Website Update

Website update

I am starting to get the hang of the software for my website and have been thinking more about how to organize it. With the Apple service, I created two different websites, one for the family and for the bike club. This of course resulted in two different blogs. With this new site I can't really think of a good reason to maintain two different blogs. When you get right down to it, I could have a separate bike blog, family blog, plant blog, soccer blog so on and so fourth. However, I think that would be cumbersome. Instead, I have decided to merge the family blog and the FABC blog into a new blog called, Le Blog. When I post a family related blog, I'll let family and friends now, and when I do a cycling blog, I let my cycling friends know. Also new is an index for blog entries (on the side bar to the right), which is nothing but a simple list of post from newest to oldest.

Flying Abalone Bike Club website.

The Flying Abalone Bike Club has always be an ill defined conceptual model consisting of a loose confederation of my friends who like to ride bikes, with most of our members working in shellfish, and further still most of those working with abalone. Now that I'm on the east coast, in isolation of all the Flying Abs, I think the conceptual model has become even more ill defined. One thing that I really miss in the northwest is a resource like Gene Bisbee's BikingBis.com. His site is an excellent central location for all things relating to Northwest cycling. I especially miss his ride calendar. There are few similar things here in the Delaware Valley that comes close to what Gene has done. So, I think I might transform the FABC mission to something similar for our region. I'll have to think about how to organize such a thing.

Photos

To the right you will see a heading called "Galeries." Listed below it are photo collections for family, art and plants. Just click on the gallery that you want to see and start browsing. The plants photos have two directories, one with thumbnails photos for each family of plants that I have identified and the other is a simple list of all the families of plants found in Pennsylvania with a link to the gallery of photos for that family.

Most of March and April I have spent birding and botanizing. I've been visiting a local place called the Stroud Reserve, which is only about 3 miles away. I'll post more about that later. As time allows, I'll create other pages as I had on the last website. But for now, the way it is now will have to do.

In the mean time, here is a painting by our friend Nancy Stroud from the small collection of art that Mary and I have. Check out the others in the" Art on N Franklin Street" gallery to the right, then go to the Moore-Rogers Collection. I think you will agree that I have some talented friends. 

Maine coastline

Let me know what you think, or if there are ways to improve it, or if there is something you would like to see.

Russell

Ride lots, stop often