Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cabin Christmas

I hung the lights with care.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Now we're cookin!!

Stove is in the kitchen. Thanks to Craigslist and the Ascendant Masters' Rehabbin' Cabin Crew. It's all about how the  little cabin creature comforts make a construction zone feel like home.

Brian J. Arnold
Live. Love. Laugh. 

Tee Time!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Trashed Creek

I spent this morning cutting vines off the huge Nobel Fir in my yard. This process led me to the over-grown section of the storm-runoff creek that comes down the mountain and passes beside my cabin, down to Little Branch, and finally down to the mighty French Broad River.
It seems that the previous owners felt a trip to the dump was too big a hassle when there's a perfectly good creek to trash on your property.
So today I started clearing vines and found the remnants of old metal chairs, other odd pieces of metal, rocks and mortar from what appeared to be a building foundation, fabric, foam cushions, and plastic and metal pipes (perhaps they thought the water would pass through them and go under the trash).
The pile of trash in this photo, I'm sure, is just the tip of the Mt. Trashmore.
It got me thinking, are there any environmental organizations that could help me with a stream clean-up/restoration project?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

South Street

Philly Nightlife


Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

5 pound dry-rubbed Boston Butt on the smoker.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Biking Buddies

Taken during a break from mountain biking this past weekend @Bent Creek.

Ready for Fun

Friday, March 25, 2011


El Mexicano.

What am I saying?

Please comment and fill in your own quotation for the vocal Husky, Dewey.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Today in Class

Dogwood blossom in mason jar still-lifes using white colored pencils on black construction paper. Hopefully some great results to follow.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Star Walker

I was looking at the stars While using the app Star Walk for the first time, and I took this screen shot. I had no idea that Orion had a dog!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

An Extra Hour...

...makes grilling dinner a nice option.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Sun...

...Soak up as much as you can..
Shot with my Hipstamatic for iPhone
Lens: Roboto Glitter
Flash: Off
Film: Ina's 1969

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another Beauty

Scenes from the barnyard.

Another Day...

Another beautiful moment.

Spring Blossoms

I have been riding my bike with Bruno around my neighborhood about every day. It always amazes me when the trees start to flower. I had to stop yesterday, and capture this beauty.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Intense Concentration

This is what it looks like.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I made this painting on my phone using the app called Brushes. It's really a fun way of finger-painting, even on such a small screen. This app alone would make the iPad worth it's salt.

Tug of War

After Bruno ran next to me while I rode my bike a good couple miles, we saw Joey and his dog Svelky at the park They had a rope. Bruno likes ropes. Svelky likes ropes. Bruno likes to tug. Svelky likes to tug. You can imagine the rest.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I forgot about the white stuff

The weather has been so warm for nearly the last month, I almost forgot about the "s" word. And yes, that's what you see on Bruno's fur coat.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Plaster Casting

Here's a scene from my classroom this week. My 7th and 8th graders are making masks, and many choose to have their faces cast with plaster gauze strips to start the process. It was a hit with the kids and a big success.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Funny Animal Voiceovers

So true. So true. Allan! Allan!!! Allan!?!?!!?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Single Speed

My new street bike.
It goes so fast.
Buy new street bike.
Not too much cash.
Ride new street bike.
It's sure a blast!
Tied to new street bike.
Bruno running fast.
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