From the monthly archives: "April 2011"

Another shot from my local car show outings.  I just love to see the beauty and power of the classic cars.  What has happened to the world where everything has to be computer controlled and electrically engineered.


It is so hard to believe that, only about a mile from here, there was a tornado.  I was in the area and saw this beautiful sunrise the morning after.



So, the tornado’s caused lots of havoc last night.  I was uploading photos to Flickr when the first one hit.  Now I am without power, telephone and internet.  Oh no, what am I going to do?  Of course, the most obvious thing, leave everything behind and find WiFi.
Super Sport Reflections

I picked this photo, well, not really, my three year old picked this one.  I was trying to decide what to post for last nights photo when she interrupted me.  Of course she had to put her two cents worth in.  I don’t know what I would have done without it.

This is from another local car show.  I hope we have more of these, but I don’t know what will happen with all the devastation that just visited this area.  I like to think I live in one of the most resilient areas of the country and that we can bounce back quickly.


Anyone who knows me understands how unusual it is for me to do this.  I was shooting some photos of snow around the house this winter when I captured this shot of one of my little treasures.


I truly love the snow.  I would live in Alaska if I could convince my better half.  However, she is allergic to the cold.  No, really, she is allergic to the cold…hives and all that.  I can just imagine the scenery.  Like the pacific northwest times a hundred.  Oh well.


Do you ever think about things that could have happened but did not?  I would have to say Robert Frost is one of my favorite writers and The Road Not Taken is one of the best poems he wrote.  I like to think I take the road less traveled when I am offered the choice.  But, do you ever think what it may have looked like along that road you did not take?  Maybe something like this…


While I am on this trek down civil war lane, I thought I would add this one of “Stonewall” Jackson.

It was such a peaceful walk.  Hard to believe that, 150 years ago, there was such devastation surrounding this area.

I don’t have much to say about this one, just read the caption.


Walking the battlefield at Manassas was amazing and intriguing.  Seeing the construction of houses at the time, at least the Henry House and Stone House, made me see how simple people lived back then.  It is hard to imagine that there would have been no cars here or airplanes zooming overhead.  I have heard that there is a lot of problem with development encroaching on this battlefield.  I can believe it.  Just south of the battlefield, you go from major suburban development to pristine woods and late 19th century farmland.

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This cannon is from Rickett’s battery (Griffin’s Guns commanded by Capt. Charles Griffin) on the hill near the Henry House on the Manassas Battle Field.  This is specifically from the east side of the line.  Ricketts battery received a devastating point blank volley from Virginian Infantry near the wood.  Walking the battlefield it is amazing how peaceful it seems and yet, approximately 150 years ago, there were two battles fought here that caused significant casualties to both sides.

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This barn is just outside Cartersville Georgia.  I have been intrigued with this and still can’t figure out what happened to the bottom.  Why would there be no bottom.  It doesn’t even seem like the front is level with the ground, so getting into it has to be a pain.  Huh, some of the things I think of…

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