St. Ignace, Michigan
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Founder of the Girl Scouts of North America
In 1953, Girl Scouts of the USA purchased and restored Juliette Low's childhood home in Savannah. It became known as the Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout National Center, and is often referred to in Scouting as the Birthplace. In 1965, the house was designated a registered National Historic Landmark. wikipedia
Kate and I went to the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert for Operation Support Our Troops - IL (OSOT-IL)
International MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush-protected MRAP. They had one of these on display. 1200 are being sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. These vehicles "feature special armoring and an innovative V-shaped hull design to protect our soldiers and Marines overseas from the detonation of mines and roadside bombs."
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Challenge Wind Mills were instrumental in the settling of the West, for they provided farmers with a way to pump water from under the ground. The slowly disintegrating dam, was built in to provide power for the 19th century plant. During WWII, the factory was used to make war materials After the war, the factory attempted to return to peace time production, but closed in 1946. Portions of the factory are still being used for a variety of small businesses.
Along The Fox River
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Petalostemum purpureum or Dalea purpurea
Well, the new equipment works! I got sent to Florida last week to cover for another speaker, and since this was unbudgeted revenue, I decided to reward myself. So I bought a second, used D70 and a real 1:1 macro lens (Tamron 90mm). Both work pretty dang well, particularly the macro.
I was too lazy to bring a tripod to a Fourth of July show, so I thought I'd experiment.
It's wallpaper - view bigger!
July 4, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Bandit wanders just how much he'd be in trouble if he just took one tiny bite out of that guy with the camera.
Cruise Night / Classic Car Show
Downers Grove, Illinois
The Keokuk-Hamilton bridge is a concrete girder, 4-lane bridge from Keokuk, Iowa to Hamilton, Illinois. It carries U.S. Route 136 across the Mississippi River. The Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge was built in 1985, taking over automobile traffic from the Keokuk Rail Bridge (though the latter bridge still carries rail traffic). During the Great Flood of 1993, the rising Mississippi temporarily made the Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge inaccessible from the Illinois side of the river; later, gravel was layered over the threatened section of U.S. 136 to raise its level and keep the road and bridge accessible for the remaining flood period. From Wikipedia
The other bridge to the north is the Keokuk Rail Bridge which carried a highway on the upper deck…this bridge replaced the highway portion. It is still used for rail traffic.