Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday Thoughts

I haven't done a Friday's Thoughts in a while so, here goes. It's been an interesting week. I've been watching the College World Series. It has been most enjoyable. I think I like most all college sports better than the pros. LSU beat Texas in the final game to claim the National Championship. Congratulations to the Tigers.
Tuesday night I went to the movies. You can read about that in yesterday's post.
This coming week is our daughter's birthday. Since they were out of town last week-end and we were out of town last week-end, we will celebrate her birthday and Father's day on Saturday. I guess that just means that I get to grill for the whole crew. I've never entirely understood why Dads get to grill out for Mother's day AND Father's Day. What's up with that? At any rate, my daughter is in for a HUGE surprise, kind of. She likes her dad, that's me. She would like to have a digital SLR camera like the one her dad's...that's me. Her dad, that's me, found a pretty good one on Ebay last Sunday. I picked up a Nikon D60 for about half price. Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to arrive in time for the celebration. So....I bought a book on how to use this camera. I will give the book to her on Saturday and tell her that she needs to read it before the camera arrives. Believe me, she's going to be a happy camper.

I've never done a Skywatch Friday. So here is my first one. Lately clouds have been few and far between, while the temperature has been flirting with 100. This view is out of my office window to the north. I have chosen to shoot above the parking lot and into the trees at the fence line beyond. You would never know that I am not in the mountains, but stuck in an office, overlooking a parking lot. Just like basketball, in photography, shot selection is everything.

One more thing I haven't done in a long time, at least not since I moved my blog from Brain Freeze ( to Driller's Place, is share a little gospel music with you. Southern Gospel is probably my favorite music these days. So I leave you with this. Two of my favorite groups are The Gaither Vocal Band and Signature Sound Quartet. Here they are together, singing one of the most meaningful songs I have ever heard "I Then Shall Live". Please read and consider the message as you listen to the music. Enjoy.


  1. Welcome to Sky Watch! Great place to see beautiful skies from all over the world and this is a magnificent capture! Love those white, marshmallow clouds against a blue sky!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Great shots Driller, thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice weekend
    Regina In Pictures

  3. Happy Birthday to your daughter and a great big Happy Father's Day to you.

    I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled with the new camera. What a nice thing to do.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. Big hug. :)

  4. Good eye to locate a sky shot from your office of all places. Welcome to sky watch Friday.

  5. Excellent pillowy clouds, Driller! I post "Looking at the Sky on Friday," for Tisha's blog. :)

  6. Nice looking camera. Between you and Vinny, I might start thinking about a camera upgrade.

  7. We would sure love to see some of those lovely clouds a little further west! Wow, it's been hot. Nice camera--she will be blessed, I am sure!

  8. "I've never entirely understood why Dads get to grill out for Mother's day AND Father's Day. What's up with that?"

    Question: Do you trust anyone but yourself to operate (properly) the grill?