Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kirsten’s Last Play in High School — and it was a hit!!

Kirsten co-choreographed the musical “Seussical,” (see how easily you switch into Seuss-speak!!). She also performed as one of the bird girls which is the shot below. The kids all did an awesome job, I think that the timing, choreography, acting, singing and dancing were the best I’ve seen in a student production. And better than […]

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President Eisenhower, General Omar Bradley, and…my uncle

Well, actually he is my “great uncle” or something. He was the brother of my grandmother. His name is Frank Kelsey. He worked for President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House during the war to FDR’s death. He was married to a wonderful woman, Marguerite. Aunt Marguerite told me that Uncle Frank had kept […]

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Mark - August 23, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Awesome pics, thanks for posting!

For all of you WWII buffs out there such as yours truly, I actually got a free chapter of a book about General Omar Bradley the other day. It’s really interesting, if you’d like to check it out. Here’s the link-

Chris - May 7, 2011 - 11:58 am

Great B&W photos! Guess this “government service” thing goes back a long way for you! Ike was a nice man. Don’t remember him well since I was such a small child. (Big smile)

My Children – Once Again Having Patience With My Portrait Practice

Actually, this time it was the Elder Child who needed a “senior portrait” for one of the groups she is in this, her last year of high school. Sigh. Big sigh. Anyway, I said I’d do the senior portrait if she let me do some other stuff. My assistant, as usual, was Kelsey. She helped […]

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Chris - May 3, 2011 - 1:24 pm

Beautiful daughters, buddy! LOVE the wind shot of Kirsten! It took me a second to figure out those are socks on Kelsey’s feet! For a brief moment I thought she painted her feet in a crafty binge!

Frida - May 3, 2011 - 4:42 am

Beautiful portrait and I love the second shot 🙂

Flowers & Bees

The azaleas are blooming which is problematic for my allergies but I really like the bright colors. We have white, pink, and red–I wish they would last all  year. Of course, there are lots of critters taking advantage of the blooms. Here a couple of them. Taken with a macro lens, 105mm, f/7.1, 1/2000.

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Chris - May 3, 2011 - 1:22 pm

Wow! Nice job, Bro!! Best picture of a bee I ever saw! Our bees look different from yours. You have black & yellow; we have brown & beige. Is that one a bumble bee, not a honey bee? Can’t tell the size of it. Love the bronze metallic tinge to the wings!! Great camera & talented guy behind the lens!

Frida - May 3, 2011 - 4:56 am

Oh I can see the pollen on his head. beautiful!

Air Rifle

Kyle had his first air rifle training last week. He had a great time. The instructor talked him through the rules, regulations, safety, etc., and then how to operate the rifle. He picked up the skillset quickly and was shooting mostly black on the first attempt. He could have stayed all night but I was […]

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Chris - May 3, 2011 - 1:18 pm

That’s great that he gets to learn this particular skill! Nice scope on that rifle!! I got pretty good with ours in Gila Bend! Fed the quail….got tons of ground squirrels with them. After that came the blasted snakes. Squirrels are goners!!

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