Saturday, March 24, 2012


I have jumped in with both feet with my new camera.  I may have to start a separate photo blog.  

Now that daylight savings time has kicked in Squirt and Kipp Jr. are spending more time out in the yard playing with their friends.  This allows me to spend time outside after work with a camera around my neck waiting to either take their picture or find something around the yard to focus on.

Which led me to walk around to see what was going on in the back yard the other day.  Well I was not disappointed.

Wonder Woman told me it is an Iris...I did not plant it and I aint no botanist, so I will take her word for it.  All I know is this thing was cool.  This picture may not do it justice.  The colors caught my eye.

I wanted to be able get a picture from the top to show just how brilliant this little guy was.  Standing over it with the zoom lens I just could not focus without getting a step ladder.  A step ladder was not provided in my camera package, but a short lens was...  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Post generator

I recently posted a comment on a blog that lead the blogger to create a new post about my comment.  I will admit I have done something similar.  The way it worked for me was, after I left a comment on another blog it sparked a memory of something I had done.  This led to a rockbottom post.  But this was the first time, that I know about, where a comment I left on another blog generated a post on their blog.  So what is all the fuss about?  Well like I said, I think it was a first.  

If you have been a follower of rockbottom for any length of time I would have hoped you have at least visited my other pages/tabs.  Like the "About the Author", or the "RRR" tab, or the "Thought Burst" tab.  You do not have to answer that.  

Although I do not update it often, there are things posted on the Thought Burst page that I would hope generate thought.  Like the video on texting while driving...if you watch the video I guarantee you will think about whether it is a good idea or not to text and drive next time you text and drive.  Yes, I guarantee it.  Some of the thought burst's are admittedly shallow, some are just jokes, but some require digging a bit deeper.  Deep thoughts by Kipp - irony at its best.  :)

Well, a comment I left on this post appeared to generated some deep thought.  Here is the original post: A reflection.  

This is what the comment/question generated: Another question from comments

Have you guys ever had this happen?  
Have you left a comment and it generated a post?  
Are you a post generator? :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012


I grabbed a sandwich this week at a local sub-shop.  Around the walls of the store just about anywhere there was room they had signs.  

Some were informative: If you want to open a franchise call us at 1.800.PAY.US$$.  Others were meant to be funny: No shoes. No shirt. No worries, we deliver.  Others were inspirational: The best way to say you are wrong.  Well, I would tell you what it said, but I did not pay close enough attention.  ;)  

The one I thought was worth repeating, the one that generated the most thought, was this:


It is what you get 
when do you not get what you want.