Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sometimes I do things completely backwards. Saturday was cloudy all day, and raining in areas. No tornados for once, but still, a good day to spend inside. Instead I drove to where it was raining more and went for a hike. Yeah, I’m smart like that. But it was actually very pleasant, there wasn’t too much rain and the park was nearly deserted. Plus I didn’t have to drag along a water spritzer to get those cool water droplets on the flowers.
Sunday, on the other hand was a bright, sunshiney day. I got up bright and early, thanks to the cats who yowl when they’re lonely. (Aside: Not cool, cats! That’s how you end up on the receiving end of an airborne pillow). Anyway, a perfect day for a hike. So naturally I went to botanic gardens and then sat around inside all day. Makes perfect sense, right?
Ah well, at least I snapped a few photos. And they’re not chalk art, which is a nice change of pace. Speaking of chalk art, I’ll probably be getting back to that soon – Wendy’s got some good ones I want to post.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
I think I may have become an “artie,” if not actually an art snob. I’ve been to enough of the annual art shows that I’ve started to recognize the art. Wendy and I went through the last festival in twenty minutes of “I remember him” and “seen that.”
That’s part of the reason I like the annual chalk art show. Last year’s art was washed away, this years is completely new, so you always get to see something new.
The other reason is that the artists themselves are out there all weekend. Most of them are quite gregarious. That may have something to do with sitting in the middle of the street for an entire weekend. But regardless, it’s unusual to get a chance to talk to the artist while they’re creating the art. Plus it makes a great photographic subject, which never hurts in my book.
Wendy & I got quite a few photos again this year, probably over 700 between us. It’ll take a little while to go through, but they should start showing up soon. In the meantime, I uploaded a few more to last year’s gallery.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
We had some odd weather at the Grand Canyon. This particular day was 70 and sunny, right up the clouds rolled in and it started snowing.
This Asian girl was amazingly happy, frolicking in the snowfall. Right after I took this she asked me to take her picture with her camera - this was the first time she had seen snow.