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just for kids

This photo was taken from my back yard, this hot air balloon was landing near our house.


just for kidsCanon EOS 7D (105mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO100)

grange quilts

I admire the hard work and craftsmanship of quilters.  There were plenty of them at the Grange fair.


Here is a view of several of them hanging in the main hall.

quiltsCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

I liked this pattern in monochrome

quiltCanon EOS 7D (80mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO4000)

I thought this one had some cool colors.

quiltCanon EOS 7D (58mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO4000)


grange goodies

This is a bunch of shots of (mostly) edible things from the grange fair.


I don’t quite get these, a bunch of haybales that were judged. ¬†What is the criteria for judging haybales?

haybalesCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/4, 1/30 sec, ISO1600)


tomatoesCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

hot peppers

hot peppersCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5, 1/50 sec, ISO1600)

closer view of one of the winners, 1st place

1st prizeCanon EOS 7D (55mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO1600)


eggplantsCanon EOS 7D (55mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO1600)

grange critters

Animal photos from the Grange fair.

A not-so-well behaved goat that was hawking visitors

goatCanon EOS 7D (32mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

The evil eye from one of the cows

cowCanon EOS 7D (102mm, f/4, 1/200 sec, ISO1600)

Sleepy sheep

sleeping sheepCanon EOS 7D (105mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO1250)




a new chapter

Alex and I just returned from the DMV, he passed his drivers license test, congratulations Alex!!

alex drivers licenseSAMSUNG SCH-I545 (4.2mm, f/2.2, 1/309 sec, ISO50)