Friday, November 30, 2007

The Road Turns


But if you don't turn, you will probably survive.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

On The Move

video

I got back to Confluence Park a couple of days ago, and the ducks were at it again. I am not sure if they are just on a stop over or here for the winter, but they do like to chatter. Today's post is a short video of the activity.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Up on the rooftop

It is that time of year again; time to climb up on snow cover roofs so as to temporarily increase electric bills while hopefully not incurring hospital bills. I love this time of year! :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Guesses Please

I am curious if anyone knows what is going on in this picture. I will let you know in a day or so, and look forward to your guesses…..

Monday, November 26, 2007

Collision Course

A battle of chicken…..using ducks

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Confluence

As I have mentioned before, Confluence Park is at the confluence of the Gunnison and the Uncompagre rivers, but I have not actually shown you the confluence. The Gunnison comes in on the left in this picture, and survives for a while longer.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Geocaching

I had heard about geocaching a while back, but got the bug to try one out last week when I discovered that there was cache down in Confluence Park. We headed out, and after some swamp time, got back on the trail and found the cache. The cache included a log book, and various little items, toys, etc. You can leave one and take another. We left the SunRocket (RIP) tape measure, and took a travel bug. A travel bug is a tag with a serial number that is attached to an item, and it's progress is tracked online. It was great to get out on the trail for the morning, and I suspect this is something we will start doing more of.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Blogger In Training

I took two of my girls on a Geocache hike last week, and Colleen insisted on bringing a camera to document the trip. More on Geocaching later.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Eternal Smile

Back on January 25th, I posted another shot of smiley. Vandals have since done a senseless attack, but he is still smiling. Even thought he really could not choose how to react, I think he is a good example of how we should react when things go against us. A smile goes a long way!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and keep smiling!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Fuzz Bombs

I love these plants that spring up around the water in this area.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Morning has started

Things are just getting started for the day at the grain elevator.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Still Morning

The early morning sun on a windless morning makes for some fun places to photograph.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Breakfast

Lesson one in the growing-boy diet!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Please Send ME Your Nickles

I guess you can have too many nickels, but if they don't want them...........

Friday, November 16, 2007

Picnic Place

Not a bad place to picnic!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

An Artist’s Perspective

It seems that a local artist decided to paint the lake at Confluence Park, did it on steel, and cemented it in place. I expect there will be some more landscaping added in the spring, but this is a unique addition to the park. Glad to see the town working on this park.

On another note, I am going to start trying to put the daily back in deltadailyphoto, and I have some contest ideas I am working on as well :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Inside Moca Joe's

When you enter Moca Joe’s, there is a certain warmth, and you feel welcomed. You can grab an over stuffed chair, and pick up paper to enjoy with your coffee, a muffin, or even a locally made breakfast burrito. The person behind the counter may be an employee, or the owner, but they are all very friendly. The consistent stream of customers all seem to be experiencing the same feeling, their morning is starting out well. Oh yea, the coffee is excellent as well! I like their Skim Vanilla Latte (I am a creature of habit) better than the big chain variety.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Moca Joe's

A number of years ago, I was at a gas station in Delta, and asked the attendant where the nearest Starbucks was. She said “a what?”. Starbucks I repeated. The man behind me laughed, and said, “they don’t know what a Starbucks is around here. You will need to go 40 miles north to Grand Junction”. Well, they do know what a Starbucks is now, but they still don’t have one, and that is not a bad thing. When the big chains don’t move in, the independents have a fighting chance, and Moca Joe's is one of those that seem to be doing well. In this case, I like them better than Starbucks. Tomorrow we will venture inside and I will explain why.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Could someone please turn the handle for a few seconds?

In the lobby of the Delta County Court House, there is a drinking fountain, but if you are thirsty, you had better look elsewhere, as another is already waiting for a drink…….

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A hard place to blog

I actually did not take many pictures on my trip, but I could not resist this one. My guess is this place does not have a daily photo blog since the URL looks to be available! I wonder if we were near the middle……….

Monday, November 05, 2007

Back Home

Sorry to stop posting so abruptly, but I am back in Delta after spending a week with my oldest son in Wisconsin. Shortly after posting on the 25th, I was able to lock down an arrangement to rehire with the company that laid me off, and my rehire date will give me some good time off as well. Naturally I immediately took the opportunity to take a road trip!

For those interested, I am a database person, and Oracle is my specialty. I have been in an operations role managing the database team and performing troubleshooting for some large websites you may or may not have used, but now I will be moving to a development architecture role where I will be able to use my operations experience to really make a difference in the product. I am looking forward to the new challenge. Oh yea, I will still be able to do the work remote from Delta. Romans 8:28 is in full force!