Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Who's Watching Who?

He just flew up to the window and sat and watched...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recovered from 2008 Flood

We have been driving by Saint Patrick's Catholic Church for years. It was pretty much devastated by the 2008 floods. This past weekend we had the chance to take our Grandson James to an Eagle Court of Honor so we finally got to see the inside of the building — it was gorgeous.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Iowa Capital

Always a beautiful sight - especially when the sun hits the gold.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Everything Must Be Perfect

A member of an American Legion Color Guard. Everything must be perfect.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Color

Shiny or sparkly - I imagine there is a technical term, but I think it's cool.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Kathedral

A little over a month ago while we were in Des Moines to see my son-in-law off to Iraq we were having a bite to eat in a coffee shop across the street from this building. It intrigued me and since I had a camera I went over to take a few photographs. While I was taking photos a man pulled up in a nifty convertible and asked if I wanted to go inside to take photos. I couldn't at the time, but I did contact him and I went last week to take some photographs on the inside of the building. Here is a link to my Gallery where there are additional photos:

I believe I will make this a 2 year project and follow the progress over the next couple of years, and perhaps I will be able to photograph the completed project. Here is their website: Stay tuned...
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Father's Day Bar-B-Que

A bit raw for my taste...

Friday, June 18, 2010


I went out yesterday morning to change the corn and this little guy sat right above my head and watched. Perhaps he was debating whether or not he should be fearful - he must have decided I was ok because he didn't jump on my head or gouge my eyes out. I went into the house and grabbed my camera and thought I see how close I could get. He let me get right up and personal - did not run away. I asked him to smile, but he refrained. He must have decided that if I feed him, I must be ok (I didn't zoom in as I was close.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Not sure this one works, but the perspective and different shapes intrigued me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Picture Sold

I came home today to a check in the mail - it seems that "Grit Magazine" has accepted my photo for publication in their July/August issue, page 7 (not yet available).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Local Cardinal

This guy is teasing me - he lands for a fraction of a second - barely time to focus and snap... I keep chasing and he keeps running. It seems the Blue Jay is faster yet!!
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Reaching toward the Sun

There are a bunch of flowers in front of my office - got there early enough yesterday as they were opening up. I would have loved to set up my camera and do a time lapse - perhaps another day.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

The Greedy One

Blogger has been down most of the day - I was fearful I'd miss a day of posting. This is a photo of "The Greedy One" - he is always at the feeder and picks on the little ones. A Blus Jay chased him off yesterday - but alas, I had no camera ready.
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Soooooooo Big!!

We have a wall in our kitchen where all of the kids and grandkids gets measured. It's the ONLY wall in the house where it is permissible to write on the wall. When the grandkids haven't visited in a while it's the first place they go - to see how much they have grown. This baby giraffe appears to be doing the same thing, although with a much bigger wall.
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Saturday, June 5, 2010


They're so cute - could kill me and eat me in mere minutes... nice kitty!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Litter Can Kill

This is why you don't litter - innocent wildlife comes along and sees the bright colored balloon and think "food". I hope they successfully digested the balloons - they were intent and weren't going to hear otherwise.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Swinging Bridge Iowa Falls, Iowa

I am sometimes amazed that I lived to be older than 13 - when I was a "yute" [youth] I dove off this bridge in the summer and swam in the river. It gives me the heeby-jeebees to think about it now - what was under the water? I could have broken my neck and drowned... there goes the jeebees again...
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I tried to sneak up on a goose - he heard me. The look right after this was "go away!!"
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Old VW

We went to the Williams, Iowa Memorial Day ceremonies yesterday and then travelled to Blairsburg, and Webster City, Iowa. This Old VW has been sitting in this spot for years - and we've been driving by it for years... I always said I should stop and take a photo - yesterday I did...
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