Skywatch Friday – Inside Edition

Campera+ App

I call this week’s Skywatch post “Inside Edition” because that is mainly where I have been lately. After some great outings that all came to a halt through a combination of my wife catching the flu and cold rainy weather.

Camaera+ App

So it was like I went to my backyard and took some sky photos because I didn’t have any recent ones and it was a nice sunny day finally. And of course I used one of my iphone camera apps and edited the photos. I do that a lot. I hope it doesn’t bother you.

Distressed FX app

And the other thing I do is I am constantly tagging photos. I’ve got 85,642 photos in my flickr account and about 3,000 are untagged starting in November 2015 and going backward. I delete about half of my untagged photos in a given session. I found this one this morning during a tagging session. It’s kind of over the top on editing but hey, I kind of like it. I think I used my distressedfx app.

I also found this untagged photo from November 2015. It is from a run I did along the Arkansas Rivier at night. You know starting in 1992 until 2020 when I retired I ran by myself every Wednesday night after work pretty much regardless of the weather. During the non-Daylight Savings Time months I ran on the river because they had lights. Now I am thinking what was going through my little cotton picking head. Of course the answer is that I worked during the day and I was running longer races back then so I had to run longer in training. I’m retired and now, and don’t run, but I walk and ride my bike a lot. All during daylight hours.

Earlier this week it was Heather’s birthday. She recovered from the flu and we had a great time going out for breakfast, going to a movie (Spirited, see my previous post, a wonderful movie) opening gifts, going out for dinner, and then birthday cake!!

Son Logan joined us. We all had a great time.

And we are all decorated for Christmas.

Jigsaw puzzle

I completed another jigsaw puzzle. This one of an old barn. This one about killed me. All that wood was hard to piece together. I’m doing one now of the Grand Canyon. It’s hard also. That’s okay. I love ipad jigsaw puzzles.

That’s about it for this week. Check back soon. After losing all three of our dogs in about a year’s time to illness we are picking up our new pomeranian Kodi. I’ll have a few photos of him to post. Here is a preview from several weeks ago.

Me and Kodi

I’m linking with Skywatch Friday.

24 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Inside Edition

  1. Ellen

    I can’t believe you still have any leaves on the trees. It’s cold here, but only a dusting of snow so far. Glad to hear Heather is better, I hope the rest of the family stays well. I’m wearing a mask out in crowded areas again. Too much stuff going around right now.

    When does Kodi come home? Can’t wait to see pics and videos of the little guy. What a fun Christmas it will be for you guys. Next week I start volunteering for the National Mill Dog Rescue. Irv already told me I can’t bring any dogs home. Haha!

  2. Vicki

    The photos are beautiful. Glad Heather is better, Happy Belated Birthday to her! It’s so hard when you lose a pet. Kodi is adorable!

  3. Lisa

    Those trees against that blue, blue sky are amazing! I’m glad to hear your wife recovered from her ‘flu in time to enjoy her birthday. A new puppy is always fun, and a lot of work. I’m so sorry for the loss of your others, all within such a short time span.

  4. Amy

    Very cute dog, I like your tree, we only have a couple of tiny ones here sitting on the windowsill, I dont’ think anyone in the family can be bothered decorating it then putting everything away.

  5. Eileen

    Pretty sky photos! I like you new cute puppy Kodi! Happy Birthday to Heather! I am glad you wife has recovered from the flu. Pretty Christmas tree! Take care, have a great weekend!

  6. DrillerAA

    Like Ellen, I can’t believe you still have trees with that much foliage on them. Very nice images.
    I don’t think I ever had a real Flikr account. I probably should have started one back in the day.
    Looks like Kodi has already won one heart and is ready to settle into the family. Pets do indeed improve our quality of life. We went twelve years without a critter in the house and now I don’t know what I wold do without Lucy.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year !

  7. Alana

    Impressive tree that still has leaves. There is a small oak tree in our local park that keeps its leaves for most of the winter but your tree is so large. Kodi is a cutie! Wishing you and your family an early Merry Christmas.

  8. Sallie

    Oh the puppy is so sweet and the skies and trees in your backyard are so beautiful! Glad Heather recovered in time to celebrate her day. Your enhanced photos are beautiful — I wish I knew more about editing — or for that matter even taking good pix with my phone. I feel like I got stuck in time with my digital camera and don’t progress much. Merry Christmas to you and the family! And thank you for the year-round gifts you give to the photo-blog community with your posts and for hosting SWF.

  9. Andree

    I’m so sorry you suffered so much loss with your dogs. Kodi will help with that, I’m sure. I loved the phone effects on the photo. Keep healthy!

  10. DeniseinVA

    Lovely to see you and the family having fun, and Kodi is precious! Great photos and so good to see you still enjoying jigsaw puzzles. I am in the middle of one right now.

  11. A ShutterBug Explores

    Gorgeous sky shots and Happy Birthday to Heather and what an adorable and loveable puppy! Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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