Thursday, March 5, 2015

AN OWLET, A NEW BANNER AND TBT

If you want to see what a really good camera can do, take a look at my blogger friend Judy's picture today of one of the owlets at the nearby Home Depot. I'm more than a tad jealous.

Judy and I trade compliments back and forth and her telling me that my picture of the snow-covered mountains and the "snowbow" of the other day was neat prompted me to place it as my banner shot today.  Thanks, Judy.

But the real purpose of today's blog is to remind you that it is ThrowBack Thursday.  I'm featuring before and after pictures of yours truly.


The first one was taken in April of 1985 contemplating the multi-colored Mediterranean Sea at Monaco during our only (sniff)  vacation trip to Europe.

Thirty years later, just a week or so ago, the same (much grayer) guy in an equally pensive mood at the Red Raven Restaurant in Williams.



11 comments:

  1. Your neighbor whose good house is never doneMarch 5, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    I like your trio shot of the owlets. Such disdain as they were looking down on you! I heard that one of the three is more active and hard to get a shot of, so you were lucky that day. I love your new banner (of course I'm prejudice since it's the end of my street!) And of the 2 shots? I like the second one. "Youth is a gift. Age is a work of art."

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  2. You are aging like a great Viking!

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  3. I bit more gray, but you haven't really changed all that much.

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  4. Despite the lack of a smile (men!), that's a really good picture of you! I'm glad you made the snow bow picture your banner - it really is a lovely picture.

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    1. When I smile my face hurts. That makes me frown.

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  5. I made several short trips to Europe over the years, 1-3 weeks, primarily on business with side trips. It wasn't until moving there, living day to day in a smallish town that I began to understand and appreciate the place. If you can, go back. It's where most our our roots are, you and I and others of our ilk. It won't be there much longer, nor will we.
    Have any luck in the casino while you were there, perhaps Baccarat Chemin de fer?

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    1. Hah! A few francs disappeared down a slot machine and that was that.

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  6. Judy does some beautiful work with her camera, doesn't she? Your TBT shot made me think that 1985 was the year I made my very first trip to Europe. I'd say that trip changed my life. I fell in love with travel and especially Europe. That trip would lead to many, many more trips abroad.

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  7. How serious on these pictures, not the way you appear in your posts... :-)

    Great pictures by Judy, yes. But you have both your ways or presenting things.
    Your previous banner was worth a watercolor, this one too.

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