|THE CIGAR BOX|
These are two of the souvenirs that I bought in the open-air market in Moscow. The dove's body is carved from wood and the feathers are made of tiny wood shavings.
I bought the crystal egg on my last day and didn't have $20 in rubles. The vendor said I should pay him in dollars anyway, since all his supplies had to be paid for in dollars. I think the sun's reflection added a nice touch to the photo.
This is a larger than life image of the Silver Snoopy Award Pin that I recieved in 1989 "For professionalism, dedication, and outstanding support that greatly enhanced flight safety and mission success during the Space Shuttle Space Transportation System Program." Although there have been hundreds of recipients, it is still the most prized award, since it is presented by the astronauts themselves as part of the NASA Manned Flight Awareness program. The award was presented to me by Bill Shepherd on October 5, 1989.
This is a deformed wild daisy. Wild daisies grow along the roadside and fence rows back home. They normally have a black finger-tip looking central part surrounded by petals and the stems are normally round like pencils. This one is deformed with a thin wide stem and an elongated central part that curves. This was taken around 1960 with the Kodak Signet 40 on slide film.
This photo shows a miniature Hohner harmonica and its worn storage box at approximately life size. It is possible to play simple one-octave songs on it. Lighting was sunlight from a window. This was also on slide film.
PAGE 2 - Crystal egg and Wooden Dove from Moscow, Tiny Harmonica, Crop Dusting Bi-plane, Pokeberries, 'White Water' and a Deformed Wild Daisy
PAGE 3 - Bugs: A Rare Combination - Mosquito on mating 'Walking Sticks,' Cicada, Grasshopper, Red Spider, Butterfly, and Green Leaves.
PAGE 4 - My fiancee in 1962 on the University of Arkansas campus. Fields of cows and wild flowers. A mole cricket. B&W photos of leaves, berries, and a dead tree in a pond.
PAGE 5 - Flowers, spider, bees, aphids, tree frog, cicada - Nature photos from the spring of 2002 and an old photo of posts on the beach at Galveston.