Monday Geese Monday, Aug 13 2007 

Monday Geese

13 August 2007

Day Forty-one at Bristol

Happy Birthday, Brett!

I am not at No Frills Grill with Kyle and Jill and Brett, celebrating Brett’s birthday tonight.  But, I wish I were.

After all of the usual Monday stuff, I also had to pack and ship two big tubs of product to the Michigan Renaissance Festival which opens next weekend.   The FedEx facility is located in a very nice industrial park, also occupied by Abbot Labs.  As is so common around here, the Abbot Labs building and parking lot are adjacent to a lovely pond.  And today, that pond was host to a large number of Canadian Geese.  Perhaps I’m just meant to learn more about Canadian Geese on Mondays!  😉

Not one to turn down a photo opportunity these days, I parked and pulled out my camera.  Again, I took quite a few photos, including a couple that show when the geese on one side of the pond all simultaneously took flight toward the water,  and effortlessly glided into swimming posture on the little pond.  I was critiquing my photo for use here, when I realized I’d also captured the reason for that not-so-spontaneous movement.  In the top left corner of that photo you can pretty plainly see the small dark shape that is the poodle that startled all the geese!  An SUV had pulled to the side of the road, and a door had opened.  Out came this little dog!  When the dog seemed to have tired of harrassing the geese, he turned back toward the vehicle, whose door again opened, and he jumped right inside.  Odd little scenario—I was greatly amused.

Susan, along with me on my FedEx adventure,  got some really awesome pictures, too.  Her camera does a deeper zoom than mine does.  The photo I chose to include here at the KRuMB is one of the geese on a different side of the pond.  They were quiet and content. 

Tomorrow is a crazy sewing day.  It has to be! 

~MB

Blurry and Blue Monday, Aug 13 2007 

11 August 2007

Saturday. Despite the (finally) beginning of the English Football season; despite the fact that I can watch football on two different channels; I was feeling low. Probably because I was not in Wisconsin. Possibly because it was 103 degrees outside my door. Either way, I couldn’t really be arsed to do anything. My personal football training was cancelled due to general malaise and I’m guessing that weighed in on the overall feeling of the day. Blue & Blurry. Blue & Blurry
Cheers.

~KR (11 August 2007)

Listening to:
All You Need is Love by The Beatles
on The Beatles 1

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 6 sec (6)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Bias: -1 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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Destruction Equipment Monday, Aug 13 2007 

10 August 2007

Friday, finally, and another day that just got away. At 5, the boss came to me and said, we can finish this up at any joint with WiFi; so off we went to (where else?) No Frills Grill. We worked for at least 2 maybe 3 more hours. On the way I spied this crazy little bit of machinery: construction_equipment
It’s in that construction zone I waxed about previously, but what was most amusing about it and the reason I took the photo was its size. It’s small. Quite small, really, for a piece of destruction construction equipment. I didn’t notice when I took the photo, leaned out of my car window as I was, the Whataburger cup on the butt of the machine. I guess its synchronistic appearance in the photo puts paid to my amusement at how small it was. That cup looks absolutely monstrous in comparative size. Oh, and in the trees you can see the vestigates of the “webs” created by those parasitic webworms that invaded North Texas earlier this year.
Cheers.

~KR (10 August 2007)

Listening to:
My Funny Valentine by Keith Jarrett
on Still Live

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 24.3 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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Straw Hat Monday, Aug 13 2007 

Straw Hat

12 August 2007

Day Forty at Bristol

Ugh.  A roller coaster of a weekend!  Much merriment and not nearly enough sales.  A wonderful visit with a dear friend and sad news about another.  But, another weekend gone.

This is a close-up photo of the top of Kyle’s straw hat.  I cannot offer a good reason—simply that it was sitting there and I noticed the pretty circular pattern and it seemed like a good photo opportunity.  And I’m tired.

~MB