October 12th, 2012

abstract butterfly

puppy linux

color mandala 2, originally uploaded by gurdonark.

Yesterday I learned how to set up a virtual machine on my PC using VMWare Player, which is free, and then to run Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux. It was fun running different operating systems than Windows without any risk to my computer.Yesterday I also learned how to make images with the easy Colormandala.com.Work is vigorous today, which is good.The weather is warm.Beatrice and I saw a great blue heron and a great egret on our walk ,but Bea really only had eyes for the rabbit.

abstract butterfly

in flight

Great egret in flight, originally uploaded by gurdonark.

Today is poetbear's birthday. He would be 70, had he not passed away in March. He was a good fellow--I got to meet him during a trip to Arizona, years ago. Even then he seemed a bit frail to me, and as if his life had had it challenges. But he did not complain. He just kept on going.I think that sometimes in life it's easy to forget how indispensable simple human kindness and friendliness can be--until a fellow like Paul passes on, and the world is just a bit colder in his absence.