Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Arrested!

Occasionally, I find myself in the right place at the right time to take dramatic real-life pictures. One such occurrence happened a few weeks ago, in which an angry man was shouting out threats at anyone within earshot. I personally heard him say "I'll kill every one of you!"

While some people with much cooler heads than I can muster tried to calm this guy down, I worked the scene with my camera. The following pictures do a pretty good job of presenting the situation as it unfolded:








Wednesday, June 27, 2018

20 Years! Wow! Where did the Time Go?

Tracey and Mark tied the knot 20 years ago today. Congratulations you love birds!


Monday, June 25, 2018

Peeps!

It took some work, but I convinced the peeps to step away from gaming long enough to take a photo.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Party for Anna and Friends

When Anna graduated, an official party was not part of the original plan. But plans change, and yesterday her dad hosted a party for her and two of her friends. As one would expect, I didn't just go for the food, I also went for the photo opportunities:





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

One More of Our Good Friend Brian

Brian is on the road back to his home base in Maryland. We wish him safe passage. Come see us again soon Brian! You're always welcome in our home.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Our Favorite Marine is Back in Town

Brian has left the front lines long enough to visit his buddies in central Illinois:



Great to see you Brian. Semper Fi!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Siouxland Renaissance Festival - 2018

Caught the last 3 hours of the festival, which was still plenty of time to capture some very interesting imagery:





Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy 80th Mom!


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Cogs and Corsets

I had my first steampunk experience this past weekend at an event called Cogs and Corsets in downtown Bloomington, IL, and I discovered that I really dig this thing called steampunk.

The participants are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet, and their clothing is beyond cool. Here is a small sampling of the sights I took in while strolling around the event:
 






From Across the Pacific

Kyle traveled all the way from South Korea to see some of his favorite peeps:



Great to see you Kyle! Safe travels back to the peninsula. We'll see you again in 4 months.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mike Graduated from High School

Our good friend Mike graduated from NCWHS today, so we joined him and his family for wings and beer:




Good luck Mike! The nursing profession needs a guy like you.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Graduation at U-High

Another family member has crossed the stage to get her high school diploma. This time it was Anna:



And just like last year, some of the graduates were very entertaining:







And finally, some family shots with our new graduate:



Congratulations Anna! You have a very bright future ahead of you.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Cold Morning at the Falls of the Big Sioux River

A mid-April blizzard brought wind, snow and misery to the State of South Dakota, but left behind tranquil, frigid beauty that only Mother Nature can produce. Behold, the falls of the Big Sioux River:




I hope the falls are at least half as beautiful when I encounter them again later this year.

Tarzan and Jane Tie the Knot

When my childhood friend Steve introduced me to Jane, his future wife, he pounded his chest and said "me Tarzan, she Jane".

On April 14th, Tarzan and Jane came down from the trees, but only long enough to tie the knot:
















A good time was had by all, but nobody smiled bigger than Tarzan and Jane.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Turkey in the Neighborhood

Some might say the title refers to me, but I kid you not, this wild turkey was spotted walking through our neighborhood:



And he wasn't alone. He was strutting through with 5 lady friends. Popular guy this one.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Anthropomorphic Deli Meat Vulture

I'm pretty sure I've seen this guy at the same Deli I shop at: