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.

Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack

Meet Uncle Jack.  Just after midnight on 6 Jun 44, he parachuted into Normandy the night before the D-Day invasion as part of the 101st Airborne Division.   He was the only one of his squad of 15 men to live through the war.  Although he was badly wounded in the Battle of Bastogne, he came home, married my aunt, had two children, and lived a long life.  Uncle Jack passed a couple of years ago at the age of 95.  He was always an active person and swam several times a week until the last couple of years.

Resting Pug

Resting Pug

Resting Pug  Hey, it’s Sunday; a day of rest.  Now I’m a SME, subject matter expert, on resting.  I’ve rested almost everywhere; on floors, couches, hardwood floors, chairs, tile floors, etc.; in planes, trains, and automobiles, even boats; on grass, dirt, sand, concrete, asphalt, rocks, logs; in my bed, on human laps, and, yes, even in my human’s bed; occasionally.  In this image, I’m actually “on duty” at my duty station resting with my favorite human, on Sunday.

B-25 Miss Mitchell

 

B-25 Miss Mitchell

This B-25 Miss Mitchell image was captured before it’s flight as part of 20 B-25s flying to the Air Force Museum for the 70th Doolittle Raider Reunion in April 2012.  A storm was brewing just west of Grimes Field, but at the moment of the click, all was quiet.  For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the 70th Doolittle Raider reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.

B-25 My Buck

B-25 My Buck

This B-25 My Buck image was captured before it’s flight as part of 20 B-25s flying to the Air Force Museum for the 70th Doolittle Raider Reunion in April 2012.  “My Buck” was the B-25 bomber reportedly flown on 67 combat missions during WWII.  On the opposite side of this B-25’s nose is painted “Executive Sweet”, its actual name.  The “My Buck” noseart was painted as a memorial to Link Piazzo and his late wife Helen, who is the lovely lady in the painting.  My Buck was Link’s nickname for Helen.  For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the 70th Doolittle Raider reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.