Monday, February 28, 2011

Library Display of Gonder

The Library in Sunbury, Ohio offers three display cases for people to showcase things of interest and of educational value.  I have them reserved for the month of March to educate people about the Gonder Ceramic Arts Company that operated in Zanesville, Ohio between 1941 and 1957.  This is my first evening of the display. The photo is of the main room showcase.  The other 2 smaller display cases are in the back of the library.

I know this isn't an artsy or creative photograph, but it IS a moment of my life on Feb 28, 2011.


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pizza Run

We ordered pizza and Barbara asked me to go pick it up.  "Shoot Babe. Don't mind at all!"
So I thought I'd take a photo of the pizza before I pulled out of the lot.  I just love the benefit that comes with that little errand.  :-)


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Road Trip

Woke up this morning pumped and ready to roll.  I left for a day of Antiquing and Photo Taking up in Bellville, Ohio. Well, I didn't find any antiques to speak of and I must have over looked any photo-ops. Over 130 miles later, the best I could come up with was all I had left for my efforts.  Sad, isn't it?
Perhaps tomorrow will a better day.


Friday, February 25, 2011

They're Alive!

Wow.  Molly's Flowers sells strong flowers!  Sounds like a tongue twister. LOL Barbara's Valentine Flowers are now 12 days old and still have nice color and a little bit of life left in them.  My guess is they'll be in Monday's trash bin though.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Old Bag of Nails Window

While on a stroll in Uptown Westerville, looking up I noticed for the first time this really cool side street  window at the Old Bag of Nails Restaurant.  


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tea Light Reflection

Caught this image of Barbara's Tea Light reflecting on a red textured mat board.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Mac

My Mac, where I spend most of my evenings.  What do ya mean it's blurry?  Not so!  I call it "Soft Focus".  ;-)


Monday, February 21, 2011

Lost Green Ball

As you may or may not know, I have a thing for "Lost Balls".  I found my first one over 7 years ago and didn't have a camera with me. Since then, I seem to find them quite regularly.  I often wonder, like I did today, what people driving by think when they see a longhaired guy squatting down in a ditch in the pouring rain, taking a photo of a ball.  I am sure a few heads have been scratched in wonder.

N. Old 3 C Hwy., Sunbury, Ohio


Sunday, February 20, 2011


Cold.  Grey. Sleet. Rain. And a squirrel getting it's nesting material.  My guess is, it's preparing for some April babies perhaps.  Had to crop in tight so quality isn't all that great.  That's okay.  I feel just like the day is.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Depot Baggage Cart

Barbara and I drove over to the Clifton Mill area and ended up walking around Yellow Springs.  Here's a close-up of an old green farm wagon that was over by the Train Depot. Now that I think of it, it's probably more like an old baggage wagon.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Harley Envy

Met up with some riding buddies for lunch today. Two of the guys, Larry and Royal Flush, rode their bikes.  Here, MikeyMan sits on Royal Flush's bike.  A little Harley Envy, perhaps?


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine Flowers Take 2

Barbara's Valentine Flowers are holding up pretty good!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Early Evening Moon Shot

Spent most of my after-work evening in an auto garage and got a late start home, which was about 40 minutes away.  Pulled off at Alum Creek to shoot the moon.  NOOOO!!  Not that kind... this kind! :-)


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

B&O Train Depot

The B&O Train Depot in Mount Vernon, Ohio caught my eye today.  I love it's architecture and the choice of brick.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

A Quartet in tuxedos singing 2 love songs in her office, a single red rose, a heart shaped cookie from Cheryl's Cookies, 2 Valentine cards and this vase of flowers.  She calls me a romantic.  :-)


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fermenting Cider

We like our apple cider with a little bit of a bite to it.  This has been fermenting rather nicely.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

A New Visitor!

This morning while we were eating breakfast, I noticed that we had a new visitor in our back yard!  I grabbed my camera and started clicking away.  He was a LOT more leery than any of the typical grey squirrels that are in our yard on a regular basis.  Not sure if he is truly albino as his eyes look pretty dark, but then again I didn't get very close to him.  

What a real treat for us!!

I'm sharing 3 photos today as he is so dang cute!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Surprise

I returned to the office today to a phone call that said I had someone up front  to see me.  So I went to the office lobby and found this awesome bouquet of Valentine balloons from my wife Barbara.  It's nice to be loved!  Thanks Babe!  :-*


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Doodle Dips of Sunbury

Ah yes.. Spring is just around the corner and my all time favorite place for hard dipped ice cream is back open!  Here Joe Thurston of Doodle Dips in Sunbury gives me a hefty scoop of Hershey Chocolate Eclair ice cream. Mmmmmm!!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Windows

I was sitting on the Square in Sunbury and noticed these two windows atop the Village Municipal Building.  I guess I just liked the colors and the reflections in the glass.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Everal Barn

This is the tower of the Everal Barn at Heritage Park in Westerville, Ohio.  It was snowing today when I took this photo.  Okay... maybe not this hard, but it was snowing!  :-)


Monday, February 7, 2011

Fake Fern Shadows

Okay.  Last minute photo.  This is getting rough to do!  Here's a photo of a fake plant that is in our living room.  I've always enjoyed the shadows that this thing produces more so than the fake plant itself.  They have a real painterly look to them.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Venison Roast

Not much to say that the photo doesn't say better!  Scrumptious Venison Pot Roast!  The meat was very tender and as you can tell, I like a little of the juices with mine.  Barbara did good.  :-)


Saturday, February 5, 2011

1890 Interurban Electric Train Tunnel

I made a trip today and hiked through Blackhand State Park to shoot the Ohio Electric Interurban train tunnel.  Sure wish the weather would have been better.  This might be cause for another trip this summer!

In October, 1890 an electric interurban was running from Newark to Granville. The line wasn't opened to Zanesville until 1903 due to difficulties cutting a pathway through the gorge.  An interurban tunnel 19.5 feet high and 327 feet long was blasted through solid rock to complete the job.

The interurban ran on the opposite side of the Licking River from the B&O Railroad.  The last Ohio Electric Interurban car ran through the gorge on February 15, 1929.  


Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter Dusk

It's staying lighter longer so my drive home is becoming nicer to do.  Normally by the time I get to the Alum Spillway it is dark.  I love the golden hues in the grass and on the trees.  The sun was setting low and fast behind me  when I snapped this shot.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Foggy Winter Sunrise

You know, you can be driving down a country road and be the only car there for miles around.  That is, until you want to stop and take a few photos.  Then all of a sudden you got people riding your butt.  That happened this morning when I stopped to snap this photo.  I wanted to take my time, maybe reposition myself several times for more shots.  But ohhh noooo, not a chance for that! 


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Unwanted Visitor

The bird feeder was hopping this morning with a lot of very hungry birds.  I grabbed the camera to try and capture a blue jay when all of a sudden the bird feeder was completely vacated by every single bird.

I was looking around to see why, as I thought maybe a cat was strolling through the yard, when over the bird feeder flew this bad boy.  Guess this hawk decided to crash the party. 


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Icy Perch

Ahhhh.  The first day of February brought us an ice storm.
These Starlings were ever present raiders on my bird feeder.  I gave up chasing them off and just let all of the birds battle for the seeds.


Artsy Trash

Well, my internet connection failed me last night so I am posting yesterday's photo today and will post today's photo later this afternoon or so.

Anyway, a colorful photo from the trash dumpster at work is what I have to share today.  Really didn't have much time to spend looking around for more things to shoot.