Cascading Failures

San Jose just had a flood. Before we had a flood, though, we had lots and lots of heavy rain and strong winds for a few days.  This coincided with an overflowing reservoir and some bad judgements by some civic engineers which resulted in a floodplain full of […]

Garden Pets

Two snails (which may be Helminthoglypta dupetithouarsii) have taken up residence in the bird of paradise plant on my patio.  They are helping me to figure out how to use the macro feature on my camera because they pose for me!  I used my Olympus Digital Camera OM-D E-M10.