Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 5, 2014 -- Grapeography - A year in the life of a vineyard

Premier of Joyce McMurtrey's photo show at the Park Central Library, right on the square in downtown Springfield.
Great photos, big crowd, nice speech. Show runs all through September.
Yes, Sharon, that's your brother Sonny having tea with Amelia!

Happy accident... caught the little boy's reflection!

Joyce weaves a wonderful tale about the year in the life of the vineyard.

180 degree panorama with the iPhone.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, beeeg seeester

Happy Birthday, Caro
This was in 1993, Sept. 14... we were on our way to Reno Air Races, stopped in Glenwood, and David flew us all up to Possum Creek.
Passion flower.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

More OSH

He wasn't sure about posing with this one...

No problem posing with the Osprey. That's one impressive piece of machinery!

August, 2014 (almost) -- Doin' the airplane thing

OSH. That's Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The world's largest fly-in. Experimental Aircraft Association.
Fonda and LAD and I spent the last of July camping a few days at OSH.
His favorite thing, besides getting a helicopter ride with Mommy!

Riding on the back of the Gator was fun! Delivering aviation oil to the campground.
In the cockpit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, Grant

Where were you July 20, 1969?

45 years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon! 
Exactly a year before Grant was born!

That's not "moonwalking"! Around 1978.


Happy Birthday, Champ!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, Fonz!

No, that's not an iPhone. It's...
... SKI WAX!

Skiing? in southern Missouri???

Yep, skiing! February, 1983.
Too much wax?

July 15, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, Fonda

My baby turns (40 something) today. I won't give it away, but it isn't hard to figure it out.
As babies go, she was the perfect child. She still is. Of course! So, at 4 p.m., Happy Birthday, Fonzy!
July 1968, about two weeks old. Such a sweetie.

Fonda made her own birthday cake. This was July, 1974. This isn't the picture I wanted to post, but I couldn't find it; she was painting the counter with chocolate pudding, and also painted her face. and body. and then grinned for the camera. But that was two years earlier.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 13, 2014 -- Late night light show

Rumbled through the area about 11 p.m., made lots of noise and lit up the sky.

Raindrops on the lens made smudges.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 12, 2014 -- Same old moon

Same old full moon as Cinco de Mayo, Friday the 13th in June. July 12... no particular significance, but it's a spectacular sight after it drifts up through the misty clouds. I never cease to amaze at that full moon that we all take for granted. It is so wonderful, that it comes around on schedule! And it is so beautiful!
Some people have issues with the full moon, go crazy, it's spooky... not me... I love it!