Friday, December 02, 2016

Road Trip

Headed to Old Car City in White, GA for a weekend road trip with Mary & Nancy. We dropped Google & Stella off at Pet Paradise Resort on our way out of town. They had adjoining suites.

We had to turn around in Hilliard, FL to shoot some pix at The Pines, a photogenic, dilapidated MCM bar.

Nancy & I decided to shoot some other stuff while we were there.

Spotted in Waycross, GA ... Tater & Trump

I guess this is Trump territory.

Not quite camping ... we checked into our cabin at Red Top Mountain State Park.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday Thanksgiving

We had an early Thanksgiving at Rob & Lauren's

Everything was delicious!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Marsh Landing Concours d'Elegance

Rick lent me his DxO ONE camera to test. It's amazing ... 1" sensor, 20.2 megapixels, f/1.8 & it can shoot RAW. DSLR quality with an iPhone!

1965 Shelby Cobra GT 350 (iPhone with DxO)

2010 Maybach (iPhone only)

1952 MG-TD (iPhone with DxO)

1952 MG-TD (iPhone with DxO)

1957 Chevy BelAir (iPhone with DxO)

1999 Ferrari yellow (iPhone only)

2013 Ferrari California (iPhone with DxO)

2016 Dodge Viper (iPhone only)

It wouldn't be a true camera test if I didn't photograph Stella (iPhone with DxO).

Monday, November 14, 2016

Big Clean Up

Amy came to visit for a week to help me with a big house overhaul. We put together a ton of stuff to donate ... the "help!" sign was in an emergency road kit but it came in handy. At least she didn't flip it over ... the other side said "call police!"

I borrowed recycling cans from my neighbors. In 2 weeks, I put out 6 huge & 2 small cans of shredded paper & other stuff. CRAZY!

The recycling guy told me someone in the hood actually put out more than me!

At least I got to take a break to walk Stella at sunset.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Passing the Torch

Today we toasted Commissioner Tim Finchem's upcoming retirement & celebrated incoming Commissioner Jay Monahan's appointment.

3 generations ... Jay Monahan, Deane Beman & Tim Finchem

Friday, November 04, 2016

Food Trucks in the Hood

Food truck gathering in the hood with Renee, Greg, Matt, Ilona, Maddie & Charlie.

I had the yummy Korean BBQ Short Rib Melt from the Chew Chew Food Truck.

Monday, October 31, 2016


It was a foggy Halloween morning.

Stella didn't like the trick-or-treater in the anhinga costume!

She greeted all of the neighborhood kids in her lobster costume.

Stella liked the Puppuccino costume but I decided the heavy fleece was too warm for Halloween in Florida & returned it.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Maddie & Charlie

Charlie & Maddie were baptized today.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Office Halloween

We were alerted that the KinderCare kids in the Village would be trick-ortreating 4 days early. Creative & Photo Services ... at least those who chose to dress up ... Paul, Mike, Rob, Nicole, Michela, Sarah, Maggie & Kristian.

The kids always love coming to our building.

Jen wrangled the kids while Tracy shot their Halloween pix.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pup Puzzles

I got Stella some Nina Ottosson dog puzzles. Even though she's giving me the stink-eye, she loves playing with them.

Nina Ottosson´s philosophy is that the dog has four legs and one head, and all five need activity in different ways – both physical and mental.
  • The games and toys will exercise your dog’s mind and body.
  • Can help prevent and reduce behavior problems.
  • Help prevent and reduce weight problems (I'm not sure how ... it involves a LOT of treats!).
  • The games will help strengthen your bond with your dog.
  • Prevent boredom.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Jax Beach Politics

Spotted on South Beach Parkway ...

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

Mary made delicious grilled cheese & coffee on the camp stove.

Stella spots a frog in the pool. I'm not sure how she saw it through all of those leaves.

Downed trees were everywhere.

My car ... the leaf magnet.

Google & Stella were happy to go for a walk in the park.

Bold Bean coffee break

My neighbor Chris stayed at the beach & sent me this pic of the National Guard patrolling our street.

Water was bubbling up out of the manhole cover.

During the hurricane, the water almost rose to the top of my bulkhead ...

... this is how high the water is on a normal day.

Stella considered the mulch to be a lizard obstacle course. She had a blast chasing & climbing!

When we went for a walk, we spotted a fish near the sewer.

Stella LOVES all of the sticks that were blown all over the yard! She was very helpful during the big cleanup!