Going back to work on Monday’s when the weather is this nice is always a challenge. Luckily I found time during my lunch break to grab a camera and take a short walk through town. It was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining bright and I needed to get outside and take advantage of it. So I packed up the Domke bag (G3, 14-42, 20, 45) and took off. I ended up just leaving the 14-42mm kit zoom on the entire time though.
The back alleys on the main street (there is only 1 in Scottdale) are the most interesting. The buildings are generally very old and a in some places a bit run down from the rear, but this only adds character.
And of course, when I returned home to log back into my work computer, I found this lying in wait in the bathroom sink next to my office…
Cats are weird.
Most people when they think of a way to start the new year do not think of jumping into a river of near freezing water. This is where my wife has a different opinion than most. Every year, her and some members of her family jumped into the Yough river in Connellsville on New Years Day. I asked the only logical question when I first learned of this activity, why? Needless to say, the first New Years we spent together had me jumping into the river right next to her. It was quite the rush really and something I’ve done numerous times now. This year (and last year) had me playing pack mule and carrying not only their towells and changes of clothes, but our daughter was well.
So in the backpack went Brooke and off we went to walk around and watch everyone take the plunge. A good number of people showed up again this year.
This was the group picture they take every year. Every year is seems to get bigger and bigger.
One of these years, when Brooke is older or if we have a sitter, I’ll take the plunge once again. Until then, I have a good excuse to simply play photographer.
On my lunch break, I needed to take a walk down to the post office to get a package that I missed delivery on and few books of stamps for Christmas cards. So of course, I packed up the camera bag (Panasonic G3, Pana 20mm, Oly 45mm) and off I went. After the post office, I meandered around downtown Scottdale. Since downtown consists of 1 main street 2 blocks long, it didn’t take much time at all. I wasn’t really seeing anything of interest until I detoured down an alley. Right in front of me, there it was.
I’ve walked past this numerous times, but never really stopped to look at what was there. Everything just clicked into place. Looking a bit further and I found this.
Having exhausted all of my free time, it was time to walk home and get back to work. When I got there, I found this waiting for me. I don’t think the cat moved since I started work at 7.