Saturday, December 31, 2011

365/365 Congratulations! We Made It!

Brandi and I want to say Congratulations to all of our Flickr Friends.  I accomplished what I set out to do.  I wanted to complete a 365, use my little Kodak M575 for all of my shots and not miss a day posting to Flickr.  I did just that.  I took 4988 photographs this year, according to my camera.  Congratulations to all and again Thank You So Very Much for all of the views, comments and encouragement!

Friday, December 30, 2011

364/365 Christmas Cards

We tape the Christmas Cards we receive to the front door.  This is a high-key of them.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

363/365 Brandi Yawning

I was out in the front yard looking for the POTD and caught Brandi yawning at the front door and found the POTD! xD

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

361/365 Gift I Gave My Wife

My Wife asked for a new Wedding Ring Set so this is what I came up with.  I think I did pretty good!  xD

Monday, December 26, 2011

360/365 New Toy

Remote control helicopter my Wife gave me for Christmas.  Pretty fun!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

357/365 Cute Winter Towel

Neighbor Lady gave us this for Christmas.  Reminds me of Chilly Willy!  :D

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

355/365 Rooster

I told you that you can never know what you may see around here.  We went out earlier and I spotted this rooster in the neighbor's yard but didn't get a pic.  We came home and a couple of hours later he showed up again.  Not sure where he came from.  And really I don't live on or even near what you would consider a farm. :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

354/365 Winter Tin

This is one of those popcorn tins that I'm sure you have seen and you may even have one of them!

Monday, December 19, 2011

353/365 Horse And Rider

You never know what you may see out of your front door around here!  Wish it could have been a better shot, but I'm not disappointed with this crop.  I like the 3D effect too.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

352/365 Snowman

A slightly slid Snowman decoration at work.  HSS!  I'm on vacation until January 6th, 2012!  Yippee!!! xD

Friday, December 16, 2011

350/365 Security Fence

The storage building next to where I work.  Happy Fence Friday.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

349/365 Squirrel

Saw this squirrel in one of the trees in the backyard.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

348/365 Christmas Wreath

A new addition to the front door.  I like the way it is a wreath of snowflakes, though I'm in no way wishing for snow. :D

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

347/365 End Of The Presidential Dollar Coin Program

Seems the Presidential Dollar Coin Program will be ended soon.  Presidential dollar coin victim of budget crunch.  Here is an opposing view.  Administration gets it wrong on Presidential Dollar Coin program.  Just finished up this folder and was looking forward to beginning the 2nd volume next year.

Monday, December 12, 2011

346/365 Dog Through The Fence

I sort of like the abstract/painting feeling of my neighbor's dog.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

345/365 Clamp Fixture

A mill fixture from work.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, December 9, 2011

343/365 Black Widow

This came down from the ceiling at work and landed.  I didn't realize it was a Black Widow until I reviewed my shots a short time later.  Needless to say I was on the lookout for it the rest of the day when I found out.  I enhanced this to bring out the hourglass. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

342/365 Twelve Months

My Father died a year ago today.  Hard to imagine how fast the time has passed.  I miss you very much Dad.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

341/365 Critter On The Countertop

This critter was on the blinds earlier and I didn't get a good shot of him.  Came into the kitchen and saw him on the counter.  Didn't realize he was getting a drink until I was editing.  Happy Bokeh Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

340/365 Backyard Bayou

It was higher yesterday.  Nothing got even close to the house though.  The squirrel was a bonus.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

338/365 Slid Coaster

I slid my ceramic drink coaster.  Happy Slider Sunday.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

329/365 Ant And Fence

Spent the day getting the yard winterized, mulched the leaves and cut the grass.  Wish I could have gotten this ant more in focus.  Happy Fence Friday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

327/365 Brandi Isn't Feeling Well

She has an upset stomach.  Happens every once in a while.  I'm sure she will be better soon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

326/365 You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid

My Brother and I love the movie "A Christmas Story".  He gave me the DVD a couple of years ago so I thought I would get him "An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!" for Christmas.  Picked this up at Walmart for about $25.  I picked out the best one I could find overall, package and all.  He may not open it and want to keep it for his collection.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

324/365 Night Vision

This slid shot reminds me of the view through night vision goggles.  I simply chose another color for white balance and this is what I got.  Happy Slider Sunday everyone.  Hope your weekend was drier than ours.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

320/365 Fall Silhouette

Was attempting to capture the unusual cloud formation but I really like the silhouette.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

319/365 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set

This offering by the U.S. Mint was a real fiasco.  Took me over an hour and 15 minutes to get 2 sets ordered online (1 for myself and the other as a gift to my Brother).  Just do a quick search and you should find some great stories.  These sets are now selling on eBay for 2 and a half to 3 times original cost ($299.95 ea).  Unbelievable.

The 25th Anniversary Silver Eagle Set will contain the following coins:

    2011 Proof Silver Eagle (W mint mark)
    2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle (W mint mark)
    2011 Uncirculated Silver Eagle (S mint mark)
    2011 Reverse Proof Silver Eagle (P mint mark)
    2011 Silver Eagle bullion coin (no mint mark, but struck at the San Francisco Mint)

The five coins are packaged in a “custom-design, highly polished, lacquered hardwood presentation case.” Each set is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

The 25th Anniversary Set will include two very significant coins in the American Silver Eagle series. These are the 2011-P Reverse Proof Silver Eagle and the 2011-S Uncirculated Silver Eagle. Provided these coins are not offered in any other format, they would have a maximum mintage of 100,000 pieces. These two coins would become the second lowest mintage Silver Eagles across all years and formats, after the rare 1995-W Proof Silver Eagle, which has a mintage of 30,125.

Monday, November 14, 2011

318/365 Happy Birthday Brandi!

Today is Brandi's 12th Birthday.  She is old for a Boxer.  We got her Christmas Day the same year, 1999.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

317/365 Hazy Moon

Another hand held moon shot that I think came out really well.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!