Happy Easter! I hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday. Anne and I plan on combining our celebration of Easter with a celebration of Dan’s twenty-fifth birthday because, twenty-five years ago the Easter Bunny brought us Dan. Actually, Anne did all the work, but I was there to offer her ice chips. I never did see any rabbit, but damn does she make good babies.
So on Saturday I took the plunge and bought not one, not two, not even three, but four iPhones, how decadent. Anne and I went back home and immediately started playing with them. Actually we were just trying to figure out how to use them. We skirted dangerously close to wasting a gorgeous afternoon, but pulled back from the brink.
The iPhone is everything that I expected. It is a so-so phone, but is also the best handheld computer around. I look forward to learning its secrets. I also look forward to having it, while I wait every morning at Starbucks and elsewhere. I’ll be exploring apps and maybe even twitter too, we’ll see where this goes and what this all means.
I went for a bike ride in the Park. I got fifteen miles. I saw the owlet again and also the pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers pictured below. I think that they were in courtship. Actually, I think that they were well past that stage of their relationship. Birds do it, Bees do it, …
Mostly I just cruised about the Park on Saturday, but on the way home I got chased. I had just turned onto the bike path at Forsyth and started uphill along Skinker. Behind me, I saw another cyclist crossing Forsyth. The chase had begun. We climbed together, pacing each other sometimes I surged ahead, sometimes he did. I held him off until I reached the cross walk light into the DeMun neighborhood. He would have caught me if the race had continued until the top of the hill. He knew it. I knew it and he knew I knew it, but is it my fault that I was headed for home?
Anne went out to Laumeier Sculpture Park for a knit-in. Well actually it was a knit-out since it was held outside. The artist Mark Newport author of the Self-Made Man show was moderating this knitting event. I had covered his show before here, when Anne and I saw it in February. Anne had a lot of fun knitting and hanging out, but she didn’t take any pictures.
That’s okay, I have a picture of Redbud buds to share. Redbud is a large shrub or small tree native to the eastern United States, primarily in the Mississippi River valley. Redbud and Dogwood are what I think of for Spring in Missouri. Redbud blooms first and Dogwood later.
Unfortunately, Michigan State lost to Butler on Saturday night. They had a good run, but I guess it just was not to be. We had lost out our best player to injury, but still continued to win. There is always next year. 🙁