Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Early Voting

Early voting time again. Long lines. Short lines. Fender benders. Aggressive campaigners. Candidates. And old people passing out while standing in line.

Judge Theo Nixon

Judge John Bowers

The judge and Friends

Signs. Signs. Signs.



Friday, October 17, 2014

A Few Recent Photographs

Everyone's friend Sam Shapiro during his hosting of the library's staff day

Flowers in the library's garden

Spider at the new house

Flower and bee in the library garden

Liberry flower

Biker rider at the corner of 6th and Tryon

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Camera Macro Shots

The other day I replaced my Powershot SX10 with a more recent version of pretty much the same camera. I now have a Canon SX50 HS. It really is an improved version of the camera I have had since 2009. I found out today it takes better macro photos than the one it replaced.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Cloud Panorama

Yesterday we went into Winston-Salem, NC for a book fair and a short tour of local craft breweries. On the way out of town we could see some weather moving in and those cloud nicely augmented the already amazing parade of cumulus clouds we had been enjoying all day.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A Panorama

This weekend Melanie and drove up to Salisbury, NC to visit a book store because that is how we roll. Downtown Salisbury was a pleasant surprise. The old downtown area is still intact, lot of old buildings with character and inside those buildings there are local businesses. Imagine that. We will definitely go back when the weather gets cooler. We saw about three places you can sit outside and eat. Salisbury is only an hour from our driveway and it is just far enough away to allow you to break the grip of Charlotte. Sometimes you just have to get out of town, you know?

Just down the street from the downtown area is a business called Salisbury Motor Company. It was established in 1919 and is supposedly still owned by the same family. The exterior looks a lot like it must have when the building opened. It has a corner window display area for automobiles. It was a nice surprise on our short journey.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some Things go Better with Swearing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jack White Goes to a Tigers Game

From what I saw on social media tonight, Jack White was at the Detroit Tigers game. Here is poses with the TV broadcast team.

Here he is throwing out the first pitch. Ball one. Insert joke about Jack White as a pitcher is a heck of a guitar player.

And here is Jack in a selfie taken by the Tigers mascot. OK, that's a little weird.

A photo essay on the Mlive website here

Japan is a Weird Place and Korea is Weirder

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Knowing Your Business

Nothing says, "I work in weather" like planning your vacation around hurricane season.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lightning Scares Locals

Yesterday I caught lightning with a camera for the third time. It's not spectacular but there it is. Maybe someday I'll photograph a tornado. Or a ghost. Or a ghost tornado piloted by Elvis.