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PA Voters Guides

October 20, 2010 2 comments

Please vote in the election on November 2.  Here are some sources of information to help you make an informed decision.

PA Family Council

Planned Parenthood

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

National Rifle Association

League of Women Voters

AARP

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Trophy Channel Cat

October 19, 2010 1 comment

Do you remember your favorite  fishing or hunting spot while growing up?  Can you still go there?  For many people, those old favorite places are now developments, posted property, or too far away from where they live now.  Ken is one of the lucky ones.  He still fishes his favorite spot on the Susquehanna River—and it’s a doozy.  His target?  Catfish.  BIG catfish.

After months of low water levels, the recent rain finally brought the river up to Ken’s favorite level.  So he decided to do some serious fishing until well after dark, hoping to put some fillets in the freezer.  In fact, the fishing was so good that he stuck with it past two in the morning!  After catching a bunch of channel catfish exceeding two feet in length, the last fish of the night turned out to be a monster.  Ken is a prime example of what can happen when you make a few extra casts, or stay in your deer stand for another hour.

Folks, that’s a 32-incher, on 8-pound line!  But that’s not the biggest he’s ever caught.  That would be a 36-incher.  Wow.

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Summer Remnant

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Our tomato plants didn’t have a very good summer.  Most of the tomatoes went bad before they fully ripened on the vine.  But they’re still trying to produce a few more for the table, despite the shorter, cooler days of fall.

This photo wasn’t meant for the blog.  I was just trying to take a few sample photos with a lens I’d like to sell, because it hasn’t been used for years. The intent was to walk around the yard just before sunset, looking for examples that would show the lens’ abilities as far as sharpness, color, bokeh and control of chromatic aberration.

I’m not sure why I like the image.  After all, it’s just a tomato, and there’s nothing creative about the composition.  Maybe it’s because it reminds me of summer, and I wish it would last a little longer.  Maybe it’s because I see humor in what appears to be a zipper on its skin.  Anyway, like most of this year’s crop, the other side of this one was rotten.  At least it made me smile.

The photograph and text are Copyright © 2010 David Deppen, all rights reserved.  They are not in the public domain and may not be copied, used for derivative works, or used in emails, websites, blogs, or any other media, or for any other purpose, without explicit advance permission from David Deppen.  Please use links to website pages, or click on the post title and use the share buttons at the end of the post, if you wish to share content with others.

TENDERloins

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Pre-season preparation and an early alarm paid off with an exciting morning hunt and some great-tasting venison.

The photograph and text are Copyright © 2010 David Deppen, all rights reserved.  They are not in the public domain and may not be copied, used for derivative works, or used in emails, websites, blogs, or any other media, or for any other purpose, without explicit advance permission from David Deppen.  Please use links to website pages, or click on the post title and use the share buttons at the end of the post, if you wish to share content with others.