About this blog title

I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fireworks in Chaumont

I have had plenty going on in my life the last few weeks but simply have not had the ambition to post daily, or even weekly reports. Last night we had a fireworks show in our village of Chaumont. I had only the iPhone with me for a camera. Too bad because my Nikon could have made this photo a hundred times better.

I created this blog entry with the iPhone Blogger app so the photo was sent directly from the iPhone too, otherwise I would have tweaked it with PhotoShop. I will make PhotoShop adjustments later on. Right now I am at one of my Franklin St apartments taking time out for this post.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My Mother goes shopping today

My sisters C & S  are visiting from Tucson AZ. Today they and the Better Half are taking my mother shopping. She is 80 years old and this is just the first recreational outing she has taken since she nalmost died a year ago March first. I have been taking her to her doctor visits and each month she has an easier time getting in and out of my van and going up and down the stairs at her house. It is incredible because a year ago we were told she had six month at best to live and that she would never walk again. Amazing.
The photo I am inserting here was made with an iPhone, snapped through a dirty windhsield at sunset. The Better Half was driving while I snapped the photo. I used instagram to add some effects.
Sunset on RT 12E, Limerick NY, snapped with iPhone and filtered with instagram. Photo by Gary walts
We were returning home after a fun day at my mother's home in Calcium. We had a surprise 50th birthday for sister S from AZ.

Wolf spider with egg sack

I photographed this Wolf Spider with an egg sac with an iPhone 5. I recently had ten cord of wood dropped off in my driveway. My sister C happened to be visiting from Tucson, AZ and was helping me stack it. She picked up a piece of wood and revealed this spider. Ten minutes later we uncovered another one. The photo quality is under par for my liking. My Nikon would have been a better choice.

Wolf Spider with egg sack found while stacking fire wood.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Geneva on the Lake

The Better Half and I are at Geneva On The Lake which is on Lake Erie. We are visiting her family and are at the moment at The Firehouse Winery. I just snapped this photo there a few minutes ago.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dodge Caravan Over heated

Today I am doing errands prior to tomorrow's road trip to Cleveland when my Dodge Caravan over heated. I pulled into a shady parking spot behind the old Globe Mini Mall to let it cool down. After a few minutes I folded upan old shirt and covered the radiator cap with it as I removed the cap. Good thing I did that. It was under a lot of pressure and the orange anti freeze shot up like a geyser. Am now waiting for friend Tom Bintz to meet me. He was going to the auto parts store anyway.