My wife and I have cats. This is one of the two. His name is Pepe Le Pew. We named him that because (of course) he’s black and white. But he was also a stray, and was not used to “real” food, which had an adverse effect on his digestive system. I’ll leave that to your imagination. Thankfully, that did not last long; only long enough for us to come up with a great naming convention for him. Pepe is a ‘fraidy cat. At the slightest “non-expected” (which means pretty much any noise at all) he bolts for the safety of either our storage room in the basement, or makes a bee-line beneath the love seat in the living room. I caught him napping today on our bed, and managed to get very close to get this picture. He laid there very patiently. I was ever-so-quiet. He laid there through the focusing, not even moving. Just looking at me as though it was the most natural thing in the world. He lay there through the pre-flash, just squinting a tiny bit as the light came on. Then the shutter. And Pepe was gone. Up and vanished like a fart in the wind. But I love this picture. Hope you enjoy!
Pepe Le Pew
My wife and I love to get around and go to many different events throughout the state. Unfortunately, we don’t get to visit nearly enough of them, though. The past few years, we always make a point of going to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, KS. While we were there, we met a couple who were newly engaged, and walked around with them. I managed to get this photo at one point in the day, which I thought turned out very well. Hope you all enjoy!
Baldwin City Love
This picture made me wonder “What does the sun see beyond those trees?” Hope you all enjoy!
I got a new job. I started this past Monday, which has added to my lack of posting. But I think I might just be able to get back into the swing of things. At least for a while. So for my new job, I went to Mequon, WI for training. That area is beautiful, especially if you can take some time to run out to Port Washington, WI. It’s a smaller town, but right on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are many overlooks, and the town is very quaint, and very inviting to visitors. I went up there on the morning of January 15, and captured the sunrise. This is one of the almost 60 photos I took that morning, but I loved the red sky, the darker clouds, and the beam of light, reaching across the lake as though to begin waking up the sleepy little town. The morning was quite cold, but viewing the sky ablaze with the rising sun was warming to the soul. What a great start to the day! Hope you all enjoy!
Lake Michigan Sunrise
Kansas (along with a large portion of the rest of the United States) has been in a drought this past year. We are also in the middle of winter, which usually means that there isn’t a great deal of moisture around here, anyways. However, yesterday we had a nice rain shower that lasted most of the day. As I was looking out the window, I noticed the reflection in my antique truck. The tree, which has no leaves due to the winter climate, was reflected in the green of my truck. This image struck me that the rain we were getting will bring life (eventually) back to the trees, and they will be green (like my truck). It made me think of it as a foreshadowing of what is to come, in that in a few months’ time, the tree itself will also be green, not just a green reflection of the tree. Hope you all enjoy!
Rainy Day Reflections