Archive for January, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday


How young do they start?  One of my Grandsons had to make sure the power was on and plugged into his mommies iPod and he is only 1 1/2 years old.  This made me smile after I took this picture.  Love it.

Stand Alone

The rotating beacon at all airports stands alone.  I caught ours with the green light on just before it turned off in the morning.

Rusty or Something Old

I have seen this old building often as we go to visit our son and his family.  We think it was a very old school that has been add on to and used for other purposes and now not used except for the bird sitting on the roof.


This is an artificial plant sitting on the table at work.  I shot it in black and white to hide that it is not real.

Repeating Pattern

On our road trip I remembered these trees planted in very neat rows.  If you look this way you can see the rows and if you look on an angle you could see that the spacing is just right to show lines in three directions.  After I took the shot and had left I thought I should have taken a panorama shot to show the repeating patterns.  OOOPS.  Next time.


Scavenger Hunt Sunday – January 22, 2012


Bad weather this week only allowed one sunset.  I waited hoping… and it came through.

Black and White

In my office we have this decoration.  I thought it looked great in black and white.

A Day in my Life


During most days I am either flying or if the weather is bad I have to move snow.  These are the tools I use in a day of my life.  Often I have been told and ask if I am sure it is work or am I playing.


A friend HAD to go flying even when the weather was not the best.  Great to get 4 of his L16 on takeoff.  The aircraft was made in 1947 and rebuilt 8 or 9 years ago.



Again man does not live by chocolate alone but a woman can.  Great color on this Christmas  present not yet opened and eaten.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday January 15, 2012

Stacked up

During the last year I have been taking pictures of the local aircraft.  I have stacked them up in the corner in the office.

Winter Wonderland

Close up of winter wonderland in our area.  It has been clear and quite cold.  This day it was – 15 degrees F.

I had to do a flight test (I am a test pilot) on an aircraft on a clear day and decided to take my camera.  This is what I get to see from 14,500 ft or 8,000 ft up from our home town.  You can see for over a hundred miles from up here.


Sweet look and sweet granddaughter.


Holes in the rock on our recent trip.  I noticed the face (two eyes and nose) when I looked yesterday.  Can you see the face?


With our cold temperature I have gotten several pictures of frozen frost.  This is a picture of the chain link fence early in the morning just outside my office.  I thought it was very interesting and looked great.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday January 8, 2012

One Color

A new year is up on us.  This is a older picture of one color.  This mountain is just behind our house.  Normal winter one color.


I have been told Men are such slouches and leave laundry all over.  Yes my socks are in a “group”.


We went to see some of our grandkids during this last week.  On the way this is what the fuel gauge was showing just before we fueled to finish the trip.  I have found it is easier to burn off the top half not the bottom half of the fuel tank.  Empty is not comfortable for me.


One Dozen

On the trip I saw this sign and had to take a picture of the last dozen miles we had traveled and the sign shows it.


A grandson found the soft place to take a nap on his mothers lap.  Comfort is a soft love.

Memories, Dreams and Reflections 2011

Reflections over the last year brings up what I do, the people around me and the things I cherish.


This picture was taken by my brother as I flew by.  If you look close I even got of a wave for the camera.

I Love You

Our two new granddaughters playing together just before the holidays.  Love them both so…… much.

Still Laughing

During this last summer we took some scouts on a back country trip.  Notice the OLD man is up taking the pictures and look at the younger men sound asleep.  It still makes me laugh every time I see the picture.

Winter Wonderland

Contrast in black and white is just wonderful in the winter.  I love the snow on trees after a new snow fall.

Spring Fever

Picture in Honey Mommy’s front yard this last spring.  Makes me want to look forward for the new spring.

Travel or Vacation

We try to make at least two trips to the Idaho back country.  We fly in with our camping gear and spend at least a couple of days.  No phone and NO hurry to do anything.  We get to meet people from all over and love to visit and share the love of flying.  This week shown there were 58 aircraft that stopped for the evening.  It takes 18 minutes to fly to the nearest “town” but to drive would take over 2 1/2 hours.

Summer Days

During our visit I was laying on the grass and saw this view.  I love the picture of our airplane and the grass and clover.  I think this is what I really love about summer days.

A Day in My Life

Just in case you can’t guess I love taking pictures of airplanes especially in the air.  This is an AT6 WWII trainer of a friend.  We met in the air so I could get a couple pictures.  I also get to see the beauty of the world from a very different view and love what I get to see.  I look forward taking pictures with a new camera and sharing the view with you.

All Smiles

As I said before we had two new granddaughters this year.  These are pictures of grandma and the new granddaughters which will always bring smiles.


Just a year ago we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. (41 Last week)  We had all the family together and this was our surprise.  Our daughters put together this quilt with all the hand prints of everyone in our family with out us knowing.  If you look close you will notice two with little hands inside their mom’s .  Yes it is our two new little ones.

Dressed Up

On one of our trips to the back country we had a cold and wet day and this is my other half all dressed up to keep warm that afternoon.


Winter has arrived and with a new camera frost shots are just great.  I love the detail of frost up close.


Of course Christmas has to include some of the grandkids and presents.

My Favorite

This has been posted before but it is my favorite this year.  IT is a Sun Rise not a sun set over the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming going East very early in the morning.

Just Because…So There!

This is patterns on the ground again taken from the air near Moab, UT this summer.  Do you see the leaf?

Hopes and Dreams

As the sun sets and we see the frost on the ground we look forward for the new year and pray all have a great holiday season and hope the new year will be bright and full of love with family and friends that stand by each of us.  I love being able to share what I get to see and feel with everyone.  I so appreciate you comments and your visits to this site each week.  Thanks always.