Thursday, September 29, 2011

Taking it back to the bridge

This horse farm was here when I was working on the bridge I wrote about in a previous posting. It was nice to come to work every day and see them running around. One day a young male was running around the field and appeared to be showing off to the other horses until he slipped and fell. Then he walked away head lowered in shame. Even the horse can be the horse's ass sometimes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Still Looking

From the suggestion of Laura I am trying this image with color. Laura thought it was too busy to be in black & white. I don't think I got the depth that I wanted so that is why I processed it in black & white to concentrate more on the composition. Could be it just isn't a good photo.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Bridge I Built

While driving down Indian River road I drove across this bridge and remembered I built it. Well not all of it I left the company before the job was done I did work on the building of this bridge about 15 years ago.

Not a bad view for an "office".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Looking for the right shot

Visiting a popular place can cause a dilemma, what to take a picture of. If many people have come to a scenic place and taken photos do you take the "post card" shot?
The problem comes more to my ego when I take the same "post card" shot and it isn't as good as others I see.

However I usually try to take other shots that won't be typical. I all ways have the post card to fall back on

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Be Prepared

Every town should have a Zombie Defense center.I saw this sign a couple days ago but couldn't stop to get a picture. It is a little unnerving to drive by and see this sign. I was wondering if they knew something I didn't. Oddly or ironically this is right next to a Hispanic church that used to be a local WWF I mean WWE style wrestling venue.Turns out this place does manufactures parts for weapons, I don't know if they will help you get the "head shot" though?
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

A meadow is a meadow

Unless the black locust trees starts to sprout up and then it is a prickly place to walk.Laura and I went back up to Shenandoah to do some more volunteer work. This time we were at Big Meadow cutting down black locust trees that had grown up in the meadow. After riding the meadow of this prickly tree Laura and I rewarded ourselves with a short hike to Dark Hollow Falls, more to come in that.
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Friday, September 23, 2011


A rare venture down to the bottom for drinks with friends.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Caution Disturbing Image

It is a sad thing when a public school can not afford a proper toilet brush holder. Just a little indicator of the state of our public schools.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lines, line...

...lines everywhere.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Would you like some tea with that beer?

Laura and I went to Mekong for dinner tonight. Not only is Mekong a great Vietnamese restaurant but they also have a great beer selection. Laura ordered a drink with tea vodka in it and after she had finished that the bar tender asked if she would like a beer with hibiscus (I think it was Rosée D'hibiscus) and she really liked it.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Old Record Player Is Back

I went digging through my storage unit today and found my old record play. Ok it isn't that old after all it does have a USB cable; but how else am I going to listen to my Lightnin' Hopkins and Otis Redding albums in my car.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What will you find at the corner of Challenger and Voyager?

Is it a moon rock, the space shuttle grave yard, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything? No we all know that is 42. So what will you find in this corner of the universe?...
Beer, that's what!
This is the location of St George brewery. I stop by once a week and fill up my growlers with their fine beers and chat with people that know way too much about beer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ripping Out The Lady's Thumb

Laura and I attacked invasive plants in Shenandoah National Park. Oriental Lady's Thumbs was one of the three plants we were there to pull up. It was also the easiest to identify so I concentrated on that for the most part. We were also pulling Oriental Stilt Grass and a Japanese Bitter Sweet.

Every Little Bit Helps

We spent today picking up trash along a road by our home. Laura and her mother have been doing this for years and I have joined them since Laura and I have been together. I don't know if it a grand patriotic thing to do but I think it wad a good way to spend today.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Dust Busters

Laura and I drove up to Ashland VA today and stopped in Ashland Coffee & Tea for a bite to eat. We caught The Dust Busters warming up for their show tonight.

They will sell you the world

And then charge you an outrageous interest rate.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I have been trying to get a shot of the ravens in the grass using the tilt shift effect for a while now. I couldn't get cas close as I would've liked but it is a start.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Late Night Snack

While walking back from Bruster's we came across this praying mantis also enjoying a little snack.

Rockers and Beer

This is what when you mix a rock n roll band and a brewery. Member(s) of Clutch go together with Fat Tire and spawned this beer.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Another night of fire and drinks (and Laura's foot).