Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tales of Granularity

Bruno traveled to NYC last week to give a presentation at the New York Academy of Sciences. He was invited to share his understanding of pharmaceutical powders and their properties. You can learn more about what Bruno talked about at the link: Be sure to scroll down and read about the lecture that followed Bruno's that describes the very efficient packing of ellipsoids using M&M's as an example!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Spruce Street Post-Tree Felling

After a weekend away, we returned to Spruce Street in Westerly to assess the situation following removal of some pretty large trees. (See red circles in photo). Once the branches, stumps and Brian's equipment were removed, it seemed a little stark, at first. One look at a brillian blue sky from the back yard of a little house once surrounded by giants confirmed our efforts were well worth it.
For more photos, before, during and after tree felling go to the link:

Ski Weekend at TSC

The first weekend after New Year's we took a break from scraping and tree felling to co- host a weekend at the Thames Ski Lodge. Except for committing the cardinal sin of not buying enough eggs, the weekend went well. Hopefully we are still on the list as provisional members, because the lodge is fantastic and the members a lot of fun. Also we did have time to enjoy some EXCELLENT snow. On Sunday we skied at Mountain Meadows, which is 1/2 mile from the lodge. It was warm, the snow soft and a peaceful day.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Despite very cold temperatures and heavy wet snow before Christmas, we picked a few remaining carrots and leaks on the last day of the year! These, with potatoes and the last squash were roasted and served to friends for dinner to celebrate the end of 2007 and bring in the new year. The fact we are still eating some produce from the garden in December is pretty exciting. It was also great to share our bounty and the end of the year with Jen and Mark, friend on Hangman Hill, and Joey and Bernie, from Canaan, CT. Happy New Year!