May 7, 2013

SDP is 3!

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SDP is 3 years old today!  I'd like to say we're celebrating this achievement by proudly strutting around the SDP Headquarters with our heads held high (sort of like that baby sandhill crane), but the activities here are rather subdued.  We've been on hiatus for the past moth due to computer issues.  Now that we're fairly certain in which direction we're going to move (as far as purchasing a new computer, photo software etc.), I anticipate we will be back up and running by next month.  (The issue currently at hand is that we really don't have a mechanism to archive photos.)  As anyone who maintains a daily photo blog can understand, the past three years with SDP have been a labor of love and a blur.  I'm looking forward to posting once again on a regular basis and seeing everyone in the blogosphere.   Now, about this photo:  I went to a state park early Sunday morning in hopes of capturing some wildlife (with my camera only, of course).  Well, I saw zip, zero, nada.  Only when I was leaving a busy shopping center did I spot some wildlife --- a family of sandhill cranes enjoying Sunday brunch at a condo complex.  When I realized one of the birds was a juvenile, I had to stop.  Look at the size of those legs and feet!  Hope everyone has been doing well.

13 comments:

We are: clamco said...

Happy 3 year anniversary! Good to see you posting again. Love the cranes.

Kate said...

These kinds of moments are the best and offer some of the better photos! Lucky you and very alert to seize an opportunity to get a great snapshot. Waiting patiently for your new setup, and congratulations on 3 busy years of posting. I have always loved your blog!

Roger Real said...

Congrats on the milestone!... Love the juvenile crane! I agree those moments where and when you might not expect to cross paths with wildlife can be the best.

Clueless in Boston said...

Congratulations on your birthday. Your recent plight has prompted me to get off my duff and start archiving my old photos.

LONDONLULU said...

Congratulations on 3 years!! I real milestone. Hope you're making great progress on the computer/archiving end. I love today's capture, that juvenile crane is an amazing sight!

Karl Demetz said...

My best Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! Keep up the good work, I'm happy to follow you for the next... 3 years?

LOLfromPasa said...

Well done! Congratulations on 3 years and great to see your fantastic photography here today!!!!!

Jack said...

I was looking for your email address earlier today so I could check in and see how you are doing. And, here is the answer! Congrats on the three year anniversary! Your unfortunate experience prompted me to check out the archiving approach. I was going to use Carbonite at the recommendation of my local computer guru, but I use multiple computers and a mix of PCs and Macs, so the Carbonite plans don't work. So, I have bought big external drives for each PC. Here's hoping that solution works. Good luck!

Michelle said...

What a gangly fellow! But, sweet all the same! Happy 3 year anniversary!

Andy said...

You are back! Happy "B" Day!

Kay said...

Happy (belated) anniversary! Great post to mark the day. I love the little fella - he looks like he's struck a pose for you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Huge congrats on the three year anniversary SRQ, a wonderful achievement, it 's not as easy as it may look I think we all would agree with that oui! How funny that you didn't find any wildlife in the park, but your photo op came in the most unexpected spot :)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, that colt is gorgeous!!! Hard to think of those legs belonging to a "baby". Won't be long before he'll lose that baby face and morph into a gorgeous crane.

Congratulations on three years.