A Whole New World

“Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

– Douglas Adams


Yep.  Guess who got a new toy?  Look out world, here I come!

A Whole New World

 

Sneak Peek

A little hint of what’s coming next…

Sneek Peek

Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

Dear Today

Letter to Today:


Dear Today,

You could have been better to me.  While washing the car, I almost ripped the fingernail off my middle left finger.  Yeah, this one.  The one I’m holding up and showing to you.  Yeah, that one.  Hurts like crap.  Then I had to cancel a credit card due to fraudulent charges.  It’s getting to the point that the banks red flag ANY spending that’s even slightly outside of my pattern.  I get it, but it’s frustrating when it happens.  I think I’m on my 3rd new credit card in the past year!  Oh, and I ran into the back of a car on my bike ride.  Credit card fraud really sucks.

So, yeah, you could have been better to me.

Sincerely,

Me


And just a FYI, I’m fine after the cycling incident (for those of you asking).  I was more embarrassed than I was concerned.  It was one of those “I’ve-ripped-the-fingernail-off-my-middle-finger-(the-one-I’m-showing-you-now)-and-somebody-is-trying-to-steal-money-from-me-but-I-want-to-get-a-ride-in-so-I’m-in-a-hurry-and-I’m-not-paying-any-attention” kind of incidents.

If you play the guitar, you can identify and here’s why.  Let’s say you play the guitar.  You know all the chords.  You’ve practiced.  You know ’em.  But ya still look at the frets from time to time, right?  Ya just do.  That’s the way it works.  It’s the same with us cyclists.  I know where my pedals are.  I know how my shoes fit into the cleats.  But I still look at the pedals every once in a while.  Imagine you’re playing the guitar.  You got a pretty good tune going on.  You’re strumming along and you glance down to check the proper fingering and WHAMMO!  You just ran into the back of a stopped car.  See, now you understand.

There was really no damage to either me or the car, but guess what took the brunt of the impact.  Yeah, my left middle finger (the one I’m showing you now).

Yeah, today could have gone better.

I’m thinking those agoraphobics are on to something.  Of course, I wouldn’t be able to capture images like these if I never went anywhere.

Murphy's Law

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Dragon

One of these days I’m going to invest in an actual macro lens.  Until then, enjoy…

Dragon

Light Show

So, it’s been quite a while since I’ve actually been at home for the 4th of July.  I completely forgot that the fireworks were set off last night.  Oh well.  No biggie.

I posted an image previously from this lightning storm, but this was what was happening over the ocean in the other direction.  Pretty crazy considering that this was taken between 10 and 11 pm.  Our own little pre-4th fireworks show.

I'd posted an image previously from this lightning storm, but this was what was happening over the ocean in the other direction. | Order a print of this image.

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Photo Blog

Can I just post a picture?  No writing.  This is, after all, a photo blog.  Can I just post an image that has no worldly significance other than to portray the subject in my viewfinder?  Is that acceptable?

Yes.

My mother inherited an enormous yard of flowers from my grandmother and is enjoying all the different colors these days.  I seem to remember, when I was much younger, my grandmother cross-pollinating various iris species to get a new one with crazy color schemes.  Am I not remembering that correctly?  Anyway, here's one of the many irises in the yard these days.  More images coming soon here.

My mother inherited an enormous yard of flowers from my grandmother and is enjoying all the different colors these days. I seem to remember, when I was much younger, my grandmother cross-pollinating various iris species to get a new one with crazy color schemes. Am I not remembering that correctly? Anyway, here’s one of the many irises in the yard these days. More images coming soon to my newest gallery here.

Happiness

Doing what you like is freedom.  Liking what you do is Happiness.”


I’m liking what I’m doing and, somewhat more importantly, I’m liking who I’m doing it for.  Horrible grammar, I know, but you get it.

I've said it before, it's the little things that people walk by every day that can really be eye-catching.

I’ve said it before, it’s the little things that people walk by every day that can really be eye-catching.