Happy Thursday! – 358
I missed the opportunity to wish Ms. Gabriella Grace Roling a special one year old Birthday yesterday. Jeanne and I did get to see her (via Skype) last evening and wished her a Happy Birthday.
Today’s images are all about the ubiquitous Ring-Billed Gull. They are fun to watch and a little tricky to capture images of because of their constant motion and size. They are plentiful at the 16th Street Basin and along the Mississippi.
Yesterday I and several members of our Culture team went to Cedar Rapids and provided lunch for the staff of our new branch. Actually it is a complete make over of our existing bank, but it was a total transformation.
So yesterday was moving day for the staff from the temporary trailer bank to the beautiful new facility that will officially open today. We helped move a few boxes and the provided lots of pizza for the staff and the construction crew who are frantically trying to get things those last things minute things ready for today’s business. We have the opening celebration later in April but they’ll be doing business out of the new building today.
As usual on the way back from Cedar Rapids I was looking for things to capture with my camera. It is such a bleak time of the year for scenery shots. Everything is brown, the trees are bare and what little snow is left is dirty and disgusting.
So it was one of the few times I’ve driven from CR to Maquoketa without a shot. Then I had to go to Cascade yesterday evening for training and normally I’ll see a few deer on the trip. Not a one yesterday. So I was pretty much (well completely) empty-handed yesterday as far photography was concerned. I did take some images of the new facility and I’ll show those one of these days because today is all about the little Ring-Billed Gull. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.