Just After O’dark Thirty

Just After O'dark Thirty

Just After O’dark Thirty  Why awake and be on location by o’dark thirty?  Photogs know all to well.  Moreover, photographers as well as bird watchers, nature lovers, and many others will gather, as they do every year in mid March, to see the Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River in Nebraska. The cranes lift off the river just after sunrise.  In this image, they are still roosting on the river just below the horizon.  They leave the river in flocks sometimes numbering in the thousands, even tens of thousands.

TBM Avenger

TBM Avenger

TBM Avenger  The 2nd annual TBM Avenger reunion will soon be back to Peru, IL.  Yes, on Saturday May 20, 2017, many Grumman TBM Avengers will gather at Illinois Valley Regional Airport; possibly making it the largest gathering of airworthy Avengers, at least, since last years event.  Really looking forward to it; last year’s reunion was a wonderful event; close to home.