House of Chess will attempt to use the following four images in the rolling Gallery below (and perhaps the banner image of this article) to color-match replacements for two of my “White” chess pieces – the White King and the White Castle. There are actually pieces from three different sets below. You can see brighter white pawns to the right and left sides (from two more-recent sets) against this aged set’s pieces in the center and in the background. The middle pieces (and background pieces) are from a 4″ Monarch Staunton Style set – natural Rosewood and Boxwood. As you can see from the photographs, Read More
This is the last bird photo from the dead tree in our front yard. We’ve enjoyed all kinds of birds frequenting this tree – I hated to cut it down – but down it went. It was rotting to the point I had no choice.
This bluebird photo might well be my favorite from this tree. Read More
Signs of spring comes to Clinton – this beautiful female Easter Swallowtail was videoed in our backyard.
Enjoy! 🙂 Read More
Our most recent image of Penny and Ethan.
It’s been exactly a week since we’ve brought Penny home from her recent five-day-stay at the vet. If you recall, her kidneys were having problems filtering toxins from her blood. Her blood-urea-nitrogen (BUN) levels were elevated to 107 causing a lose of appetite and extreme fatigue. Read More
Imagine the surprise of hearing coworkers hollering help in an adjacent workspace. Imagine that you rush to the scene, to find someone standing on a desk holding a waste can in position to catch a strange pink liquid pouring from the ceiling. This is exactly how my lunch hour began. Read More
Penny is our Miniature Pincher. She has a beautiful red color and is certainly my wife’s favorite pet – (although my wife calls her “our little child“). Penny’s eleven, and she loves being outside for the most part. She guards the backyard faithfully against those pesky squirrels that steal the birdseed. And she has a keen eye for that green dot that appears from the laser pointer. Normally she’s full of energy. Read More
I’m very pleased with this Yoko theme. It’s clean and has gorgeous fonts. It’s the first theme I’ve played around with that supports posts with featured images – and I like that a lot.
I did a little customization to the php; now featured images only show when you do a search, or view archive lists. These are the only times excerpts are displayed. Searches are aesthetically uniform. Go ahead, try it. Do a search – see how nice the page can look with a uniform thumbnail size dedicated image for an article. Additionally, if the full size of the image is large enough, it will be used to replace the site’s default header! Read More