Thursday, January 09, 2020

Thanks California

I don't disagree with the intent of the new California data privacy law that went into effect this year. Anything that makes Google or Facebook squirm is fine with me. But so far the only effect of this and a somewhat similar European regulation is there is one more stupid button to click on when you visit a site, joining the ranks of millions of meaningless government-mandated disclosures that pollute our lives. My web site does not plant cookies or collect data so I will not be adding a stupid button.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Photo of the Year 2019

I've been doing this now since 2002, and since I'm the only one allowed to enter I can make up the rules as I go along. It was a year in transition as we began preparations for our move from the Midwest to Montana. The POY is from January when we toured Yellowstone, first by snowcoach to the waterfalls, then by vehicle through the Lamar Valley. This image is from along the Madison River, a coyote working its way through the snow and up a snag of trees. There also were some interesting bighorn images from the Lamar Valley, a flying baby bison in Custer State Park, 4th of July fireworks in Red Lodge, MT, the Thunderbirds, and what may be my last eagling trip to Missouri.

Yellowstone Coyote
Yellowstone Coyote

Here are my POY selections for 2002-2018.

Young red-tailed hawk Junior I (2002 edition) right outside my office window.
Junior I 2002
Gentoo penguins greet each other, Jougla Point, Dec. 4, 2003.
Gentoo Penguins 2003
Puffins on Machias Seal Island, Gulf of Maine, 2004.
Little Brothers 2004
Bald Eagle along the Mississippi River, 2005.
Bald Eagle 2005
Blue Jay, 2006.
Blue Jay 2006
Eagle with fish, 2007.
Eagle with fish 2007
Great Horned Owls, 2008.
Great Horned Owls 2008
Custer State Park Bighorn, 2009.
Custer SP Bighorn 2009
Keokuk eagle, 2010.
Keokuk Eagle 2010
Sertoma Butterfly
Sertoma Butterfly 2011
Dark Morph of Broad-Winged Hawl
Dark Morph 2012
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Night heron 2013
Elk Frame
Elk Frame 2014
Squaw Creek Geese
Squaw Creek Geese 2015
Elk 2016

Eclipse 2017

Eagle 2018