November 30th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

The above tree was knocked over by a drunk driver, a non-resident of my community. Since there were no human injuries can we can say there was a fatality, can we can it a tree-tality?

This Is How We Roll

November 23rd, 2020
Photograph by Margo E. Downing-Faircloth
Photograph by E.W. Faircloth
Photography by E.W. Faircloth
Photograph by E.W. Faircloth

Mary Downing does 1,500 piece puzzles. This 94 year-old Heritage Shores resident is now looking toward 2,000 pieces for more of a “challenge.” This is how they roll on Widgeon Way in Bridgeville DE.

See Major Piano Tuning

November 22nd, 2020
Photography by Robert Ringham

First, I must apologize for the corny title “See Major Piano Tuning.” It’s a play on a term known to amateur and professional musicians. That would be the key signatures of C Major.

The above image was taken by photographer extraordinaire, Bob Ringham. I saw it in a discussion by a group of photographers with whom I once worked, most while working in Philadelphia. Or those I have come to know over the years.

I really image because the piano turner’s face wasn’t being shown. There’s not need to see a face, as the subject matter is piano tuning. It has such strong line which leads the eye back to someone turning this grand piano. Also, I really like black & white photographs. Bob did have other images of Dave doing his thing with face showing.

I did get permission from Bob to use on my blog. Jon Falk is another photographer who graces these pages at times.

Creatures Left Behind After Halloween

November 1st, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

My neighbors put on the best hunted house in town, recently. They had stuff outside and 13 scenes of fun and fright inside. They even needed a tent brought in to help display all the stuff. I think they raised over $1,600 to donated to St. Judes and cancer research.

Today while walking I noticed a couple creatures still around laying with friends. Seems the poor things was forsaken after Halloween.

I’ll have to send the rock whisperer over to calm it down.

Not Many Warm Days Left

October 20th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

This young man is getting this project done as there are not many warm days left.

She’s Still Winning

October 17th, 2020
Photograph submitted by Margo E. Downing-Faircloth

That’s my 95 year old mother-in-law and I going at a game of SKIP-BO. We’re both wearing mask because I made a visit to ER last week for a digestive issue. So, since we’re in the mist of a continuing COVID-19 pandemic my wife and I thought I should probably self-quarantine for a week. You never know what you can pick up in a hospital even in normal times. I’m off tomorrow.

My mother-in-law has everyone fooled except me. She plays the 95 year old person pity card to my wife and the children. She lets her great grandchildren slide, however. There’s noting wrong with her mind and she is still as sharp as tack. When she sits down a table to play cards she plays to win. And all her aches and pains seem to disappear. She won so many games I started keeping track. She has won most of them. I told her winning involved both skill and luck, She’s both skillful and definitely lucky. She gets most of the SKIP_BO wildcards during the vast majority of games. I usually can only win if I get more wildcards. She seldom wins without having the most wildcards. She taught me the game but still adapts her game to include some of my winning strategies.

Back In The Air Again

October 14th, 2020
drone shot of 22 Ruddy Duck in Heritage Shores
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

After weeks of not posting anything new here, I finally went back up in the air again with my Yuneec H Plus drone. It gave me something to post.

I’ve been doing Salsa classes using Zoom, creating short videos using Adobe Premiere and other stuff.

CDC Thinks This Is A Bad Idea

September 30th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

A friend of my neighbor is making a sign for a haunted house to be used during the upcoming Halloween. The CDC is frowning upon indoor gatherings such as a haunted house or places inside where social distancing can’t be practiced during COVID-19 in 2020.

The woman above is not my neighbor or lives in the house next door.

My neighbor loves Halloween and each year her displays become more intricate and expensive. They take over most rooms in her home besides the displays outside. We’re talking thousands of dollars.

Exit Through Front Door

September 20th, 2020
Photography by E.W. Faircloth

Our Fitness Center now has made changes to comply with health restrictions linked to COVID-19. The front door previously functioned as an entrance and exit to building. All doors functioned that way. Now, because of COVID-19, management has closed door to the aerobics room completely. The other side door is used as an entrance, only. The front door can now only be used to exit. I’m guessing this will help keep folks safer with fewer possible interactions.

What’s An Opportunist?

September 14th, 2020
Photograhy by E.W. Faircloth

What’s an opportunist?

This isn’t a definition but an example of an opportunist. A photographer is walking back home following his walk up to the driving range to hit a few balls. On his way back home he spots a  quinceañera, or 15th birthday celebration for a female. He hasn’t taken any pictures for his blog lately and see this as an “opportunity” to get a photograph. While the official photographer is setting up a shot, our guy goes upstairs and positions himself to take advantage of that opportunity.

So there you have it kiddies. That’s our word for today.