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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Thanksgiving_Turkeys_2012_5300, originally uploaded by cmiked.

Here are those same Turkeys seven years later.


Turkeys, originally uploaded by cmiked.

It all started here. Thanksgiving 2004 I joined flickr. I'm now sitting at over 24000 photos and almost 166000 views. I've met new folks, participated in many projects, and keep snapping photos. I don't remember the exact first photo posted as I have manipulated my stream over the years. But this one was one of the first.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving_Turkeys_2012_5208, originally uploaded by cmiked.

Thanksgiving is the day I try to get everyone out and photograph them for Christmas cards, etc. I got my people done yesterday but couldn't really get everybody into it today. I'll miss having that one big photo of the cousins.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Knot Tying Board

377_Cleburne_2012_1-2, originally uploaded by cmiked.

While I'm on a roll... another Wood Badge ticket item was learning the knots and lashings required for First Class, teaching them to a scout, and have him teach other scouts. Also, have a knot demonstration in my Scoutmaster conference. Also DONE! Two down, three to go... back to Gilwell, happy land, I'm going to work my ticket if I can.

Troop Trailer Shakedown

377_Cleburne_2012_1, originally uploaded by cmiked.

One of my Wood Badge ticket items was performing a troop trailer shakedown and develop a Quartermaster Handbook. Done and Done!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Projext 365(6) x 3

366Mosaic, originally uploaded by cmiked.

I'm now more than halfway through my third Project 365(6) in a row and I never dreamed that the most difficult part would not be taking a picture every day (interesting picture, yes, any picture, no) but the clerical work required to keep the groups up to date as well as the tagging. Especially when some only allow seven photos per day. I fully understand though, who wants to wade through 15 of my photos just because I dump all at once.

I don't know if I can do another one of these. I need to get back into more creative photo projects.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Scoutmaster Mike

MayCoH_2012_2285, originally uploaded by cmiked.
On May 22, 2012, I became the second scoutmaster of Troop 377. I'm honored to have been selected and have had a great time so far. I have learned that it is more work than I originally thought but the time spent with the troop makes it all worth while.

On Monday I head to Sid Richardson Scout Ranch to attend Woodbadge training. It's essentially advanced scoutmaster training. We will go in as Webelos II ready to cross over to Boy Scouts and progress through ranks throughout the week. I'll post a report afterwards. I'll see what I can do about getting back into this blog. Why not?

Also of note, John received his First Class rank at the May Court of Honor. He is keeping up with his requirements nicely.

Hoohaa Holga Challenge

Holga_Challenge_011, originally uploaded by cmiked.
I recently participated in the Hoohaa Holga Challenge in which six photographers from around the globe documented their town using their Holga cameras and a roll each of 400 ASA color and black and white film. We posted our 12 favorites as well as a brief blog post over at the HooHaa's blog. Here is a link to mine: http://hoohaablog.com/?p=3987
I encourage you to check them all out.