Hi all. Yes, I am back after taking a week off of the Smile. And, as you may guess, that is what my smile is about.
I spent a week traveling to Ohio to visit family. It was the first time I saw them in two years. It was nice to see everyone and catch up face-to-face. One thing that had to be seen face to face were the bees.
I used to do a lot of photo posts, but haven’t put many up recently. I have literally thousands of photos from 2018 and early 2019 that I have not even looked at let alone sorted and edited! over the last week I broke down and looked at the last few.
I spent the last week of June on Cape Cod. I worked half of the week and entertain guests, so I didn’t take a lot of photos that I can post, but there are a few, like this photo of my nephew fishing. Continue reading →
Photos beyond count Raw statistics in folders No time to revel I have snapped many pictures But have left them unopened
I open the ‘Explore’ on my computer and go to photographs. There are folders ordered by dates staring at me. Each folder contains a lot of photos, dozens, hundreds. I leaf through some and find them both familiar and unfamiliar. I have seen very few of them since the moment I clicked the shutter. There are birds and people. There are rabbits and buildings. There are trees and lakes and seascapes. Pictures of merrymakers reveling at a wedding reception, dancing to loud music. Birds sitting on quiet shores or soaring majestically through the air. Where has the time gone? Why can’t I just sit down and go through these pieces of memory? Perhaps even post some on my blog Ooops, where has the time gone!?! I have to get back to work!!! Bye… Continue reading →
I used to do a weekly “Media Monday” post. I’m not sure what happened to it. Well, I do. One thing you most likely know is that I take a lot of photos. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to go through photos. I have about 2000 photos that I’ve taken over the last three months that I have not looked at. Anyway, the osprey chick and osprey butt at the top of the page is a sample of some of the photos I have taken without going through. The eagle photo below is another one. Hopefully sometime I will find the time…
I spent a few days in Ohio back in early June. This is a yearly trip to visit family. And that’s what most of it was about – visiting. Of course, part of the visiting where the “eagle hunts” with my father. We did two of them: one to McGee Marsh and the other, more local to my parents, to Old Woman’s creek.
Even though we saw a lot of the same types of things as usual, there were a few special things. Some I didn’t notice until I was looking at the photos.
I took quite a few pictures of a great Blue Heron in Lake Erie out at McGee. Later I discovered that a snapping turtle was right next to the bird. I can see the head in almost a dozen photos. Here is one. Can you see it? Continue reading →
I take a lot of photos. One problem is going through all of those photos, finding the best, and then editing them to post here (or use in other ways). I finally had a chance to go through all of my photos from the trip I took to Ohio in early June. I was surprised by a few of them. For instance, I took a lot of pictures of a great blue heron in Lake Erie. As i was going through the photos, I noticed that you can see a turtle in about a half a dozen of the shots. It was swimming around the bird. Looking at the head, it must have been a huge snapper. Was it looking for poultry? I have a few shots of another great blue shaking the water off like a dog. I take a lot of pictures of the moon, and I think I took my clearest yet. Continue reading →
I don’t have time to write anything. These photos were quickly cropped but I didn’t have time to do anything else to them. Obviously I didn’t take time to decide which were my favorites ;) Well, I started with over 700, so I did cut the numbers down a bit. Click on the pictures to bring up more detail – you’ll be glad you did!
You know, I think I should just leave the title up and let everyone interpret what I mean about “Work” being my smile today. In fact, the thought of doing just that makes me smile ;)
But I won’t.
Yes, I might be considered weird in some circles, but I actually like my job. I like taking on a challenge and learning new things. Yes, I guess I can smile about work.
But that isn’t what I meant.
Today at 3:45 EST I “left” work and I am going to be off until Monday. Yes, a full 5 days in a row off with no real plans! So the smile I’ve had for the last hour + has been because I am NOT working right now and won’t be for a few days. And doesn’t that always make you smile? :)
(Note – My desk doesn’t look anything like the picture at the top of the page, though the picture below might look a little like me as I went out the door this afternoon :) Freedom ;) )
(the picture is a little over a year old, but yes, the eagle WAS that close to me!)