Sunday, November 06, 2011

The new header picture

About my new header picture:  Of course I have already posted pictures of the finished Oliver 1855 project, but our daughter has a professional-quality camera, and Cliff wanted some real glamour shots of his tractor.  She took a LOT of pictures and posted them on Facebook.


The picture my son chose as the best one had one little flaw; a green metal stool had been left in place after Cliff used it to climb up and put a different pipe on the tractor.  He suggested that Rachel have somebody photoshop the stool out of the picture.  Since Rachel works for a company that does photo-processing for professional photographers, she has the resources and knows the right people to work such magic, and the resulting photo is the one on the header.   Here's a slideshow of most of the pictures she took that day.  Unless you are a tractor aficionado, you'll probably want to skip the slideshow.






Toward the end, you'll see some pretty young ladies in the pictures; they are granddaughters Natalie and Monica.

First thing I read this morning on the Internet was that there was an earthquake in Oklahoma, and that it was felt by some in Kansas City.  Now that's getting a little too close to home.  Many years ago when we lived on our first acreage, Cliff and I were lying in bed one morning and felt a small earthquake.  What a strange feeling.  (Added later:  Cliff tells me he felt the quake last night and thought the dog was under the couch moving it, which would have been a feat in itself because our couch only clears the floor by about an inch.  I was asleep by then, therefore blissfully ignorant.)


Iris is 100% herself, back to watching TV with us and attacking any animals that show up on the screen.  Last night I knew she was fine when she started devouring the dog food that had been untouched for twenty-four hours.

11 comments:

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Pictures are great.....tractor is great....love the ones of Cliff driving....Saw a tractor auction on TV Friday and thought of you and Cliff....

Enjoy

Lindie said...

Beautiful tractor! I have only felt one earthquake, the year I lived in California back in 69 or 70. We lived just north of San Francisco and it was about a 5.0 I heard what sounded like a freight train and pictures fell off my walls. I bet Ree felt yesterday's quake!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is a great picture. I would have never seen the stool had you not pointed it out. I loved seeing your granddaughters too. I remember them as much younger...how time flies. Glad Iris is back to normal and glad you are all ok from that earth quake. I saw it on the news this morning too. Have a wonderful Sunday!

madcobug said...

Great pictures. Glad that Isis is now ok. Helen

darev2005 said...

That is just one fine looking tractor. That man of yours has some serious talent.

Michaele said...

Nice photos, nice tractor!

TARYTERRE said...

Thank goodness Iris bounced back and is her old self. I was wondering what could have gotten into her. I've been in 3 small earthquakes. Something you never forget. It is a strange feeling, like you said. The tractor pics are great. Your daughter did a fantastic job. That is one fine looking piece of equipment. Your granddaughters look sweet. I can't wait for mine to get that age. Take care.

Lindie said...

Actually, I googled the earthquake I felt in 1969 and it was a 5.6 and I had forgotten there was another one that was 5.7, with over 200 aftershocks. I thought everything was back to normal and went up to Santa Rosa for a meeting a week later and felt one of the aftershocks and we all went running for the doorways.

Sister--Three said...

Our best stud dog Feist is named Oliver in honor of this tractor, one of Larry's favorites. Might I steal a picture of your Oliver?

Donna said...

Steal away, Sister-Three.

Lori said...

I'm glad Iris is all better.

Love the new header picture!