Category: Personal

As a kid I used to raid my mother’s cupboard and plant all manner of things: beans, popcorn, any type of seed. I just liked to see things grow, I suppose. I decided to plant a few things this year, so I went over to Home Depot, got a little planter box, some soil, and made plans. I told my neighbor, Reesa, about it, and she donated 4 tomato plants. I planted them, along with one cilantro plant, and the…

Saturday afternoon, in Charleston, SC, was warm, sunny, and breezy. Vanessa and I were walking around, taking in the sights. Of course, we had to stop by Hyman’s for lunch and, as usual, it was outstanding. Yes! I got the Crispy Flounder – what I always get. Why mess up a good thing? After a great lunch, it was time for a walk. First, we encountered The Man in White. He would stand perfectly still, holding his guitar at the…

I was in Akron this past weekend for the Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun visiting with relatives, very, very loud relatives. Of course, during my time there, I did my morning walks. One morning, as I was on the way to downtown, I looked across the highway and saw the hotel, formerly named, Holiday Inn Cascade Plaza. The current name is: Radisson Hotel, Akron City Center. I smiled. I smiled at the memories of taking the…

Last Thursday, I was about to head out of the door, on the way to the airport for my trip to Columbus, OH, when I realized that I didn’t have a camera with me. I stopped short of the door, grabbed a camera, then put it back down. My thought, at that moment was: No. Not this time. I just want to enjoy and participate, not be on the job. Sure, the family loves when I take photos, as do…

One of the interesting things about travel is that, if you want to, you get to learn quite a bit about local customs and how people solve problems. A couple of days after I arrived in San Miguel, Neils asked if I had had any problem near my hotel, with roof dogs. I paused, thought for a moment, wondering if perhaps his Canadian accent had thrown me off (eh?), and admitted that I had no idea what a “roof dog”…

Sometimes, there’s a philosophical split between being a homeowner and a photographer, in particular, where lawn care is concerned. It’s spring and all manner of plants are starting their growth cycle. Trees are blossoming, grass is turning green, and of course, the weeds are a growin’. My back yard is filling with henbit, a springtime weed that dies back as the weather gets warmer. Today, I was in the backyard enjoying the warm temperatures, noticing the bees buzz back and…

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