Juvenile Night Heron

Juvenile Night Heron. I believe it’s the black-crowned variety.

A Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) at the Upland Hills Country Club golf course. Taken at the pond near the 4th tee box area.

Though these birds are common around wetland areas in North America, this is the first one I’ve seen in our neck of the woods. I’m not sure where this juvenile came from, as there were no signs of any others in the area. He disappeared the next day.

B-25J “Pacific Princess”

B-25J 43-28204 “Pacific Princess” — The only wartime action this plane saw was in the movies (Catch-22, 1941, Pearl Harbor), but it was also used as a firefighting aircraft in the 1950s and flew off the deck of the Carl Vinson in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of WWII’s end. Beautiful and well-maintained aircraft.

B-25J 43-28204 “Pacific Princess” — This beautiful and well-maintained aircraft only saw wartime action in the movies (Catch-22, 1941, Pearl Harbor), but served as a firefighting aircraft in the 1950s. She also launched from the deck of the USS Carl Vinson in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of WWII’s end.

Picture taken at Cable Airport in Upland, CA.

Forest County, Wisconsin Gallery

This is where my people come from.

Sheppard AFB, TX Air Show, 1991


I found some old negatives in a box and scanned them. They’re pictures I took with a disposable camera while attending Tech School at Sheppard AFB, TX in the Fall of 1991.