Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
In January of 2005 (Over a year before I moved to Delta), I registered a URL for a vision I had had for years to help out Boy Scouts in the area of selecting and packing the right equipment for their various activities. I had been a Scoutmaster, and spent a good deal of time helping parents and coaching scouts in this area, and that is where I saw the issue.
On August 28, 2006, I posted a shot taken from one of my favorite places to backpack. I did not know it at the time, but it was to become a main element in the vision I had for the Scouts.
Last August, my brother Dan and I started work on the site, and we made quick progress. We pulled in Dick, another scouting friend in Virginia to help us with art work. Earlier this month, we had the idea to draw the banner for the site as opposed to having a photograph, and I immediately recalled the shot you see above. I sent it off to Dick, and he quickly took on the challenge of making a drawing of the photograph to match the other drawings he had been doing for the site. His take on the picture is shown above as well.
Well today all of that has come together, and we published www.ScoutLists.com
We have a large list of enhancements already planned, but with version 1.0, you are able to select an activity, a climate, and a season, and get a packing list that is tailored to that combination. I would be interested in your thoughts on the site, would appreciate you forwarding it to any Boy Scouts you might know, and if you want to link to that site that would be great, as we are working on our Google rankings now.
It has been a fun project, and there is more to come, fit in of course between my picture taking time for DDP :)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
E-85 gasoline has hit delta, and the price has definitely got my attention. In the past, I have tried E-85 when crossing Iowa or Nebraska, but found my mileage dropped about 10%, and I did not save 10% on the cost. If this price difference holds, I suspect they will sell some corn!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Twas the night before Valentines Day,
And all through the shop,
Not a Florist was leaving,
In spite of the clock!
The flowers were hung,
From the rafters with care,
In hopes that many husbands and wives
Would soon be there!
You get the drift :)
Hope you have a great Valentines Day,
Especially my PAL!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
This was a two day event, and the driver can not swap out dogs on day two. Only dogs who run day one can run day two, so they are marked with spray paint, so the judges can verify who has run. The dogs don't seem to mind. (Zoom in on the shot to see the details.)
Sorry for the washed out shot. Somehow, using mittens with my SLR, I was able to set my exposure to +2 around the time of this shot. It was snowing hard, and the camera only came out for seconds at a time, and I did not realize it untill I got home.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Some 45 minutes later, this team of 8 dogs and driver completed the 8 mile course. The deep blowing snow made for some very slow conditions, and this driver commented that he lost the trail, but somehow the dogs knew where to go. Man's best friend to the rescue.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
As I write this, the mesa is covered in clouds again today, and I expect that even more snow has fallen over night. But here in Delta, about 20 miles away, there is no snow on the ground at all. The mesa is truly a world on to it's self, and a treasure to this area.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Each night our camp was washed by a nearly full moon that got so bright, you really did not need a light to get around. One evening I walked out of camp down into the canyon, and just stood. The pale light all around me on the canyon walls slowly gave way to blackness as the canyon stretched out, and the silence was incredible.
Alas, we soon had to leave this special place and get back to reality, but I hope you have enjoyed my attempt to give you a glimpse of what we saw.
It’s now time to run up on to Grand Mesa to watch dog sledding. Hopefully I will get some good shots.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Dominating the northern sky is Grand Mesa, a 10,000+ foot flattop mesa that is actually the largest flattop mountain in the world. It gives us a good weather buffer keeping the valley mild, it provides a great view, and is a wonderful place to play. Tomorrow, I am going up there to watch a dog sled race! Look for pics next week.
Today is a theme day (when people think of my city, they think of...) among the City Daily Photo community. This month 135 (it's growing every month!) are participating. Please pay them a visit but keep in mind that not everyone lives on the same time zone.
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