December Birthday

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My son, Keiran, is a December baby. In the past this usually meant pool party at the Rec Center. But now that he’s a ‘tweener’ it’s a little more challenging, and December’s flukey weather doesn’t make it any easier.

It also means that there aren’t too many birthday party years remaining, but one dilemma at a time thank you very much.

Luckily Durango is home to a little-known, privately owned, indoor sports field, The Stillwater Foundation. While it can be challenging to make the necessary arrangements, the end result was 2 hours of super fun indoor soccer for 11 kids on his 11th birthday.

My camera (Sony SLT-a33) has a built-in panoramic auto-stitch feature that works really well, unless there’s a lot of movement. But in this case I really like the effect.

Glass Art

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Durango is amazing in so many ways, including the variety of people who choose to call it home. It takes an act of courage to move your family and possessions to the middle of nowhere, but trucking out thousands of pounds of glass blowing equipment as well… whoa doggy. That takes courage and nerve.

In any case, Bengt Hokanson and Trefny Dix did just that when they moved their craft to town in 2010.

If you’re a local, watch for gallery show notices in The Telegraph, or give them a call. Otherwise, check out their website.

I used my camera to shoot a quick test video of the duo creating one of their glass “Sails”. Here’s the result…

How I Hang

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…photos that is.

Bought this photo mobile a year or so ago, but it looks like a cluttered mess with anything larger than a 4×6. So I removed the clip end of things and nailed them to the wall for a different type of display.

This is my favorite of the bunch…

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