Catch me live, in living color…..


To begin this post, I would like to let you know that yesterday, Thursday June 29, I was honored to be featured and interviewed on a local TV program, Concho Vally Live on KLST.  I spoke about photography, and showed several of my photographs.  Here is a link to see that interview if you want to finally meet and see me up close.  You will see that I am not the handsome hunk that you thought I was.  http://www.conchovalleyhomepage.com/concho-valley-live/photography-talk-with-bob-zeller-concho-valley-live-june-29-2017/754138109

It went pretty well except the person in charge, loaded the photos so they would loop rather than show individually, so each photo showed for only 5 seconds.  You will see that I had a difficult task to try to describe  of them.  Ashley Cunha did a great job doing the interview, though.   But I must say, she had the advantage of reading from the teleprompter, whereas I had to wing it.  I hope you enjoy seeing the show.

In other news, many of you have probably heard about the storm that hit San Angelo a week ago.  It was really devastating, millions of dollars damage through out the city.  We were one of the lucky ones.  Our flag pole got snapped in half, a portion of our fence blew down, and our roof lost a couple of shingles.  Other parts of town lost building, roofs, signage, etc.

San Angelo State Park, where we do most of our birding, and where I get many of my photographs, sustained major damage.  Trees uprooted, RVs destroyed or damaged.  The trails are impassable for the present, and of course closed until cleanup can be completed.  The park itself, was closed for about three days, then it opened yesterday, but only to travel paved roads.  Most of the RV sites have been cleaned up.  Here are a few photos that showed the damage.  The bird blind took a “direct hit’ I was told.  The roof was partially blown off and the fence was down.  I wasn’t permitted to take the trail back there to get a photo.

San Angelo SP storm damage

San Angelo SP  storm damage.

San Angelo SP storm damage

San Angelo SP

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.  One lady obtained a cut on her head, when she got slammed around when her RV trailer got tipped over.  For me, this was one of the worst storms I had seen in years, in terms of the widespread damage.

This morning Ann and I finally made a serious attempt to see some birds and for me to get a couple of photographs.  Birding was slow but a couple of shots made it worthwhile.  Here are those results.

Swainson’s Hawk

Common Nighthawk

That is all for this post.  To see more photos, or make purchases, click the “Bob’s Gallery” button at the top of the page.  Enjoy!

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24 thoughts on “Catch me live, in living color…..

  1. Glad to see you in living color! You are a handsome hunk! Ann has always known this. Good to hear the storms did not “dampen” your home much but your hometown was battered and blown. The photos of the two birds show determination for sure. hugs

    • I am glad you enjoyed my artful performance. 🙂 Yes we weathered the storm. 🙂 Get it? Weather? Storm? Hahaha. Thanks for much for your nice words, Beth. 🙂

      • Hey Bob this is Jim Cunningham. I just noticed that the blog comment showed me as anonymous but I don’t know why. Anyway, I did enjoy the interview and appreciated you sharing it with us.

        • Hey, Jim. I am glad to know who you are. Hahaha!! I always like to know who people are so I can comment on a more persona basis. I am glad you were pleased with the interview. If you comment again, just add your name at the end and I will know it’s you that I am talking to.

    • We didn’ realize how bad it was until the following day, when we read all about it. Not a tornado, but it felt like it. Some gusts were clocked at 109MPH. But, yeah, we are great, Jason. Nice to hear from you.

  2. It was lovely to see you on TV, Bob! You did very well, looking really good,your performance was genuine, congratulations! 🙂
    Warm greeting from Norway,
    Dina

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