Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Phillips Shindig

Don, Jen, Dana and Tedie danced with some fancy twists and twirls after a long game of double twelve dominoes.

Holiday Pics with the Watts Klan

We enjoyed spending a week in Arkansas visiting with my father-in-law, Don, and I drove to Monticello to spend time with Mom & Dad and enjoy a Christmas luncheon with cousins, Aunts and Uncles on my Mom's side - dare I say "the Watts Klan". Here is a link to a gallery of pics.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Snow

This morning we went to Creve Coeur Park to enjoy the snow and it was beautiful.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Day in the Woods

My latest weblog podcast - A deer hunting story

Sunday, November 16, 2008

podcast weblog

I'm experimenting with audio now and created a podcast weblog using a free service called podbean.com. It started with my simply wanting to create a list and post audio files to my blog. I realized that blogger didn't support this with any ease and through my search I think I have stumbled over something that could be pretty cool and do more than I originally intended. Once again I am amazed with the seemingly infinite resources that are available on the Internet.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fall Leaves at Creve Coeur Park

My father-in-law and I went to Creve Coeur Lake. The leaves were gorgeous and the morning light was great for taking pictures.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I got a great deal today on a used FOBA SUPERBALL BALLO tripod head. With one knob I can easly position and secure the camera at any angle and it's large enough to handle the heavier weight of my F5 camera body with ease. Sweet!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Jen's work dresses up for Halloween. She went as Hillary Clinton. She also competed in the pumpkin contest.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Door County

We went to Door County Wisconsin last week and had a great time. The weather was perfect and the Fall leaves were beautiful.
Here are some photos of our trip.

The lighthouse tour was worth seeing and the view from the top was worth the trip. The Fish Boil supper and the cherry pancakes at breakfast at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek are a must!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Out with the Old - In with the New

I finally did it. I shut down my personal web site. I felt there were too many options today to display my photos and express myself. I have this blog and www.kentotten.smugmug.com for my photography. I think I'll like the convenience of ordering prints, bound photo books, etc. using SmugMug. It's good to try new things now and then.

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Sister-in-law's Photo

Julia was just notified that her photograph of "Robert & Shadow" has been accepted as an entry in the Arkansas Art Center Regional Delta Show. It is a real honor just to be selected as an entry out of thousands of submissions from the surrounding states. Way to go Julia!

Really Big Trout

Harry Smith, a friend who works at the Federal Reserve Bank sent this picture to me. He really knows what he is doing when he goes fishing and I think he could be a professional fishing guide if wanted to be! Harry caught these in Algoma, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kentucky Lake

We had a great time meeting at Kentucky Lake over the weekend and the highlight is always dinner at Patti's Settlement. Here are a few pics!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Weekend trip to Branson

We went to Branson Friday and came back Sunday. Enjoyed seeing mom and dad and they took us to dinner and a show on the Showboat Branson Belle. The food was excellent, the service was great and the entertainment was great too.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Big Fish

A friend that's now retired and that I worked with when he was at Boeing/CDG - Jody Null and I went to Montauk for a day trip to fly fish. I caught a few but Jody did really well. When he caught this big fish I had to take a photo for posterity. The weather was great and the crystal clear spring fed streams kept us cool on this hot summer day.