Siena stroll

sienna2.jpgWe came back from Italy with 117 photos on the digital camera’s compact flash card and this is one of my favourites. A long, long time ago I used to think I was a decent photographer, even flattered myself that I had an eye. This photo almost makes me think that maybe I wasn’t wrong. But then again, it’s not very difficult to make nice pictures in a place like Siena.

Bogus Bush

John Dean: “To put it bluntly, if Bush has taken Congress and the nation into war based on bogus information, he is cooked. Manipulation or deliberate misuse of national security intelligence data, if proven, could be “a high crime” under the Constitution’s impeachment clause. It would also be a violation of federal criminal law, including the broad federal anti-conspiracy statute, which renders it a felony “to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose.”

Baby blackbirds

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Three baby blackbirds snoozing in their nest, which is in a Forsythia just outside our back door. We’ve been watching the male and female come and go for weeks (they have an elaborate changeover procedure for sitting on the nest) and finally I just had to get up on a ladder and have a look.

Interesting visitors

More interesting visitors to the ridey.net weblog:  128.190.161.26 came by way of a google search for Cyveillance. That IP resolves to yorktown.liwa.belvoir.army.mil. And that there liwa bit, dear readers, means it is from something called Land Information Warfare Activity, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Hmmm, seems the Army’s taken an interest in Cyveillance.

Another curious visit on the same day:  169.252.4.9  resolves to buchanan-b3.state.gov. Now I have to ask, why would anyone down at Foggy Bottom want to spend 14 minutes and 23 seconds looking at my photoblog? At 12.25am, Washington time?