Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The three images I have for you today are from the dozen roses I got for Jeanne. We celebrated 40 years of marriage on Thanksgiving day so it was a double day of giving thanks.
The woman deserves sainthood for putting up with me for 40 long years. For me it was the smartest and best thing I have ever done. She is a truly remarkable woman and, I and everyone she touches is blessed. For 42 years she has faithfully taught learning disable children. Each of them have a better life because of her care, love, and teaching.
Yesterday Jeanne and I went to see the movie Arrived. It was not what I was expecting and in fact was a wonderful movie, great story, and left me pondering things. 🙂
I used a new filter on these images with a subtle texture overlay. I kind of like it. 🙂
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
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.
37 years ago I was a rudderless ship adrift in a sea of confusion, turmoil, and futility. Then I met and married Jeanne who has given my life purpose, structure, and joy. She is, other than my parents, the only person who loved me for what I am. Not what she thought I can be, what she wanted me to be, or what she hoped I would be. It has been a wonderful journey with my best friend and soul mate. It has not been without its hills and valleys but it has always been a place of love and acceptance. Thank you Sweetheart for sharing your life with me.
Yesterday Jeanne and I went on a photo shoot as we enjoy doing. It was around 2:00 p.m. and the light was beautiful. Since the harvest is pretty much done and the landscape is browning and barren, we decided we would try to find some wildlife to shoot. So we headed for our favorite spots around Dubuque.
Nothing going on at the 16th Basin. I’m hoping that will change when the river starts freezing over. Last year I had lots of opportunities to shoot eagles at the Basin. We also tried the lock and dam. There was one eagle perched high on a tree limb but he was so well protected by other branches that I couldn’t get a clear shot of him.
We finally ended up on the Wisconsin side of the river and found a couple of great barns to shoot in the setting sun.
The first image was captured on the Illinois side of the river. I was hoping to get some more images of the Julian Dubuque Bridge as sunset but there were no clouds in the sky and so I wasn’t all that happy with what was presented to me. I did find a great place to shoot however so more on that later.
All together I captured 145 images of a variety of things that I will show during the coming days. I hope to get out again today as it is a clear and sunny day albeit a little on the chilly side of only 10 degrees.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your Sunday and be careful.