo shows the view from my...

Good Morning

Good Morning

Good MorningOriginally uploaded by sajego Hard to get up with such a cuddley pillow.

New patio (deck) chair receives household approval

New patio (deck) chair receives household approval

New patio (deck) chair receives household approvalOriginally uploaded by sajego

Another work trip

Another work trip

Another work tripOriginally uploaded by sajego First gorgeous day at home since February and I spent it traveling. There was even snow on the ground here to greet me. How nice! I’m in the great state of Illinois to do some acoustical testing for our insulation research project. The material is very good fire insulation but we need to know how it does with sound too. I’ve done a dozen fire tests now but this is my first acoustic test. I find it a comfortable area though since I’m familiar with decibels and frequency charts. Instead of speech recognition we test transmission, ie sound passing through it and absorption, ie how it stops sound bouncing around. I’m not sure what the sounds sound like yet. I’d guess some high tech noise of...

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