Thursday, July 31, 2008

A photo from the Tom Holt Boat Ride

Water sports: young people enjoying the water on a late Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Denny's dogs

A couple of dogs riding around in a pickup truck. Good dogs - happy to see anyone.

Drive away

Dan's car speeding down highway 231 after a round of golf last Sunday evening.

Lake Photos

A lady reading in a boat.

Girl (Madde) with stick and geese.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ian in Helmet

Eric sent this picture of Ian in a football helmet. Yes, it's that time of year again: Colts, Irish and a couple of grandsons are gearing up to knock the stuffing out of fellow football players.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Girl born to run

Young girl on the run. Taken at the golf course as Madde was on top of the dam and just starting to return to #1 tee box.

More on Plantar Faciitis

One of the suggestions from Runners World was to wear shoes, or not to go barefoot. That, along with a set of Dr. Scholl's tri-comfort orthotics, has substantially reduced the my foot discomfort. Jim Fox suggested Dr. Scholl's dyna step shoe inserts but those are unavailable for some reason - anybody know why? In any case, I'm much relieved with the relief given by the orthotics and the shoe support. Do miss going barefoot in the park though. Do you remember who played in that 1967 movie? I didn't and was surprised by the pairing, both of whom I like.

Tom Holt takes me for a ride

Tom Holt asking me if I wanted to go for a ride yesterday evening. I dropped everything and went for my very first boat excursion around Boggs Lake.

Tom leaves me off where we started after the forty-five minute ride and heads on back to his home on the lake.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Goldfinch perching sideways

He kind of looks like he is upset that I would be disturbing his feeding and, in effect, telling me to 'get lost.'

Geese on one leg

Young Boy in Car

Ian in the Yaris as we were off to Wendy's for lunch last Friday.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


From Boxman, a photo of a tuktuk, a three wheeled vehicle used in Sri Lanka to transport people. I wouldn't mind having one to get me from home to the golf course.

Red Boat and Blue Truck

Boys' Toys?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Small critters

Golf cart hood ornament.

And a light green, lacy, fragile looking, flying critter that stooped long enough for me to take a picture.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Three faces of a young man

Looking at his kid brother...

Looking at me raising the camera...

Showing his blue mouth iron at Oma's request.

More Street Photography

Saint Vin's street and the Food Pantry, and lots of utility poles.

Down the road a piece after the jog to the right, Eric's former residence and the Catholic church.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shadowy Hugs in Hong Kong

From Hong Kong Daily Photo, a young couple hugging outside the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Nice photo and the linked song is cool, too.

Street Photography

Young woman walking.

Guy on corner covered from head to toe.
Man with white truck working.

Taken this Wednesday morning while I was in town seeing the doctor man and then going to see the banker man. Pretty quiet in Loogootee.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More on Plantar Faciitis

I'm still bothered by aching feet, especially when I've been sitting for a while and after a night's sleep. It's been since the end of March now; time for all this to clear up. From Runners World:

Plantar fasciitis can be a nagging problem, which gets worse and more difficult to treat the longer it's present. At the first sign of soreness, massage (roll a golf ball under your foot) and apply ice (roll a frozen bottle of water under your foot). What you wear on your feet when you're not running makes a difference. Arch support is key, and walking around barefoot or in flimsy shoes can delay recovery.

If pain is present for more than three weeks, see a sports podiatrist. Treatments such as orthotics, foot taping, cortisone injections, night splints, and anti-inflammatories decrease symptoms significantly in about 95 percent of sufferers within six weeks. For more stubborn cases, physical therapy may be prescribed; six months of chronic pain may benefit from shock-wave therapy, a recently FDA-approved plantar-fasciitis treatment.

While it's typical to experience pain in just one foot, massage and stretch both feet. Do it first thing in the morning, and three times during the day. Your feet will thank you. --Shelley Drozd

[1] Achilles Tendon Stretch: Stand with your affected foot behind your healthy one. Point the toes of the back foot toward the heel of the front foot, and lean into a wall. Bend the front knee and keep the back knee straight, heel firmly planted on the floor. Hold for a count of 10.

[2] Plantar Fascia Stretch: Sit down, and place the affected foot across your knee. Using the hand on your affected side, pull your toes back toward your shin until you feel a stretch in your arch. Run your thumb along your foot--you should feel tension. Hold for a count of 10.


One of the blossoms on the sunflower planted by the birds just off of our patio west of our house. Seems to be bursting with stored sunshine.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A dog day afternoon in July

Taken at the golf course sometime Sunday afternoon. The fisherman is busy while the dog appraises the landscape. Not sure that he really wanted to be out on a boat in the afternoon sun though he does seem to appreciate all the fine looking geese on the nearby shore.

(We have our broadband back. Diane discovered it was back in service about an hour ago.)

