We’ve lived in this old house for nearly five years now, and still don’t have a lot of pictures on the wall. So today I uploaded the above photo of my granddaughter Ruby and ordered an 11×14 print at Walgreen’s. They had it ready in just under an hour. Then I went to Target and got a $22 frame. Now little Ruby rules the landing on the […]
Here’s a little time-lapse video I made yesterday, just because I could. Nothing very dramatic, just another twilight at Casa del Dave in Springfield. That’s the Three Layers wine bar and coffee house across the street. As you can see, it was kind of a slow night. The camera was on a tripod on my porch. I left our resident pit bull outside just to discourage those […]
One thing about the oldish houses of my neighborhood here in Springfield: A fair number of them have a pair of stone lions guarding the steps. It’s something modern home builders never think of, for some reason. Anyway, I’ve been stalking them during my daily ramble.
They say it’s going to get rather cold tonight. Maybe as low as 20 degrees, which for this part of the country is sort of apocalyptic. I’m told the previous record for this date was 21 degrees — in 1926. When I took my walk around the neighborhood this afternoon, everybody was outside draping their plants in sheets and plastic. Me, I just have a few pots […]
I'm sitting here thinking about all the cameras I’ve bought over the years. I mention it because I’m thinking about buying another one. It’s kind of a sickness with me. It’s another shot of bourbon for a man who’s had way too many. And it’s getting near closing time. My first serious camera was a Mamiya-Sekor 1000 DTL; I guess that was in 1972. I ordered it […]
Like a lot of people, I deleted the Instagram app (and all the mediocre photos I’d taken with it) after reading about Facebook’s new terms of service. At first reading, the new TOS made it sound like anybody who uses the app is a mindless tool who exists solely to consume ads and provide free content for Facebook. It gave the impression that I am the product, […]
Sunsets are like rainbows; you always imagine you’re the only one seeing it. And even a run-of-the-mill one is still kind of awesome. At Mom’s place in Sheridan, I go outside after supper and go right back in again to get my camera. This time of the year, the Big Sky lives up to its name. Maybe tomorrow I can come up with something more topical.