Over the course of the past 16 months, my daughter and I attempted a Photo365 project to commemorate her 30th year and my 60th. Unfortunately, many of her photos were lost when her iPhone took an unexpected bath. I did manage to finish my side of the equation, although I had to dig for 10 photos that were lost on my iPhone. In crawling through this album to find those missing photos, I was reminded of a lot of things I really like and I thought I’d share these as my Thanksgiving posts (yeah, it’s gonna take two).
I thought about categorizing these, but I seem to like family, rivers, cranes, clouds, sunrises and sunsets, tobacco fields, buildings under construction, pets, random stuff, wood working, snow blowing, fog, lines and probably a few more things. I’ll add those to post two. Let’s get onto some photos. Note: I tried to make this easy by putting the description in the title but it only shows a single line. If you want to read more, you can click on any photo in any group to start a slideshow of that group.
My daughter and a longtime family friend who returned to the company he helped start where Faith just happened to be working.
These guys were looking for a pipe on a very, very cold and windy night.
I do like lines but the photo was more of the hole in my lamp.
My wife always has a supply of coffee bags and Mini Moos for when I travel. It’s nice waking up and not having to go out for coffee and not having to use the hotel’s non-dairy creamer.
These are the cows from which all of our dairy products, excluding the Mini Moos of course, come from. This is Trinity Farms in Enfield, CT.
I drive by several shade tobacco fields on my way to and from work. I’m not an advocate of smoking, but these folks work very hard to make a living from the ground and it’s often fascinating to watch them work.
Aftermath of a tiny ice storm.
I was trying to get a picture of the birds picking away at the remnants in the tobacco field when I startled them into flight.
One sure sign of winter in New England is the clean gutter. That doesn’t happen until all the leaves are down.
There now, that wasn’t so bad was it? I’m going to break these into small groups, but since there are words with each one, I’m not going to add a lot of text in between.
Clear, still ice and black water.
Faith had the flu. Moncton doesn’t care but she was wearing the mask, and making us wear them just in case.
Hartford under an infectious blue sky today. In case you haven’t realized it yet, me and the white balance setting aren’t friends.
Another shot from Great River Park. I stop there many days on my way to work.
Hartford reflected, almost, in the foggy CT River.
A little bit of fog remaining on the CT River as I wind my way to work.
The cats don’t like having photos taken because of the infrared focusing light. So, they typically have some version of this face when I take their pictures.
I took my glove off to get a different picture. Maddie jumped up and took it and decided it was time for a game of keep-away.
Winter hung on a long time in New England. I had to start going elsewhere to find some color.
The tobacco fields are dormant, but they can still be beautiful.
My brother’s cats are Butch and Sundance and pretty hard to tell apart. They both like the furniture.
I get my hair cut in Hartford. In making sure I’m not late, I often get into the city early enough for some pictures. Here’s our State Capitol on a pretty gloomy day.
We bought Faith the Pittsburgh edition of Monopoly, so of course she has to end up owning Eat’n Park.
I clear paths for the dog and paths to the various wood piles and I blow the snow away from the house so it won’t melt into our basement. This results in Mt. Maddie. Maddie certainly was a fan while still growing because it let her see everything.
You have to look hard for color in the winter. This is one of two racks in our server room – the stuff behind the scenes most people just take for granted.
The AIIM Conference and Board Meeting were in Orlando so I got a sneak peak of spring.
Not too far from our house is a parking lot near the tracks.
I love this little guy!
Faith loves contrails so I am quick to pull over whenever I see something like this.
Looking for photos along my daily commute caused me to notice the way the view changes as the sun starts rising earlier. Of course, then we go and mess with that and set the clocks ahead but that’s a different and less thankful post.
It must be spring; the fountains are on in Hartford.
The shade cloth is going up this week. Thousands of square feet of cloth will be stretched over the wires to create near tropical conditions for the tobacco while protecting it from the heat of the direct sun,
It doesn’t take them long to get the shade cloth tight.
After stopping at Great River Park, the road to the highway takes me past this spot. Most people would be upset with the power poles, but I like lines, too, so it works.
Sometimes the game is keep-away but she also loves to catch the Frisbee and she seems to have figured out that someone has to throw it in order for that to happen.
Red sky at morning sailors take warning? What about farmers?
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might recognize that picture. That’s my daughter delivering some opening remarks at a conference at which I am in the audience.
Sometimes, my commute gets diverted and I pass an old historic cemetery. The sun rises behind the back of it, which overlooks the Farmington River.
That’s a little bit more than six months of the photo365 project. I’ll share the rest in a few days.