Thursday, September 29, 2005
Taken last fall, as summer was fading away. Indian summer, even.
Mississippi River Valley from McAdams Peak, Pere Marquette State Park, North of St.Louis. Late in the afternoon, on a hike with 2 of my kids. The ladybugs were swarming something terrible..... Kodak LS443, Photoshop Elements, Converted to B&W.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
"Live each season as it passes, resign yourself to the influences of each." (Henry David Thoreau). Taken early this spring, on a misty day. But seems appropriate as we transition to fall.... Silver Lake Park, Highland IL, Kodak LS443 Digital camera, Photoshop Elements.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
quote from Hal Borland. This is a reworking of a shot from last November….
Here's an oldie, but a goodie... This was taken back in high school, a mere 27 years ago. I scanned the original slide a couple of years ago, and added effects in MGI Photosuite (which is what I was using back then). This is from the C&O Canal Hiking trail, near Big Pool MD. The quote is from Michael Dennis Browne, a poet we studied in high school.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
It’s music theme day over in the Yahoo photography group. This month’s artist was Aerosmith. I thought long and hard, and finally settled on “Big Ten Inch Record”, from the "Toys In The Attic album. I have a small collection of 10” discs from the late 40’s, along with the wind-up portable phonograph my parents listened to when courting… .
Monday, September 19, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Soon the leaves will turn wonderful colors, and delight us all. Then, of course, they’ll fall to the ground and need cleaned up. That’s where teenagers come in! .
If your interested: Stephen Stills swaps torment for family bliss
A lonely set of train tracks on the north side of Edwardsville, IL. This actually runs on the north side of Edwardsville's Watershed Nature Preserve. My son and I wander up here occasionally, and have managed to watch trains roar by a couple of times. I even squashed a penny once, something I've ALWAYS wanted to do!!!
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
On this date (9/11) in 1976, Alan Parsons Project had their first top 40, with "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether". This was from APP's "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination", a concept album based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe. By coincidence, I just downloaded this album, and the subsequent "I Robot" (based on the Issac Asminov story) from I-Tunes. Gotta say, I Robot is hugely better. Oh yeah, "System of D. Tarr...." peaked at #37.
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Friday, September 09, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Hurricane Katrina has devestated the Gulf Coast, now is the time for all of us to pitch in. there's lots of great charities, but wr give to United Methodist Committee On Relief. They do a good job, and 100% of donations go to the emergency or project that you designate. UMCOR's administrative costs come from other sources, especially the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. .
On this day (9/8) in 1973, Edgar Winter's hit "Free Ride" made it's Top 40 debut. This was the second single from the classic album "They Only Come Out At Night", and is my favorite E.W. song. Also debuting 9/8/73, the Allman Brothers with "Ramblin' Man'".
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
A week ago (8/26/05-8/28/05) was the Bicentennial Celebration of Methodism in Illinois. This included services under a big tent each night. I took pictures Saturday.....Two Hundred years ago, the first Methodist house of worship was built in the Goshen Settlement, now our very own Glen Carbon, just a dozen miles or so from St. Louis. This original building was called the Bethel Meeting House, and was located just a mile or two from our current Church, New Bethel United Methodist.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
We spent most of Labor Day weekend laboring. Among other projects, we rented a jackhammer and broke up (most of) our 20x20 patio. Too much fun. Now I’m trying to convince my wife that our piles of broken up patio shold be left aroind the back yard, as “Extreme Rock Gardens”.
Check it out:
Les Paul More Than Just A Guitar Brand
Monday, September 05, 2005
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Friday, September 02, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
"New Orleans is a city famous for its famous musicians, but many of them are missing.... To begin with, one of the city’s most important legends, Antoine "Fats" Domino, has not been heard from since Monday afternoon. ... Domino, 76, lives with his wife Rosemary and daughter in a three-story pink-roofed house in New Orleans’ 9th ward, which is now under water.
In the meantime, another important Louisiana musician ...is the also legendary Allen Toussaint. Another Rock Hall member, Toussaint wrote Patti LaBelle’s hit “Lady Marmalade” and Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time.” His arrangements and orchestrations for hundreds of hit records, including his own instrumentals “Whipped Cream” and “Java” are American staples. (He also arranged Paul Simon’s hit, “Kodachrome.”) Last night, Toussaint was one of the 25,000 people holed up at the New Orleans Superdome hoping to get on a bus for Houston’s Astrodome. "
OK, I've long claimed a hatred of squirrels. Back all the way to when I was 10 and lived in a neighborhood appropriately named "Squirrel Hill", and they'd glower and chatter at you. One of the larger causes of power outages in areas with trees, we used to count the number of squirrel related trips when I worked for the power company in the 80’s. My main concern nowadays is that they raid the birdfeeder. I gripe and complain and sometimes resort to throwing things like dirt clods at them…… So, naturally, my wife bought me a squirrel feeder.
"West Virginia, mountain mama". This is Central WV, along Rt 19, a few miles north of Summersville. About 50 miles east of where I was born (as the crow flies). Taken last fall (2003), headed to Pittsburgh from Eastern TN.