Archive for December, 2010

31
Dec
10

Casual Mummies (Mummies Cafe)

The Ululating Mummies had a tradition for years of playing on New Years Eve. We were usually in the mountains and I can only remember a couple of times seeing them. Not sure what this event was?  They are playing this year at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

Friday, December 31; 2010; 2 – 5 p.m.

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Arthur Stephens sent me this cool panorama from today and a great video to celebrate the new year!

Raidah owns this cool piece by Danny Finney

The last photo I took of 2010, while listening to some interesting tales….

                 

I just found a wonderful 1988 paper Mitch wrote on his feelings about his computer app’s that the  Ululating Mummies used in their  New Years Eve show back when? I have a since of loss for missing that event and have been trying to get Mitch to scan me some of his pictures from then. I’ve seen them once and this New Years Eve when I saw that he had these apps running on his computer it really made me want to view them again. Keep your fingers crossed.

p.s. Mitch is no longer at that address.

Some rare images from the Lee archive that Mitch was nice enough to share. There is still a book of photos of his first show with the Mummies packed away in his archive.

           

 

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31
Dec
10

Rented Tuxedo

Happy New Year!

My New Years Eve picture of Al. (2010)

30
Dec
10

Fleeting Moments

26
Dec
10

Fleeting Light

Most of the panos I’ve done this month are hand-held. The ones from city hall were shot thru glass on the OD and this low light one from the river I think I got the light right finally.

26
Dec
10

Ollie

My sister was taking care of her favorite dog these days a boston terrier (Ollie). I have a friend that breeds them and hoping I can get her one. Our dad looked 40 at 70 years and my sister seems to have the same luck, she is 4 years older than me and is wearing no make up here. Where did they find that fountain at?

25
Dec
10

XMAS panos

We had a wonderful Christmas with Al’s family in Chester where I was able to take a walk before dinner and the snow fall. I know nothing about my family home pre- Civil War, only that the homestead was ten miles south of Richmond on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad at Proctors Creek. It must have been very close by to this also?

 
 
 


















24
Dec
10

Santa Sighting #2

I was semi-interested in doing a mall santa series but after I took this photo I was told not to take photos. Along with the traffic and mania, my spirit is being drained fast today.

I can’t thank enough for the good food, family, and friends shared with us this holiday!

We attended the Christmas Eve service at Area 10 where the music is always wonderful and Chris Barras is passionate about sharing his faith and great asset to the community.

23
Dec
10

Lunar ping-pong

I was so irritated by my photo of the eclipse the other morning that I caught the moon rise tonight to check out the camera. It just didn’t do well in the low red light?

22
Dec
10

Longer Days

 

 

21
Dec
10

Early morning

I woke up today after viewing the eclipse  early this morning with a blistering head ache (from loss of sleep and the frigid cold). Even though my photos turned out crappy I enjoy the fact of trying and being witness to a moon eclipse again. Later this day I caught this light on the Markel building which is  our closest interesting sky view.

 

The pagan connection

 As the Dsrriber blog tells it, the winter solstice has been marked since the pre-Christian days about 4,500 years ago. The word “solstice” comes from the Latin “sun stands still,” and the rock monument Stonehenge is believed to be one of the ancient sites for the winter ritual. The Guardian reports that archeologists have dug up what looks like the remains of a really big barbeque that could have been a winter solstice fete, shedding more light on the purpose of the mysterious stone structure. But as National Geographic points out, celebrations of the solstice soon got switched out for Christmas, once the Christian religion spread to the West.

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1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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