69th Annual Threshermen’s Reunion

69th Annual Threshermen's Reunion

The 69th Annual Threshermen’s Reunion started today and will continue each day through Monday, September 4th.  Held each year during Labor Day weekend in Pontiac IL, the Central States Threshermen’s Reunion is the 2nd oldest show in the USA.  It suddenly occurred to me as I was walking over to a working threshing machine that 100 years ago, almost everyone knew what a threshing machine was.  Now, very few people know; let alone know how to operate one.  Of course, 100 years ago most people worked in farming or some form of the agriculture business.  Now, only a very small percentage of Americans work in agriculture.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting several more images as well as video captured today at the reunion.  Also, take a peek at threshermensreunion.org.

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron Fishing

Great Blue Heron Fishing  On my walkabouts, it’s easy to pass up species common to the area like the Great Blue Heron.  Great Blue Heron are both common and beautiful.  With changing light particularly late in the day, several images of the same heron can look quite different.  And, if the heron are accustomed to people in the area, it does not take a very long lens to capture nice images.