Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
This one is a Red Winged Blackbird - its parents were giving me all sorts of 'what-for's and insisting I stay aware from their baby. Poor little thing - I think it really wasn't all that excited about getting out of its nest just yet. Bet Mom and Dad probably insisted. Good thing is that there are lots of bugs out there to be had.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Seems like the warm weather has been slow in getting here this year - our spring has been plentiful with rain and wet. But now it has arrived and suddenly the lake is spotted with boats and skiers and people out having a little fun in the sun. Above a lone skier was starting the Memorial Day weekend a little early (Friday night) with a spin and a bump and a twist and a turn around the lake. He even did a somersault (summersault?!) just before I had my camera ready to shoot. Ah, summer. This is a b&w for the monochrome maniacs around the world. More here.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Diane helped me put some metal roofing on one of our little sheds in the back yard. Of course, we picked the warmest day of the year to do this little task. Not done yet but just about. Need to go back and get some closures, put on the end caps and then the ridge cap. Not much, as I said, but it will probably exhaust me. The construction labor reminded us of the summer and fall of 1975 when we moved to Martin County, bought 70 acres south of Shoals on the Lost River. We cut down trees, cleared brush, had lumber delivered which we then carried up a hill to our home site. Then we built our house. From scratch, without electricity (made a lot of use of a chainsaw). Remembering all that, I must give a hats off to the wifey and the little kids (ages from 12 down to 7, four of them) for everything they did to help out in making it all happen. From carrying boards and water up the hill to putting up with cold nights in some of the worst winters Indiana has ever had. Tough times. Tough kids. Any of you guys want to do it over again? Oh, and by the way, the metal roofing is a piece of cake compared to what we did way back in '75.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
And what would your preference be if given a couple of hours to idle away? Maybe to take photographs like a Monochrome Maniac? For more b&w's from around the world, go here.
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009