Some more Christmas decorations - this time at Matt and Kathy's home.
23 December 2008
15 December 2008
07 December 2008
Our friends John and Tracy visited us the other night for our annual pre-Christmas dinner get together. We usually put them to work helping us decorate our tree, but since this year we are going to get a real one, I didn't want to put it up this soon.
John and Tracy have one daughter, Hannah (pictured with John). They also have taken on 2 twin foster children, of which Demetriah is pictured here. She has a beautiful smile and fun personality. It was a lot of fun hosting them all for the evening. Needless to say, they have a busy life at home!!!
05 December 2008
This museum has an outstanding collection of automobiles, aircraft, and other displays from this local area. While visiting today with the Cub Scouts, the staff was more than accommodating with our requests for information on both Matthew Brady and James Garfield. I highly recommend visiting them if you are in Cleveland and have the time to do so.
18 November 2008
31 October 2008
One of the houses on our route tonight was very elaborately set up for Halloween (more than I do even at Christmas). There were lights everywhere, ghosts in the upstairs windows, and 4 ghosts hanging from a ceiling fan that rotated outside on the front lawn.
The duotone pic is simply JA holding a flashlight under his chin during some down time.
19 October 2008
13 October 2008
09 October 2008
At dinner the other night, I was talking with CJ about school and the subject of his art class came up. He told me he really enjoyed this class, especially the sculpture and painting parts.
I asked him if they would be doing any photography, and his prompt (and serious) reply was...
"Its art class, Dad, photography is not art."
Guess he has been taking a very hard look at my stuff...
03 October 2008
Before classes started on day 2, I visited the Saint Louis Cemetery #1.
Saint Louis Cemetery is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The burials are in above ground vaults; most were constructed in the 18th century and 19th century. The above-ground tombs are required here because the ground water levels make burial impractical in New Orleans.
While in New Orleans last week, one of the first places that I wanted to visit was the St. Louis Cathedral. The architecture and artistry did not disappoint.
The St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans' most notable landmarks. This building, its triple steeples towering above its historic neighbors, the Cabildo and the Presbytere - looks down on the green of the Square and General Andrew Jackson on his bronze horse and on the block-long Pontalba Buildings with their lacy ironwork galleries. This is the heart of old New Orleans.
04 September 2008
You may/may not have noticed my "flickr" link has been disconnected from my blog here. Reason is that I have purchased the domain www.hiramrapidsphotography.com and am working on storing my photos there. If you have time, please take a peek, and sign my guestbook as well. I also hope to upgrade and possibly sell a few images from that site too in the future.
This blog and our family blog will continue as usual.
Thanx for looking!!!
03 September 2008
18 August 2008
17 August 2008
Sunrises at Myrtle Beach tend to be hazy, and this morning was no exception. Once the sun rose over the cloud cover, I was able to capture some more vibrant colors both of the sun over the ocean and of the pier at Surfside Beach.
The grass shot was taken well after sunrise, on my way back to the house.