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Friday, January 30, 2009
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
For several years I did not "celebrate" the 4th of July but now we look at it as a celebration of his life. He taught me to be a self-reliant person and I am. This is why I always say I love depending on my husband but I am not dependant upon him. Dad taught me so much and is the one person who influenced who I am today more than anyone. It's really hard to list or even put into words the effect this fabulous human being had on everyone around him. He made new friends everywhere he went and would give you the shirt off his back or the last dollar in his pocket if you needed it. He's my Guardian Angel, I know this because he "talks" to me. Now before you mark me off as insane, let me explain. You know the "voice in the your head" that tells you what to do or not do sometimes? In my case, that's my Dad. An example of what I mean, the night before my mastectomy, there he was telling me "Don't worry, everything's going to be OK". And it was, here I am 14 years later.
Compare the numbers below to the location above for the story on some of the pictures.
1. One of my favorite pictures. Dad was a die-hard Redskins fan so my oldest brother who lives in Maryland fixed him up with the shirt, hat and suspenders.
2. The shirt says it all "Best Dad on Earth"
3. Hard to see but this is me balancing on my Dad's head and shoulders when I was 7 years old.
4. My brother, me and Dad at my brother's wedding.
5. Dad and the 4 of us kids taken at the hospital after his cancer surgery. I believe this is the last time us "kids" were all together. We lost Mom in 1978 and later lost my sister in 2004.
6. Dad with 3 out of 4 of his kids (that's me behind the red shirt).
7. This is a 4 generation picture, Grandpa, Dad, my oldest brother and his son.
8. Dad and my daughter on his motorcycle about 30 years ago.
9. Dad and my son about 33 years ago.
10. Snoozing on the couch.
11. Dad with 3 out of 4 of his kids (I'm standing beside Dad).
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
And speaking of vehicles, I spotted this SWEET ride in the Walmart parking lot and since I had my camera on me, I had to get a picture. The owner came back as I was taking pictures but I'm not sure he spotted me stooped down in front of his car. I didn't say anything, just walked away smiling like I had just gotten away with something.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
As for the picture, this will be the view from the window in the office/reception area of my studio. I plan on "stealing" about 15 feet on the east end of the building for a studio, changing room, and office/reception area. The studio area will be approximately 20' deep x 12' wide with 12' high ceilings. Once we start construction, it will be easy to find a picture to post and you will see the day to day progress. Oh, when I said we would be building it, I really meant it, my husband and I do virtually 100% of the actual construction on anything we build, but I'm done floating concrete. I'm getting way too old to do a 48 x 32 foot slab of concrete.
The picture is 3 shots stitched together. They were shot hand-held at ISO 100, f22, and 1/8 second. I used a program that came with my Canon P&S called Photo Stitch to join them. Click this link for a larger view if you like.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
After snapping these photos, we went back to the hotel and I decided to take a quick walk looking for anything interesting. I didn't find much - snow piles, snow drifts, snow on the streets, snow on the sidewalks, snow, snow, snow everywhere. Snapped another pine tree, thank heavens I have that out of my system now. I guess the good thing about all of this snow, it covers all of the dead grass and plants that we normally see this time of the year.
Ok, now time to head to my room, get into my Kasey Kahne jammies and play on the computer. But first I had to take a quick shot of the glass tiles between the lobby and the dining room. I thought they ooked pretty cool with the lights coming through them.
That's it for tonight, take care Ladies and I'll follow your blogs and comment as I find time.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For the most part, the bulk of the day was pretty busy, resolving prototype issues and reviewing some Quality concerns. When we went to lunch, I didn't even take my P&S so I couldn't take a picture of the bear, buck, elk or pheasants that were part of the decor at the restaurant (shucks). By the time we headed back to the hotel it was too dark to get much , leaving me with not many choices for photos. Instead I opted for choices for dinner.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I still wanted to get some pictures showing the big icicles that I was seeing everywhere and once I got to my room I didn't have to look very far. These were right outside my window.
Who knows what I will find to photograph before the week is over, but you'll see it here not too long after I shoot it.