But I Digress – Tamron 16-300mm Zoom Lens


Fargo, North Dakota

Disclaimer 1: If you are looking for a good technical review of the Tamron 16-300 lens, you are in the wrong place. My objective is simply to share how this lens works for me. One place for a complete technical review can be found on the web here. If you stopped by to look at photos, I have included a gallery of images at the end of the article.

Lynn and I are doing some travelling this week, as a result our normal Travel Tuesday is on hold so we can gather more photographs of interesting places in future weeks. In its place, I thought I would share with you a simple users review of my latest photo gear acquisition.  Continue reading

But I Digress – Volkswagens in the Valley – 2015

VW Club-1

Fargo, North Dakota

A couple of weekends ago, I was busy helping with the Fargo Airsho! and running some other errands when I happened to drive by one of the local auto dealers. There were lots of cars parked on the street, so many, I could see that the car dealer must have had something really “big” going on. Continue reading

But I Digress… Improving the Blogger’s Tools


Buckeye, Arizona

Let me start out by saying that this article isn’t going to be a “how-to” on do-it-yourself upgrades. Consider it a recommendation as to what you might consider doing to improve the performance of your work computer. It is ever so true that no matter how fast your computer is, after awhile it seems slow, even if it hasn’t really slowed down. The two biggest improvements Continue reading

But I Digress… A Phoenix Icon



Phoenix, Arizona

In the foothills of the Superstition Mountains, just east of Phoenix, is a sign built onto the side of Usery Mountain. The sign, built of large boulders, includes an arrow that is pointed westerly, in the general direction of Phoenix.

I’ve often wondered about the history of that sign. When was it constructed, by whom, and why? I have recently learned the history of the sign. Continue reading