Sunday, June 17, 2018

Your Sunday Squirrel

We went to Denny Park yesterday and were set upon by four squirrels, but out of all of them, only this guy was photogenic.  I have many other shots of him for another time; a time when all of Denny Park's squirrels are unphotogenic.  Sweet Becko prefers to use burst mode to photograph squirrels.  I started using it, too.  But I find that the recommended photos (the ones with the dots under them) have little to no correspondence with quality shots.  I have no idea what the criteria is.  For example, that second shot is really nice.  It's part of a burst, but it wasn't recommended.  Instead, a blurry shot with the squirrel moving around was.  I guess the moral of the story is to never trust technology.  Use it, yes, but don't trust it.  If you do, the next thing you know, you'll be enslaved by robots who force you to mine metal to build more robots.  That's where that gets you.  But you can always trust squirrels.  They won't enslave you. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

We Went to the Kangaroo Place!

Yesterday, my lovely wife and some friends went to the Outback Kangaroo Farm in Arlington.  It was my third visit.  As usual, it was wonderful.  And there were a lot more than kangaroos and wallabies.  I already posted at FB, but here are more pics:
A pensive guy...

Rasslin' wallabies...
Mere milliseconds after this shot, this fellow had a little nip of Sweet Becko's finger.
 The mini-horse is a jerk.  Always has been.  Always will be.


The alpacas will take a pellet from you.  They're quite nice about it.

What intimacy issues??

 Apparently, they can see quite well.

Sweet Becko and a giant bunny.  This one is only three months old.

 Stacey's bunny; also just three months.

Basking lemurs!

Again, a great time was had by all. 

Your Sunday Squirrel

This guy is from a few weeks ago.  Squirrels can't smile.  But if you get a shot of them from a certain angle, they almost appear to be smiling.  I'm pretty-super lucky that this is so in focus.  He was moving around quite a bit, but the moment was nicely captured.  And yes, he got a peanut.  Lots of them.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Speaking of that...

Here is a shot that Sweet Becko took just yesterday.  I had some good pics, too, but this was really nice.  We only met one squirrel, but he was very hungry and even more photogenic. 

Your Sunday Squirrel

I apologize for my lengthy absence.  I have a good excuse!  I got married.  And I also recorded two albums and all the while, I was working full time.  But hey, I still go out and take squirrel pictures.  Or, I should say that my lovely wife and I go out and take squirrel pics.  She's quite good at it.  I've featured her shots here before.  I will feature some again.  Anyhow, here's just a sampling of what I've gotten recently.  I hope to update more regularly now that all the vows are said and all the tracks are in the can.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

New/Old Place

Remember Marco's Supper Club?  It was at 1st & Wall for years and years.  I only had the chance to go once or twice owing to extreme poverty, but it was pretty excellent.  Well, that eventually closed and in its stead, the Lamplighter opened up.  I only went there for drinks twice, because...well, just because.  I can't tell you whether it was good or bad, but it did have a nice atmosphere.  Well, that's gone and now it's the Jerk Shack.  I don't think it means that only jerks eat or work there - I sure hope not - but rather it's the Caribbean style of meat preparation.  Apparently, it's still run by the Lamplighter people; just that the concept has changed from lighting lamps to Caribbean spices.  It looks worth a try.  Of course, it's pretty meat-centric, but as you can see, there are some veggie dishes, too.  Also, it appears that their happy hour is worth a perusal.  So there. 
Good luck, guys.  I'll be visiting soon.

Your Sunday Squirrel

Here are a few shots from last weekend at Denny Park.  The fellow above is just mesmerized by a humble peanut.  We were fairly surrounded by squirrels.  Many peanuts for all, there were.  And the cooperation was pretty remarkable; no rodents fights worth mentioning. 

The guy below, yes, I'm aware that it's pretty out of focus.  I just like it because it's an action shot where the squirrel contrasts with his background.  Sure, I take a lot of blurrel photos, but this one is better than most. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Welcome to Placebo Avenue!

You may have noticed some changes along 2nd Ave.  There are stop lights at Vine and Cedar now.  There's a two-way bike lane, which has cut the through-lanes from three to two.  (It was four lanes wide when I moved in.) And those gizmos pictured above have popped up on every corner.  It's really nice that the city has put them there at taxpayer expense and all, but the sad, simple truth is that they're placebos.  All the lights along 2nd Ave. are on timers.  I doubt that those walk buttons are even connected to anything.  Sure, you may feel like you're controlling your destiny, but you're being fooled.  It's a placebo, and all of its fellow walk buttons are placebos.  Do what I do; cross the street when there aren't any cars.  Don't press buttons.  These nominal vestiges of authority are only there for people to run into when they're drunk.  In conclusion: placebos. 

Oh, and there's this...

Here's a red squirrel in Estonia.  He seems to like the snow. 

Your Sunday Squirrel

We went to Denny Park today and the squirrels were eventually out in force.  Sweet Becko got some very good shots, while I...I got some shots.  This is one of them.  We're going again tomorrow.