Attorney in the Del.

Reporting on life in Wilmington, Delaware, a small city in a small state. (Note: Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this blog are Copyright 2006, Michael Collins, and cannot be used without permission.)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Just Right

Looks like we couldn't have picked a better tree.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Child Of The Corn

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bee Good

Here's one for Karen from Saturday's hike. On the state flower, no less.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

We're Moving!

We're moving out of the city tomorrow. I leave you with this until we get settled:

Escaped Chimp Gets Snack, Cleans Bathroom

By Associated Press

Published January 17, 2007, 7:41 AM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An escaped chimpanzee at the Little Rock Zoo raided a kitchen cupboard and did a little cleaning with a toilet brush before sedatives knocked her out on top of a refrigerator.

The 120-pound primate, Judy, escaped yesterday into a service area when a zookeeper opened a door to her sleeping quarters, unaware the animal was still inside.

As keepers tried to woo Judy back into her cage, she rummaged through a refrigerator where chimp snacks are stored. She opened kitchen cupboards, pulled out juice and soft drinks and took a swig from bottles she managed to open.

Keeper Ann Rademacher says Judy went into the bathroom, picked up a toilet brush and cleaned the toilet. Rademacher says the 37-year-old Judy was a house pet before the zoo acquired her in 1988, so she may have been familiar with housekeeping chores. Judy wrung out a sponge and scrubbed down the fridge.

It took a couple of tries, but the zoo sedated the chimp, who fell asleep on top of the refrigerator with half a loaf of cinnamon-raisin bread she had pulled out of the freezer.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm Stuffed

Big boys eat with big spoons.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Not Interesting

You may have noticed that most of my photos lately have come from indoors. Unfortunately, I've been too busy to take many pictures outside. I'm in the process of moving, so most of my weekends have been spent in the new house painting. As usual, it never fails that when winter temperatures reach into the 70's, I'm stuck inside unable to enjoy them. We'll be finished moving by next weekend, so hopefully there will be more of interest here (and probably by then the winter temperatures we'd expect). Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Missing The Point

Saturday, January 06, 2007


Friday, January 05, 2007

Holy Wine

From one of my favorite California wineries. You can't go wrong with "holy" wine.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


There are actually four candles in this shot. One stubbornly wouldn't light, and so missed its chance to shine.