Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Mine are just plain office paper.
Friday, December 19, 2008
I spent nearly two hours getting ready: taking a shower, bathing Levi, putting on makeup, blow drying my hair (which I never do), picking out clothes, & just getting down to the office.
All that effort & there were 35 mph winds (my hair looks ridiculous in all the shots), a blinding glare down by the water that completely wiped out all the pics, and a child who was just short of a tantrum. In short - not a single decent shot. The one below is as good as it get. Oh well.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
When we moved into this house I found a set of encyclopedias in the top of one of the upstairs closets. I love to get rid of anything we're not using & so, I boxed 'em up & took 'em over to the Goodwill- only to be promptly turned around, as they DO NOT take encyclopedias (the guy was telling me this before I'd even stepped out of the truck). So, what the hell do you do with these things if you refuse to toss 'em in the trash?? I was trying to figure out if they'd go in with the paper recycling, when I stumbled across another idea: bookshelves. As in on-line instructions on how to make your very own encyclopedia bookshelf. Cheesy yes - though functional. I might have a go at it, as I've been looking for some shallow bookshelves to put in Levi's room to spread out his toys. I'll let you know how it goes... Here are some of the online pics I found:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I get a vast majority of my news by listening to National Public Radio (I do little TV watching). And in the AM I always tune into Morning Edition - every Friday on the show there's a segment dedicated to StoryCorps. I always get choked up listening to the stories that are shared!StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.
StoryCorps is encourages people to start a new holiday tradition & celebrate the National Day of Listening on Friday November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving. Sit down with a loved one and record a meaningful conversation.
I've got our cam corder all ready!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
These are pics of the island I've been hunting. So far I haven't seen a soul, and really don't expect to. It's a river island....accessible only by boat, and maybe 300 acres in size. Though its fresh water, its still influenced by the tide which can make for an easy paddle if you time it right. Because I could find no name for the island on any map, I'm calling it Turtle Shell Island for a yellowbelly slider shell I found at the base of a big Tupelo. And also just because I can.
I was slip-hunting along the ground one morning and eased up on these pigs. I stopped at 25 yards to keep from spooking them. I didn't want to kill one, because I had just taken a nice one a few days earlier and really wanted a deer. And also because dragging a pig out is, well...a drag. They kept feeding my way so I eased the phone out for a pic at 10 yards or so. Then another pic at 3 feet or so....then I forgot about pics. The porker was just about sniffing my boot when he finally decided I wasn't a tree. Pigs aren't known for graceful exits, and he was certainly not fluid in taking his leave. There were two cypress knees growing about a foot apart and about three feet tall. In his "haste" he ran between them and got stuck. So I'm standing there in shock while a 50 lb. wild hog is stuck between two roots 3 feet from my boot. The other hogs were a wee bit confused as well. Kilgo wrote that dragging a pig is good therapy. Watching them act the fool is pretty good, too. :-)
This ones a wee bit fuzzier. And closer.