Saturday, May 31, 2008

#23 - Charlie

CharliePhotograph a Day number twenty-three. The horse Charlie not to be confused with a charley horse.


Friday, May 30, 2008

#22 - Swinging

SwingingPhotograph a Day number twenty-two. My stepdaughter, Kathryn, swinging. The joy of being seven.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

#21 - Jazz Band

Brandon Jazz BandPhotograph a Day number twenty-one. My son, Brandon, playing drums in the jazz band.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

#20 - Petal

PetalPhotograph a Day number twenty. A rose petal after the rain.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Blogging Penguin

Jamie and I had a little contest going on about which one of us would get a visitor to our blog from all seven continents first. She had six and I only had five, then I had a visitor from South Africa so we were tied (thank you South African blogger). The only continent left for both of us was Antarctica, so we were joking that we needed a blogging penguin.

The other day my quest for the blogging penguin was filled. Please don't take it personal if you are the one in Antarctica that visited; I don't think you are a penguin; as cold as one yes, but not an actual penguin. Thank you to my cold visitor for stopping by.

Now I have to try and get visitors from all fifty state in the United States. Jamie is well ahead of on visiting state list. One more thing, if you are in Antarctica and reading this, please visit my wife's blog and make her a very happy camper.


#19 - Leaf and Drop

Leaf and DropPhotograph a Day number nineteen. Water drops on dogwood tree leaves.


Monday, May 26, 2008

#18 - Memorial Day

Memorial DayPhotograph a Day number eighteen. In honor of Memorial Day, I went to the Marietta National Cemetery this morning to take the photograph for today.

Seeing all the memorial markers in the cemetery was very touching. To think of all the men and women who gave their lives for people they have never even met, and all the family members that those brave souls left behind. Please don't forget the ones that gave so much for us.

On the way home I prayed and asked God to relay this message to all those who have fallen and are being remembered today: "Thank you for all that you gave so that we could be free."

Sunday, May 25, 2008

#17 - Geese

GeesePhotograph a Day number seventeen. Geese in a lake close to our house.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dead Air

Jamie and I were listening to the radio the other day. I understand that they have to play the advertisments to pay the bills. When the advertisment was over, there was nothing, just dead air, complete quiet for about a minute. A minute is a very long time when it comes to Radio air time. I have a few scenerios in my head of what is going on when a radio station has dead air:

1. The people that work there are all running around like Chicken Little, crashing into each other looking for the right button to push to get some music playing.

2. The is a manager yelling over the company intercom that "If there is not something playing on the air in two seconds somebody is losing their job.

3. The DJ from a rival station has snuck in and unplugged the MP3 player.

4. An intern on their break drinking a three dollar coffee is acting like a highly paid DJ and just kickin' back in a chair to prop up his or her feet and kicked the pause button by accident.

Ok, now you know some of the thoughts that are in my head.


#16 - Fire Hydrant


Photograph a Day number sixteen. A fire hydrant that looks freshly painted.


Friday, May 23, 2008

#15 - Honey Bee

Honey BeePhotograph a Day number fifteen. A honey bee on a sundrop.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

#14 - Piano


Photograph a Day number fourteen. Playing with the Piano


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ticket for Seatbelt Violation

While riding down the road today I noticed something as a car passed me going the other direction. There was a seatbelt hanging out of the driver’s door. I thought to myself, (I never really got that saying "I thought to myself", who else are you going to think to?). Anyway, how is the driver of that car going to explain not having a seatbelt on to the police officer that is directing traffic about ten cars ahead? Maybe the officer will not notice the shiny metal buckle swinging from the door frame. It is possible that the metal buckle clanging against the ground will be muffled by a passing car or the police radio. But, the jerking motion of the driver and the yelling "What it the heck is the darn seatbelt hung on" through clenched teeth, is definitely going to bring some attention to the fact that the seatbelt is not securely fastened.


