Got these pictures here locally out by Hardy Lake. I have had the opportunity to see a nesting pair of Bald Eagles while on vacation down in Texas a few years ago. I never thought I would find a nesting pair here in Indiana especially close enough to see on a frequent basis if I wanted to. Spent about 4 hours observing and waiting to get some pics. After the first outing, I realized that even with a 2x extender, I still didn’t have enough lens. My friend from work and I went in half and rented a 300 2.8 lens and got the results you see here. I have researched a lot and am confident at picking out the male and female and know they should have some eaglets soon. I do not want to disturb them and only plan to go shooting again when they are hatched.
I guess politicians will never learn. Our President, Mr. Obama, is still determined to get health care passed. I guess that the results in Mass. were still not enough to put this bill to an end. During his “State of the Union” address he stated that he couldn’t give up and implored all the inhabitants of this building (the Capitol) not to give up either. When will these extreme left-wing liberals get the message? Does it take a full landslide in November 2010 to sink it into their elitist skulls? The American people have spoken three separate times with Sen. elect Brown being the most unwavering of the messages yet. If the Dem candidate can’t win in Massachusetts to keep it going, then they really should kill it and start over. Above is a picture I took while I was on vacation down in San Antonio that sums up how the majority of the country feels about health care reform. Sadly, Mr. Obama still hasn’t learned the message. I guess between now and November we will have to keep up our vigilance to make sure this monstrosity doesn’t get passed. Can’t wait till the November elections and always remember the Tea Party People and the rest of us Conservatives will be watching out for the rest of the country! Don’t Tread on Us or do so at your own peril!
Hello to all! Just a quick note to say that I’m doing fine and it is finally September! We are getting real short as to our time remaining in this country. They say we will be home for Thanksgiving and it won’t be soon enough for me! I can’t wait to get back and get to shooting pictures again. This pic shows me in the hatch of an Armored Security Vehicle (ASV for short) before a mission a while back. Obviously, I am not the photgrapher but its hard to get pictures of yourself sometimes! Thanks to all the people who keep supporting us with their prayers, letters, and emails. It is really good to know what is going on back in our own worlds. Also I wish to say congrats to my daughter Sarah and her husband Barrett for both graduating from Baylor University this year! I’m really proud of them both! And Lil’ Jack has started eating pizza as of late I hear from Grammy Jo’. They dont stay young for long! Everyone take care and I hope to see you all at Thanksgiving! Later, JT
As I write this post, we are closing in on one of those milestone days. We are fast approaching the 90 days left in country mark. I can’t be exactly sure when it is because we don’t have an exact date yet but we are getting close that’s for sure! This shot is me giving a convoy brief for our, 37th or 38th or somewhere close to there, trip outside the wire. A lot of planning and briefings must be completed before we roll and everyone, including the KBR civilians must get all the information. All in a days work as the saying goes. Well, not much time as we are heading back to TQ so you all take care and I’ll talk at you when I can. Later, JT
Here is an early morning (0445) shot of my crew in Gun Truck # 4. I have been trying to get some pics for a photoshop collage for when we return and I thought this one would be a good update shot. The three pictured are myself, SSG Jimmy Terrell, TC, SPC Curtis Shelpman, Dvr, and PFC Cory Lazzell, Gnr. Sorry about the lapse in posting but have had pic upload problems hopefully cured by a new geek stick. Very hot lately and still very busy. This post comes from BIAP at 0240am after a very frustrating trip following slow people and then sitting outside the gate while some officer made us back out of the entrance shoot(Semis with tankers mind you) so his four Hummers could leave the gate. It was crazy as many things here are. I am fine and fairing well and am looking forward to August. Take care and God Bless you all!