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leesure PRO 2:06pm, 1 January 2007
I'll be competing in the IronMan triathlon in Lake Placid, NY and need to lose about 70 lbs to compete comfortably. It will take about 3000 miles of biking, 850 miles of running and 80 miles of swimming along with a pretty agressive diet.

Come along for the ride and see me shrink!
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durhamyankee 12 years ago
The derby looks like fun. My youngest brother just got his eagle badge.

DWM
s everyday
leesure PRO 12 years ago
@BellaGaia: Those are my 2 favs as well! I had 3 Caipirinha's and had to ask not to have any more. ;)

This place has a garlic soaked picanha that was awesome.

@davebluedevil: Give him my congrats. That's quite an accomplishment!
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Finally back from business at the Atlantic City Pool Show.

Commute:
This is what I see every morning on the way to work...
Commute

January 22nd 2007
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Moon:

Clouds moving past the moon.
Moon

January 23rd, 2007
AliThinks 12 years ago
Missed you.

I imagine that what you see on your commute must be beautiful at times.

Alison
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Boardwalk at Night
Board Walk at night

January 24th, 2007

Boardwalk in Atlantic City. WOW was it cold. This was taken after about 4 hours of Poker at the Trop.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Boathouse Row:

Took this on the way home from Atlantic City. The lights on the boathouses are as Philadelphia as Cheese Steaks and Rocky.
Boat Houses

January 25th, 2007
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Ice Chain:
Ice

January 26th, 2007

This is a chain that hangs outside my office. The water had run down forming a stunning ice sculpture.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Thanks Ali. I missed you all as well. How are you dealing with this cold snap?
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
I really like the 25th & 26.... lovely -- and seems like everybody has cold pix in their stream -- I guess i'm lucky with 70 degree weather this week... strike that I KNOW i'm lucky....


BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
mbauhs PRO 12 years ago
boathouse row--very cool shot. never seen that before.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Back from Vegas on Business. Man this travel is messing with my flickring.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Executioner
Executioner

Jan 27th 2006

Before I left I had to set this. Little did the critter know, but that cheese was to be his last meal. :(
leesure PRO 12 years ago
< XIT
< XIT

Jan 28th, 2007

Sitting in the airport waiting to board I noticed the windows and thought the angles were cool. Shortly after taking this I boarded the plane for a 5.5 hour flight to Las Vegas to see pool builders about the product I sell.
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Sam's Town
Sam's Town

Jan 29th, 2007

this was my 3rd time in Vegas since November and I was tired of "The Strip" so I booked us into Sam's Town, a casino/hotel off strip. it was great...much more friendly and much less expensive for better rooms and service.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Clouds in the desert?
Cloudy Desert Mountains

Jan 30th, 2007

It was unusual to see the cloud cover in the desert. I've always been fascinated by the mountain range that basically rings Las Vegas. These barren rocks are so foreign to the mountains here in the Eastern US. It's like a different planet.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Almost Full
Almost Full

Jan 31st, 2007

The dry cold air made for a good time to get a shot of the almost full moon.

All caught up. Phew. Missed one day in January.
ILIGHT 12 years ago
The moon does look wonderful tonight.
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
did the cheese work? i used peanut butter.... poor thing looked like feifel from american tale and a little bit like stuart little.....

" BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia) "
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Yup...cheese got him, but it took 2 nights. 1st night he somehow tripped the trap w/o getting caught, ate the cheese and flipped me off. OK, so I'm imagining the flip-off, but he did get away. But not the next night :(
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
mm looks like moon time all over !
I've seen that silvery baby somewhere else around here

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
mbauhs PRO 12 years ago
nice moon shot. great detail. big lense on that one??
leesure PRO 12 years ago
@mbauhs: Just the $129 Tamron 75-300.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Moo
Moo

Feb 1st, 2007

My mini MOO cards arrived today. How fun. I've already passed out like 1/2 of them.
AliThinks 12 years ago
Ah, I need to get some more! I have kept most of my 10 freebies for myself.

Alison
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Tree in Snow
Tree in Snow B&W

Feb 2nd, 2007

Finally had a snow today...a whopping 1/2 inch, but it was coming down hard for a short time. Now really icy cold weather is coming in. Looks like more time on the dreadmill and bike drainer. Ugh.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
omg how on earth did you take such a fabulous detailed shot of the moon!!!???!! You must have some mega lens or something! Telescope?
I love the shot of the ice chain... such interesting winter pics all around in this group... I'm almost sorry we don't get snow or ice, because it would make my photo stream a lot more interesting!
I alos really like all the lit up houses in a row, very picturesque!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
lramiro520 12 years ago
Those Moo cards look cool...I'm tempted to get some for myself, now!

