Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Winner














This photo came in Second Place in a Photo Contest and yesterday I found out that I have been invited to participate in a showing at Barnes and Noble in Cedar Rapids. Thought I'd share...

This is a night shot of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.
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Friday, January 30, 2009

F4 Phantom














Every Thursday evening my wife has to keep her gift shop open at the Grout Museum for a family night and I go and keep her company - I get to spend some time wandering around taking pictures. Last night I took pictures of model airplanes on display.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Touch of Red














A touch of red...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Closed for the Season














One word tells the story of why this is closed..."COLD!!!"...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Graffiti














I like the hint of blue.
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Curiosity




















I was taking pictures at our church's annual meeting and this little guy was curious at what I was doing. He stuck his face right into the lens - so I snapped the shutter.
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Burned Out Cabin














I went wandering along the Cedar River in Waterloo and came across the cabin which had been burned at some point. I like the hint of red in the photo.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Coffee is a Must














My favorite cup and my favorite coffee - Caribou..
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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Grout Museum














My wife runs the gift shop at the Grout Museum in Waterloo. She had to work late last night for a Museum School so my daughter-in-law and I went in to keep her company. I took this picture of a replica of a Mustang hanging from the ceiling in the lobby. I'll post some other pictures on my Flickr page.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Winter Sunset














As I was leaving work last night there was a gorgeous sunset. The view wasn't quite right so I began to chase the sunset - 5 miles later I took this photo. It wasn't quite what I wanted - maybe I'll start earlier today and chase the sun again.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Clear Sky














I was in Cedar Falls again and took another photograph of the bridge. The white snow and clear blue sky appealed to me.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Drive up














Looking out of the credit union's drive up window. If the snow gets much deeper it will be the ski up window.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Yarn 2














I really didn't mind going to the Crazy Girls Yarn Shop because I took pictures of the different colors. It felt like I took enough pictures to have a photo a day for the rest of the year. There are more posted on Flickr .
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yarn














Yarn at the Crazy Girls Yarn Shop, Cedar Falls, Iowa. According to my wife, "The weather is NEVER too cold to shop for yarn." Those crazy knitters...
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Frosty














34 below zero and the trees become frosty and steam rises from the river.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

BELOW ZERO!!!




















The weatherman says we set a record in Waterloo at -34 Degrees. My - it's absolutely balmy at my house - only 18 degrees below zero...
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

7 More Inches!!!




















7 more inches of snow and headed to 20 degrees below zero... Alaska is warmer.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Beauty Between Storms














The sun rises on a fresh layer of snow.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This Weather is for the birds...




















...but they don't want it either - they have abandoned their house and bath and moved South...
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Something for a Long Winters Night




















Something for a long winters night...
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Post - Old Fence























After the snow storm it was a beautiful sun filled winter day. On my walk about I noticed this new post in an old fence. (Click on the photo to view a larger image.)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Lone Sailor Covered in Snow















After 4" of new snow the Lone Sailor stands his post in front of the Grout Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. (Click on the photo to view a larger image.)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Road Closed
















Traffic gurus have posted a"road closed" sign complete with the normal orange barriers indicating that the road is closed. Add a snow barrier to that and the message becomes...HEY...ROAD IS CLOSED!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Stained Glass



My wife and I sing in the Church Choir every week. There is a row of stained glass that runs through the ceiling. This is one of the panels...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Who?




















I've been driving by this "owl" for years and I almost always say, "I should take a picture." I finally did -

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Busy At Work















End of the month - end of the quarter - end of the year!! Will the paperwork ever end?!?

A Table Top of Memories















A Table top of memories...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Icy Morning















January 4th, 2009 brought an icy morning. There was a thin coat of ice covering everything.

Friday, January 2, 2009




















My Sister-in-Law Carol gave me a Navy Flag for Christmas. I proudly fly it in front of the house.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sunrise 2009














I was up at 5:00 am and thought I'd go on a photo shoot. Here is the first sunrise of 2009 over Waterloo, Iowa. And, this begins my journey of a photo a day for 365 days. I really hope I can hang in there...enjoy!!