Sleeping Jewel


Sleeping Jewel
Originally uploaded by johnhallmen

Be sure to click on the thumbnail and then click the “All Sizes” icon beneath the title. It’s breath-taking.

Off To School



Off To School
Originally uploaded by rynosoft

Graham forgot his book AND his cello when we left for school this morning. Fortunately, he remembered when we were only a block away. I snapped this after he had retrieved both. Yes, that’s snow again. It snowed a little overnight.

Ming and Other Pictures

I’ve been working late nights this week and Ming has missed my presence in bed I think. Last night he came out and kept demanding my attention. It was unusual enough when he croaked his meower at me but when he climbed onto my desk it was apparent that he needed attention. After I tried to ignore that, he settled on my Macbook Pro and sat there daring me to remove him. Eventually I was able to convince him to get off my laptop but he sought warmth elsewhere. I snapped a bunch of pictures and as usual a few came out pretty good. I was especially happy with the last few because, up until now, I’ve been unable to get a good picture of his cataracts. He’s totally blind in his left eye and can only see out the edges of his right eye.

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Drain surfer


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Originally uploaded by claypanpete

I love the boy’s face, which doesn’t even seem wet, surrounded by brown liquid that doesn’t really look like water. Click the thumbnail on the right for a better view.

Rise x2


Rise x2
Originally uploaded by Squid Vicious

So many great parts to this photograph: rising moon, Mt. Hood in the distance and Portland waking up.

Thomas’ remix


Thomas’ remix
Originally uploaded by rynosoft

Thomas remixed a photo of mine from last summer using some Photoshop tips he found online.

Cool old photos from the LOC


Worker at carbon black plant, Sunray, Texas (LOC)
Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress recently released some of their photos on Flickr. This particular picture is very compelling, but there are scores of others in the “1930s-1940s in Color” and “News in the 1910s” sets. Some other favorites:



 

Mid-morning nap time


Mid-morning nap time
Originally uploaded by rynosoft

 

1975 Sears Christmas Catalog


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Originally uploaded by Wishbook

When I was 9, there were few things more exciting than the arrival of the Sears Christmas catalog. I bought my microscope and my chemistry set out of that catalog. I wanted to get the electronics set but never did.

Run DMC

 
Run DMC
Originally uploaded by etchasketchist
Run DMC was the first rap group I ever heard and the first concert I ever attended without my parents. This picture comes from one of my favorite blogs, The Etcha-Sketchist