Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Railroads Best of 2013.

Railroads Best of 2013--

9]Eastbound DMPE grain train at South Amana with NS led unit--http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-shdD2V7wz8E/UgrfcvZdKTI/AAAAAAAAWTo/BowbnukRiwo/s1600/100_2662.JPG

14]You don't see this too often anymore. GP38-2 719 leads an extra "turn"--http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EXLvUTCmQ_U/UakhyZp94rI/AAAAAAAAVTc/x_nv8HIVCJI/s1600/100_1253.JPG

17]Pair of SD38-2's work hard to pull empty coal cars out of Cedar Rapids at Fairfax. Train CRPE--http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oZ-sDKKrSh0/UZQXCVGXR-I/AAAAAAAAVKs/AOnwWgWJZbg/s1600/100_1003.JPG

19]GEVO longhood forward; only on the Amana Sub at Walford with the "turn"--http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DxIpd_UoNis/UYGXA8b-YJI/AAAAAAAAU_M/HxIIJH5eY2s/s1600/100_0714.JPG

23]The "transfer" coming off the ex-UP passenger Cedar River bridge--

We wrap up the Best of 2013 with this shot from a year ago. 513 west at Wilton--http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zKSY11D1Tgs/UOI6ml-65HI/AAAAAAAATR0/gP4vKVL2m3o/s1600/100_8566.JPG

Happy New Year!!!
High Greens for 2014!!!
Buddy Burton
Buddy Burton Photography

Monday, December 30, 2013

Harlem Globetrotters-U.S. Cellular Ctr

 View of court.




Isaac spins the ball.

The kids with the team Mascot, Globey.

The kids with "Stretch", who is 7ft-4in.

Isaac going for a shot....

and Bekah too.


Intro of the Globetrotters--

Globey during the game.

Big Easy.

Big Easy with a trio of college-age students who arrived for the game late.

The inflatable Mascot, "Big G".

Big Easy....for the hook. He missed.

Game-ending dunk. The Globetrotters won the game.

Autograph session.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

On The Road to Des Moines

The family plus Mike Moreau at the Colony Inn for breakfast in the Amana Colonies.

The family and me(right).

Larry the Cable Guy has his own "tater" chips on sale at the Amana General Store.

For the "bacon" lovers there's Bacon Salt......

Bacon Spoon Rest......

and Bacon Candy Canes.

Something for the cook at the grill; all at the Amana General Store.

 Downtown Des Moines skyline.

Bald Eagles on the Des Moines River near downtown.

A local "hotspot".

Our state seat in Des Moines.

For a moment, I thought it was a Coffee Tanker until the "flammable" sign dashed that hope.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Keeping Warm

Not only is our family keeping warm on this COLD late Fall day, but this squirrel is doing the same at the end of our driveway. She is taking refuge in her nest.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Carnac Analogy: Steel, Loco, Bird

What do you get when you photograph........
New Covenant's construction, 

CRANDIC's new loco

and first official closeup sighting of the Bald Eagle on Otis Rd SE?

You get a pretty good day!!!