Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The Shadow knows . . .
Have you ever heard a rebroadcast of the radio drama "The Shadow"? It debuted in 1937 and no, I'm not old enough to have listened to the original, thank you very much. The "official" radio drama that many Shadow fans know and love featured a 22-year-old Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston, a "wealthy young man about town." It ran every Sunday evening through 1954.
The opening became a national sensation when radio veteran Frank Readick, Jr. raised the hair on the back of listeners' necks with his echoing question, "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" He voiced it in such a way that you just knew it was evil with a capital E, and that such a thing exists in the world.
Some things are better left to the imagination. A strange pronouncement from a photographer, I know. But your own imagination is more powerful than a thousand cameras. Try it sometime.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The fall harvest is well underway. Single-minded activity and concern to get corn and soybeans safely under roof before the weather turns. These brief few weeks right now provide the only paycheck a grain farmer will get for the next 12 months.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
A friend sent me a link to some fine animal photos: http://rense.com/general96/shots.html
He said, "Why don't you take pics like this?" Hmm. The short reply, I guess, is that I don't have the cash or the inclination to go on safari to Africa. People get eaten by lions and stomped by elephants there, am I right?! The somewhat shorter reply is, "Who says I don't?"
I do the best I can with vacations and what I have available in the Midwest. Not that I wouldn't sell my grandma to live in a photographic paradise like the Rocky Mountains, for example. (Granny passed away from natural causes long ago; just kidding. Mostly.) Anyway, the goodhearted jibe got me looking through my pictures, as if I ever need an excuse. So for your viewing enjoyment here are a few that I'd stack up against the ones above without embarrassment.
And to the friend who prompted this I say, with loving affection, "Pthbbbbbbt!"
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Hint: the tree has green and brown leaves simultaneously. Okay, it's kind of a lame example, because we know (or at least I know) that the tree is hale and hearty. But it was the first thought that crossed my mind. Thank you, Big Bang Theory! (We'll just gloss over the fact that I had to learn about the nature of matter at the sub-atomic level from a TV sitcom . . . [facepalm] )