Red, White, and Green All Over


One of my favorite things to do, is to jump in the car, camera in hand, and just go. Preferably out to the countryside where the blacktop ends and the simple life begins.

I captured these beautiful red barns while on an adventure out in St.Clair County. I love how the farmer’s brightly painted and well cared for barns contrast with the fields of green.

Most of my photos originate from the car window. Now and again I stop and get out, but I feel weird doing so.

Do you like photography? You will find a lot of country scenery in my Flickr feed. What kind of photos do you like to take? Feel free to comment below.


Let’s Try This Again…

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Sun Dial
Creative Commons License photo credit: nègFoto

Well, it’s that time of year again. The weather has cooled down, Summer has come and gone, and Fall is once again upon us. It’s been almost a year since
I’ve last blogged. Where does the time go?

So, I decided before I start again, it would be a good idea to upgrade
Wordpress, fix the broken links and apply a new theme for a change of scenary.
The current theme is just temporary while I work on something more personal. But
this will do for now.

Stay tuned.


Say Cheese!

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve had a professional picture taken of myself. Sure. I have plenty of “self portraits” scattered in my collection of family gatherings and such. But nothing that I would want to post to a website, or have printed on my business cards. So, I decided it was time for an update.

I chose the studio at my local Walmart to handle the task. The studio was a bit disorganized, but the photographer was really nice. She spent extra time creating various poses and going over different options with me. Overall, even though I fretted over what to wear and wether or not I really wanted to go through with it, I think they turned out pretty good.

I only ordered a disc, no prints, since I was mainly interested in images to be used online. The other images can be seen in my Flickr stream found here.


Panther Spotted


I spotted this [Pink] Panther on the way to the insurance adjuster yesterday. It was kinda chilly and rainy yesterday. Hope he had insulation inside that thing :)


Remember that Accident?

Ya. It’s been that kind of a day. Nothing too major. I stopped to let a car cut across the road, and was hit from behind. It was pretty low impact, and there was little visible damage to my car. The other person wasn’t so lucky, as the front of her car is messed up. Thankfully no one was hurt. I already have a claim set up, and an appointment to have the damage verified by the insurance company Monday morning. If that was all that it involved, I’d say no big deal. But reality set in while on the phone with the insurance adjuster, and that reality is called a high deductible. I guess I’ll have to wait and see if it makes sense to file a claim or not on Monday. Oh well. It is what it is, right?


What’s Fresh and Green All Over?

Yesterday I received a very nice potted plant from work. It’s very full and hearty looking, and even has new shoots sprouting up. Maybe a picture of good health? This will make a nice addition to my houseplants; Thank You :)



But is it Delicious?

For some time now, I’ve had a program called Delicious Library, but haven’t taken full advantage of it. Delicious Library is a Mac only program that catalogs all your media, and keeps it in a nice neat database. This is good for record keeping (Do we have this movie?) and supposedly for insurance purposes. Although it can keep track of things other than your DVD collection, such as books and tools, I really consider it a one trick pony. But what it does, it does well.

One of the strong features of the program is the ability to use a webcam in the form of a bar code scanner. And since the new laptop has just such a webcam built in, I decided to update my movie collection from scratch yesterday.


Scanning was pretty much a snap. On some older movies, I couldn’t get a clear shot of the bar code. Kinda felt like the checker at the supermarket tirelessly trying to get something to scan. But it beats entering everything by hand.

The 2nd best feature of the program is the ability to take all this new info, and publish it to your own webpage. Which I did. As snazzy as the exported layouts are, it really doesn’t float my boat. I’d like to have a built in search and a better way to sort. I can make code changes, but that makes future updates difficult at best. For now, it’s good enough.


You can see my library by going here. You will see most of my collection is Disney based, or similar. Anything VHS is probably on it’s way soon to a local library. The collection total is inaccurate, since it counts items each time they show up on a virtual shelf.

So maybe it’s not exactly delicious, but it’s certainly handy; And, the bar code scanner makes it easy to keep up to date.

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