Monday, February 21, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
America’s sport, hot dogs & beer, short-sleeved shirts, warm weather, cute guys in uniforms. Pitchers and catchers reported for spring training in sunny Florida this week. Baseball - from T-Ball and Little League to the Majors - it’s a beautiful thing!
|Colin, my favorite Little League catcher, in action.|
|Welcome to home plate!|
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
The tulip, a favorite flower.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
When I took my photography course way back in 2009, the realization that you see differently through a camera lens really hit home. You not only see differently; you feel more of what is around you, you catch things you normally would overlook, your perspective changes. It’s a cool, beautiful thing. The only problem is that it’s often difficult, if not impossible, to carry around a digital SLR – especially as you move through the work day. So, in place of my D5000, I’ve been using a point & shoot and having a ball. Granted, many of the pictures are or were crooked or blurred but it has certainly made the drive to and from work a lot more interesting and actually enjoyable. Go figure!
|Rush for the bus.|
|The Heldrich, one of two high-end hotels in town. Word is they charge extra for rooms overlooking Monument Square.|
|College students wait in the cold for the next bus. I love her hat!|
|Colorful, local grocery.|
|The beautiful entrance to a local church existing in the middle of an overcrowded, inner-city neighborhood.|
Thursday, February 3, 2011
She cried ice today (2/2/11) and covered every exposed surface with her tears. All colors seemed to have been washed away and replaced by drab shades of brown, gray, white, and black. And the only bright spots were the traffic lights blinking at us as we made our way through the slush to work. Tree branches were turned into gnarled claws as they bent under the weight of ice and swayed againt the bitter cold wind. I'm hoping Mother Nature smiles tomorrow - at least a little.
|A delicate dogwood in the front yard, covered in a shall of ice following a freezing rain.|
|Thanks to the pedestrian in the red jacket who added a hint of color to this dreary view from the office window. Believe me, he's there some place among the snow and ice.|