Ming Thing is a very unusual monstrose cactus that has won our hearts!
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We have a Thanksgiving cactus fruit!
Rich found another unique succulent for our collection!
On a tip from Dad, we went to Home Depot to find a whole rack of new succulents!
It’s not a cactus, but this unusual succulent captured our attention and affection.
An unexpected find at Home Depot: Echinocereus with pups
New segments are appearing daily on my Easter cacti.
Gymnocalycium damsii: always reliable for early and persistent Barbie-pink flowers!
Seed-grown Stenocereus cleaned and ready for repotting
Today’s trip to Walmart resulted in the rescue of an Eriosyce and a Stenocereus.
Today’s visit to the Home Despot yielded two new plants for the collection—both Mammillaria.
Like other Opuntioideae, Tephrocactus root quickly … but I never expected it to be this fast!
Once rescued from Home Despot, this plant’s true beauty shines through!
Who could resist a blue cactus?!
This "paper spine" cactus is fragile!
We’ll give this pale, neglected cactus a good chance!
A thrilling gift from a thoughtful colleague!
No, this is not the red-headed Irishman again. It’s our Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) blooming again in March.
Izzy, our first Parodia magnifica (and one of our first cacti!) blooms again!
Astrophytum myriostigma var. quadricostatum: This cube-shaped cactus has been on my wishlist for years!
This unassuming little cactus has grown slowly and consistently and has worked his way into my heart over the years.
Last week’s "heat wave" produced a whole new flush of buds on our outdoor cacti.
I was recently asked to analyze an old WordPress site to determine what it would take to get it back in running order. Long story short, my advice was to bas...
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Google’s massive changes to their pricing structure for use of the Google Maps API has sent many people (myself included) looking for alternatives. I’ve been...
Over the past few weeks, Rich and I have been adding to our WordPress photo gallery from this year’s trip to Maine. After most of the photos were added, Rich...
I work with an ILS, Sierra, that brings new and changed records into the database via “load profiles.” In the two years since I took the load profile trainin...
For a few years I’ve been collecting my personal and family recipes on a site called TheGourmetMoose. As a user of WordPress for years, I naturally turned to...
The library’s Journal Search pages (and the related Citation Linker) were badly in need of an update. From their appearance, I’d estimate that they were desi...
This wasn’t a project that was assigned, or one that grew out of any particularly pressing need. Instead, the idea was formed, and the application was built,...
I’ve been using XAMPP for local development on a Windows machine, but I wanted to store some projects in folders other than the default htdocs folder. After ...
The final piece of the Campus Buildings application was building a simple map to display the locations of the buildings on campus. The simplest way to do thi...
Quick post for tonight. Our digital services librarian asked me to change the default error message that appears when an unauthorized user tries to access o...
An index to some bird’s-eye view maps from Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley region
An index to some bird’s-eye view maps from Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains region and surrounding areas
An index to some bird’s-eye view maps from Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna Valley region and surrounding areas
On an old map I spotted a former tunnel that I never knew about!
Scan of the full content of the 1915 Path Guide by Waldron Bates, Edward L. Rand and Herbert Jacques
Baoba Rock Cut Postcards are curated vignettes of our past, often idealized views of places from a time when it appears people could wander more free...
As I do every morning, today I glanced at the local newspaper’s website. Cool, the Sunday local history piece was about ghost towns. It begins: Old-tim...
I have occasionally been asked how I can enjoy returning to the same place, year after year, for vacation. The people who ask me this know I have a more adve...
A mysterious survey monument on a trail map of the Catskills
Contents of the book "The Next Station Will Be … Volume 7: Erie: Port Jervis—Susquehanna—Scranton."
Contents of the book "The Next Station Will Be … Volume 5: New York, Susquehanna, & Western and the Wilkes-Barre & Eastern."