A short post today with only one image. I spent a fair amount of time Saturday evening freezing my tush off waiting for the perfect sunset over a farm scene. Best laid plans as they say. Not only did I get really cold but as I was waiting for the sun to do its thing I was confronted by a farmer who wondered what th hell I was doing there on a public roadway (which of course I had every right to be.)
After I convinced him that I was harmless he left me alone. Well the clouds and the sun didn’t come together like I had hoped so I didn’t get the image I had in my head. So this is what I have for you today.
I got back to the house two minutes after Jeanne got home from visiting her Mother in Ames. We joined Angie, Ben and the kids for dinner at the Moracco Supper Club.
That’s it for today. Yucky day weather wise in our part of the world. rain, freezing rain, and snow. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Congratulations to the Iowa Hawkeye Football Team! 12 – 0 season so far and ranked #3 in the nation. I have never been a big fan of college football. I grew up in Missouri and they had two professional football teams and two professional baseball teams. So college sports were never the dominate sport on TV. My first football game to see in person was the old St. Louis Cardinals. I think I must have been around 10 years old and I’m still a fan of theirs today even though they moved to Arizona. 😦
I have some random landscape images for you today that I took last week. Most of these were captured toward the end of the day on my way home from my photo run.
I didn’t venture out much yesterday as I watched some of the football games and took some more on-line lessons. Still struggling with this cold a bit so it felt good just to relax and stay nice and toasty inside. Jeanne went to Ames to visit her Mother so I was pretty much left on my own, which meant veg city. 🙂
I continue to be amazed by the ongoing complaints to WordPress™ about their new editor interface. I guess what amazes me most is the arrogance of the staff, which in essence is saying to us, ‘We’re sorry that you are not smart enough or sophisticated enough to use this brilliantly designed editor.’ Like I said I found a way to work around the new useless editor and use the original one. But I’m looking for an alternative platform. I’ve published over 1,350 posts over the last five years so it will be hard to make a move but the way WordPress’™ customers have been treated with this new editor is motivation enough.
Sorry, I said I wasn’t going to rant anymore.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were invited to Angie and Ben’s home and I got to see it after the extensive remodel. It is beautiful.
We had a wonderful meal and a fun afternoon of playing with the grand kids and we even managed to get in a card game.
It became obvious after an hour or so that I had not eaten properly and it really got me down for a while. I get along very well with the diabetes as long as I stay with what works. If I venture out of that safety zone I pay the price, which I did yesterday. By 8 p.m. I was back on an even keel.
Our beautiful children. I am so happy and proud of them. Their Mother did a good job raising them. 🙂
I’ll leave you with this image of Ben carving the turkey. He said it was the first turkey he had ever carved. Did a magnificent job with it. Josh watched his every move and I was just wondering if he was storing that all in his inquisitive brain.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your day and as always be careful.
Thank you for all the kind sentiments yesterday. Jeanne and I had a wonderful dinner last night and both came to the same conclusion… She truly must be nuts to have stayed with me this long. Boy am I glad she has. 🙂
Some wildlife images for your today. Sadly, not some of my best work but it is the first time with the long lens in a while and the rust is showing. Hopefully by the time I try to capture some eagle shots I will have improved.
I’m sure you are getting tired of hearing about the editor we have been forced to use for blogging but I have to tell you the forum where people can vent is busy. At last count over 30 pages of complaints from bloggers all over the world. I feel fortunate that I learned of a way to get back the old editor with a “work around.” PITA but it works, so until they take that away I will use it. It that goes, so do I and I’ll put my blog on my website.
Woke up with a cold yesterday (second one in two months) and today it is worse. 😦
I know, suck it up buttercup and get on with it. Still it amazes me in this amazing time we live there is still no cure for the common cold.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoy your day. If you’re traveling be safe and be aware. If you’re not enjoy the fact that you don’t have to travel. I certainly am going to. Most of all I wish you peace and the comfort of being with those who love you and you love back.
39 years ago today I did the smartest thing I have ever done in my life. I married my best friend, soul mate, lover, confidant, and life partner Jeanne. It’s been an amazing journey with peaks and valleys as all things in life are. Way, way more peaks for sure and the valleys have strengthened the bond even more. Thank you Jeanne for a wonderful life together! 🙂
Yesterday I took a 4 hour drive through the country side. Some familiar roads but a lot of unfamiliar roads. I took two cameras and two lenses. The long lens unfortunately never made it out of the bag, which means that I didn’t find any wildlife to photograph. So today I have barns for you. I love to photograph farm structures and especially barns.
I thought the contrast of red and green was appropriate for the season. 🙂
I went as far North as Guttenberg looking for some eagles or other water fowl but found only a couple of sea gulls flying over the lock and dam. I did spot a Coyote in a field hunting but he took off running when I slowed the car. He would have been too far away to photograph but I could always hope that if I remained in one place long enough he might come my way. I also saw a huge hawk but same story. After spending 15 minutes slowly getting into range he decided that was close enough and he took off.
Finally I’ll leave you with this barn. I don’t think I have ever seen a barn this color. Really caught my eye so of course I had to turn around and photograph it.
That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Jeanne and I went on a photo drive late yesterday afternoon. We ended up at the Mud Lake Park around the time the sun was starting to set. I was hoping to catch some wildlife but they were not to be found so I settled for some landscape images.
This little guy was the only wildlife we found at Mud Lake. He was too far away to get any detail on him even though I had my 600 mm lens. Still the beauty of the soft sunlight on the water and him going merrily going on his way conveys the look and feel I was after.
A little more rant from yesterday. Adobe™ just came out in early October with an update to their Lightroom software. Most photographers use Lightroom to sort, catalog, and do some minor touch up to their photos. One of the great features of Lightroom was that it would automatically eject your camera card once the photos were downloaded. This was a preference you could choose and I think a lot of photographers (from what I read on Adobe’s forum page) really like this feature.
But Adobe™ in their infinite wisdom just decided to take that feature out!?!?!?! Why? Well, they said their research showed it was “under utilized.” Ugh! Why not leave it as a choice. Does it cost money to keep it in the software? Are people less likely to buy the product because it’s there? Were people angry that it was a choice? Damn!!
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I’ll stop ranting now until something else pushes my buttons. 🙂
Enjoy your day and be careful.