I still look in awe when I see aircraft like this Canadair CL-600-2B16 landing in the airport in the middle of the cornfields in Knox County, Ohio. It makes me wonder who has this much money and with enough interest in Knox County to fly into this little airport. This plane had just arrived from Washington D.C.
Everyone else put up their photo of the “Supermoon”, I’m putting up mine too.
It was a cool sight to behold, but only a little cooler than the usual sight that it is to behold.
I’ve got plans for a bigger garden next year, but for 2013, I’m just having fun experimenting in my old dog kennel. This year, I started about 50 pepper plants and 50 tomato plants in my window sill. I spaced them as far apart as I could, but with this many, I’m sure it’s closer than you’re supposed to.
With all of the rain that we’ve been having, my little garden has exploded.
I’ve made it to quite a few WACO club fly-ins in Mount Vernon, Ohio, so I’m letting the weather deter me this year. I did stop out last night to get a few shots. I nearly sank my van in the mud, so that’s about all the excitement I needed to find something else to do. If I’d never been to one of these fly-in’s I would have stayed regardless.
Here’s a shot that I did get in between rain storms.
Staple Gun Lessons
I learned some hard lessons about staple guns.
Don’t buy any brand unless you’re sure you can find the staples it requires. I bought a high dollar Craftsman years ago, used it once, and never found staples for it again. Arrow staples are the most common from what I’ve found.
Only use staples made by the manufacturer of your staple gun. Any others will jam and possible ruin the gun.
Buy a little heavier than what you think you need. The T50 size tends to handle most tough jobs. Only buy smaller if you know that’s all you need.
Try a hand stapler before buying pneumatic. You’d be surprised what a heavy manual gun can do.
Don’t loan them out. No matter how much you explain, people will try to feed whatever staples they find through them and you’ll have to take it apart and clean it out to get it working again. Staple guns are cheap. Tell them to just buy an Arrow and be done with it.
- Watch this YouTube video if you’re having trouble sorting things out.
Here’s on of the many photos taken on a recent tour of Schnormeier Gardens near Gambier, Ohio.
The waterfalls at this property were the biggest draw for me to the garden. The started on high points of the property, then ran into terraced ponds, then final drops into the main pond.
I’ve seen good photos of dragonflies, but I could never get one in my sights long enough to take a picture. I found a way though. I found a bunch of them and I followed one long enough for it to get tired and land and snapped a shot.
Today’s Photo Of The Day is one of many more to come from Schnormeier Gardens. They had an open house today and it was my first time to tour the property. There were so many photo opportunities.
In my attempts to find something interesting everyday, yesterday led me to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Coshocton, Ohio. The night viewing of the balloons glowing yielded some interesting photos.
I came across some black and white photography and found these photos of a dog musher to be incredible. Mr. Gibbs really captured the story of this guy well in my opinion.
Trying to tell the story is something I’m just learning about with photography. Looking at photos like these are giving me a good idea of how it’s supposed to be done.