Antique Things

Digging ever deeper into my archives, I extracted another fun set of images from 2015, this time from when my father and I were on an antique auto tour covering a small area either side of the Florida/Georgia state line. I was likely the youngest guy there but hey it was a fun trip. And a bit scary too as well since these old timer antiques are a bit wobbly! I added the effects.

Treasured Memories

Feeling a bit nostalgic this morning I pulled these old photos from 2015 from my archives. These were likely taken in 2015 which was three years after my mother passed. The corner decor is her design in one of the bathrooms in the home.

The barn is at minimum sixty years old and used to be a part of a Thoroughbred farm. The lawn photo looking downhill toward the crick is what I call the North Lawn, I mowed this place for two decades. It takes practice to cut nice, straight lines like this on a lawn!

Grabbing That Photo Opportunity

Last night after dark an ambulance pulled up a couple doors down from my home. This has happened a few times since I’ve lived here which is of course not a good thing. As I watched the strobe lights on the vehicle flash through the glass blocks in the kitchen I saw a possible opportunity for some abstract images. Several photos were taken, I chose this small lot of five to process and upload. I certainly hope whoever the ambulance did pick up is doing well today.

Empty City Streets

I took a quick ride to the beer store this morning, it’s so odd and a bit creepy to see these streets like this that are usually bustling with Las Vegas Locals like myself. I slathered up with hand sanitiser before going into the store, and before getting back into my truck and touching anything inside. These are scary times, my friends. Stay safe, stay home if you can.

Early One Morning…

I stood looking out the kitchen window and saw this view. I photographed it of course. And I wondered how a photo blog is going to survive when the photographer is hunkered down in his house riding out the storm? I hope you will understand that I’ve got to pull images from gigs of older photography I’ve taken, my friends. I believe in playing it safe, taking the safe route. Let’s all be safe, stay home if you can as much as possible. I despise this situation too.

These photos were taken early today…

The Lone Cormorant

These photos were taken early today, I love the feathers of the Cormorant. Great color and so shiny! The water even looks inviting doesn’t it? It reminds me of the warm summer days of my youth in Michigan living on the lake. Memories always cherished. ❤️

The Catholic Church

I pass by this wonderful church once in a while, this morning I hopped out and walked a short distance to get a decent photo of this side of the sanctuary. The world needs God.

Rolling Northward

I was out and about today, headed for the pharmacy for some refills on my pills. Got there then realised I forgot to bring the bottles that need the refills. Dammit. That’s the sort of day I’ve had. Went to the bank, that was an odd experience, no details on that. Sorry. Things just seem a bit off today, could it be last night when my shitty neighbours really pissed me off?

Or is it the shitty drivers that almost smashed into my truck yesterday? I feel as though I’ve had my fill of this city and it’s people at times, the last two or three days have made this more so apparent. People here are mean, not so friendly as in my home state. I feel as though I will one day return to my snowy, frozen home state some day. Life is off several degrees…

Refilling The Pharmacy

As you can see in this photo I have to take too many drugs daily. I’m just 59 years young so this seems way wrong but then consider that isn’t it all about the genes we are born with? Heart issues run in my family which brought about diabetes and high blood pressure. I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure in 2002 and am still alive and kicking ass! It could be worse. The bottles are turned around so that you can’t see any information on them. 😬

Dining Room Design

My little dining room has been in this space previously, but not via the new Nikon Z6 camera. The difference in image clarity and colour depth is obvious to me, I hope you like my totally bachelor design. Speaking of my bachelor life, it’s been four years now since the third and final divorce. In those four years, I have not had a date nor am I even interested in dating or meeting women. I consider that part of my life closed until further notice. There’s too much internal damage…

Another Form of Pain

Today has been painful because of the kidney stones on my right side, and an apparently strained or spasm-ing muscle in my middle back. So far, 2020 hasn’t been that great a year for me. I hope to have the Lithotripsy soon to pulverise those damn stones, hopefully get my life back on track here! Things could be worse though, your always in the middle. There’s always someone better or worse off than yourself. In the midst of trials, we need to be as positive as possible! Fingers crossed…

A Note On This Blog

Two or three weeks ago I was super frustrated with the storage space issue with I’ve had to remove far too many posts in the past which I’ve realised I am at least partially responsible for this nonsense. For a brief time I hosted a few photos externally which worked OK until I received a comment about some form of ads rendering instead of my photos. Enough. I have begun shrinking my photos way down which is exactly what I didn’t want to do. Dammit.

For a good long while I was uploading images at about one megabyte. That right there should tell you pretty much how badly I screwed up! Not ashamed to admit it. I’ve become fairly proficient at shrinking my photos down to the point where they just begin to pixelate which has been right around 200kb’s. That’s a damn small file size but it does create a much faster page load time and is basically web-friendly everywhere including my email images to friends or family.

Bleeding Out

There are two needle pokes in this photo. One poke created the blood under the skin that traveled, this was for a blood draw. The other, located very near the bottom edge of the photo is where the IV needle was inserted. After being discharged, the nurse dude told me to keep pressure on the gauze that was over it for a few minutes.

Well, dummy me forgot that bit of information and bent over to pick up my bag of goodies I brought with me to the hospital in case I had to stay overnight or longer. Planning ahead. I was almost out the ER entrance when the nurse dude stopped me as I was dripping blood profusely from the IV insertion point. OM Gosh it was gross!

There was a trail of blood on the floor behind me and why the hell I didn’t notice this is beyond me. I got a new chunk of gauze to replace the totally blood soaked gauze. Nurse dude was sopping up my blood off the ER floor as I walked out. Being sick can be a bloody mess even if it’s not a surgery…


Birds of The Basin

That is to say cute little birds in Calico Basin! There’s something so charming and adorable about little birds. As a child I enjoyed watching them flit about high in the trees. Perhaps this comes from those many years of watching my mother take care of her many types of bird feeders! Thank you mom, we love you and miss you so much. 🥰

Yesterday Was Tough…

These days I find it extremely difficult to handle the negative thoughts from years gone by in terms of failed marriages and lost relationships. I’m not a fan of Valentines Day. Thanks for allowing me to say this.