Thursday, March 17, 2011

How a Meteorologist Acknowledges St. Patrick's Day

Being a meteorologist, I (Rob) guess I have a unique way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day- using satellite imagery in the shape of a 3-leaf clover to look at Ireland. The idea for this story came to me because I use this satellite data every day and there are 3 types of data, just like a clover. Anyway, you can read the full story about what it all means, here:
 OR, just read the caption below and enjoy this geeky scientific image (well, I love it!).

CAPTION: This collection of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument images of Ireland positioned in the shape of a clover include visible (left), infrared (center) and microwave (right). They were captured from the AIRS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite on March 3, 2011 and revealed a land surface temperature near 50F (10C). Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen/ Henry Kline

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next