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Monday, September 1, 2014

On the brink...





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I hope everyone had a great Labor Day!  This year is different for me.  I have always looked forward to Autumn and the change of seasons that is so beautiful in the midwest. But this year is not the same for me.  I think it is because we , for the most part, escaped the endless procession of summer days with drenching humidity.  Yes, we had a descent Summer with dry warm days and sometimes even cool.  So the yearning for a cooler change is not as strong within me as it normally is.  Even though Labor Day reminds us that we are on the brink of a change before too long….at least in the Midwest we still have some Summer days to build memories before the winds and grays of late fall settles in.

Dan

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Be my critic...thumbs up/thumbs down and why.




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Many of you guys have been following my blog since 2008 and some have come on board recently.  I have asked before when I needed you input and I have always valued your opinion.

I am thinking about selling my photographs at an upcoming art show in Southern Indiana.  Along with my other images....many of which you all have seen on the blog, I am also thinking about marketing my most recent addictions....my small planets.  I am creating small planets of iconic buildings, monuments, houses and neighborhoods around southern Indiana.  I know that most of you following the blog live far from southern Indiana so the settings will mean nothing to you but I am asking for comments on the idea as much as the content.

If you have the time could you post a quick comment of your first impressions....it would be very helpful and I would be forever in your debt!

Thanks,

Dan

Friday, July 18, 2014

Empathy.........




I think we often get lost in our own little world...sometimes oblivious to what is going on around us.  I know I am guilty of that.  As long as everything is bright and sunny in my little world....I tend to forget that others may not be experiencing the same forecast in their world.  Sometimes it is stormy all around us and we don't know it.  Let's be thankful when we have those sunny days!

Dan

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our personal space....our planet


Wow!  It is July 15th today.  Normally in the midwest on any given July 15th the temperature hovers between 95 and 100 F.  Today however for the first time in a long time.....we had Spring!  Low 70's...so nice I went outside and took a picture of our home planet!

Dan

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Camaraderie in the Latin Quarter

In the Latin Quarter of Paris, there is aways someone to talk to if you get up the nerve to try our your French.  The French are very proud of their language and and rightly so... a beautiful language it is.  If you make it to the Latin Quarter, stroll down the narrow streets in the early morning when the restaurants are just beginning to set up for the busy day ahead.  You will find someone who wants to talk!

The image is called a cinemagraph....see anything unusual?

Dan

Sunday, February 9, 2014

OK...You can stick around a while yet



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I am burnt out on winter.  Or at least I was until tonight.  On the way home, I took a detour down Denzer road.  We have some land for sale on this 2 mile long stretch of road in the county.  As I passed by one of my favorite views, I paused for a look.

I grabbed the camera and walked across the open field to where I could get an unobstructed view and the peacefulness of it all with the quiet winter night closing fast helped make this unending polar vortex of a season seem a bit better.  With a view like this, old man winter can stick around a while yet.

Dan

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Oh for humidity and the smell of fresh cut grass


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Ok....I know it is only January, I know in Australia it is summer right now, I know in Florida it may be in the 60's, But how about the Midwest?  I woke up, looked outside and went back to sleep to dream of the late afternoon last summer when I watched the free spirits of youth swinging on the perfect tree, with the musty smell of cut grass at the end of an 85 degree day.

I have never wanted to travel into the future to see what is in store but I long to travel to the past....reliving the best moments of my life.  I guess I just have a hard time dealing with reality.  High of 16, not a color out my window other than brown.

Dan