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Friday, October 17, 2008

Looking Out My Back Door

Sometimes the most interesting sights can be found where you least expect them. I live just a couple of miles outside of Cumberland in the suburbs. We're just a few minutes from town in an area that's like living in the country and it's great where I live.

So, lets take a little detour from the views of Cumberland and take a look at what I see in and from my own backyard; looking out my back door.

Just a few steps up the hill from my back door and I can see this most beautiful scene. The season are changing and the trees are starting to come out in all of their fall glory.


If that isn't enough, just looking out my back door, or from the swing in the backyard, and I can watch these little critters. This one here I'm not sure if he knows how to take me. I talk to him and he will just look; must wonder what the heck I'm doing. It's like he's trying to figure out whether or not I'm friendly, crazy or both.


He likes to startle me by jumping from one tree to another - over my head - especially when I don't know he's there. I swear he will look at me afterwards, chatter like crazy and do it with a grin on its little face. Now I know that's not possible but it's fun to think it is.


Now these three photos were taken with a DSLR and an 18-105 lens. The lens has image stabilization built in and allows me to take sharper photos at slower shutter speeds. Helps a lot as well with other shots; hands become a little less steady the older you get :-)

Anyway, these are different views of my world; like living in the country. I'm not wealthy but we do OK; bills get paid, gas prices are coming down and we can eat again. Just kidding. We go to work in Cumberland everyday, and then we can come home to this. And I can share all of this with the most wonderful wife of my youth. What more can I ask for? Well a pay raise couldn't hurt, but that's another story :-)

Yeah, this is my world and you are welcome to it.