Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bill Has Moved

I am now living in Baltimore Maryland with a couple of trips back to Delta each month, and will now be posting over at www.bwidailyphoto.com. Please take a peek and check out my new home!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Moose Hunting

I flew on this plane from Grand Junction to Denver a couple of weeks ago. That day, Sara Palin was also speaking on the front range, and after hearing about her moose hunting past, I had a slight pause :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Still Waters

Just a lazy summer day.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Be Aware

Or ride the albino horse.....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

He Went That A Way

The rare albino horse went to the right.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hiding Places

This looks like a good place for a Mountain Lion to hide......

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mountain Lion Sighted

Please used one of the bags provided to clean up any droppings you may find :)

Note, I have also started to post at www.bwidailyphoto.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In Mirror Are Closer

Top down, fields flying by, rain threatening, classic rock cranking, daughter dancing in her seat, Mom must take picture!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Live Show

I am not really sure why, but God seems to put on quite a show around here on a rather regular basis. Who needs TV, step outside and watch a live show!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Summer is Slipping Away

Continuing from yesterdays post: Or you can watch for other signs....

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fall Clouds

You can always tell when summer is slipping away by looking at the clouds......

Friday, September 19, 2008


I was cleaning up shots after doing a batch of posting, and found a completely black shot. On a hunch I hit "I'm feeling Lucky" in Picasa, and out jumped this shot. It kind of set me back in my chair, and I found myself laughing out loud, so I thought I would share it with you :)

On another subject, today is the first day of a new job for me, and we will be moving to Baltimore Maryland as soon as we can sell our home in Delta. During that time, I will be living in the Baltimore area, coming home a couple of times a month. Not ideal, but you do what you gotta do.

I have setup a new blog at www.bwidailyphoto.com to start documenting our new adventure. If you live in Delta, and would like to take over Delta Daily Photo, please let me know. In the mean time, I do plan to continue posting as long as I can still generate material of interest.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Heading In The Right Direction

A couple of weeks ago, my wife was out on the back patio when she came running into the house and in a rather panicked voice said: "There is a a a porky type thing out there"! My 10 year old gave her a rather interesting raised eyebrow look, and being the official handler of porky type things at our house, I grabbed my camera and ran out! This little guy took up a defensive position under one of our vehicles, right next to the tire, so I took out a long plastic pipe and attempted to move him out for a better shot (my wife thought my main objective was to get rid of him). Well it took a little prodding, and this guy/gal (I did not check), decided there was a bit too much activity at our household, and took off across the street and into a field. Unfortunately, none of my shots turned out all that well, but I did get this clear shot of the retreat.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why is Algebra Important?

A couple of weeks ago, I was waiting for the teacher to show up for my daughters Photography class, and I saw this sign, so of course I took a picture. As it turns out, there was no class that day, as it actually starts today! Timing is everything.

As it turns out, there is a contest going on in the school where students make posters explaining why Algebra is Important. This student is a shoe in if honesty is considered in the judging!

This also reminded me of a scene I saw on a TV show where a student lamented that they wanted to build a time machine and go back to stop the guy who invented Algebra. Another student commented that they just might need Algebra to build the time machine :) Not related, I just like geek humor :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Last week was the 2nd annual Father Daughter Purity ball, and this year I was able to to take 3 of my daughters, and we had a ball! Good food, a good message, lots of dancing, and good talks. Dads, make sure you spend quality time with your daughters, you will not regret it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

This Hole Sponsored By

If you are a long time visitor to DDP, you may recall my 4th post from August 26, 2006 was from Davis clothing. Well, they are still around, and sponsored this hole. Thanks Much! While I did not win the clubs for a hole in one, perhaps Brad will buy me a new ball to replace the one I managed to loose on this hole :)

The day was a success. There was fun:
  • Fun
  • Fellowship
  • Food
  • Prizes (I won a new club that I am sure will improve my fairway game (as if I had a fairway game)
  • I only lost 6 balls
  • Over $2000 was raised for STL.
Looking forward to next year if we are able to stay in Delta, but that will depend on how the interview goes today that I have down in Florida. Come to think about it, I am looking forward to next year regardless of how the interview goes......

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Island of Green

It is not as far as it looks....so they told me! One option was to hit to a green area out of the shot on the right, then over the hill, or if you were manly, just hit it over to the green.......Well I did not want to be non-manly, so I did not shoot to the right. I simply scalped the ball and hit it 20 feet or so into the desert where it was easily findable before it dropped into a ravine :)

Ah the advantages of a scramble. One of our team (who does not understand dead ends) was able to get a playable shot, and another ball was lost forever! (Not mine this time)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I Told You It Was a Dead End!

I am certain that God was with us that day, otherwise more raking would have been needed in the sand trap after the cart extraction!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Speed The Light

Our church is a big supporter of an organization called Speed The Light, which is a group that supplies transportation to missionaries. You need a backpack & boots to get to a village in Nepal? No Problem. Need a Bike to get around the town you are serving? No problem. Need a Land Rover to get through the African deserts? No problem. Need a plane to get in the far reaches of South America, let me check.....no problem! Basically they Speed the Light of the Gospel to the world!