Fast Internet Service Down

Just after noon yesterday, our broadband internet connection went somewhere and has not returned yet. Number One son, Marty, did walk us through our connections and found them to be a-ok. That meant we had to contact Verizon and get them out to fix the problem. I dreaded the hassle but, much to my surprise, it wasn't a hassle at all. After going through an initial check of the system with a lad in India (he couldn't tell me exactly where, just South India), he determined that we needed to go up the system and get someone out to our place. Another lad, this one sounding like a local (here in these United States somewhere), came on and set up a broadly parametered appointment, like anywhere between 10 am and 6 pm, and someone over eighteen had to be at home. Told him we would arrange that, could do that. Three hours later, the really local guy called saying he was heading up Highway 231 and wanting more specific directions. Gave them to him. He showed up, did a quick diagnoses, went back to the office, confirmed his suspicions and let us know that the problem was in the line, some three mile stretch of it, and the crew would be looking for said problem tomorrow. So, we're stuck with dial-up, the slow way to connect to the world of cybers. Guess we can handle that for a bit, but please, gods and goddesses of the cyber world, no longer than a little bit.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Photos from other photographers

Here's a young lady's response to having her picture taken. From Hong Kong Daily Photo.

Here's another from Bai Huili who uses a lot of light in her photos and who I have linked several times before.

And here's another from Boxman who uses a lot of space in his black and whites.

Neat stuff.

Sunset at Boggs, Logged Shellbacks

Last night's sunset was, again, beautiful.

Shellbacks on a log. Family gathering? They were very aware of me and actually jumped off of the log as I got closer.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ankle Jewelry

Have always liked ankle jewelry, here displayed with shapely legs and pink flip flops.

Putt Putt Plane

This light flight was over the golf course last night as I was walking around. Neat way to take a look at the world though I do like something a little more solid under my feet most of the time.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Breakfast at The Cabin

Lots of friends and golfers at the Cabin where we had breakfast with Jim and Wilma. Nancy Steiner and her giant of a man were there as well. Note Dan's Notre Dame polo shirt.

Spillway Wildlife

Update: Heron like bird with a twig in its beak.

This bird, some sort of heron (?), was playing with sticks as I watched. Building a dam?

A brown furry critter.
Update: Pretty sure it's a mink.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Antenna at Sundown

Just about to climb into my Jeep and I noticed the sky colors. Had to take a picture...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

HK MTR and JD Salinger

Here's a photo that did not really catch my eye and a little writing that tweaked my memories of times long gone. Do you remember JD Salinger and Catcher in the Rye? The 'coming of age' book in the '50's and the '60's. Wonder if it would read well here in the '00's? Here's a link to the referenced quotation from photographer Antony di Gesu.

Goldfinch looking down photo

Expect this one is waiting for a feeding station to open up. Lots of food in the tube but only four places for hungry birds to access the thistle inside.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Stilt Fishing

Ever hear of 'stilt fishing'? I hadn't till I saw this photo from Boxman. Did a little googling and found another photo with a bit more explanation. Interesting stuff.

Butterfly treading lightly...

...and leaving as small an imprint as possible. This particular critter was busy with his collecting as I was heading over to the golf course just before two yesterday afternoon. Gave me no nevermind.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A book: J.A.Jance's Until Proven Guilty

I have been very remiss in my book reading this summer because of all the goings on at the golf course. However, I did just finish a dandy, a detective story set in Seattle (remember, we lived out there way back in the '60's). The book: Until Proven Guilty. Has a lady in a red dress, surly detectives, a surprising amount of love, some violence, a detestable newspaperman, and an ending that the author handles extremely well. And one of the good things about this introduction to J.A. Jance: she has been very prolific in her writing. This particular book was her first of now 18 in the J.P. Beaumont detective series. Got some catching up to do...

Sunday Afternoon Fun at the lake

Young Lady with a Smile

Taken at the golf course yesterday evening when Dale and his family of girls, a basketball team's worth, came out to enjoy a ride around in the cooler part of the day.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday People Photos

Cycle people going somewhere somewhat fast.

Fisher folk going somewhere a little less fast.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bird on the corner, vintage car

A bird perching on the corner watching all the girls go by.

A vintage car in the Stoll's parking lot this morning. Looks like a beauty, and guess what - I remember riding in one of those jump seats (are they called 'jump' seats?) way back in the '40's when I was a mere lad.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Swallows on the Line, Geese and Fisher Folk

Swallows on the line, up close and personal.

The same swallows with a little elbow room.

I get the feeling that something is going to happen here but don't know exactly what. Think the geese are feeling about the same.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Orange and green on white and a rabbit

Shed flora. I especially like the whispy fragile looking grass leaning left towards the west.

Wary rabbit in a sea of green. He was in an area over by the Park Office last night.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

More things we see

Little green apples (and it doesn't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime...)

and a sunflower growing next to a cedar tree (the birds planted it there...)

and a sun setting on a pretty nice 4th of July weekend.

Now to find a place where we can rest up from all that good stuff. May I suggest the golf course?