Monday, May 23, 2011

Mockingbird Eggs

Lovely Wife was sitting on our back patio and was reading.

We have a mockingbird in the back yard that always yells at us when we go out there.

Lovely Wife called to me and when I went out there she showed me that the bird had made a nest in our crepe myrtle bush.

She and Number One Daughter are too short too see in the nest, and I could just look over into it and see a couple of eggs. I've never seen a bird's nest that low.

Lovely Wife's camera battery was dead, so I got my camera and did the paparazzi style hold-the-camera-up-and-aim-as-best-you-can.

Not a great picture but pretty cool anyway. I haven't been where I could see wild bird eggs in a long time.

I only took a couple of pics. Mama or Daddy bird was yelling at me for getting that close to the nest.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Grave of Confederate Soldier

This gentleman survived the Civil War, and is buried in Powder Springs, Georgia where we lived for a few years. (We LOVED it there.)

I've always kind-of liked this shot, but decided to see how it would look in B&W.

[I hope to get my newly installed intrathecal pain pump adjusted to where I can have a life again (get out and do some photography!). Until then, I will have to delve into my personal archive of photos to post here.]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Piano

Walking through this room one day I realized that this might make a decent B&W shot.

This was taken before poor Mr. Fish there one the left passed away.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Two Newest Memebers of the Family

I just had my 5th surgery to relieve back pain about three weeks ago.

It has been many months since I went exploring and photographing, but really, really want to get going again here.

If you're interested on what my latest procedure was, look at my other blog HERE.

I've really been making changes to try to keep some good things in my life despite my bad back.

I sold my heavy guitars, Gibson Les Paul Studio and Agile AL-3100 Les Paul copy, and my SX Jazz bass.

I bought an Agile AL-3125, which is still a Les Paul copy, but parts of the body are hollowed out to make it a pretty light guitar, but still has most of that Les Paul tone. In replacing my Jazz style bass, I bought a used Gretsch Electromatic (G2202) short scale bass, which is a bit lighter than the jazz bass, but the shorter neck makes it regular guitar sized and doesn't hurt my back to play like that long necked jazz bass did.

Anywhay, I'm loving both of these guitars very much. It's about the only hobby I've been able to continue while I try to get my back pain situation straightened out.

Take care all and God Bless...