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Year: 2016

A day hike on the Busiek Orange and White trails. [20 Pictures]

That moment when you congratulate yourself on losing 10 lbs … and then realize you have another 16 lbs to go.

That Moment when … standing in the shower you realize that the hot water heater is out and there’s no hot water.

Jim is submitting this sculpture for a silent auction in aid of the Ozarks Regional Arts Council. The only requirement is that the piece has to fit inside a six-inch cube.

Black and White Photograph of Terry by Gary Allman

Sometimes the picture you end up with isn’t the picture you thought you were taking.

Tubby (a.k.a. Rotters) was sitting on the end of the bed and I rather liked the back lighting. I thought I’d try a grab a picture. Look carefully and you can see his strange eyes. The poor cat is blind in his left eye and his right eye is badly obscured. He frequently bumps into …

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July 21 I took Luke for an afternoon kayaking on the James River at Springfield, Missouri [12 pictures].

Color, night photograph of an oil lamp, leather bound journal and a cold drink

An oil lamp, my journal, and unusually for me, a rum and Coke.

Photograph of wood buring inside a chiminea

Despite the heat we decided to light the chiminea. Ginger went off to bed early and I stayed out contemplating my navel, life, the universe, and everything. Fire is so addictive and soothing. I really enjoy the chiminea.

Fr. Jonathan Frazier, Rector, St. Peter & All Saints, Kansas City, Missouri. This was a picture I took partly for work, and partly for myself.

Journaling reboot: Photograph of a home-made leather journal and fountain pens

After a long break I started journaling again at the beginning of the year. I had been using A5 notebooks because they fitted nicely in my leather TMI binder. The problem with the TMI binder is that it is big and awkward to carry. After a lot of thought and some experimentation I decided to …

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Picture showing empty roads in the Ozarks

UK friends and family seeing this might begin to get an idea of why I don’t like driving in the UK. 100 miles of driving and this is about as busy as it gets. After all the upgrades I’ve had recently, this vehicle was about as basic as they get. It didn’t even have a …

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Hathersage and Hope from Higgar Tor

Hathersage and Hope from Higgar Tor. [3 pictures]

SR71 Blackbird. [2 pictures]

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – The Reception [31 Pictures]

Mike & Diffi’s Steam Punk Wedding [12 Pictures]

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – in Black and White [34 Pictures]

Mike and Diffi’s wedding rehearsal. [12 Pictures]

Weston-Super-Mare Sunset – Vacation Day 2.

Weston-Super-Mare From Our Hotel – Vacation Day 2.

Portsmouth From Fort Widley – A cold wet and windy Tuesday evening. [2 pictures]

Welcome Home – Vacation Day 1, Pork Pie

Tonight I must sleep, for tomorrow may bring … Pork Pies !!!!!

Photograph of Gary and Ginger Allman on board an American Airways 'plane bound for London Heathrow.

We’re On Our Way to England – And we’ll be staying a month. It’s going to be busy as Ginger has a lot of work lined up. We’ll be traveling a lot, and I plan to get in some hiking, we’ll see how that goes. [2 pictures]

Main Coon Cat - Sprinkles in a small box

No box is too small for our Maine Coon, Supa-dink aka Sprinkles.

Photograph of Gary Allman wearing a Steam Punk outfit featuring a kilt and leather vest

Steam Punk Wedding Outfit – I decided to go all-out on a costume for my sister’s wedding. [1 picture]

Photograph of a steam punk weapon / side arm.

My sister is having a steam punk themed wedding, so I’ve made myself this steam punk gun. After the wedding I’ll give it to them mounted in the frame below. I spent a lot longer on this that I should have, but I’ve never tried making something like this before. Touring the flea-markets looking for …

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Photograph of a BMW Rental vehicle from Enterpise

The people at Enterprise on South Campbell look after their regular customers. I asked for a compact vehicle for the weekend, this is what they gave me (and unlimited mileage too). Grace Church, Carthage, Saturday, and St. Mark’s, Kimberling City, Sunday, here I come.

Tonight we went with Lanie to collect her speech and debate trophies Apparently it has been a record year – the tables were certainly full to overflowing with all the trophies the team has won. The team is now 13th in the country. Well done everyone! Lanie will be going to the National competition in …

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Hotel Eastlund, Portland Oregon. Corridor seemingly stretching to infinity. Black and White Photograph.

Clever painting and carpet coordination. The areas outside the rooms were painted black and the carpet was also black, creating these visual stripes and making the corridor look like it went on forever. You might expect to see two young girls in bloodied party dresses in this corridor.

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