Monthly Archives: January 2012

My first trip out west – 2002 – The Badlands

Before hitting Mount Rushmore (I swear officer; it just jumped out in front of me.  I never saw it!) we visited the Badlands National Park.  It was our first “tourist” stop of the trip. It’s not a big park, and … Continue reading

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Dennis Ritchie

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My first trip out west – 2002 – Mount Rushmore

I bought my Nikon D100 in August of 2002.  Less than a month later our trusty Suburban was comfortably carrying Melisa, her dad, and I on our first vacation out West.  The itinerary included The Badlands, Mount Rushmore, and Yellowstone.   … Continue reading

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Late January 2012 Red-tailed Hawk

January has turned out to be a good month for getting hawk pictures. Powers is the way I occasionally go when heading home from Colorado Springs.  It connects to 83, and from there I get on County Line.  On this … Continue reading

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PATH 003 – Photos Around The House: Grandfather’s Binoculars

Some years ago my mother gave me one of her father’s binoculars.  They look old, beat up, do not have a diopter adjustment, and the angle between the lenses is fixed.  But they work, and they work well. Even the … Continue reading

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Early January Drive – first photos of 2012

This is the very first photo I snapped in 2012.  Yes, another hawk, a Red-Tailed Hawk, to be precise. I was driving home along County Line Road, when I saw this fellow perched on a pole.  I slowed and pulled … Continue reading

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Hartwick Professionals, Inc. Joke(s) of the Week – Part 2

Edited to Add: It occurred to me cartoons, even if clipped from the newspaper, are copyrighted material.  Ignorance is no excuse for using them without permission.  I could try and get permission from the authors, but it’s difficult to get … Continue reading

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PATH 002 – Photos Around The House – A. G. Bear

This second in my PATH series of blog posts begins with an update to the first, PATH 001. Readers might recall the flowering succulent plant (yes, still have not looked up the name). . . . more of the pink flowers opened … Continue reading

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Closing Out 2011 – the very last photographs (honest)

I sometime play racquetball at the Air Force Academy rec center, and we drive by two static displays next to the Academy’s airfield.  On the very last day of 2011 I drove my own car into the grounds, and therefore … Continue reading

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Closing out 2011 – The Stragglers

In the last few days of 2011 I shot pictures that did not fit anywhere in particular.  Not enough for a series, and not enough for individual treatment. What to do?  Well, how about using them as part of a … Continue reading

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Closing out 2011 – The Last Hawk

This post is exactly the same as the corresponding SmugMug gallery.  Twenty-five (25) photographs and their corresponding captions. The SmugMug gallery will have the option of higher resolution photographs, but otherwise the experience should be the same.  I still maintain … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2011, San Leon – the rest of the story

This post closes out the documentation of my Thanksgiving (2011) trip to San Leon, Texas.  As before, we drove down there.  Driving is my favorite way to travel.  For one thing, I get to spend time with my wife.  As … Continue reading

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Galveston Bay Boats and Ships

Shrimping boats heading home were one of the things I was looking forward to seeing on my return visit to Galveston Bay.  I did see a couple, but they were semi-shrouded in the early morning fog.  Nothing like my June … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson V-Twin 103

The stuff I know about motorcycles can be summarized thus . . . they are noisy.  Some purposefully so.     Oh, and if someone wants to be a male appendage and make the life of a large number of … Continue reading

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Galveston Bay Birds

On Thanksgiving of last year we took another trip to San Leon, TX.  Yes, I am a little late with the pictures. Anyway, Galveston Bay looks different in the winter . . . for instance, the temperature was in the … Continue reading

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