Some Pictures I Took over the past few Days…

I’m almost giddy with joy that I have no work-related travel for almost three weeks — so Brenda tells me.  Not sure how she feels about it.  I’m planning a writing project for the time, but mostly thrilled at the opportunity to establish something of a routine — to plant some roots, knowing that I’ll be yanking them back up again the next time I head over to RDU.

I just downloaded into iPhoto some of the pictures I’ve taken with my new Canon pocket camera, and I’m pretty impressed.  Thought I’d share.

There are few cities as magnificent to fly over as Chicago.

I’m pretty sure this was in O’Hare Airport. It was running TV wrapped around the poll. It was extremely impressive looking, and it made me want to know how they did it. However, when it comes right down to it, a TV that you have to walk around can’t be very practical.

I was amazed at the clarity of the sky and the greenery of crops and forest. This is quite unusual for the end of August, which usually has the sky a skim milk misty haze.

This is a wind mill farm in the same general area. I wonder if we’re going to be seeing a lot more of this. I know it’s early, but it seems that stimulus money is being used to solve small problems, not big ones.

I was stunned by the contrast of shades in this collection of plants in front of the hotel I stayed in. I learned afterward that the hotel was owned by the Onida Tribe — hence, the attached casino.

OK, so could you get use to working in a high school where a horse farm is what you see walking out of the front doors. It’s been a long time since I’ve lived this close to nature and farm land — but “Yes!” I could get use to this.

After many hours of delays, both by American Airlines and United, we’re flying home, Chicago shining brilliantly out the left window. If it looks like we’re beneath the 10,000 where operation of electronics is allowed, I’ll just say that my new Cannon has one corker of a telephoto setting.

A little bit closer in. The image is not clear because of the lack of light and the length of time that they shutter had to remain open to collect enought light.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.