Category Archives: Flowers

Yesterday is Gone Now

People have actually asked me what I have been listening to while I have been working from home. I just finished off Day 9 from work from home and my listening choices have reflected a little bit what they are when I work at the office.

Now I can’t listen to music in a meaningful way when I’m at the office. But on my drive to work I listen to 96.1. It seems to center me and prepares me for the day.

I now listen to 96.1 from 7-9 in the morning. After that, I have been listening to classical music.

Today I listened to Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Ravel, and Dvorak.
On Wednesday I listened to Richard Strauss, Wagner, Johannes Strauss, and Brahms.
On Tuesday, I listened to Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, and Mozart.
On Monday, I listened to Haydn, Handel, Vivaldi, and Bach.
Tomorrow, I have Mendelssohn, Grieg, and Schumann on deck.

One thing I discovered is that I now like Liszt way more than I recall. I’m going to have to pursue this at a future time.

The classical music usually takes me to about 2:30. The last 90 minutes of my day I listen to Murph and Andy on KXNO.

I don’t know if I can think of any other positives about working from home, but I can say that this week I’m starting to hit more of my stride. I have a better handle on my system now. Hopefully it is smooth sailing here on out.

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Tonight’s post is a bit of a short post. I worked with my webmaster a bit this evening to work out some kinds in the website that resulted from a recent update. That took up some of my website time.

However, I think those of you that don’t hate flowers will enjoy this small collection of flower photos I took last October:


Yesterday is Gone Now

Yesterday is Gone Now

Yesterday is Gone Now

Yesterday is Gone Now

Zinnias and mum, if you are wondering.

Feel Like Whistling

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”
— Audra Foveo

On Monday I took my first flower pictures of the year! Huzzah!


Feel Like Whistling

Feel Like Whistling

Feel Like Whistling

Feel Like Whistling

Feel Like Whistling

Feel Like Whistling

Feel Like Whistling


I’m sure there are plenty more pictures of flowers in my future. My daffodils haven’t bloomed yet, but that has to be coming in the near future.

These are the first flowers to bloom at my Mom’s house.

Piebald

Another post hitting up the 2019 backlog. This post is a collection of a few different photo outings, but perhaps none of them had enough pictures to have their own post.

Some pictures are flowers from my Grandma’s house. Then there are some pictures from the Youth Group Pool Party. Plus, there are also pictures from the dog pool party, where Naima gave her worst performance yet.


Piebald

Piebald

Piebald

Piebald

Piebald

Piebald

Piebald

Piebald

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Pool Party

Naima hates the dog pool party held at McHose Park every year. I thought that as she has grown to love going into the pond at Dickcissel Park, she would begin to enjoy the dog pool party more. The opposite has occurred. She hates it more and more every year. Last year, she literally last maybe 5 minutes. Then she turned and walked out of the pool and back to the car.

It happened to be the same time that my Mom was showing up to watch the dogs. She took Naima home in my car and I stayed to talk to Logan while he took pictures for the newspaper.

The Youth Group Pool Party is the kickoff of the Youth Group year. If you look closely, you can see that Taylan is one of the lifeguards.

I Always Credit My Enemy

Day 3 of working from home. I thought I was going to talk about how a positive of working from home was how soft my feet are becoming. But I’ll cover that at a later date.

Today’s positive about working from home is that Naima has actually started to hang out in the office. Not a little bit, but more than she ever used to in the past. She has never been a big fan of the office and I’m sure that is because the office is probably the most cluttered, messed up room in my house. However, as I sit in the office way more than normal AND I also start cleaning and sorting and throwing things out in my office, she has broken down and started to hang out there.

On to Day 4…

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These pictures are from my backyard that I took back in August.


I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

I Always Credit My Enemy

Wasps are the best!

Growing, Then Giving Up

This collection of flower pictures are from August. They are mostly taken in my backyard, but a few of them are from my Mom’s flowerbeds.

I in particular, like the supermacro sunflower picture, but I’m sure it’s somewhat impressionist feel will turn some people off. But to those people, I say stick up your nose Gauguin!


Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

Growing, Then Giving  Up

Growing, Then Giving  Up

Growing, Then Giving Up

It feels so good to get more of this 2019 backlog knocked off!

The Poetry That’s Hidden

Other than a couple sets of Senior pictures, this small collection of pictures represents the balance of the July 2019 backlog.

These pictures were taken in my backyard, except the picture of Naima. It is hard to recollect, but I believe that I was playing around with extension tubes. Playing around with extension tubes is as good of a hobby as a person can have, I reckon.


The Poetry That's Hidden

The Poetry that's Hidden

The Poetry That's Hidden

The Poetry That's Hidden

The Poetry That's Hidden

The Poetry That's Hidden

I’ve already been tackling some of the August backlog with pictures from Fly Iowa and the Iowa State Fair, but I still haven’t even touched pictures from the Minnesota State Fair or of Kanoa, but we’re getting there, by golly!

You Might Not Miss This

On a day back in July I spend a decent amount of time in my yard photographing my flowers and the cutest little new green friend. I’m not sure where my little green friend is right now, but I hope they are doing well.

Here are some of those pictures:


You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

You Might Not Miss This

A little more of the backlog gone. I think my little green friend will show up one more time in the future.

Ledges

I need to start today’s post by wishing a happy birthday to Dawn. Happy birthday Dawn!

Here are a few pictures of Dawn:


Surprise - Dawn

Photo of the Day 0089 - July 30, 2014

Bonne Finken

Josh Davis Band

September 15, 2017

I hope your birthday is as happy as you want it to be!

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I also need to wish a happy birthday to Jason Baier. Happy birthday Mr. Baier. Here are a few pictures of Jason:


Baier Tenderloin Road Trip

Cardiff Giant - Fort Dodge

Photo Journal - Page 56


I hope your birthday is also jam packed with happiness!

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I also wanted to share some pictures from the 2019 backlog. Here are some images from a trip I took to Ledges back in August:


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Ledges

Ledges

Ledges

Ledges

Just gotta keep plugging away on that backlog!

2009-09-09

The pictures in the folder 2009-09-09 are from two road trips I took back in 2009. One was a trip with my Mom, Grandma, and Teresa to Kalona. Kalona has always been one of my favorite places to visit. It has been too long since I have been there, that is for sure.

The second road trip was one I took with Jay and Jesse to visit Faust up in Mankato. It also has been too long since I have visited Faust. I don’t lack proper motivation. Mankato has a sweet Godzilla statue that I still haven’t seen.

Here are some pictures from those road trips:


Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Kalona Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

Mankato Road Trip - 2009

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

Vacation Stuff – One

Vacation Stuff – Two

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve some family photos I did for Jim’s lady friend Pam.