Love the snowy tree photo! I've been trying to take a nice one at night, but haven't taken one to my liking yet. Yours is fabulous.

The Other Side Of The Fence
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
@sunshinecity: Thanks for the kind words. In fact, the lens forf the moon shot was a cheap Tamron 75-300 at 300mm...HANDHELD. I actually have more detailed moon shots in my stream...
An Unfair Comparison 2>
and my favorite:
Obligatory moon shot

@Iramiro520: Thanks. I was pretty happy with how this came out.
ebilflindas 12 years ago
Wow, amazing shots, man. Your "Tree in Snow" shot--is that all moonlight illuminating the tree and shining down from the upper right?
leesure PRO 12 years ago
@ebilflindas: Thanks! No, there's a large overhead parking lot light about 3 m out of frame.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Merck Stairway at Night
Merck Stairway

Feb 3rd, 2007

Wow! It's getting COLD! Going down to 10 F tonight. I've been driving past here for months and finally stopped. Wadaya think?
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Ladybadtiming PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Ladybadtiming (admin) 12 years ago
hm, excuse me !
but the two moon pics seems to be out of limits
uh ?
remember, the only photos that should be in your topics are your daily ones, right ?
right !
if you really have to make a reference you can always use some html
ok ?
a little friendly peaceful smile now !
:-)

(beautiful last pic, by the way !)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Warm Light on a Cold Night
Warm light on a cold night

Feb 4th, 2007

Brrrrr. Cold night for a SuperBowl.
AliThinks 12 years ago
Indeed, it is!

Alison
msspider66 12 years ago
I love 2 Feb. We had a dusting of snow where I was in Nashville. What amazed me is that the night before they were already showiing school closings on TV, before a flake fell. Snow Wimps!

[Ms Spider66]
leesure PRO 12 years ago
@msspider66: LOL. May parent lived in NC for a time and it was the same there. I went to high school in Scranton, PA at a Catholic school where the teachers (priests) lived in the school. It took an actual act of God to get them to close school. I lived 20 miles away and would have to drive to school through 3 closed school districts to get there.
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Don't Play with...
Don't play with...

Feb 5th, 2007

The frigid temps have settled in.
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Steam
Steam

Feb 6th, 2007

More from my morning commute. This shot appears SOOO much warmer in PS and in Lightroom, but every time I try to upload a nice warm image, the upload process 'cools' it down. Any advice?
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Jillian Ballerina
Jillian Ballerina

Feb 7th, 2007

Jillian is 3...almost 4. She is taking dance classes and she brought home her costume for her recital. Words cannot express how happy she was or how proud her mommy (a former ballerina herself) was.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
wow what a cute ballerina!! I love that colour of her tutu!!

I browsed through your photo stream some... you take amazing pictures!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
lramiro520 12 years ago
AliThinks 12 years ago
What a lovely ballerina!

Alison
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Thanks everyone!

Thanks for the Faves Sunshinecity!!!
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Philly Auto Show
Philly Car Show

Feb 8th, 2007

Went to the Auto show after work tonight. My wife's car is getting long in the tooth so I'm thinking of surprising her for V-day. Got to spend some time w/ my best friend Sean who I don't get to see enuf. I got some fun shots...to be uploaded tomorrow.

FWIW, it's worth looking at the photo in this post LARGE. Lots to see.
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Car Porn from the Autoshow is uploaded now. Enjoy!
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Car Wash
Carwash

Feb 9th, 2007

Going to the Car Show just reminded me of how nice cars look when they are clean. With an 80 mile round trip commute, the salt has caked on about an inch think. it's looking better after a trip to the car wash.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Minimalism
F the rules

feb 10th, 2007

I'm in a minimalist mood today. I had NO patience all day. laura was working this morning so I had both kids to myself. at 3 and 8 these 2 can really wind me up. I really needed some quiet time, but it was not to be...until now. Now it's just me n flickr...and 150 or so diary readers.
AliThinks 12 years ago
Oh, cool car wash photo. And I know how tiring kids of that age can be, especially when you need quiet time.

Alison
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Thanks Ali. It was a tough week at work. Had to can 2 salespeople. Neither one saw it coming. I guess you never really do. One has a wife and kids, the other had just bought a house. Even then...I think it was just as hard on me.

I just really needed some time.
AllanThinks 12 years ago
I love your minimalist shot. One of my favorite themes.