Now, don't ever let anyone tell you that supporting missions is not fun! This past Saturday morning, men and women from all around Delta all paid in $50 to get into this 4 person scramble out at Devils Thumb Golf Course. Notice the irony? Here everyone is out at the driving range, getting ready for the event. While I was not able to get a picture of it, perhaps the funniest thing I saw was a heard of antelope in the driving range at about 200 yards. They were completely oblivious to the golf balls flying, or mine that were rolling by :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Will Drum For Food!

As seen on the trailer for the brass band we saw in Silverton. There was no admission price, so perhaps this is truth!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Silverton Train

We got down to see the Silverton train come into town, and I never tire of that.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Silverton Brass Band

Who knew the SLR was considered a brass instrument! I could be in the band!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Calling All Delta Low Lifes

If this sign was directed at you, please follow the instructions.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Cool Water

Cold water is $.50 extra :)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Dunk Tank

Being able to dunk the adults at your school is about as good as it gets for an elementary school student. Of course if the student is not able to hit the target, there is another adult around to make sure the water leaves the tank.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Mesa Flowers

It was hot in Delta, but 5000 feet higher on Grand Mesa, the air was cooler, and the flowers found that to their liking.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Swimming Hole

Ready to take a dip?
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Beware of Ducks

Right! Keep me covered. What with? W-- just keep me covered. Too late! What? There he is! Where? There! What, behind the duck It is the duck. You silly sod! What? You got us all worked up! Well, that's no ordinary duck! Ohh. That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered water foul you ever set eyes on! You tit! I soiled my armour I was so scared! Look, that duck's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer! Get stuffed! He'll do you up a treat, mate. Oh, yeah? You mangy Scots git! I'm warning you! What's he do, peck your bum? He's got huge, sharp-- eh-- he can leap about-- look at the bones! Go on, Bors. Chop his head off! Right! Silly little bleeder. One Duck A La Range comin' right up! Look! Aaaugh!

Certain things trigger deep but completely insignificant memories. Who ever first guesses where the above was adapted from gets some free DDP swag. Check back after posting your guess to see if you won!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Face Lift

It is interesting to take different routes than you are use to. I always saw this apartment building from the other side, but this day found them hard at work, giving the place a new face lift. It is good to see the people of Delta putting effort in to preserving this wonderful town.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Olathe Sweet Corn

Boiled or grilled, Olathe Sweet Corn is the perfect side to a Labor Day picnic. Happy Labor Day everyone!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

This Road

I mistook the lower right hand picture to include a Convertible G6, as they kind of look the same. This was not a correct interpretation as I soon found out.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

This is not 141

It is probably best we mark things as they are, as opposed to what they are not.....

Friday, August 29, 2008

Be Sure of Your Target

I wonder what was standing behind the sign......

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sole Aggression

Last night, a heavy metal Christian band named Sole Aggression came and played a concert for our youth group. They are aptly named! Perhaps the funniest thing I saw that evening was a constant parade of people going in and out of the concert rubbing their ears, especially the adults. I think it had been a long time since most had been at a heavy metal concert. The kids however were having a great time.

During the show, between songs, the band members would talk, warning the kids about the dangers of drugs, and how drugs and sex won't fill the void they may be feeling, but that the love of Jesus can. The last to speak was the drummer, and he talked about having come close to suicide when he was 19, but how God lead him out of that. As a result, 9 kids gave their life to God for the first time in their lives, and the band ended with one of the most inspired worship sets I have ever heard. Being aggressive for soles made a difference last night.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Property Lines

I suspect this fence is more for keeping people from falling off the property as opposed to keeping people out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fields of Mud

The mud crop was very good this year......
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Monday, August 25, 2008

No Boots!

I wonder why we need to go barefoot......
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Moving Water

Moving water through this arid countryside can require some ingenuity.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Delta From A Distance - 2 Years Later

Today marks 2 years of posting on DDP. When I started, I figured I would do this for a year, but that was all. At the one year point, I stopped for a week or so, but found I needed to post, and I don't have any plans to stop now, unless my job takes me to a new place I need to show you.

While traffic on my blog has not been huge, there are a number of you who come back very frequently, and your comments are very much appreciated. It is really a family of sorts. Thanks much for your support

That little green splotch at the end of Black Canyon and at the foot of Grand Mesa is, you guessed it, Delta, the subject of most of my posting for the past two years.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Best not to leave your children unattended.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Good Morning Delta

A new day has begun. Yesterday I got hit by the layoff bus again at AOL, and today I find myself looking at a new beginning. The cool mornings are a good way to clear the head and get a new perspective on life. Good sunrises don't hurt either!

Now, if you know of anyone looking for a very experienced Database Architect, DBA manager, problem solver, or photographer, please point them my way.

It will be fun to see what God has planned!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

School Begins

Today is a big day in delta. The streets are full of busses again, and parents all around town are letting out a sigh of relief! Let the fun begin!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Transitional Species - Missing Link Found

And it was purple with big floppy ears, could walk erect, and read poetry! If you zoom in for detail, you will probably conclude that this guy won't make it to the Natural History museum.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Up Up And Away!

Funnel Cake, please stay down.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

No Manure

Sometimes, unexpected issues arise, and new signs are needed.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wrong Way Piggy

Could you move your ear please.....

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sheep Showing

These kids were entered in the Sheep Showing contest. It was a battle between the kids and the sheep, and for the most part, the kids won! Our friend Kasey in the center of the shot took second place. Good job Kasey!