Pictures of china and the last 2 weeks of india are finally on the photo website. (see the link on the sidebar)
Thanks for sticking around to see them.
I'm preparing for the big lennard family trip to New Hampshire. I heard a rumor about sea kayaking, but i'm trying to not get too excited until i see the sea. Blayne and i went fossil collecting here in cincinnati the other day. Blayne had never been fossil hunting and i haven't been to french park creek in a very long time, despite the fact that approximately 1/4 of my child/teenhood was spent running through the surrounding woods. It was pretty great to realize that the numberous field trips to find fossils were not in vain. I was able to call up names of Brachyopods and Trilobytes and other ancient creatures i haven't talked about in years. Sitting on a rock looking up the creek produced a strong case of deja vu. I saw the tiny waterfalls made by flat tables of slate, the glacial silt and the jackpot loads of grey clay. I've made facemasks, warpaint, pots and animal figurines out of this clay. Finding a store of this clay is a bit like running into an old friend. The leaves on the trees around here are a pretty incredible green, this fresh new may green. A color entirely unreplicatable in pantone booklets or with a whole store of paints. It has too much depth. It's a green that doesn't seem to be just a green. I dont know how to describe it any better. If think i'm full of crap, head on over to French park, off section road in cincinnati. Walk down the creek aways and you'll have to agree.
I should be back in chicago on june 19th or 20th. I can't wait to see all of you folks up there.