Allan
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Morning star at night
Morning Star

Feb 11th, 2007

Venus was shining brightly in the evening sky, but clearly 300mm is not enough to really capture it.
ebilflindas 12 years ago
Not enough? The Moon doesn't look that good when I take a picture of it!
Goddess on a mountaintop
Burning like a crystal flame...

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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
leesure PRO 12 years ago
I've been looking at some REALLY cool astro-photography lately...and drooling.
msspider66 12 years ago
I love 9 Feb. I love going through car washes. Since I don't own a car it is a rare treat.


[Ms Spider66]
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Thanks msspider. Sometimes owning a car is a blessing. in my case it's a necessity. OFTEN it's a costly pain in the ass.

Where do you live tha you can get away w/o one?
lramiro520 12 years ago
The DC autoshow is usually sometime in early January and we used to have a tradition of going together...even though I'm not one to drool over cars much, I miss going with my dad. So these days, I tend to associate car shows with a bonding moment between us.

Love the car wash photo. You've reminded me that I need to wash the road salt off of my car too!

Haven't tried taking any serious star photos...I'll have to give it a shot one day :)

The Other Side Of The Fence
leesure PRO 12 years ago
LOL...getting my dad to a car show would be like getting a pagan to church. My bonding moments w/ dad were all fishing or canoeing trips.
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Red Tailed Hawk in Snow
Red Tailed Hawk in Snow

Feb 13th, 2007

Went out to take some photos of the creek behind my office during the snow and met up with this fantastic raptor to frequents the area. Tomorrow may be a rare work-from-home day as the roads are due to ice up overnight and school is likely to be cancelled.
AliThinks 12 years ago
Oh, sweet photo.

Stay warm and safe!

Alison
mbauhs PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by mbauhs (member) 12 years ago
Nice photos this last week. How's the training going? I've been feeling the winter lazy's lately...
leesure PRO 12 years ago
Me too. It's been really cold and snowy and my commuting has been curtailed. I hope to get back to riding in soon, but it's 20 miles each way so....

I am off to Florida on business next week and hope to get some long runs in.
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Shreddin'
Shreddin'

Feb 14th, 2007

Nope...no hearts or pink today. It snowed (more like iced) today and I took some time to play with my son. He got a snow scooter for Christmas and finally got a chance to play with it. We were slidin' and shootin' until we were both frozen solid...and enjoyed every minute of it!

Then we headed home for dinner. Kids in the litchen and laura and I in the nook
msspider66 12 years ago
What a cool toy! I wish I had one of them when I was a kid. Glad you had a chance to enjoy the snow (and ice).
[Ms Spider66]
AliThinks 12 years ago
Oh, cool! Glad you had fun!

Alison
ebilflindas 12 years ago
Oh man, my boy (and I) would dig that!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
lramiro520 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by lramiro520 (member) 12 years ago
very cool scooter! I could use one of those right about now!

The Other Side Of The Fence
AllanThinks 12 years ago
The photo of the hawk in the snow is bitchin'! Excellent capture.

Allan
leesure PRO 12 years ago
@msspider66: Me too! I have to admit, I tried it a few times...and I have the sore butt to prove it.

@Ali: Thanks! It was a blast.

@ebilflindas: It was good quality time!

@Iramiro520: Only if you like falling ;)

@Allan: Thanks! I was happy with it.
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Fire and ice
Fire & Ice

Feb 15th, 2007

The temps went up and then quickly dropped leading to some cool ice formations. I went a walk at lunch and saw birds, water, fire and ice. Aside from the hugs I got when I saw my kids after work, it was the best part of my day.
lramiro520 12 years ago
Beautiful photo! It's great how the red just pops out. Gotta love those winter walks. There are always so many interesting things to see.

The Other Side Of The Fence
leesure PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 12 years ago
Thanks Iramiro520!

I was out looking for the hawk that lives there (see Feb 13th) or at least some other interesting birds, but they let me down. Fortunately, there were enough other things worth snapping.
AliThinks 12 years ago
This is so pretty. I love the red!

Alison
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Ali! These berries are actually even redder than the picture turned out.
mscjwharton 11 years ago
I see no one answered your question of Feb. 6. What I found when I was having trouble getting the download to look the same as when I worked a pic in PS was that I had to change the image -> mode -> convert to profile -> change to sRGB or sometimes I had to do generic RGB. Hope that helps.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Ice Sculpture
Ice Sculpture

Feb 16th, 2007

Finally got some internet access...

