25 December 2008

Red Wing Blackbirds


Red Wing Blackbirds
Originally uploaded by matneym
This picture doesn't even come close to showing the number of birds that were in the field.

06 December 2008

02 December 2008

Lunch time


Lunch time
Originally uploaded by matneym
Had a wonderful time in Wisconsin last week. Here's a pic from the trip.

01 November 2008

The 1st of November


Maple Leaves
Originally uploaded by matneym
The 1st of November and the leaves are beautiful on the maple in the front yard.

Halloween


Jack O' Lantern
Originally uploaded by matneym
Another Halloween over and gone. Hard to believe it is now November. Think I will leave the pumpkin out a few days more though.

24 October 2008

Rainbow(s)


Rainbow(s)
Originally uploaded by matneym
Great rainbow with a weak second one after a quick shower blowing through.

09 October 2008

Spider close up


Spider close up
Originally uploaded by matneym
As seen just as I was getting ready to leave work. I don't care for spiders but this was a big beauty.

04 October 2008

10 September 2008

Venice Italy


Venice Italy
Originally uploaded by matneym
Took this photo back in 1987 when I first got to Italy. Of all the cities I've ever visited Venice is hard to beat. So much history and beauty.

21 August 2008

Gator head


Gator head
Originally uploaded by matneym
Got to love this guy at the Soulard Market. Had some gator on a stick and it was good.

11 August 2008

Caterpillar


Caterpillar
Originally uploaded by matneym
This guy was crawling around on the driveway this afternoon.

08 August 2008

Field and sky


Field and sky
Originally uploaded by matneym
A beautiful day here in the St. Louis area. Wish it was always like this during the summer.

05 August 2008

Sunrise


Sunrise
Originally uploaded by matneym
An interesting sunrise this morning. Was late to work but had to try to get a picture.

29 July 2008

24 July 2008

22 July 2008

Main Street Collinsville


Main Street
Originally uploaded by matneym
Took this one last night while Ian was in his karate class. I was cooling down from my session so I thought I'd play around with the camera a bit.

19 July 2008

No more racing


No more racing
Originally uploaded by matneym
I've been meaning to take a picture of this car for quite a while. It is on the back way home from Collinsville. Obviously it's been sitting there a while and I've always thought it was an interesting scene. There is an old tavern across the street from it that has been converted to a home.

18 July 2008

Blackjack steeple


Church steeple
Originally uploaded by matneym
Church steeple in Blackjack, just south of Troy. I love going by this place when I take an alternate route home.

16 July 2008

Gee I wonder why....


Hailee and Lucy
Originally uploaded by matneym
The most popular photo I've uploaded in a while. Gee I wonder why....

:-)

10 July 2008

05 July 2008

Fireworks


Fireworks
Originally uploaded by matneym
Hope everyone had a happy 4th of July. A picture from last night.

29 June 2008

Rush!

Saw Rush last night here in St. Louis. A fantastic show as usual by the band. This was my sixth time seeing them live and it was as good as ever. Took my son, a co-worker and his son to the show. They've all just recently become fans of the band and walked away from the show as even bigger fans. The crowd was good and the weather cooperated last night. Again an awesome night. Until the next tour...

27 June 2008

Bobby's Frozen Custard


Bobby's Frozen Custard
Originally uploaded by matneym
Ian and I just got back from Bobby's frozen custard. A beautiful evening out and the custard hit the spot. Going to need to run it off in the morning.

22 June 2008

Evening Clouds


Evening Clouds
Originally uploaded by matneym
The evening sky to the west tonight. Not a bad picture to close out the weekend.

21 June 2008

Cookie in the clover


Cookie in the clover
Originally uploaded by matneym
Cookie out in the yard. She hates the camera but I was able to snap this before she realized what was happening.
Some new photos up on Flickr. http://ping.fm/XEuwN
Back from shopping in St. Louis. The Soulard market was packed. We also need a Trader Joe's on the Illinois side of the river.
Looks like it is going to be a really nice day outside.

20 June 2008

Just a few more minutes....
I think it's time to get some sleep. We'll be up early tomorrow to hit the Soulard market for some fresh produce.
Salsa and chips....mmmmmmm. The dog thinks so too.
Still haven't gotten up to go outside. The skeeters are probably out any way.
I should do something outside right now. Looks like a really nice evening.
A free Friday evening. I've not a clue on what to do.
TGIF! TGIF! TGIF!

19 June 2008

Been a while since I've played guitar hero. Didn't do too bad but it still isn't as much fun as actually playing the bass.
Testing out Ping.fm. Is it working?

07 June 2008

Sportscaster Jim McKay dies at 86

A voice from my childhood has passed away. I remember as a kid watching Wide World Of Sports and hearing Jim's unmistakable voice. I recently watched a documentary about the man. A true professional and all round good man. RIP Jim.

Sportscaster Jim McKay dies at 86

31 May 2008

Lightning


Lightning
Originally uploaded by matneym
A good light show last night. Been playing with the camera trying to capture the lighting. This was one of the better shots.

29 May 2008

Updates!

Been a while since I posted here. Been busy with my Lockergnome blog, Flickr, Twitter and Myspace. If nothing is here visit those sites too.

08 May 2008

Troy


Troy Castle
Originally uploaded by matneym
Just down the road from the house.

Whitesnake and Def Leppard

New music this week in the house from Whitesnake and Def Leppard.

Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad

It has been a while since there has been a new CD from Coverdale and company but it is worth the wait. A real grower and it has been in constant rotation since picking it up.

Def Leppard - Songs From The Sparkle Lounge

A real disappointment but after X I guess I wasn't expecting a whole lot. The covers CD "Yeah" was fun but musically this just seems like the band doesn't know who they want to be. This one won't get much time after this week I imagine. Oh well....






04 May 2008

Been a while

Been a while since I've posted anything. Time just slips by and before you know it....well what ever. Been a busy day working in the yard. It was a gorgeous day and I had to take advantage of it.

I did put a few new pictures up on Flickr that I took at the NHRA drag races that I attended Friday at Gateway International Raceway which is just down the road. Take a look and leave a comment if you like.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/matneym/

29 March 2008

Cat Found


CatFound
Originally uploaded by hedwig_the_owl
This is priceless. The caption for the photo is dead on.

04 March 2008

Brett Favre retires

As a Packer fan I hate to see him go but he goes out on his terms. The upcoming season is going to be strange with him not playing. Thanks Brett for making the game enjoyable.

 

I took this photo last December when the Packers came to town to play the Rams.
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29 February 2008

The weekend is here

Been a while since I've posted. I'm glad the weekend is here. The home show is going on over at the America's center in St. Louis so we'll be spending Saturday there. Hopefully back in time so I can get a good nap in. Need to catch up on sleep.

23 February 2008

Schmap.com

Wow, I'm nothing but an amaeuter photographer but one of my pictures was included in the St. Louis guide at schmap.com. I was surprised when they asked permission and even more surprised when they told me it was included. It helps when the picture is of Brett Favre getting ready to set a new record.


01 February 2008

3 years ago

It was 3 years ago today that I officially became retired from the Air Force and became a civilian again. I've never regretted my time in the Air Force, or that I retired. Still work as a contractor for the Air Force which has made the transition easier in many ways. Regardless, 3 years...hard to believe.

Is it summer yet?

One of the frog hose bumpers sticking out of the snow.

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04 January 2008

Andrew Olmsted

I didn't know Andrew Olmsted personally, but having served a career in the military I do know him. Those who serve or have served know what I am talking about. May he rest in peace, and to his family my condolences.

Andrew Olmsted