Thursday, December 30, 2010

30 Dec., 2010 -- Happy Birthday Val

Happy Birthday, VLA

What did you do with your shoe??? Kick a cow and lose it??? Naaa, you'd never do that!

Monday, December 27, 2010

27 Dec., 2010 -- Told you I'd be in Kansas

Found a geocache just before dark, it's only a couple of miles
from MO to Pittsburg. Shot pics all day, and will go again tomorrow,
unless it clouds up, which it might.

Pittsburg's main street is almost as good a light show as Las Vegas!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

26 Dec., 2010 -- A little snow, a little ice


A little snow, a little ice, a little cold... hey, it's winter and almost a new year.
Little tiny icicles on the bamboo made sparklies in the setting sun..


Tomorrow is Monday, and it's back to the office. Kansas, we'll be in Kansas, me 'n my office.


Snoopy got out the cross country skiis, but there wasn't enough
snow to go anywhere. So he just sat in the driveway and dreamed.
Winter's not over... give it time.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

25 Dec., 2010 -- Merry Santa Clause, y'all !

Christmas banquet.





Jewel orchid

The setup...


The setup for taking close-ups. Three tele-extenders for the auto-focus lens.
Or just use the old 50mm macro lens (on the right) and use manual settings.
Throw in a toolbox fluorescent light, a can of mixed nuts, butter containers and a loaf of bread.
That's all it takes!

Speaking of toolboxes, what's in yours? Here's mine.




Oh, here's the tools!


Our little bit of winter, so far, in the Ozarks.

Friday, December 24, 2010

24 Dec., 2010 -- Merry Christmas, y'all



Hope everybody enjoys Christmas Eve.
We have a skiff of ice on the ground, just
enough to call it a White Christmas. Neighbor
Inda brought us fresh fruit and canned applesauce
(I don't think that's red plum!)

The Christmas cactus popped out just in time, but the jewel orchid
didn't quite make it. Maybe in the morning.



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

21 Dec., 2010 -- Another cloudy day on the prairie

This guy was sitting on a neighborhood lawn, waiting for his night to go to work.
 
 A very nice city park!

 Everything... and I mean everything... has this name on it. Buildings, streets, gas stations, hotels; It has to do with Bartlesville's major industry.

 Local Bartlesville airport still has that hill behind it.

 Now, THAT'S a KEYBOARD! Mac or PC?
 We grandparents discussed this a few days ago... should we get one of these for LAD? (Not the trumpet)

 Ipod and I-tunes, eat your heart out! Don't ya just love those old record players...

 Well, some things hardly ever change. If you don't know what this is for, don't ask.

 I remember my dad using one of these! Hey, I can still remember!

 I shot some photos today, although I wore a different hat.
Hooray for digital.
Geocaching on Wesleyan College Campus, it's very pretty.
 
 
 Park bench, tiled, very ornate.
 Yes, there is a cache in the center of this picture. Nice camouflage, it took me about a half hour to spot it.
Left a scorpion to keep these two buddies company.

Monday, December 20, 2010

20 Dec., 2010 -- On the sky road again

In Bartlesville, OK. Shot pictures yesterday, today it's too cloudy to go anywhere. I braved the "we all shop there" place, went geocaching and found a couple of them with my BB. It sure works better than the glitchy Android that I had.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

16 Dec., 2010 -- Snoop in the grass

I know I can fly, if I can just find my way out of this stuff.

Well, maybe I'll just go ice skating.
video
Well, shucks.