Okay, it has been over a month since my last post… where has the time gone? I have missed posting photos, but I’m not sure if I can keep up the pace of another 365 post a photo a day, especially using my Nikon. So, since I always have my iPhone 4S with me, and it takes really great pics, this year will be devoted strictly to phone photography. I do have the WordPress app on my iPhone. So, Happy Valentines Day to everyone, and watch for the iPhone pics in this blog.
This is a Day Lilly i shot a couple months ago and had it printed very large with the intent of somehow framing it with this old window we picked up at a garage sale. The print is too large and I’m not sure that I want to trim it enough to make it fit as I may lose some of the important elements of the photo.
Today I was thinking about the post from a fellow WordPress blogger. John posted about the “joys” of having a well and his need to filter the water. I experienced similar problems in a house that we lived in. We burned through $25 in filters each month, and another $20 in salt for our water softener, and still the water smelled like rotten eggs. Another house that we lived in had worse problems, we had to have water trucked in (at $35 a load)and stored it in a shallow well that wasn’t sealed. We couldn’t drink the water, could only use it for showers and washing clothes, etc. During the summer we would often go through 2 truckloads per month. We now have city water and it tastes very good. As I poured myself a glass of water this evening, I remembered John’s post, and then thought back to my past experiences with water; I really do appreciate the water we have. My heart goes out to all who experience difficulties with water. Water is life, without it, there is no life.
Another trip, this time I’m driving in my F150. Frankenmuth to Pittsburgh. You can’t get there without passing through Ohio, Buckeye territory. The trip is an easy one; head South on US23, catch the Ohio Turnpike East toward Pennsylvania, and set the cruise control. Ohio is flat, open, and un-eventful. The trip took about five and a half hours with two pit stops along the way.
Here is another iphone shot. I placed the phone right against the window, hoping to reduce the reflection. You can still see a couple of the light fixtures reflecting in the deep blue sky. The sun is setting in Phoenix, the close of another 100 degree day. As I make my way through Sky Harbor Airport, I am amazed at the lack of fellow travelers. It’s only 8pm and I am joined by only one other traveler as we advance through security. The terminal is near empty and the shops are all closed. Wait, can I get a Frappucino before you close Ms. Starbuck? I am looking forward to my three hour and forty four minute flight home. Just in time for the weekend.