I caught this birdie early this morning. Rowdy startled it and it flew up on the tree and landed on a branch that was too far for me to get a better shot. I had really wanted to get him while he was looking my way, but it was not possible today. I will try again later.


So many boats!!!

Quick shot as we arrived at the bay in Corpus Christi, TX.

Taken with Nikon D80.

USS Lexington

The Lexington is ballasted onto the bottom of Corpus Christi Bay, close to the Texas State Aquarium. The Lexington has been serving as a museum since 1992, after serving her country since her commissioning in 1943. One special treat waiting for me was one of the screws from USS Cabot, the last surviving light carrier, tragically scrapped in Brownsville, Texas in the spring of 2001.
In her varied career as an attack and then finally training carrier, the Lexington carried planes ranging from SBD dive bombers to the F-18 Hornet. Examples of many of these are found in her hangar and on deck. Unfortunately, the island was closed on my visit due to a fire the previous April, but the rest of the ship gave a glimpse into history dating back to her days as the Blue Ghost. Even with an angled flight deck and jets in sight, the Lexington carries you back to the days of Hellcats, Avengers, and the Greatest Generation.
Wander through the ship right down to the shafts, walk acres of flight deck, sit in a ready room waiting for the command to man planes. View 40mm guns and a hatchway leading to a Sidewinder magazine. See old wood still lying under the "modern" flight deck, and peer through the bullnose at the city skyline. The last Essex class carrier to retire, the Lexington spans six decades of U.S. carrier development and is an important part of America's naval history.

Taken with Nikon D80 by Mike Bonoan.
(from http://www.taskforce1.org/lexington.htm)


This was a "freak" shot... the chopper was passing and I just clicked. Good lighting, good camera!!!
Taken with Nikon D80.


This is for one of my stamp shack swaps. I actuallly completed this almost a month ago.


Played a bit more with my camera and took a shot at this windmill. I love windmills... reminds me of days done by. I wonder what my life would have been like if I had lived a centurye ago.

Not so good doctor's appointment!!!

So I lost another three pounds.
I am no longet diabetic and no longer anemic... but my blood pressure is still way too high. Added another pill to the three I'm taking for the blood pressure. Off my hormones. Still on all the other stuff. When will this get better.

Don't Move!

This one posed for me also. It just sat there waiting for me to "shoot"... I had a great time taking pictures of these birds!
Taken with Nikon D80.


Posing for me

This seagull just "stood" there at midair posing for me. It never moved, it just waited until I took it's picture.
Taken with Nikon D80.


What are the odds. I took this picture at one of the T-heads in Corpus Christi, Texas. They seemed to be pretty people friendly... I was able to get up close and personal with these pelicans!!!
Taken with Nikon D80.


Weightloss Surgery Update: 4 months and two weeks out!!!

I had my 4 month surgiversary on June 10. I've lost 69.8 pounds. Weightloss has slowed down since I am now able to eat more foods. My eyes are still bigger than my stomach so I tend to make myself sick from time to time.   The "now" picture, in the red top, was taken at my office by my bff Myrna.

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