This bit of sunset two nights ago was situated between clouds and the ground, looking like it was being torn from the sky. This was taken at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Fern Ridge Rd.
I’m not sure when it happened, but I noticed the other day the police department on 3rd Ave. had a bit of a face lift. It used to be one could only see a vague outline of the words ‘police department’… it was so faint, in fact, I didn’t even realize it was actually there until I took a photo of it once and noticed it when I viewed the photo later on my computer.
So it’s all snazzy now. As snazzy as a box-shaped building like this can be without some serious renovation, that is.
I took the image above during the town parade on the 4th of July. There were a lot of flags in the parade, both big and small.
I’m aware some folks outside of the United States are curious as to why we Americans are so fond of our flag. Each part of the flag means something — the 50 stars represent the 50 states in our country, the thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies, and so on — but what’s more, it’s a symbol of our national pride. It’s not an easy thing to explain, and it’s not based on conceit or elitism or ego (it may not seem like it at present, but it is true). It’s just a very basic part of who we are as a nation.
The U.S. isn’t perfect, and we have things in our country’s history of which to be ashamed, but overall, I think we do pretty well. And I am proud to be an American.
Thus concludes my random tangent into patriotism. We now resume your regularly scheduled photo blog. 😉
I passed by the Charles and Martha Brown House a few days ago, and noticed it was being worked on so I thought I’d take a picture. It’s great to see it making progress, as a like of volunteer man hours have gone into restoring it. See the Brown House web site for more information on what they’re doing and why.
I attended an open house at the Brown House a few months ago, if you’d like to see some of the inside.
As I threat… um, promised yesterday, here are some shots I took at the latest Stro’s Wednesday Nite Cruise-In.
The car in the above photo is a 1959 Edsel convertible. The car at right is something else entirely. What that something else is, I haven’t a clue. As usual. I only knew the first one because there was a helpful sign in the window of the car.
I’ve uploaded more photos to my Flickr photoset of the event, though I still have more to process. I’ll add them to the set tomorrow, and possibly the next day.
I attended another classic car cruise-in (see the event’s web site) last night at the A&W. I haven’t processed most of the photos yet, but I did get a photo of the ring leader, Russ Strohmeyer (left — didn’t get the name of his assistant). He emcees each event, and raffles off donated prizes to raise money for the Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation, which gives college scholarships to area students.
I had a bit of a winning streak during the raffle. I bought six tickets, and ended up winning three times. I gave two of the winning tickets to a couple of kids, as did other multiple winners.
As a point of interest, Russ is also an extremely talented professional portrait photographer.
Tomorrow I’ll post more photos of the cars at the show, but for now, please visit the handful I have up in a Flickr photoset.
I took the above two nights ago. We’ve had rather warm summer weather recently, so the clouds (and accompanying breeze) were a welcome change.
I would also like to point out the picture is flipped horizontally, which I just noticed. I can’t replace it on the server it’s presently hosted, so just pretend it’s flipped the other way.
I posted a photo of these trees in Neitling Park in May, when they were showing off their spring colors. I thought it might be nice to revisit the park in a different season. I’m hoping to remember to do this this autumn and winter, as well.