Monday, February 27, 2006

Signs of Spring

We have this big pot of dirt that has sat in our garage all winter long, and apparently there were some bulbs of some type planted in it, because they have recently started to sprout out. Just the other day, I noticed that one of the bulbs was getting ready to bloom, so surely spring isn't too far behind ... even if it is just inside the garage.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Big Ol' Sound Board

I run the sound board at our church. It's this monsterous 40+ channel console that's about six feet wide. Here are a couple of detail shots I grabbed with my new pocket camera.

Friday, February 24, 2006

The Blogger Widget test

I'm testing a Mac widget from Google that lets you use Dashboard to quickly post stuff to your blog. We'll see how well it works. Also, I got a couple of new toys. One for work, which is a 20" Intel iMac. After having a few issues with migrating my old user account, I'm finally up and running, and I like it. Also, I got a Fuji F10 pocket digital camera to carry with me, so hopefully I'll be posting some more photos soon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The glowing pen

I had thought about doing this as a mystery photo, but I decided it would be just too weird of an object. It's an ink pen from some drug company or something. Anyhow, it's pretty cool. The glowing strands change color ... I haven't posted anything in a while, so I'm kind of stretching it :-)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

What's this No. 15

This is something I saw this morning that I thought might make a good mystery photo. However, my focus group (aka, the guy I share an office with) got it right off the bat. Post your guesses by clicking the comments link below.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Winter letdown

I love a good snow, but it seems like we just don't get many here in Northeast Kentucky anymore. This weekend, forecasters kept predicting 3-6 inches (which these days is a good snowstorm for us) but it never happened. It snowed on and off for three days straight, but it usually melted as fast as it fell. We barely had enough sticking to the trees for me to grab this shot Saturday morning, and I don't think it ever accumulated much more than an inch.

Seems like when I was a kid, we used to get several inches of snow several times a year. Perhaps I'm cramming the memories of a bunch of winters together in my mind, but everyone else seems to think the same thing. A really big winter storm (8 inches plus) is simply unheard of anymore around here.

We got the kids sleds for Christmas this year, and so far haven't had a chance to really use them. We dragged them out early Saturday morning before everything melted, but with only about an inch on the ground, there just wasn't much to it. With February half over now, the outlook for a big snow is once again dwindling away.

Monday, February 06, 2006

What's this No. 14

Wow, 14 of these things. Of course, it's nowhere close to Rick Lee's sixty some. Anyhow, can you guess what this is? Post your guesses in the comments section below.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Statue at Boyd County Courthouse

I shot this at the Boyd County Courthouse the other day in Catlettsburg, Ky., and actually stopped for once to read who this was a statue of. It's of a former Kentucky Court of Appeals judge named John Milton Elliott, who was also a state representative. He died in office after being assassinated by Col. Thomas Buford on March 26, 1879 at the Capitol Hotel in Frankfort, Ky. The one thing I'm not sure about is what he's doing in Boyd County, because I could find no local ties to him. He was born in Scott County, Va., and later moved to Morgan County, Kentucky, in an area that is now Elliott County. Elliott County is named after him.

Catlettsburg is a pretty neat little place with some historic buildings and neat architecture (at least for this area). One day, if I get some free time, I would like to wander around the downtown area and shoot a few shots. If I do that, I'll post a web photo gallery to look at here.