Sammy The Potatohead – “On Top” Challenge

Sammy The Potatohead

Sammy The Potatohead

If you come to visit my house and come into my living room/den area, you will notice a toy has the highest honor in my house. Yes, a potatohead named Sammy has the highest honor in my house. Here is the story of how Sammy The Potatohead has the highest honor in my house.

When I about to retire from the Air Force, my guys had a meeting at the local IHop. It was my last staff meeting before my retirement ceremony. Well, Chaplain Sammy Tucker had a bag with a couple of items in it. One item was a pair of Marx Brothers glasses and nose which I was suppose wear and did briefly before the phones came out to get a picture. The next thing he pulled out was the potatohead and presented it to me. He told me that when he looked at my head, I reminded him of Mr. Potatohead. I got a chuckle out of it and told him I would pay him back, which I did (that’s another story for a Throwback Thursday soon). Ever since then, Sammy has had the highest honor in my house and he always will.

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Day 107/838

Day 107 of my 365 Project

Day 107 of my 365 Project

This one of the many roses we have in bloom around here. I didn’t see anything walking around that caught my eye but this rose did. I did my normal edit in Lightroom. In Photoshop, I added a diamond texture and used a watercolor filter on it.

Rainbow cloud passing by

I went out yesterday afternoon and saw my picture of the day, a rainbow in the cloud. I grabbed my camera got a couple of shots, ran back inside, grabbed my tripod, set it up, and got the attached timelapse.

Day 106/837

Day 106 of my 365 Project

Day 106 of my 365 Project

I went out this afternoon to get the  mail when I saw a rainbow in the cloud. I ran back inside, grabbed my camera and got a couple of shots. I ran back inside, grabbed my tripod and created a timelapse, which I will post tomorrow morning. I did my usual edit in Lightroom. I used a Hue and Saturation adjustment level. I also used two curves adjustment levels. I made a snap shot of all layers and added a dark strokes filter.

Moon rise timelapse

I went out last night to get some shots of the moon rise. I was going to take a shot, wait 5 minutes and take another shot for a little bit. Right before I could see the moon over the horizon, I decided to try a timelapse. It’s 15 seconds because I neglected to charge up my battery completely. I’m going to try another one tonight (with a fully charged battery) to make a longer timelapse.

Storm timelapse

I had a really nice storm come through yesterday so I got a timelapse of it. I was hoping for more but the storm went from going away from me to heading towards me. I had to retreat to my house to get the second part of the timelapse (you will be able to tell).

Day 105/836

Day 105 of my 365 Project

Day 105 of my 365 Project

Today was an outstanding day. The weather has been gorgeous. A bit breezy but still gorgeous. I went walking around to see what I can find for my picture of the day. I got this shot from one of the tree stumps in my next door neighbor’s yard. It’s new growth on the stump. I added a new texture to give it the above effect.