Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Photography Misadventures????

Depending on how you look at it, maybe this isn't a good week for me to be out and about taking pictures. Mishaps seem to abound. However, depsite the obstacles I have some photos from both outings I'm happy with!

Most of you will recall the other time this week I went out taking photos I fell. Tonight Marty had agreed we'd take the motorcycle for a ride and I could go take photos then. When we got home we were both very tempted to just stay home and laze in the pool. But it's been a while since we both went riding so we opted to stick to our original plan.

Waiting for my ride.

We headed toward Gruene, TX and along the way I took some sunset pictures from the back of the moving bike.

Just before we reached New Braunfels I convinced Marty to turn around so I could stop and get some photos of the sunset behind a windmill I'd seen.

When I'm less tired I'll be removing some power lines from this photo!

I got my photos, but the bike died. While Marty worked on it I found a nearby field with purple flowers growing in it I'd never seen before. Check those photos out over on my other blog.

Marty ended up having to roll start the bike and was able to get it going again. Instead of going on to Gruene we took a detour he knew of along the river. Before we reached our destination, the bike died again. We've never had problems with his bike and it was sure making up for it tonight! He got it going again and we opted to head back toward home, with one more stop in mind...the coffee shop. He knew he could roll start it again from there if need be. However, we never made it to the coffee shop. The bike died again just as we got back into town and had to be pushed through a busy intersection. He decided to forgo the busy roads with so many traffic lights in case the bike decided to die again, and took a detour. The bike died once more and that was it. We were stranded and although we weren't too far from the shop where he works he knew it was past his boss' bedtime and he wouldn't be able to rouse Frank for help. He debated pushing the bike all the way to the shop and borrowing a truck to get home. He pushed it a little while and decided that was going to be too much. He sat down on the bike racking his brain for which of our friends, if any, might have a trailer.

I think this is my favorite photo of the whole night. If you click on it you should be able to better see the fence line.

He remembered Jim has a trailer and called him. Jim came to our rescue!!! (You can't ask for better friends than those willing to come to your rescue late at night!)

We are home safe and sound and the bike is outside in the shop. Thank you, Jim!!!

Might all this have been worth it for the shots I got? You decide.

As you can tell, it's NEVER a dull moment around here!


On another note, say a prayer for my cousin Carmen. She's having a mole removed Friday morning that is melanoma.


E said...

Man, this just isn't your week - or month - or maybe YEAR, Tammy!

Why don't you go back to bed and get up in 2009. It might be safer that way. =0)

Just kidding. Hey, it made for some very interesting reading.

Tammy said...

That sounds so much like what Nana said yesterday! 2009 should be great!!! :0)

Sherri Kaye said...

I am sorry you have had such a rough week. But despite your hard times you have been able to get some great shots. (See there is good that comes out of bad) Also, I will pray for your cousin. Hope all goes well.

Tammy said...

Eh, last night's mishaps were just part of the adventure! The whole thing was rather funny...especially Marty grumbling at me to stop flashing the camera while he was trying to load the motorcycle! :0)

Lana said...

Wow you have had some mishaps, but the pictures were well worth it. I'm sure Marty would rather have his bike running better. Oh well!!

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