Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Does the person watching this recognise me when I go by every day?
As an amateur radio operator, I was more interested in the antennas than the camera. That size antenna probably means somewhere in the 2 GHz band.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It's incredible to think that we've had a bunch of nights below freezing and these just keep growing!
Monday, November 16, 2009
That's a strange introduction to this odd photo, which is a deliberate attempt by me to visually interpret the idea of milestones. I planned my ride home so that I could pull over and get a photo of the odometer on my motorcycle just before it rolled over to 21 thousand miles.
For those interested, it's a 2003 Kawasaki ZRX-1200R. It's running in this photo, idling at 1200 RPM. Yes, it will go as fast as the speedometer indicates. No, I have not taken it that fast, but I have inadvertently lifted the front wheel clean off the ground.
Something I resolve not to do again!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
My friend in Versailles told me about the Weekend Reflections fans; this is my first real submission there. Late, of course, and the title of my blg is wrong. Hopefully I'll get it straightened out the next time I post :-)
Saturday, November 14, 2009
At any rate, there aren't many flowers left in bloom, but these flowers are going strong. They should; they're natives here and are very well suited to the terrain and weather. Since these are among the last flowers, they have been attracting a steady stream of bees. This particular plant had a honey bee (seen here), a yellow jacket and two bumblebees on it at the same time.
It wasn't until I looked at the photo on the computer that I realised just how much work this honeybee was doing - look at the pollen packet on her back leg!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The trees have mostly lost their leaves although one or two stubbornly hang on. Slumbering for next year's growth.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Today is Veterans Day in the US; ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, Armistice Day, Poppy Day or Remembrance Day elsewhere in the world.
Lest we forget.
If you see a veteran today, thank him or her.
For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have no idea what this is, but being low to the ground and sheltered by weeds, it has survived the frosts so far.
It's glorious to see a flower blooming so nicely outside in November!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Soon, they'll all be gone; their eggs dormant in the ground until the spring.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
I've been working for some time to capture that eerie large moon that catches your eye and makes you stop and take note. I don't think it's ever going to work with the Nikon Coolpix 950 - it can't zoom enough. On the other hand, I've learnt a lot about hand holding in low light situations.
This photo is one of my learning shots. I thought it was a loser until I saw it at full size.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
'Let's all have fun, right! Oh, and try not to run around in a clump - spread out a little every once in a while...'
They are such a blast to watch at this age.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
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This particular doorway was serendipity. I was waiting in the car for my wife to finish a bit of shopping and I saw the sign but could not read it. So I picked up the camera, zoomed in and found my theme day doorway.
I actually planned to post a macro of my eye (doorway to the soul?) but this is more interesting. The text reads:
Please go to back door
Remove shoes and shelf them
Wash or sanitize hands
There is a story behind that sign, behind that door but I do not know it. I hope everyone there is well and wish them the best.