If I wait to take pictures so that I only capture the exciting, the memorable, the worth-looking-at, then I will never take any at all. Life is, after all, more mundane than exciting; more ordinary than extraordinary; more to be savoured moment-by-moment than endured for the next great excitement. And so I post here both mundane and memorable, as they come my way.

31 January 2007

Who am I?

I have no idea what species of waterfowl this particular bird is. If anyone knows, feel free to enlighten me. I've seen a few of them around the playa lake before, but this is the largest one I've seen thus far.

Okay, I know this it not technically a good picture, but I really like it! The combination of a shaky hand and a shaky car (I left it running to keep warm while waiting for Chad after work), led to this very blurry look at Slide Road.

27 January 2007

Fly away! Fly away!

I thought about posting this picture in black-and-white, since there is no colour in it to speak of anyway. But I'm not sure how to do that without giving myself a serious headache. I'm sure there is a nice widget (or whatever they are called) somewhere on the internet to do it easily, but I don't have it yet. Anyway! I admit that Chad and I scared these particular geese on purpose to get them to fly a bit, so that I could get this picture. Unfortunately, the goose that tried to make a snack out of my leg last winter is not among this group, so I can't even call it revenge. Regardless of my evil intent, I do like watching geese whatever they are doing-- flying, swimming, landing, or in this case, running for their lives.

We went for a walk today

We walked from our house to the library, about a 3.5 mile round trip. There is a park with a playa lake in it next to the library, so we had to go round the lake. This area is a means of drainage from the street (just in case it rains) into the lake. On the way there, I crossed on one of the concrete bits as well, but I didn't think I could be lucky enough to not fall in twice. So I crossed on the bit level with the street (thus adding a few feet to my trip). And I took this picture of Chad as he was halfway across.

Mission Fare

So I've decided to "try my hand" at a daily photo blog for a few days before becoming official, that is, before actually joining the daily photo community. Click the "Lubbock Daily Photo" link to see it.

In the meantime, here are some pics from the Mission Fare last Sunday:

Montevideo, Uruguay

Lima, Peru

Arecibo, Puerto Rico (and the missionary's son!)

Kigali, Rwanda, Africa

Casa de la Esperanza (Children's Home), Anahuac, Mexico

Short-term Missions

Local Outreach Projects

And our own booth for Nottingham, England. We played Disney's Robin Hood, on the basis that you can't separate Nottingham and Robin Hood in the minds of Americans, and it was quite an attraction for the children.

13 January 2007

Daily photo... sounds nice

So I'm quite inspired by a collection of "daily photo" blogs which I have just run across! Sounds like an idea, especially since this blog has become the final resting place of our Scotland trip pics and nothing since then! All I have to do is get new batteries for the camera, and then remember to carry it around with me. So, no promises... but we shall see...