Saturday, December 31, 2011

Courtney and Ryan

It was suggested to me a while back that I should take wedding pictures for my cousin's daughter.  I agreed, but not enthusiastically.  It wasn't that bad though.  Hopefully they'll like some of them.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

White Christmas

We woke up to a white Christmas morning, but it wasn't snow, it was frost.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


I got another sock monkey and a sock monkey coffee cup for Christmas.  Woo hoo!!  :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

First Day of Winter

We haven't had much of a winter at all here in Kanawha county this year.  The pansies are still doing great in front of the federal building on Virginia St.  That's the Municipal Auditorium in the background.

The Fighter

Chief Bob Kitty got in a fight the other night and got his eye hurt.  I think he's gonna pull through though.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hoops Classic

Teays Valley Christian and Calvary Baptist Christian played the first Saturday game of the Hoops Classic in Charleston this morning.  I just about couldn't find a place to sit. ;-)  Teays valley won with a score of 51 to 46.  That makes them 6 and 0 for the season.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

I was looking through some pictures and found this one of an an old church near my father-in-law's in Beaufort, SC.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

237 Capitol Street

I took this on Thanksgiving morning.  I like walking around Charleston on Saturday mornings or holidays when there's hardly anybody out.

Monday, December 12, 2011


This one makes my eyes cross if I look at it too long.  :-/

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cass, WV

I took these back in October.  I'd almost forgotten about them.  I think this building was part of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company.  I really like the colors.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ott Building

The back of this building is a favorite of photographers around the area.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saint Albans Sunrise

From the roof of the fire station.  We had just come back from a call as the sun was coming up, so I headed up to the roof to watch the sunrise.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Our friends invited us to have Thanksgiving dinner with them today.  It was great!  Tomorrow we're gonna do it all over again at my mom's.

We've got a lot to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dragon Lady

The "Dragon Lady" is the Lockheed U-2.  It's the plane on the right side of the picture, pointing upward.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Muddy Mess

This is Molly and I after we fixed a leak under the house.  Kim had a pizza fixed and waiting on us when we got done.  It was awesome.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shay Number 5

This is the oldest fully operational Shay locomotive and it's still used today by the Cass Scenic railroad.  It was bought in 1905 by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in Cass, WV.  I took this picture while My daughter and I were passing by on another train that was on it's way to Whittaker Station.  I like this picture even though it's not in focus and there's some motion blur and the composition isn't that great.  Usually I would just delete a photo like this but it reminds me of an old photo that could have been taken anytime between 1905 and now.  I like it because there's nothing in the photo that would give away in what time period the photo was taken.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Guthries ?

A building on Dickinson Street in Charleston.  I thought the sign read "Guthrie's Pub", when I took the picture, but now that I look at it I can't really tell what the last word is.  I'll have to ask Kim, since "midtown" was one of her beats, years ago.  Tom Hindman, do you know what it says?

This is in the "Street Level" style.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Green Bank Telescope

A couple more shots of the GBT.  The guy that gave us the tour said the people that work there call it the Great Big Thing.  That thing is awesome up close.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

My first attempt at photographing the Milky way.  The telescope in the corner is the Green Bank Telescope.  The largest land-based movable structure on earth.  It's pretty impressive up close.

Morning and Afternoon

Snowshoe Sunrise

The view from our balcony.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cold, Snow and Fog

My daughter and I went to Snowshoe today.  Kim's sick and she wanted us out of hair, so she booted us out.  ;-)  Our friends brother has an apartment there that he just remodeled and he let us have it for the weekend.  When we got here it was 32 degrees, about an inch of snow and fog, fog, fog!