Happy Monday. I apologize for the lack of posts over the last three days. A shortage of thoughts and images helped to produce the recent lull of activity. I will endeavor to do better.
Asbury has a neat Holiday tradition that happens around the second weekend of December. More about that tomorrow. We moved to our new home (in Asbury) December 18, 1992, 21 years ago Tuesday. I doubt that I will move again but if I were to do so I would never move in December. Especially only a week before Christmas. Some how we managed to put it all together and still have a nice Christmas for the kids.
Anyway all this babble is to simply say that Angie, Ben, and the kids stopped by Saturday morning to participate in this Asbury tradition and then we had a little play time, which is always a treat.
My weekends are usually veg time. I work on photos, do a little gaming, take care of some minor projects (doubtful) and practice my napping skills. It might sound boring and counter productive to many but for me it’s just fine. Anyway this past weekend was quite different.
It started with the kids coming over and then Jeanne and I drove over to Galena to have lunch with some dear friends. Back to Dubuque for some photo shooting and then we drove to Anamosa for one of our bank’s Christmas parties. Way too much activity for me. 🙂
The good Lord willing I’ll have more to the story tomorrow. Thanks for checking out the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I didn’t get out of the office until 6:45 p.m. last night and there wasn’t much light left for shooting images. I did look and I did come across one field where the harvest was in progress but by the time I got there the light was gone and all I would have gotten is blackness.
So I was looking through my files and came across this “Sunrise over Asbury.” I think it was around August when I captured this image. I like the colors of the sun and light it casts on the clouds.
That’s all I’ve got for today. Nothing profound, no rant, no axe to grind, no philosophical blather to impart. I just got nothing.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Yesterday morning when I went out to get the paper i saw a wonderful full moon. This morning (2 hours later than yesterday) I saw a beautiful sunrise over Asbury. The sun was a brilliant red. So I ran (actually more like a slow waddle) inside got the camera and hand-held a few shots of the sunrise. I can tell you this image is not what I saw. The sun was almost a blood-red. It was red in the little LCD on the back of my screen but when I processed it there wasn’t nearly enough red. I tried a number of combinations but this is the best I could do. 😦
Yesterday was a tough day. Stressful situations I had to work through, news of friends with health issues and other things I cannot talk about. I knew Jeanne was babysitting the grand kids so I decompressed a little on the drive home and thought I’d go over and play with the kids a little. I enjoy visiting and playing with the kids but I’m not so much into babysitting so my visit was relatively short. It was just about their bedtime anyway .
When I arrived at Angie and Ben’s home Gabby was in the lower den in her seat watching Jeanne and Joshua play. After a nice greeting from Josh I sat down across from Gabby and smiled at her and said high. In less than 30 seconds her pleasant peaceful face contorted into a mass of wrinkles and the tears begin to flow.
I’m getting a complex with her. All she does is cry when I come near.
So I played a little with Josh. He has such a vivid imagination and plays very well with himself. He built a complex fence around his animals all the while explaining what he was doing. I love the energy he has. He never stays doing the same thing for very long. Then its off to another adventure or project.
Speaking of projects, I finished my third 52 week project yesterday. A new photograph every week for 52 weeks. I expect I’ll start another one. I’m still thinking about my next big project. I thought about taking 365 different images of my car never repeating the same shot but then I guess that would be more like a copycat than anything. 🙂
That’s it for today. Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by and be careful. Irish Hooley tonight. I’m looking forward to it.