#13 - Cool Weed

Cool WeedPhotograph a Day number thirteen. This is a very cool looking weed so I have to post it.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Lack of Thinking

As we go through the day just how much do we really think? Our life can be so busy sometimes that we don't have time to think about very much. It is kind of like going into automatic pilot. I found myself in a place where I would go through my daily life at work without a new thought popping into my head. It could be because there so many things going on at work that I have to take care of that I was pushing the next thoughts to the side.

I've decide to change that by allowing time for me to ponder thoughts as they come to me or at the very least make a note of it so I can go back to it when work is not so hectic. This blog might also help me. If I start posting more under the ponderings category then we will know that my plan is working.


#12 - Windmill

WindmillPhotograph a day number twelve. A small windmill next to a downtown park.


Monday, May 19, 2008

#11 - Daisy

DaisyPhotograph a Day number eleven. This daisy was photographed in a field close to our house that was cleared of a new sub-division .

Sunday, May 18, 2008

If I had a Cat Catapult

Let me start by saying that no cats have been harmed in the writing of this post. Our neighbor across the street has at least two cats. I'm not really a cat person for a couple of reasons, 1. Jamie is allergic to them, 2. when I was in high school my Mom had a cat that was pure evil. That cat would come to you and bite you for no reason. It even bit me one night while I was sound asleep; I flinched in a very fast motion and the cat flew across the room.(it never came into my room again). I guess it left me a little bitter toward cats.

Now back to the neighbor cats. They come over to our yard and try to sneak up on the birds that are feeding on the bird feeder outside our kitchen window. So being the good protector of the house and the property around it, I go out and chase the cat away. Chasing the cat away is done by tossing a pine cone or a stick at the cat.

Now we go into the dream sequence of the post. Imagine a wavy scene or a big thought cloud over my head now. There is a catapult my yard and a snare so when the cat is caught in the snare I can send the cat back to its home by way of airmail. I would have to yell "in coming" or "cats up" just as I launch the feline over the road and into the big bush in the neighbor's front yard. Just imagine the people driving down the road and seeing a flying cat. The driver of the car could have a wreck. Darn the dream bubble just popped.

Well for now I'll just have to keep chasing the cat away with the same old boring method.


#10 - Start of the day

Start the Day

Photograph a Day number ten. Jamie named this one Toast, Jam and Jesus. I recently started setting aside time in the morning to read the Bible.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

#9 - Barn and Tree

Barn & Tree Photograph a Day number nine. I saw this while driving down the road and liked the way the barn, tree and sky just fit together so well. I had to stop on the side of the road to take the shot.

Friday, May 16, 2008

#8 - Tracks


Photograph a Day number eight. I know a train was here because it left its tracks.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

#7 - Rose

RosePhotograph a day number seven. A rose by any other name...


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rushing Through the Day

Lady Bug

There are many things that can be missed while traveling through our daily life. I'm amazed at the things I might have missed if I was hurrying through the day without taking the time to stop and look around. I would have missed the ladybug in the above photo if I had not made time to look under the flower. There are many people that rush through their day and don't take the time to see this great world around us. This is one of the reasons that I started the photography a day post, to help me to look around and enjoy the world around me.


#6 - Great Wall of Bicycle

Wall of Bike

Photograph of the day number six. Here is something most people don't see everyday. This is on the outside wall of a bicycle shop I pass on the way to work every morning.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

#5 - Field


Photograph a day number five. This field is not far from work. I felt like running through it just to see what else was out there, but the NO TRESPASSING signs and the barbed wire kept me where I was. This is from outside the field looking in, but it's better than getting a ticket for trespassing.

Monday, May 12, 2008

#4 - Mother's day flower

Mother's Day

Photograph a day number four. This was during Mother's Day. We were outside taking pictures when Kathryn picked a wild flower and wanted to show it to me. I liked the way the flower was in focus and everything else was blurred.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day, so here is a picture of Jamie and Kathryn. The love between a mother and a child is so wonderful to watch. I'm blessed to be able to see it on a daily basis. I just wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to my wife (Jamie), and to all the mothers out there who may stop by and read my blog.


#3 - Shed


Photograph a Day number three. I just liked the way the tree at the front of the drive way framed the shed in the background.