Fourth of July 2013 – Photos of Fireworks

We stayed home this year and watched our local city fireworks. Below are some photos. We had a great time and hope you did too.Fireworks [Read more…]

Happy 4th

Here are some photos from our 4th of July. As you can see, we started the evening with one very excited baby and returned home with one exhausted baby. Before the show began, four piper cubs from the local flight school and aviation museum flew low over the park while people cheered and Siena stared in amazement. This is the same flight school where I’m currently learning to fly.

Fireworks are fun to photograph! By varying the shutter speed or even using bulb exposures the results can be quite different.

Crater Lake Road Trip

Little Red Hen and I spent the weekend of the 4th in Oregon as we drove down to Medford to visit my sister and see Crater Lake. In fact, earlier in my blog I posted a picture of the lake as I flew over from 35,000 feet. After showing this picture to Theresa, we both agreed that we had to go back (we’ve both been before, but many years ago).

Crater Lake Road TripWe decided to leave on Saturday and arrived in Shady Cove (near Medford) just in time to attend my sisters church. She goes to the Red Rock Cowboy Church which originally started out as a church service at the local rodeos but eventually settled down to its current location an old barn that has been converted into a church. The service itself was enjoyable and involved a lot of country worship songs, cowboy hats and guitars. During the collection they passed around a cowboy hat for donations. We both agree that the epitome of the Red Rock parishioner was this old cowboy we spotted who sported a skoal ring, wranglers, a large Red Rock Cowboy Church belt buckle and an oxygen tube that he had to remove in order to smoke. [Read more…]