Bye Bye!

We had a tree cut down in our yard a few weeks ago. It was really impressive to watch. The guy just shimmied up there with the chain saw and started cutting, while the guys on the ground pulled it down with a rope.

Once on the ground it got cut up into little chunks. We still don't know what to do with all the wood, it's just sitting in our yard now. We don't have a fireplace (it doesn't get that cold) and they won't pick stumps up with the regular trash. Any of you out there have experience with fallen trees?

Surge Arresters

This is what pays for my new home - Siemens Surge Arresters! My husband sells and markets these babies to different utilities across the country. This is a 50kv model and it protects big substation equipment (transformers especially) from being damaged by surges from lightning or other sources.

This arrestor has been sitting around in stock for awhile and my husband decided to dust it off and get it all engineered up for an upcoming tradeshow. He thought it would be a quick half hour job, but it ended up taking him all day. If you're interested in buying one, let me know!

April Theme Day: Water

I love reflection pictures, they're one of my weaknesses. This one is from the golf course (I promise I do go other places too!).

Here's a look at the same scene in black and white. I couldn't chose which one to post.

Please take a look at the other blogs participating in today's theme day.
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There is a lot of construction going on in and around the Jackson metro area. Shops are continually closing and reopening in a more northerly location. I just don't know how many new shopping centers this town can support. This looks like it will be another retail location.


There were tons of huge bumblebees buzzing around these lilacs at the golf course today. Unfortunately, my camera does have limits, but the macro setting works pretty well. Hope you all had a great Sunday!