Thursday, April 03, 2008

Red Planet

Chas has a pic up he took while visiting what he call our "Operation Ocotillo terraforming demonstration project". You can see Libby and me in the background.

In this spirit, I thought I'd post pics of another Martian locus here, with the caption: "Though we hadn't yet added water, the dry habitat game was abundant, so we sent Lauren hunting anyway."

Photos courtesy intrepid falconer- adventurer Lauren McGough.


Matt Mullenix said...

I wonder what the old falconer thought of young Lauren?

Steve Bodio said...

The one with her in that pic was Aralbai, the "Kazakh redneck" hardcore hunter I know well and drank much with-- he is younger than I. There are a lot of pix of her with the entire family, and he has been exposed to the west (and the Japanese!) enough that I think that he probably was purely delighted. The other one she hunted with was a real old master-- I'll dig up photos later-- who must have been a bit shy at first at the thought of a female eagler-- his wife still wears headscarfs. But he was beaming at the end.

Understand, I have over 100 pix!

Chas S. Clifton said...

Barbarians of Mars! Where is Edgar Rice Burroughs when we need him?

Andrew Campbell said...

Steve: thanks for the flashback. I'd love to get back there sometime soon -- maybe even sometime when it's not winter!