New lens, check out the leaves

Friday, October 31, 2008

After the last shoot with the kids. I noticed the leaves were not coming out the way I wanted them too. So I finally decide to get a faster lens. The Cannon 50mm F1.8 for $89 at Amazon. Not terribly expensive, but I will be packing a lunch for the next couple of months. Let me know what you think of these. Sepia or Color? Got to love the leaves.- SG


Check out the news

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Presidential Candidate... It's someone we know!

There's an effort to elect an unknown random person as President... and it's someone we know! See this news website about the surprising new nominee: Check this news release here! Then watch the short news video.

Jot back a note to let me know what you think! Thanks Sonia for the tip, we would have never known otherwise.


More Fall Fun

Monday, October 27, 2008


Okay, so I have been playing with the Free Picasa program by Google. Can I say for the Price of FREE, I love this editor. Shaun took the pictures. I did a few with my point and shoot too. But all edits and collages are done in picasa. I am not techie enough like Shaun to use photoshop. The only problem is that I have wasted too much time. So off to work I go. -DG
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A Golden Afternoon in the leaves

We found a perfect spot where the sun was shining down through the trees. The leaves were yellow and made for an amazing background. The kids had fun playing in the leaves. Wished we had more time to play.

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Shaun's Security Blog

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It is with much fan fair I announce my Security Blog has found a new home. I hope to and intend to post more often. I know you are all so excited to read my posts, so go ahead and check it out.

The move of the blog is in support of a new company SGi information Security Services, LLC that I started last month. The company's focus is on Information Security Services in the Salem, Oregon area. To start with I will be offering E-Discovery, Security Assessment, and Information Incident Response services. I hope to see this business grow and evolve overtime, but just know I still have and intend to keep my day job. -SG


Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 12, 2008

All Pumpkins $1 at the

Greens Bridge Gardens - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce.

3730 Jefferson - Scio Drive, Jefferson, OR 97352. Phone: 541-327-2995.

Directions: From I-5 (north or south) Exit 238 Take a left off the exit, 2 miles into Jefferson, over the bridge. Take a right at the only traffic light in town, over the railroad tracks. Approx 1.5 miles out on your right. And for a map to the farm, click here. . Open: Daily 9AM to 6PM Strawberry season until Halloween.


Always Obey your Llama!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My mother taught me well. She always told me to "Obey my Llama!" Thank you mom. -SG


Eventful Week

Friday, October 3, 2008

What a week, the stock market crashes and rebounds and crashes again.

Shaun ponders doing something different and the opportunity is thrust upon him


he has had TWO DAYS with mainly no headache. This has not occurred since April when the headache appeared suddenly one day. I still have a headache daily, but it is gone or all but gone most of the day. This is a huge step in the right direction. Let's hope it stays this way and not like last month, which was the inverse.

Even when the world is going down the drain in a hand basket the Lord finds so many ways to make sure you are keenly aware that he knows you and loves you. --SG


This video was emailed to me from a friend. Though I am not catholic. It stirred the same feelings that helped me recall what is important in life and the responsiblity I have to make a difference. When voices unite change is possible.


More balloon pictures- Just for Jef and The Davis family

Here are pictures of two of the balloons that did not land in the park, but went right over our house.

Hello people below. Some one had to go first. I gladly will make that sacrifice.

Okay, now, who is the hill-billy in that house. Clean it up. Talk about falling house prices. The picture alone is crushing the housing economy.

Proof that indeed Amelia rode in a balloon with Dad.

This one is for Jef. We didn't go very high to get more.