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Showing posts from November, 2011

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Helicopter

I took these pictures out at the Wilgrove airport. I was assuming that they were doing some practice approaches, landings, and take-offs. 

Hot Rod Mailbox

One fast mailbox


When I catch the smell of the ocean it brings back so many memories. I was down at Myrtle Beach for a wedding and sitting outside watching the ocean and enjoying the warm gentle breeze off of it. The smell is what floods my mind with memories of when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune. I remember being on the USS Wood County (LST-1179) heading to the Caribbean for a cruise. Sitting back on the fantail late at night, just the moon shinning, and hearing the propeller churning the water and seeing the wake of the ship. Or sitting on a hill on Vieques PR with some Marines and few cold beers watching the F4's coming in for their bombing runs they did on the end of the island. It's that smell that brings all these memories back, I guess this is what I really love about the ocean. I can go back in time, to a time that I so loved and miss. 

Memories are like a garden carried in the heart.

The Blue Herron

This one was a good 200 yards away and this was about as close as I could get at this time.

Tried to catch a couple of them in flight.

The Silo

Now I did give some thought about climbing up here. I thought, wow, what a view that would be from up there, but then I also thought what happens if you fall. There is NO ONE around and NO ONE knows you are even here in this area. So here are the pictures from the ground looking up, but at least I'm standing on my own two feet. 

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Jet Truck

Photo's taken at the Charlotte Diesel Super Show at Z-Max
Click HERE to read more about the Motz Jet Truck.


Was waiting to see the "Swamp Creature" appear...

She's A Runner

All you need to do is get it out of the woods.

Haunted House

Haunted house? Well someone had posted once to me that this house was haunted.

Fixer Upper

Might not look like much, but it does have potential.

Two of the three porches.


"Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline."
Quote by Graham Greene

Turtle Soup

I think this one is big enough to feed a family of eight.

The Tree

The Tree

It's reflection on the pond

Morrow Mountain State Park

What a view.

Lake Tillery

Downtown Badin NC

A Baptist Church located in the downtown area.

Center of the downtown area.

Local pizza.



"The growing and dying of the moon reminds us of our ignorance which comes and goes- but when the moon is full it is as if the Great Spirit were upon the whole world."
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

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Communion On The Moon July 20, 1969

On Sunday July 20, 1969 the first people landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were in the lunar lander which touched down at 3:17 Eastern Standard Time. Buzz Aldrin had with him the Reserved Sacrament. He radioed: “Houston , this is Eagle. This is the LM pilot speaking. I would like to request a few moments of silence. I would like to invite each person listening in, whoever or wherever he may be, to contemplate for a moment the events of the last few hours, and to give thanks in his own individual way.” 

Later he wrote: “In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the…

Cheap Gas

Now talk about cheap gas, well this is it. Now if one can just get any gas out of here. 

Veterans Day

Private First Class Jerry Lee Ruiter 
RECON PLT, HHC, 1ST BN, 327TH INFANTRY, 101ST ABN DIV, UASRV Died Nov 12, 1966 in Vietnam

Time To Reflect

One place where one can come and there are only the sounds of nature and one can reflect back on life.

Native American Spirituality

Explanation of Native American Spirituality

"The Indian loved to worship. From birth to death, he revered his surroundings. He considered himself born in the luxurious lap of Mother Earth, and no place was to him humble. There was nothing between him and the Big Holy (Wakan Tanka). The contact was immediate and personal, and the blessings of Wakan Tanka flowed over the Indian like rain showered from the sky. Wakan Tanka was not aloof, apart, and ever seeking to quell evil forces. He did not punish the animals and the birds, and likewise, he did not punish man. He was not a punishing god. For there was never a question as to the supremacy of an evil power over and above the power of Good. There was but one ruling power, and that was Good."
-Chief Luther Standing Bear -
Teton Sioux, Born 1868

The Sea

I could never stay long enough on the shore, the tang of the untainted, fresh and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought. - Helen Keller

The Sun

The Sun
The light of the world see His face as He comes. He makes beings on earth happy and they rejoice. O Wakan Tanka, I offer to You this world of light.
Black Elk

Fall Colors