Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

I love this photo, because it is a street that I would love to walk down every day. This is the main road through Oranjestad, Aruba. My wife and I went here for our 10th Anniversary. We had such a wonderful time there, we cannot wait to go back. The people are excellent, food is great, and it is a very relaxing place to go. Hope you enjoy!

Hard Rock Aruba

Hard Rock Aruba

DanD

Fire Danger in Kansas

The weather this winter has been rough. But as Spring has begun here in Kansas, we have been greeted with fire danger warnings due to dryer than normal conditions, as well as high winds. Today, as my wife and I were driving home, we noticed smoke coming from the vicinity of our house. When we got home there was a large fire in the pasture behind our house. Evidently some “kids” had decided that it would be fun today to set one of our neighbor’s hay bales on fire. Needless to say, with the 30 mile-per-hour wind and the dry conditions, it quickly got out of hand. The Fire Department was there already battling the blaze. Most of it was out, but since the sun was down, it turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for some excellent photos. No one was hurt in the fire, which made it all the better. Hope you enjoy!

Field Fire

Field Fire

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This post serves a dual purpose for me. First, it hits a weekly photo challenge, and second, it makes me want Spring even more. Fitting, as tomorrow will be the first day of Spring.

I took this photo last May, when our flowers were in full bloom. These irises, which we got from some of our old neighbors, are so dark that they almost appear black. The textures and subtle color changes throughout made it clear to me that a close up was the best for showing all the nuances for these flowers. I love the signs of Spring, and am definitely ready for that to happen this year! Hope you all enjoy!

Dark Iris

Dark Iris

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Ready for Spring

As everyone in Kansas is saying right now (I’m certain of that), “I am ready for Spring.”

This winter has been rough, with bitterly cold temperatures, snow, wind, and downright miserable conditions. Being a photographer, that makes it rough to get out and get pictures to post. In going through my pictures, I remembered this one. I love thunderstorms, especially watching them build over Kansas, where you can see them for miles. This one was building just south of Hutchinson, Kansas in June of last year. It was approximately 8:30 in the evening, but still well before sunset. The clouds were so thick that it seemed as though the sun had already set. I loved this photo, and I hope you do too!

Summer Thunderstorm

Summer Thunderstorm

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