This is an Ice Sculpture from a festival of ice in Clarks Summit, PA
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Silo a Sugarbush
Silo at Sugarbush

Feb 17th, 2007

Growing up (ages 1-10) my family had VERY little money as my mother worked as a nurse to put my father through med school. My parents had decided to eschew any help from his parents because the money for tuition etc came with all sorts of rules attached. The one bit of benefit they took from my grandparents was use of their old farmhouse in Susquehanna County, PA. We would spend a week their every summer and another each fall.. The house had no heat, no running water. Heat came from pot belly coal stoves and if nature called, you went to the outhouse. There is a pond on the property and we would fish, play in the fields etc. Many of my greatest young memories come from this place.

The photo above is of the still-standing silo from the farm. The house was eventually sold and replaced by a 'modern' house. But I will always remember it as Sugarbush.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
David on his scooter
David on his snow scoooter

Feb 18th, 2007

I'm headed to Florida on Monday night, so I spent as much time as possible with my family. David is rreally beginning to get the hang of this snow scooter thing. Me? The bruises will probably heal soon.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Off to Florida
Off to Tampa

Feb 19th, 2007

I was supposed to fly into Orlando, but upon arriving at the airport, I found the flight had been cancelled. I lucked into a very helpful counter worker who ended up geting us onto a flight into Tampa...on First Class. :)

I got in at about 1AM, but that's better then 4PM the next day, which was my only other option.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Pools & Spas
Florida Trip

Feb 20th 2007

I'm in Florida visiting prominent Pool Builders trying to get them to carry our new product The Fastlane.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Message from On High
Message from On High

Feb 21st, 2007

Driving along in Florida, I looked up to see this.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
wow that's crazy!! How creative can ya get!!

I love all your snow pics btw! They're great!!
As was the snow sculpture!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Egret in Flight
Egret in flight

Feb 22nd, 2007

Driving in Florida, I passed a small lake where snowy egrets were fishing. Several of them took flight while I was shooting. Another day in sunny Florida! 75 degrees and sunny. My meetings went well. One more day and I can head home to see my family!
AllanThinks 11 years ago
I've missed a bunch recently. Trying to catch up.

The Feb 15 photo is fantastic. I love the red color.

And the egret in flight is very special.

Allan
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Interesting that you caught both the raptor and the egret as they flew from your right to left. Great captures, both!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
leesure PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 11 years ago
Pool install for Iraq Vet
Pool Install for Iraq Vet

Feb 23rd, 2007

I joined with San Juan Pools to help install a pool with one of my swim machines in it for a disabled Iraq vet this weekend. In less than 48 hours we went from a hole in the ground to a fully landscaped pool w/ attached hot tub and swim current generator (The Fastlane). It was quite the xperience!
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Feb 24th, 2007

Despite having a Great Blue nesting near my house in the Adirondacks, I've never been able to get this close. In Florida, they are ALL OVER and are apparently used to humans around 'cause I got to about 10M no problem. Kinda cool.
laheringer PRO 11 years ago
Oh, great shot. My shot for the day was a Great Blue Heron as well, but he definitely didn't let me get as close as this.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Thanks laheringer, I counted myself pretty lucky!
leesure PRO 11 years ago
What a difference a day makes
What a difference a day makes

Feb 25th, 2007

Yesterday I was in sunny Orlando Florida with temps in the 80's. Today I'm back home on Philadelphia in the midst of a snowstorm. It's great to be back with the family. My kids both gave me a rousing welcome.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
You come home to a snow storm, but you've got the warmth of your family!

Was the pool install a community event, like a donation to the vet? 48 hours? That's amazing time!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
msspider66 11 years ago
It's the snow lovely? Good thing you came home today instead of having to deal with weather delays at the airport. I am hoping we get enough snow so I don't have to go to work tomorrow. A girl can dream, can't she?

[Ms Spider66]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I lived in FL for some 25 years - the birds are everywhere and those herons will really peck youuuu !

Nice job on the pool...

CollardGreens: Oops!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
coming back with the family is great
i feel like a child again :)


eelend's 2007
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
i've been so darn busy -- I forgot how much I enjoy your photo stream. What a bunch of great shots you've captured in February -- I went to your stream and fav'd some.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Still looking good after 2 weeks
2 weeks and still looking good

Feb 26th, 2007

Best roses I've ever bought...and for $20 on Valentine's day!
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Never go on a business trip...
Never go on a business trip

March 2nd, 2007

Michael went to Texas and returned to find an ass had taken over his desk......no change. ;)
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Going Up
Going Up

March 3rd, 2007

I took David tubing with his fellow Cub Scouts today. Funny thing was, the adults were having more fun than the 8 yr olds. ;)
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
Outstanding photos.

Mee Mee Meelifluous
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Mee!!
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