I stalked this blue jay in an attempt to get a photo. I didn’t even realize until I downloaded the pictures that I got a shot that was somewhat decent. I would prefer the shelter not be behind the blue jay but I’m excited it isn’t blurry!
I did not take these pictures. These pictures are what happens when you lay your camera down and leave it unsupervised around your 13 years old little cousin!
Meet the little cousin that is growing up way too fast…we will call her Mini-cousin.
Autumn colors from my trip to Dayton Ohio….
All four pictures were taken at Englewood Dam
I am in Dayton Ohio this weekend – my hometown.
This morning my friend Corey and I toured two historic cemeteries. Both have headstones dating back to the early 1800 and both are the final resting places for famous Daytonians like Erma Bombeck and The Wright Brothers.
I of course didn’t take pictures of the famous headstones…
For this week’s Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge we are asked to “take more than one photo.” Cee encouraged us to take the same photo from different angles and decide what we liked/disliked about the angles.
I took these photos earlier today at Carillon Bells in Dayton Ohio. Of the 6 I believe this one is my favorite simply because I accidentally captured the bird flying off the top.
My lifelong friend Chelley Seibert gave a TED talk today at TED x Dayton 2015.
She was entertaining, inspiring and encouraging. As a retired police officer Chelley shared her thoughts on how police officers and members of the community can heal much of the hurt that has occurred.
She humanized the police and reminded us that all people that join the force were something else before they chose to put on that uniform. She did not make excuses for poor police behavior, but she did give us a reason to look at the police with different eyes and maybe even with compassion.
At lunch Chelley and Dayton Officer Jermar Rayford entertained the audience by showing off their dance moves. If the Electric Slide and The Nay Nay don’t help humanize the police force, I’m not sure what could!
A bunch of these little guys lived at the lake behind our hotel – in Ruidoso NM
They are called American Coots. I love that name!! They are cute and have a goofy name…that makes me smile!
They were a little challenging to snap pictures of. Every time I tried to get a little closer they would take off running, then flying into the lake.
A few pictures of the scenery between Ruidoso and Albuquerque New Mexico.
On our way home from Albuquerque we stopped in Amarillo Texas and visited the Cadillac Ranch. Its one of those places no one builds their vacation around. But if you are in the neighborhood you should certainly stop by and check out this odd site of 10 Cadillacs each buried nose down.
Tina and I left our mark….by spray painting our wedding anniversary on one of the cars…