Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

These are but a small collection of photos I recently shot at the Vicksburg National Military Park and U.S.S. Cairo Museum. To visit the second largest battlefield outside Gettysburg that was so important to American history was a privilege. To see the first armored battleship was also a privilege. It opened my mind to so many perspectives and gave me increased knowledge that I’ll be able to carry and share with others. One quote that stood out to me from an unknown soldier was, “If someone would have just asked us the war would have been over in an hour.” Powerful! For more information about this park follow the link below. 2022 Albert Moyer, Jr, Photography

https://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

If you like Coca-Cola this museum is a great display of history and how it was bottled for the very first time. To see and learn about the process really makes one appreciate the hard work and creativity of those who came before us. It definitely wasn’t easy in the beginning to get Coke off of the fountain and into bottles. The first cap was similar to a champagne bottle and when one pulled it made a popping sound. That’s how the term “Soda Pop” came into being. That’s just the beginning of what you will learn. Coca-Cola was also invented by Confederate Lieutenant John Pemberton who was also a pharmacist. Mr. Pemberton even added cocaine to the formula for the first 17 years of production until the US government started regulating it. The museum is an awesome place to visit. To learn more, visit the link below. Here are a few of my photos from my visit which can be viewed enlarged by a click of the photo. 2022 Albert Moyer, Jr, Photography.

http://www.biedenharncoca-colamuseum.com/

Upon entering the Vicksburg Civil War Museum, I knew immediately that I was in for a learning experience. There was more to learn than I had time available. The one thing that really struck a nerve with me was breeding cells. This is where they took a slave and placed a burlap sack over his head to impregnate whomever the master’s had selected. It could be his sister, daughter, cousin, mother, etc. I learned from friend that this is where the term motherfucker came from. Then there was the Klan uniform bearing the cross. The group missed commandment six which states, “You Shall Not Murder.” Actually, they missed the whole meaning of Christianity and all the commandments. They might as well replace the cross with an image of Satan because there is absolutely nothing Christian about them. God says there are false prophets. That’s their teaching. False Christianity. Sadly, even today, hate exists. Why? We live in a fallen world. Only Jesus is perfect, and the world will never be perfect until his return. Until then all we can do is educate people. Frederick Douglass stated, “Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means uplifting the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free.” If you like to learn and love freedom, I highly recommend the Vicksburg Civil War Museum which you can learn more about at the link below. Education is freedom.

https://www.vicksburgcivilwarmuseum.org/

All photos 2022 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography.

The vents they choke us.

Viruses, bacteria.

COVID? Wear your mask!

2022 Albert Moyer, Jr., Photography and Poetry

2021 continued where 2020 left off. It was another awkward year. Lost work, layoffs, food shortages on certain items, frozen city with no electricity for days, you name it. This year I focused my culinary energy on the good times. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Special days (IE: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc,), and holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. For me a meal means so much more than filling my stomach. Often there are good times involved and the meal is a marker of those good times. It was great to share so many great meals with so many great people in 2021. Super memories! This year I have chosen to squeeze in some photos of my own dishes as well as some of the dishes I enjoyed while eating out. Thank you for supporting my blog with your readership. It’s been an awkward year, but a great year. May God continue to provide. Bon Appetit!

2020 Albert Moyer, Jr. Photography

The Japanese Rock Garden- A Haiku

The sands are shifting

The Islands and Mountains move

Relaxing it is

2020 Albert Moyer, Jr. Poetry and Photography

Photography has to be one of the most relaxing things I have found in recent years. Often our memories cannot capture or remember certain things but the camera is a great friend for that job. Here is a small collection of photos that I took around Corpus Christi Harbor and Bay. Thank you for viewing and your continued support.

20181206_151627 Orange РA Haiku

A world of sweetness

Inside this globe of beauty

Something men could learn.

2018 Albert Moyer, Jr Photography and Poetry

 

About a month and a half ago, we lost our trusty friend Domino after twelve and a half years. He was known to us as our other child. A son if you will. He was the best Boston Terrier and dog ever. Extremely intelligent! I have been through many dogs in my life and I knew there would be no comparable companion. He will always be in our hearts. Without a dog the world seems like it is missing something to me personally. I knew I had to get another dog. Which brought me to a dilemma. Do I get another pure breed Boston Terrier or opt for a shelter dog? After searching for Boston Terriers, I found quickly that they were not as easy to find as Domino was, and in twelve and a half years the price skyrocketed to well over $1,200 for most. I heard so much about saving dogs from rescues that I gave it a try. My first few trips I really hated it. Way to many Pit Bulls! Breed and fight! Geez dog fighting losers! Get a real job. However, I did not give up.

One day, I arrived at the shelter early with family and we came upon this beautiful rat terrier/chihuahua mix. He was just jumping to see us. We knew he would be the one. His shelter name was Taco, but we chose Raphael for him. We adopted him and he has been a wild man and little bundle of joy for a whole $50 for neuter and shots too. It was great price and we saved a life. So many pets are euthanized(translation: KILLED), during their stay at shelters do to incoming dogs and cats. It is happiness for all parties! It felt great even though it was not another Boston Terrier.

My daughter always wanted a cat and she was looking at me like, “Dad! Can we get a cat too?” Cat’s were so plentiful that they were literally giving them away for one dollar adoption. I thought,”O.k. Let’s give Raphael a companion. A dog and a cat? What could go wrong?” So we searched the cats and came upon a playful beauty that we named Dinah. She is a Russian Blue mix. She runs all over, plays, climbs, purrs, and has become a buddy to Raphael or Raphael has become a buddy to her. Mutual friendship! As Jackson Galaxy says in his book TOTAL CAT MOJO,” A Mojito Cat!” She has been PURRRFECT! On another note, if you are a cat lover, I do highly recommend Jackson Galaxy’s book. It has a host of information to make your cat experience excellent and not a “Cat From Hell!” Also check out his YouTube channel on cat’s here¬†https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCheL-cUqfzUB8dfM_rFOfDQ

To shelter or pure breed, that’s the question, and it was answered. Save a dog, save a cat, love an unwanted pet or stray. They will love you greatly for it.