Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Hip To Be Square

It was dark, gloomy and rainy today in Beaufort.  Perfect conditions for some hipsterish, square format black and white photography.  Molly and I went downtown and walked around in the rain while Kim and her dad spent the day together.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hunting Island, SC

Today was our second day at the beach this year.  The water was COLD, but the waves were great for boogie boardin'!  We had left the boards in the van because we knew the water was cold, but Kim wanted to boogie board so bad that Bonnie told her that if she got in first we'd go get them.  So, lo and behold, Kim, the despiser of cold water just took off running and dove in.  Her lips were blue when she got back to Bonnie and me but she was ready to go so we went and got the boards.  I'm glad we did 'cause the waves were great and once you got used to the water it wasn't too bad. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bay Street Sunset

Saturday evening from the Henry Chambers waterfront park in Beaufort, SC.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More Senior Pictures

I made these photos back in October of last year.  These were taken on film with my Yashica Mat-124 G.  I've had that camera since about 1980.  I used that camera because we were on the grounds of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank and you're not supposed to use digital cameras near the telescopes because they cause interference and unwanted signals.  I hadn't taken any photos with it for a while but it still does a pretty good job.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blue Sky

Here's a couple more photos from our trip to Winston-Salem last month.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Reflections of Capitol Street...

...in the windows of Ellen's Ice Cream.  For some reason I like (I'm probably the only one) how busy this photo is.  There's so much to look at.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Firehouse Cookin'

A couple of the guys went to the store yesterday to buy stuff for dinner and they were having trouble deciding what to get.  They ran through a whole bunch of dinner combos and finally came up with this.  They just came up with the recipe while they were there in the store and to my knowledge this has never been made at the firehouse before.  I'm not 100% sure of all the ingredients, but I'll hit most of 'em.

Here goes;  Homemade mac & cheese with Velveeta queso blanco cheese on the bottom, a sloppy joe mix made with ground chicken for the middle layer, then a can of Pillsbury grands biscuits on top and then just for good measure, some shredded cheese on top of that.  Mama!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

West Virginia Prairie

This is part of a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine near the Mount Olive Correctional Complex.  The photo is a 4 shot panorama.  Click on it for a better view.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

R J Reynolds Tobacco Company

When we were driving into Winston-Salem last week I noticed a building on the skyline that I thought looked like the Empire State Building.  Once we got to our hotel I went exploring around downtown and found out that the building was the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Building.  I did a little research online that evening and found out some cool stuff about it.  When the building was completed in 1929 it was the tallest building in the U.S. south of Baltimore, MD.  It was also the prototype for the Empire State Building that was built in 1931 in New York City.  Every year the staff of the Empire State Building sends a Father's Day card to the staff at the Reynolds Building to honor its role as predecessor to the Empire State Building.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Icy Trees

Another photo from the ice storm in Winston Salem this weekend.  I like going to new places because I always come home with a fresh supply of photos for my blog.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Winston Salem Ice Storm

Ice coats the trees that line the streets of downtown Winston Salem.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Winston Salem

This is the first time we've been to Winston Salem, NC.  I didn't realize it was as close to us as it is.  It only took us 3 hours to get here.  I had a nice long walk around downtown after we got here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Shawnee Park Sunset

Saint Albans Fire Department

We had a couple of extra guys on shift yesterday because of the big snow we got Sunday night and Monday.   From left to right is Luke, Matt, me, Mike, John, Eric and Rex. Mike was getting off shift from the day before and hung around to help is shovel the pad off.  Also, this is my first post from an iPhone.

Photo by Jeff Davidson