I am so angry right now.
I found out today that I will be wearing my Livestrong band for another person near and dear to my heart.
Can someone please tell me why there is no cure for cancer?
November 17, 2011
I am so angry right now.
October 8, 2011
This past week a friends mother passed away. Just 2 1/2 months earlier his father had passed away. It was all surreal standing in the funeral home today, seeing the same people just a few months earlier. I didn't know his parents very well. I had only met them on a few occasions, but I still know the hurt of how it feels to loose both parents even though mine had passed 21 years apart. I can't imagine what he is going through. So many mixed emotions, I am sure.
A few weeks ago the two of us sat and talked about the lose of his father. He was surprised at just when he thought he had his emotions in check...BOOM... something triggers a memory and soon the tears and emotions take over. I reassured him that it was normal. Everyone has those feeling, heck I have them to this day and it has been 5 years since my mom passed, but there is something about loosing your only living parent that makes it feel so different, no matter how close you were to them. It is almost like you are grieving for them both, that you don't have a home and you are just floating out there somewhere, even though you have been on your own for quite some time or is it our own mortality kicking in?
The only thing reassuring is that friends help us through these times. I am here for you bud...........
August 28, 2011
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March 12, 2011
Headed out on a few excursions today. Abe, the dog, tagged along which after the fact, I should have left him home, but I feel bad leaving him home alone. So, I headed west out to Hwy 19 and to the Parker, SD area. A co-worker had told me that there were snow geese out that direction. Nothing like getting out and seeing the country on a cold windy day! I did find a few fields of snow geese, but the geese were out a bit to far for my lens. Then I see a bald eagle in the ditch eating on something. This is when I wish I had a fancy mail delivery car or we had the same law as are England or, at the very least, had left Abe home! I drove down the road and turned around and drove slow back to where the eagle was having lunch. I made sure there were no cars coming and I slowly drove closer. Of course the bald eagle was very wise and took off. I tried to snap a few pics but they are all over exposed...DAMN! I turn around and looked back into the trees where the bald had escaped and saw a big golden eagle sitting in the trees. Seeing a bald and a golden eagle made my day! I decided after a few country mud roads it was time to head back to town for a birthday party!
Today the Great Plains Zoo had a one year birthday party for their three Amur Tigers. The tigers had frozen meat cakes to eat and play with. The crowd sang happy birthday to them. I truly get a kick out of watching the Amur Tigers! Of course I snapped a few pics as always.
They also have a new addition to the primate exhibit. A little three week old gibbon. What a cutie.
Enjoy the pics.............
March 5, 2011
January 30, 2011
Saturday I went to the Washington Pavilion to a see an exhibit. It was Norman Rockwell prints paintings and sketches, but along side the Rockwell's were black and white photos by Kevin Rivoli. The photos were to capture the simple way of life that Rockwell depict in his paintings. The photos were great! I also met Kevin Rivoli and talked with him a bit about photography and about how he started with photography. We chatted a little more and I told him it is amazing that when a person gets into photography how you start to see things differently. He smiled and shook his head yes..................