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Kick out the jam...it'll all pan out
In my last post I mentioned visiting a friend who lived just downstream from the ice jam north of Bismarck. I didn't get much of a view of it from Fox Island, as it started downstream from the lookout, but from my friend's backyard the view was a little bit better. I grabbed my cam
What a difference a few months makes
Double Ditch is one of my favorite sunset spots, particularly this spot next to the fencepost on the north end of the park. The warmth of those summer evenings sure seems the antithesis of today's scene.
This ice jam is quite nasty, and we sure hope it stays right where
Since we're talking about ice...
I can tell from my site stats that when people come to this blog, they usually view a few pages. I don't know how far back they go, but probably not far enough back to find some of my favorite photos and/or posts. This ice talk, along with the fact that I have NOT risked getting in the way of
Thoughts of a sandbagger
I heard the call for volunteers go out on KFYR radio, so I was ecstatic when our boss called an impromptu staff meeting first thing this morning. Anyone who wanted to go help fill/load sandbags could do so on company time. Needless to say, many of us bolted directly to the Civic Center.
How high's the water? Find out here
Public Service Announcement: if you want to know how high the Missouri River is and are fortunate enough not to have it encroaching on your property, you can click on the above image or click here for the NOAA page.
This post brought to you by "global warming"
I sure picked a good year to finally buy a snowblower! Apparently the flooding that's plaguing much of North Dakota has been blamed on global cooling warming climate change by President Obama. He couldn't be more wrong, but he's got an agenda to advance and he's sticking
Heart River flooding / ice jam
Quite the crew of spotters I have...two of my friends and my mom called to let me know that the Heart River was jammed full of ice. I was already out and about running errands while my beautiful wife and dashingly handsome boys took their much-needed naps, so I headed out with my camera to jo
Earl Pomeroy: dishonest then, dishonest now, or both?
Earl "the Pearl" Pomeroy decided grandstanding would be good once again, vehemently shouting that the people have said, "hell no, and give us our money back!" in response to the bonuses given to AIG employees, bonuses which were contractually owed to those employees. Like
I have a friend who is part of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony this year, and she was kind enough to give me a ticket for tonight's performance. It was quite cool, and I was able to sneak a few photos from time to time without being disruptive. I really like the Symphony and the Belle Mehu
Badlands balancing act
This precariously perched petrification sits near a scoria / gravel road near the National Grasslands north of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I had to hike through a little bit of crusty snow to get the angle I wanted, but it was worthwhile. I love these spring Dakota days where we have s
40,000 and the tallest outdoor potty in the state
I took my 40,000th photo with my trusty Canon camera today. I was paying a second visit to one of the coolest locations I've ever visited for photos, and the first shot I took was deep within the infrastructure. For some reason my camera jumped from 39,999 to 40,001! I don't have
The Old Rugged Cross
I love to use music references in the titles of my blog posts. Sometimes pop music fits the bill, other times those old hymns are the ticket. I have to say, I prefer the hymns.
I don't do much black and white photography, but this just seemed to fit.
Golden Hour pays off big...but the Sweet Hour pays off bigger
I'm sure there comes a point in every photographer's life when they discover the Golden Hour, a photography term for the first hour before sunrise and the last hour after sunset. That's when the light gets really cool, painting your outdoor subjects with an array of color.
Prairie ice cube dispenser
I'm always fascinated when finding these wells out in the middle of an otherwise nondescript field. The metal protruding from the ground around this one leads me to believe that they were previously powered by windmills, which were then replaced by a handle. This one sits along north 15
Hey, look what I found!
I was looking for something else and came across this photo, which I forgot I'd taken. I was on my way back from a week-long shoot in Nevada and was able to click a few shots of the old Memorial Bridge just as they began the process of preparing the new bridge's construction. As yo
March calendar available for download
I didn't announce when I posted it, but the link on the right panel has been available for a few days now. This month's calendar features our state's biennial Legislature, with a photo of the House chamber doing the state's business.
Click here to download
Probably the biggest mailbox you'll see all day
I don't know if you get ever get 55 gallons of mail. Some days it seems like I do. Now that Citi Financial is on hard times, at least they've decided to stop wasting postage on all those stupid credit offers! One thing I couldn't help but wonder: where can I score some of tha
I found myself out west of Mandan the other night chasing Orion, the constellation also known as the Hunter. Its appearance in the sky marks the fall season, and its disappearance is part of summer. I was awfully cold getting this shot, which was a 30 second exposure at the side of a lonely
The fog comes on little cat feet.
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
I first read this poem by Carl Sandburg back in third grade or so. It's hard to remember when, exactly; I was in private school and would
Honk if you're paying my mortgage.
I don't often post images from other sites, but this one seems quite appropriate considering the lunacy going on with the Obamination Administration.
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