John Hall frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings, and he has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years.
In these photos are a little bit of a lot of things from ground hogs to my emulating the Robins hunting for earth worms and coming up with a few as large as small snakes. Oh that I could have caught worms like that when I used to know what to do with a rod and reel and a cane pole.
Not much gets photographed any more unless I can do if from my back deck. I'm sure most of you are tired of viewing my world from that perspective. Maybe I should get out more. I took some photos of the great granddaughter, Ralphie, in recent days and put them on a flash drive for her parents. When the photos were taken to Wally World they didn't want to accept the photos without a release from the photographer. The Wally World employee said those photos were professionally done. Ralphie's mother had to assure them it was only Ralphie's great-grandfather who took them and he wasn't any pro. So, with that Wally World went about developing them. The Wally World employee commented that the photos were taken with a good camera. And, to that I'll admit they were. These photos were taken with a good camera and an even better one. They are all mixed together.
That dog in the photo below was having a great time in his swimming pool and put a whole new meaning to the term "Dog paddle." He paddled most of the water out of that pool in a big hurry. He'd hunker down in that pool attempting to hide from his companion until he could launch a surprise attack.
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