Archive for September, 2008

Mixed Messages from Starbucks

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Mixed Messages from Starbucks, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

While having coffee at a Starbucks with a couple of NPR colleagues today, one of them noticed that the cardboard jacket holding our cups was from Seattle’s Best. We swear we didn’t stage this.

I’m sure there’s a lesson in it, particularly in the midst of the financial meltdown, but I’m not sure what it is. What do you think? -andy

Introducing Sean David Carvin!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Sean, Susanne and Andy, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

Our son Sean David Carvin was born today at 1:40pm. He weight 7 lbs, 8 oz and stretched an even 20 inches. Susanne and Sean are both doing great, though she’ll have to be in the hospital for a few days to recover from the c-section. Tomorrow, we’ll bring in Kayleigh to meet her new baby brother. -andy

Sean meets his mom

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

– Taken at 1:47 PM on September 24, 2008 – cameraphone upload by ShoZu
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Mothra Lives!

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Atlas Moth, originally uploaded by andycarvin.

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is one of the largest moths in the world. This one, which I photographed at the Brookside Gardens Butterfly Pavilion in Wheaton, Maryland, has a wingspan of approximately 10 inches. Each wing was just a little larger than my entire hand.

Atlas Moth

This was as close as I could get to the moth without disturbing it. If my hand had been adjacent to it, each wing would have been a little bit larger than my hand. It’s the largest type of moth in the world.