Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

There are no real pumpkins in Egypt, at least not in Luxor, so our creative team get to use squash to "slash" into jack-o-lanterns for the holiday. Here are the results:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Two Cats Lounging

The bad news on the CH cat front is that we lost a couple more during the summer--Pablo and Rusty have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We are now down to three official (neutered/spayed) CH cats--Heidi, Buttons and Beau. We also have a couple of unofficial cats who hang around but whom we consider too nasty to try to capture and take to ACE (Animal Care in Egypt). Buttons and Beau have been found lounging, sometimes in strange places (Beau was roosting in a storage cabinet in the Photo Archives yesterday). Here are a couple of photos of them at their loungiest!
Beau takes a selfie!

Buttons keeping cool

Friday, October 23, 2015

Moonshine Over Chicago House

It was a mostly clear early evening with a few wispy clouds to add character to the sky. As it darkened, I happened to be out in the garden fooling around with my relatively new Canon EOS Rebel DSLR and its 50-255mm lens. The moon was a perfect target! I got this result, shooting handheld, no tripod. I'm pretty impressed with the clarity and detail, since my hands tend to shake a bit, and that's a long lens! Happy Friday evening from Chicago House!