Tuesday, April 27, 2010


It was time to clean off my desktop again and I found a few shots that I had intended to post with earlier posts but didn't for some reason or another. Rather than delete them, here they are:

A patrol helicopter with a municipal P.D. in SoCal. I caught it
as it was on short final to land. I thought it a nice looking ship.

We had to take our engine on a road trip to a specialty shop. As
we are working on getting the junior member of our crew trained
to operate the unit, we gave him some stick time on the highway.
Of course, I had my camera and snapped this in the rear view.

This one is for Gia, AnnT, Peedee and
the Observer, who all posted pics of the first 
spring flowers in their wintry locations. As
I am not a gardener, I had nothing until two
weeks ago when I went deep into the Colorado 
desert and found this lone violet wildflower 
amid a sea of white and yellow wildflowers.
That's whats cool about this blog - something
for everybody!

It's 2 A.M. and repairs are being made to a pipeline that supplies 
water to one of the communities that the K.B.F.P.D. serves. The
supply was shut down for 72 hours, we had to suspend training
using water and watering the lawns. When you live in the desert
water is precious. Ironically, it was raining for most of the 72
hour period. Odd.

Hope your week is going well. As always, thanks for reading.


  1. ... who would water their lawns in the rain???


  2. A friendly Cpt. the other day offered to have me trained in the tiller. I just couldn't do it. Didn't want to screw up in front of the fire fighters, so later on at a fire I took pictures of them saving kittens from a fire. I got some use out of those pictures.

  3. Choppers are hot. Just sayin. Thanks for the pics Capt!

  4. Dear Captain,
    I saw this yesterday and was knocked out by the desert flower. I was trying to identify it and no luck! Even Audubon Guide has defeated me.

    But it's gorgeous. The desert is full of great things. Thanks for the thought!

    Ann T.

  5. Those big water mains ever break? A 12 incher breaks around here and we get a water show!

    Thanks for the photos, and a look at a different part of the world.