I googled 'best sunset view in sedona' and several people said 'Airport Mesa'. It's a shamefully easy drive to a little parking area half-way up (room for 10-15 cars) and then a short uphill scramble to an incredible viewpoint. We got there in time for the show.
Looking south, towards VOC (Village of Oak Creek):
Eric and Lola, looking across the Sedona sprawl.
Red Rocks lived up to their reputation.
Here's a video, panning 280 degrees, a little before the above intensity, but you get the idea.
Half-way thru February, and the rhubarb is starting to come back!
Here are the garlics that I planted last fall. Also, see the chard that wintered over?
But here is the big news: today I planted 10 new Golden Everbearing raspberries surrounding some volunteers that spread from our main raspberry patch.
The asparagus bed is still sleeping - stay tuned!
Also this morning, I completed a new Access report of Species Richness data, that used some (ahem) clever code to programmatically sort a specific number of columns left-to-right based on the values in Row 1. Actually, I used the Macro Recorder to write the basic code - I just had to adapt it for Access VBA.
To make that macro code work, I also needed a way to convert an Excel column NUMBER into the ALPHA Excel column heading (that is, I need to convert column #34, for example, into the string "AH". Thanks to geniuses on the Internet, the formula for doing this is simply (the variable 'maxSpecies' contains the column number):
One of my Facebook friends is Baris, who was our (wonderful) guide in Turkey a couple of years ago. Alas, most of his Facebook posts are in Turkish, which leaves me out. Today, however, I noticed that Comments are accompanied by a 'Translate' link.
When I click the link, I get a translation, proudly advertised as from Bing. I (like just about everybody else) never use Bing, but now that I see its translation ability, I can't wait: