We lost Jim Rife, our friend and colleague for many years, to cancer this past March. Jim’s office sat on a small mezzanine in the Industrial Center Building, supported by the building structure. When they returned to work in May, the technicians Jim worked with paid him this tribute. He is always in our thoughts.
Regular viewers of the Fermilab Photo of the Day may recognize this tree, which, as the photographer’s favorite, has graced our screens before. Last summer, a good-sized limb was lopped off, altering the shape that drew him to it in the first place and diminishing some of its appeal. During the polar vortex, the photographer made amends and captured it in all its frozen beauty. Photo: Tom Nicol