October 1st of last year was the official launch of Partial Ellipsis of the Sun or PEOTS.
I published the first post with terrible formatting, just one hand-drawn image, and a few mission paragraphs. Jan's was the only comment (thanks, jan!).
The PEOTS logo was introduced ("Looks like a sun with three eyes" was RoRo's comment):
Over 23,000 page views and nearly a year later, I am quite pleased with the growth and interest in PEOTS, astounded with your loyalty (especially jan, lego, Paul, Joanne, and David) and humour, and generally am much happier with the combination of formatting and images.
The most popular post, about petrographic thin sections, was viewed over 800 times:
Petrographic Thin Sections, Deadlines, and Nature's Stained Glass
It was written right after my trip to Kaua'i, Hawai'i. This blog has chronicled that trip, my unexpected trip to the playa that holds the Burning Man Festival in Nevada,
as well as local trips to beloved Kunming Park in Denver with even more beloved Maizie:
Thank you for traveling with me on these journeys, adding awe, humour, and encouragement. The gezellig nature of your company has warmed my heart, cooled my jets, humbled me, prodded me, and most importantly, made me laugh and learn every single day.
I welcome this quizzical look and am happy to see both birding and Nevada Basin and Range extensional geology have resurfaced here at PEOTS more than once.
We may not have Neil de Grasse Tyson and PLUTO:
but we do have plenty of PLUOTS:
as well as lots of untranslatable gezelligheit.
Thank you for being here.
Radiologist "Selfie": Embedded True North Arrow?
Tour de 300 Metres (not referred to as Tour d'Eiffel)
Detail: well, look at that engraved detail at St. Ambroise. . .
And the entire map. . .
Smith College West Mountain Day picnic, 9/29/14: