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Archive for February, 2013





Wednesday and Thursday, February 20 & 21, 2013 is one for the record books in Wichita, Ks.   We experienced the second heaviest snowfall from a single storm on record.  The only one larger was in 1962.  At least 14″ has fallen officially, which is a very big deal for Kansas.   This one even beats the one in March 1970.  That one was in the 13″ plus category, and I had the unfortunate experience of being on a boy scout camping trip for that one.  (Forecasting was much less accurate then!)

Rather than try to drive somewhere for photography this time, I just walked around the house – this was my favorite.   It doesn’t really show the magnitude of the snowfall, but it was the most attractive.   I hope in the days to come we might get some interesting light and perhaps I can get  some more interesting images.   Although Kansas really got hammered with snow, and all the problems it causes, in the long run this will be beneficial because the farmers are really needing the moisture.

Into The Void




It looks like some sort of Photoshop trickery, but this is exactly how it looked.   This is Princess Cruises Island Princess, plowing into thick fog along the Inside Passage off Canada back in 2006.  No horizon, no sky, no frame of reference.  Thank goodness for radar.   I suppose the unpleasant recent news about the disabled Carnival ship got me to thinking about my cruise ship photos.  Happily, nothing went wrong with the ship on this excursion.



I once double parked my buggy in the car section, and was ticketed.  The horse was mad at me too.   Anyhow, although my wife has insisted a funny caption “would come to me”, I’m giving up on that and going into an explanation.   This sign is on a very good restaurant in the tiny Kansas town of Yoder.   Founded in 1889 as an Amish community, it survives to this day.   In addition to the Carriage Crossing  restaurant, there are other shops in town that cater to visitors.   You can still see horse drawn buggies around the area, mingling with cars.   This sign could make for a photograph that was actually good, if you happened to visit at the right time and caught some buggies and cars, in interesting light perhaps.

(For anyone outside the U.S., I’m not sure if “Buggy” is an American  term or not, it refers to a small horse drawn vehicle.)






Just some windows in what passes as a tall building in downtown Wichita, Ks.   Shot in the late afternoon and converted to monochrome in Lightroom.