Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunrise on a New Day

These are some more shots taken at Springfield's Nathaniel Greene Park at sunrise. These shots were also taken with the Olympus.

Nathaniel Greene has been the subject of a lot of vandalism and theft. The Master Gardeners put in a lot of effort here only to have thieves steal their plants and damage their hard word. As a result the Park Board has closed the park sunset to sunrise and is in the process of installing security cameras.

It is a shame this country is becoming this way. Our Church has lost 2 air conditioning units and 2 massive planters this summer.

It seems the way of Representative Williams, Kenye West and Serena Williams is getting to be the norm now. As a recent USA Today headline said "What Happened to Civility?"

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11th, Morning at Nathaniel Greene Park

On this the 8th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks it is good to remember each day begins with a new dawn.

These shots were taken this morning at Springfield's Nathaniel Greene/Close Memorial Park. They were taken with my new Olympus Camera, the E-3. It is a wonderful camera with built in image stabilization and a very high quality fast lens. I am very pleased with it. It will not replace my Nikon but it will be a workhorse for sure in my toolbox.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Reflections on A Rainy Day

On my Ipod: Good Bye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John

A couple of times this afternoon it rained and I loved it. You see I was on the back porch sipping my customary Diet Pepsi, with a book in hand and listening to a new CD I picked up today at Sam's. The CD was Elton John's Greatest Hits 1970 to 2000.

I had thrown these new CD's on my 5 disc changer and was dropping between songs from the 1970's to current. I was literally caught between this time and a time many years ago when life was simpler and more carefree. Music does this to me. I guess that is why I enjoy it so much. From this music you can get your mind off of current day struggles and tribulations and go back to the time when you had your first date, first love, learned to drive, went to college, started that first job, got married, had your first child. Music is a placeholder in life. Music is a time machine.

I am glad I took my little trip...