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Year: 2013

I attended an ‘Active Shooter’ training session at church a couple of days ago, I think this should be filed under ‘Things I didn’t expect to learn/discuss at church’.

Another day’s sailing on my friend John’s sailboat – only this time instead of too much wind, we had too little.

Jim asked me to take a picture of CD (Carol’s Dog- though I’m not sure that the name fits).  Being sneaky I fitted Jim into the picture at the same time. Jim doesn’t like posing for pictures, so it was too good an opportunity to miss.

Labor Day Weekend With The Parents — Saturday, contrary to expectations of a sleep-in, I was up at 6:30 am to accompany Jim to my first Midwest auction. [Words and 2 pictures]

That’s three words I’ve had to Google today. This is getting far too highbrow for the run up to a holiday weekend. I need a break and a beer already.

Invitation to Ministry and Stewardship Sunday at Christ Church. I wanted to make an invitation/ reminder that people would want to keep around for a while,

Lanie in an Ascend D10 Kayak on the Jame River, Springfield Missouri

Lanie had a break in her rehearsal schedule, so I thought I’d take her kayaking to get her out and about for a while.

Spent the day with cap’n John getting the boat ready for some real sailing – he has a mainsail. Unfortunately the ‘iron Topsail’ is currently broken, and beyond my knowledge to repair.

So, I can spell pneumatic, but I can’t get ‘hose’ right (hoze) My only excuse has to be that I was subconsciously trying to Webster-ize it.

Small welded metal structure featuring berries, leaves, vines and a brass goblet.

A Toast To Art. Jim and Carol came by this afternoon on one of their regular trips to Springfield. He brought his latest piece for me to photograph. [1 picture]

Breakfast meal - steak, mushrooms, vegitables topped off with an egg, sunny side up.

I’ve been spending far too much time at my desk and not enough time out and about. The lack of exercise has taken it toll, and it’s time to start doing something; reduce my weight and get more exercise.

Out at 7:20am on the high school run for the first time in eighteen months.

black and white photgraph of Gary Allman.

I missed the memo. I lost my photo-mojo and didn’t notice.

Stock photograph (not mine) selected and purchased by the customer. Edit for revised aspect ratio, insets and text added.

Last Sunday at church – I was ushering and Lanie volunteered to acolyte.

I volunteered to take pictures at the Dedication of Rose Cottage, a shelter for abused women and their families. The pictures have now been made public so I can post them here too.

Anchored in Stockton Lake

John asked if I fancied going sailing. He had to ask? That’s a given.

A series of heavy thunderstorms on Wednesday put paid to our first planned outing. So we re-scheduled for Friday – not an auspicious day to go sailing if you are superstitious, but fortunately I’ve only just remembered that.

Sailing on Stockton Lake -

I really like this series of pictures of John I took while we out sailing yesterday.

I’ve always liked the Ozarks Walkabout logo. Recently we updated the website design so some slight reworking on the logo font was needed. This is the result.

I’ve had a long outstanding arrangement to take Jonathan out in one of our kayaks. Last week we agreed some mutually convenient times, and today we finally got out on the water.

Tool: Scribe on a workbench.

Jim must have either left this behind, or snuck it into my ‘workshop’ a couple of weeks ago when he and Carol came down to install the Bottle Tree.

It’s not unheard of to find things tucked away in odd places after they’ve visited.

Nice and simple logo. I wanted to stick with the red of the Davis-Allman logo because it is easy to spot in a pack of business cards. Red is not supposed to be a strong business color, but sometimes it pays to stand out from the crowd. The foot idea is overused but something was …

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Remember cap’n John? Well, he’s gone and done it now and bought himself a twenty-seven-foot sailboat. I went with him to Stockton to take a look. Pretty cool she is too. [19 pictures]

A Blue Bottle Tree sculpture by Jim Davis.

This picture is one that has to be put in the ‘It seemed like a good idea at the time’ category. It took a huge amount of effort to create and it just doesn’t work.

Photo collage of motorized garden equipment. Sit on lawn mower, weed whacker, and aluminium ramps.

Not the sort of promotional materials I usually produce for church, but we had some gardening equipment to dispose of.

Camp WeMo at Wakonda - preparing the personal IDs for the new arrivals

Lanie’s off to Camp WeMo (WEst MissOuri) at Wakonda for the week, so this afternoon we dropped her off, and I took advantage of the visit to grab a few pictures.

Picture of Kim Snodgrass of the Episcopal Dioces of West Missouri at Camp WeMo at Wakonda June 2013

Another of my favorite pictures from dropping of Lanie at camp WeMo on Sunday.

Overnight I had been sent a link to an e-version of the diocese magazine Spirit. This was so I could embed a copy in the diocese website. Fortunately that was a simple task. Checking the magazine I was surprised, and very pleased, to find that the pictures I took at the Bishop’s Ball were featured on the cover

Photograph of Lanie, Gary and Ginger Allman sitting in the backyard lit by the orange glow of a chiminea

We both have had long days at the computer recently, so the idea of sitting out in the back yard burning off a few of our deadfall limbs and twigs was a welcome diversion.

Today was the last appearance of the St Cecilia Choir before the summer break, and Lanie’s last appearance in the Junior Choir. This year the choir visited another Episcopal church in Springfield – St. John’s.

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