Rt. 119 crossing the New River Gorge, in central WV. Very cool “stuff”, despite bad the rain. Formerly the longest steel-arch bridge in the world. Now second to the Lupu Bridge in Shanghai, by 105 feet.... I'll vote for NWG as a better setting, though!
Friday, June 23, 2006
More pictures from the archives, around this great country of ours: . From near Tampa / St. Petersburg, FLA:
North to Alaska, to Mendenhall Glacier, just outside of Juneau:
Back across the country to downtown Atlanta, and The Varsity:
More to come, on occasion.
Last fall (through spring) we had to do some significant work in our backyard, including re-pouring a 20x20’ patio… Whatever, huh? A couple of weeks ago, we repainted the bedroom of one of my daughters. Again, whatever. BUT, in cleaning up, I took the (essentially) empty paint can, and lid, and put them in the back yard (since you can’t put it in the trash until they are 100% dried). SOOOOO…. We woke up the next morning to yellow tracks across the (practically) new patio. Some critter had checked out the can, and stepped on the lid. Then walked across the patio. GRRRRRRR. NOW THEN: question for the day: Possum? Or Raccoon? Or something else? This print is probably a bit bigger than life size, depending on your screen.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Ok.... Slow times in the picture taking realm, time for some reposts from the blog-archive. Let's start with 2 of my personal favorites from the Pacific Northwest:
These are both photos of the Spokane River, just a bit outside Spokane, WA. Probably just couple hundred yards apart, but taken on different trips. Both of these were taken with a point'n'shoot Kodak, before I got my DSLR...
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The Eagles had another of their mega-hits make its debut today (6/14) back in 1975, with "One Of These Nights". This was the second consecutive #1, at the front end of a 27 month string that included 4 number 1 songs, a #2 and a #4. A pretty impressive run, snapped by "Life In The Fast Lane", which could only make it to #11.
Highland Cemetery, not too far behind where I work. After 16 or so years, I drove out that way recently, just to see what it looked like. The title, btw, is from the subject line of a recent spam email. At leas tI presume it was spam, I didn't open it. I’m going to start using these semi random words and phrases occasionally, just an homage to our evolving internet culture…. .
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
On closer look, I see it’s Wacky String…. Oh well, Six of one, ½ Dozen the other, I suppose. It’s always a Kleenex to me! Our Church Youth Group is on their mission trip, helping re-roof a house in Tennessee. But the trip couldn’t start without attacking Judy….She’s under there somewhere! how silly.
Not to get too philosophical, but I tend towards the libertarian viewpoint. And while I’m troubled by the apparently rising anti-Christian sentiment in many areas of society; whatever it says on our money doesn’t have any influence on my personal faith. Most importantly, the discussion made me think about the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Can’t Take that Away”. This is the “post crash” version of the band, from their 1993 album “The Last Rebel”.
What can they all be thinkin', Wanna' take the cross off of the hill
Put away the pledge of allegiance, Lord, just the thought gives me a chill
One more time, Hear what you say
Monday, June 12, 2006
On an almost complete aside, way back in college, I was working crowd control for a Marshall Tucker concert, on Super Bowl Sunday. I thought it was "way cool", they had a projection-TV set up back stage for the roadies to watch the 49ers beat Cincinnati (1/24/82). Especially cool since I was working backstage! But the band stayed on the bus, and watched it there, delaying their start till the game wound down...
Friday, June 09, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Late afternoon, running the sprinkler for the benefit of our new grass. I was struck by the late sun illuminating the water streaks, and the random splashes of water on the edge of the patio. 1/160th second exposure to catch the motion, convert to B&W, add blue tone, and here ‘t’is: A nice abstract for a Sunday afternoon ….…. . .
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
“The Atlanta Rhythm Section are one of the more fondly regarded footnotes from the 1970s. While they were enormous in the States, in Britain they were relegated down-page during the height of punk, heard under the bedcovers from Radio Caroline and purred out by Bob Harris – a sweet, southern underground confection for ears that were sated by Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers”
That pretty well sums it up! Another way to look at it: where Skynyrd is shots of “Jack” on a Saturday night, ARS is a nice cold beer on a dog day afternoon…
Hmmm.... I've always though Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, VA, signaled the end of the Civil War, but that was 4/7/1865, almost 2 months earlier. I guess news didn't travel as quickly back then.