Staring Contest

Trixie and I do this fairly often.  Gus, well he walks to the beat of a different drumstick.

They both need haircuts.



Christmas Full Moon

 I took these photos Christmas night just as the clouds were coming in.  This was the first full moon on Christmas, known as a full cold moon (the last of the year), in 38 years.   The next one on Christmas will be in 2034.  Click to enlarge.





Happy Thanksgiving


Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States.  It is a time to reflect on things we are thankful for. Health, family and friends are at the top of the list.  I am also thankful for those who serve in our armed forces and all the first responders, some of which can’t be home with […]


JFK Assassinated 52 Years Ago Today

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated fifty-two years ago on this date, November 22, 1963 while in a motorcade in Dallas Texas. 

I was a freshman at Beaumont High School in St. Louis.  I had just returned to class after lunch and as Terry Mislark,  a fellow classmate, entered the classroom talking to […]


The Illinois Lottery Stinks to High Heaven

First, I’ll state the obvious, I don’t know all the details in this story nor do I really care about the details.  What little info I have is coming from what I read here and there. This is just my opinion and I’m entitled to it.  Every time I hear something about this story […]


Meanwhile, on an Ostrich…

This was my Halloween costume at the party I went to last night.



I don’t always read Jonco’s blog…

Kevin F of San Diego sends along this ditty…

Thanks Kevin



Fall Colors

After driving a couple hours on Sunday to do some aerial photography at the farm my parents once owned I got home and realized the autumn colors were prettier in my own yard and neighborhood.



Groans of the Unflown Drone

I hadn’t piloted the drone in a while, and knowing that I planned to take it out Sunday down to the farm my parents used to own, I got it out on Saturday  for a test flight in the back yard.  I charged up the batteries and hooked up the controller to my phone so […]


The Old Red Barn

On Sunday we took a little ride down to the farm my parents retired to back in the early 1970s.  They bought 61 acres of mostly wooded land in southeastern Missouri in the late 60s, a couple hours south of St. Louis.  There was nothing there but land.  They had a well dug, built […]

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