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August 21 2017 Eclipse in Ottawa

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August 21, 2017. This is the eclipse at the peak, 2:30, outside M-50 at NRC. No filter. You don't see the eclipse directly, but if you look closely you can see it captured in the lens flare (at the 10 O'Clock position on the Sun).

Goldenrod

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August 20, 2017. We have a bumper crop of goldenrod around the house, which would be great if it weren't thought of by most people as a weed. Me, though, I like it.

Goldenrod

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August 20, 2017. We have a bumper crop of goldenrod around the house, which would be great if it weren't thought of by most people as a weed. Me, though, I like it.

The Clouds

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August 18, 2017. I celebrated today's photo of the day by reading Aristophanes. It's interesting that his work bears so much relation between today's debate between Just Discourse and Unjust Discourse. "We always act thus, when we see a man conceive a passion for what is evil; we strike him with some terrible disgrace, so that he may learn to fear the gods."

Old Susan

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August 17, 2017. More work on the MOOC Aggregator today, and it's looking pretty good. This is an old brown-eyed susan in the back yard, so old it has red petals.

Sparrow and Grasshopper

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August 16, 2017. Polishing up the MOOC aggregator. It's looking pretty good now. This is a sparrow eating a grasshopper on our deck (which, yes, needs refinishing). It was interesting watching them - they would hover over the grass and pluck them out of the air, then carry them to the deck.