What I’ve Been Up to – October, part 1

So here’s October. We have some super cool stuff at work – they mounted two flight spare JWST mirrors onto the test backplane (the structure that holds the mirrors). It looks really cool from inside the cleanroom – from our viewing window, the assembly stand kinda gets in the way. You can kinda see two hex shaped mirrors here, one … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To – September, part 2

Dahlias and a skipper! Long day, needed Starbucks: Doug got this shot of Willow that’s almost like a cat selfie: Reading kids books is a totally legit way to learn a language, right? Doug and I hitting up Oktoberfest at the Old Stein Inn: We celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day by going to this cool newish seafood place near … Continue Reading →


What I’ve Been Up To (September, part 1)

Kitty! Though we couldn’t be at DragonCon for Aaron Allston’s memorial, we wore Hawaiian shirts in his honor: We visited my parents and saw this neat cloud formation over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the way back. We did some more work on the front yard – put in some mums. A little hard to see, but there’s a rainbow! … Continue Reading →


Brookside Gardens

So it was a nice weekend, a few weekends ago, and Doug and I were looking for something outdoors to do. And I stumbled on Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. It’s free and it was quite lovely. It’s not quite as big as Longwood or Winterthur, but it has lots of different gardens and the dahlias and roses were gorgeous! … Continue Reading →