Wednesday, December 26, 2012


When you have to work on Christmas, it's always nice to have a nice place to stay. Here's a view from our hotel in Cancun.  It was absolutely gorgeous...............the water was incredible, the temperature just right, and warm friendly folks everywhere.  Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas wherever you are! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Flamingo in Aruba

I've been going through a lot of my older photos.  Boy, they sure bring back some great memories.  Here's a shot of a flamingo I took while in Aruba (AUA). The hotel that we stay at has a private island with seven or eight flamingos.  They've become "domesticated" and mingle with the folks vacationing there.  I was literally able to get within inches of this flamingo, hence the close up.  Sure makes me want to go back there for some R and R.......

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


For Jimmy's birthday, I bought him several races at the local K1 racing track.  He took his good friend Remmy (NOT a Jet's fan by the way..............LOL), to show him how to race one of these little speed demons.  As you can see from the time on the board, Jimmy seemed to have figured the track out fairly quickly and won this race (and several after that). Remmy didn't do too bad either, but it seems Jimmy is so competitive on every level, it's just hard to beat him.  Good job Jimmy!  Hope you both had fun!  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Was notified that I had another photo in the USA Today newspaper today!  The shot is of Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel mountains outside of San Francisco.  It was only a light dusting, but was beautiful to say the least.   Looks like winter is on its way!!!!  Bundle up!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


A couple of days ago while I was driving home, I noticed an inordinate number of birds congregating on the power lines by where I live. Since a few were moving about, it took a few minutes to get a shot of a group of sitting birds.......................  So now we have a photo of a union meeting going to the birds! :-)

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Yesterday, December 1st, 2012, I had the opportunity to fly a military charter into Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL.  While descending into the Naval Air Station airspace, we flew right below a "virga rainbow" that developed in front of us.  It was certainly a nice "greeting" to our early morning that had started at 0300 in the morning in Newark a few hours earlier!