Saturday, January 09, 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020

New Year's Eve 12-31-2020

 Colorado Springs Sesquicentennial fireworks set off on Pikes Peak at 9 p.m. before the New Year's ones at midnight.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Jupiter Saturn conjuntion 12-21-20

 Top moon is Callisto, then Io, the one kind of on top of Jupiter is Ganymede, underneath is Europa.  Saturn's rings are barely discernible going from top left to bottom right.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Cemeteries - Evergreen, Eastonville, Table Rock, Peyton 11-28-20


We found more than one of these in the Potter's Field - filled with stuff like wax, cloves, lemon.  I am guessing some kind of witchcraft or Wicca?  Hopefully good intent.

Also a few small bones and several sea shells.

Maybe a rotting lemon?

Oldest one we found - 1867

grave with a view

Police Officer Micah Flick, killed in 2017 or so, line of duty.

hieroglyphic alphabet

I remember this one too - star athlete senior and his star athlete girlfriend died in a car accident.

Big plot for an infant

Maybe the newest we saw - 2020 infant

Table Rock cemetery.  You can't see most of them in the grass and it is fenced off, but Find A Grave suggests at least 26 burials here.

Lots of Petrified Wood used all over this cemetery - in headstones, borders, etc.

Interesting error - was 1912, then they filled in part of the 2 to change it to 1911, but didn't fill in the bottom so it looks like 191L

Several of these - mason jars filled with concrete and then covered in concrete and stone to make a headstone.  

This grave had lots of really good rocks - crystals and agates.

Lined with pinecones.

How does this become your epitaph?

ABC first name Alpha

Don't see the Pikes Peak granite ones often, but tend to be from 1930s

Bradshaw Rd is a main road in Peyton

So cool that this works.