BUSY FEW DAYS OFF IN CHICAGO

Well, it’s been almost a week since I posted something here. My family and I were visiting Chicago and celebrating my Grandfather’s 90th Birthday. A pretty special thing if you think about. Another thing that made it pretty special and interesting is that not only does my Grandfather have a twin sister, but she’s still around and they got to celebrate together. How often do you hear of that happening.

TODAY’S PHOTO – CLOUD GATE IN THE PARK

Well, for today’s photo a shot of the ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture in Millennium Park in Chicago. Now, I shot this at about 6:15 in the morning of Father’s Day. I figured at that time of the morning downtown there wouldn’t be that many people around. And I was right! I’ve been to this Park a few times before but always with droves of tourists lurking around.

I bet you didn’t even know the real name of this sculpture. Everyone, probably world-wide calls it the ‘Bean’. I do as well, but I thought I’d name this one by it’s real name. I had processed this one in Chicago on our travels and after showing it to my now 90 year old Grandfather, he fell in love with this shot. He wants it blown up big and hanging on his wall next to his dining room. I might just have to oblige his wishes.

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SHORT WEEK FOR ME

This will be a short work week for me. Thursday my family and I are off to Chicago for a long weekend to celebrate my Grandfathers 90th birthday. I’ve kept up a post a day for at least 10 days now but not sure how I’ll do so while I’m away.

TODAY’S PHOTO – TRACTOR WAITING FOR A DRIVER

Last week my daughters 3rd grade class went on a camping trip up in Loveland, Colorado. They learned how to milk cows, take care of chickens and hiked around a bit. My wife snapped this photo which I post processed and cropped to my liking. How do you think it came out?

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WORKING IN THE DARK

I figured I’d get a little work done today in the afternoon. The power to the building was supposed to be out until about 2pm and when I showed up at 3:15, guess what? No Power! Fortunately I found one outlet that had power to it so I could get a bit of work done but no lighting. It’s lonely enough working here by myself, but with no lights on it’s even more so. Got my tunes going though so that makes it a bit better.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE SEATTLE SKY LINE

Last year August we went on an Alaskan cruise which left from Seattle. I took this photo after we boarded the ship and was walking around to see what the views looked like of the city before we pulled out of port. I had gone around the ship taking photos before it was inundated with swarms of people everywhere. I was able to get a few great shots. Make sure to click on this shot to see the large size. I think it came out pretty nice. Enjoy!

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SUMMER RAINS

Well, I thought I’d start riding to work on my bike this week. Got the first one in the other day and was jazzed to go again the next day just to wake up to rain and wet pavement. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really fancy riding in the cold and wet. At least not to work with a laptop strapped to my back. Maybe on a proper trail ride with something hot waiting at the finish line.

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE OLD REAPER

Today’s photo was shot a few years ago at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. About 50 feet to the left is a a 700 foot drop off to the Atlantic! As you can see, it was an amazingly gorgeous day out. It didn’t rain all day and everywhere I drove along the coast people were having picnics, playing outside and whenever I saw a beach it had people out and even in the water. Was really a great day.

Well, I know a lot of you are looking at my posts as I’ve been checking out the statistics. Who’s going to be the first commenter? I’d love to start getting your comments and feedback.What would you like to see? I’ll be off to Chicago in about a weeks time and plan to do an insanely early Father’s Day morning walk downtown to get the sunrise if possible. Weather permitting of course. Will keep you updated.

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POTTED LILIES

TODAY’S PHOTO – THE WHITE LILY

This is a photo of a potted lily I had got my wife. They really looked great and just had to grab a shot of this one. I’ve since printed this one out on canvas to give as a gift which came out great! If your ever interested in purchasing my photos just let me know and we can arrange for something.

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