Wednesday, January 21, 2009

365: Week Three

If this past week were any more thrilling, I would have had to take two pictures everyday.

Day 15

January 15: The time I hate above all others. Six o-clock in the morning is when my alarm goes off. It's when I have to get up, Monday thru Friday. It's when my dreams end. (I had no idea how hard it was going to be to take a picture of a digital clock -- it took me five minutes to take this picture!)

Day 16

January 16: In Utah this week, we have had the worst air quality in the country. That's saying something. Why? The dreaded inversion. This is a winter phenomenon where a high pressure sits over the Salt Lake Valley, and forces all of the air pollution  to stay put. It also forces all of the cold air to stay in place, thus the inversion: it's actually warmer up at the ski resorts and the Sundance Film Festival than it is in the valley. Air pollution is kind of pretty, isn't it (the sun is about to set behind mountains -- yeah, they're still there). By later in the week the sun was red. Very biblical. 

Day 17

January 17: Why is it that my favorite jeans always become the most comfortable, right before they disintegrate? 

Day 18

January 18: This is what I spend my Sundays doing -- ironing (well, and making pancakes). Apparently I've been going a little heavy on the starch, lately. 

Day 19

January 19: I couldn't decide between this shot and one of the big pink stain on the carpet, where Emma tipped over a can of "Sleeping Beauty Pink" paint, that her mom was using to paint a pink wall in Emma's room. I opted for this one of Emma's newest tooth loss, because that grin makes me shake my head in a good way. Unlike the pink blob, which just makes me shake. 

Day 20

January 20: Do you know what the best part about being a grown up is? I can eat my cookies anytime I want to -- even BEFORE my dinner! Don't tell my mom, okay?

Day 21

January 21: Looking for beauty in an ugly place. I realize that if I am going to take a picture every day, some of them are going to have to be at work, so I thought I had better see if there was anything worth looking at. One byproduct of the Inversion that we're stuck in, is that we end up with quite a bit of fog, and fog causes frost to coat everything. Once the sun comes up, you have beauty -- even at work. 

See you next week!


Unknown said...

Outstanding post! My son lives just outside SLC and told me the inversion can cause the air pollution to be as bad as L.A. It is so beautiful in the Salt Lake City area...I would love to go to visit again soon!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Corey~living and loving said...

love to see the variety of pics. :)

Anonymous said...

I love all your photos. I've never heard of your "inversion" before. Very interesting.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Fantastic shots. I love how your mind works.

Michelle said...

Great pictures this week! The wafer cookies bring back childhood memories!

CC said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm cookies!

Lindsay said...

Awesome always make me think a little harder about the everyday things in my life.

Straight to Your Hart said...

I love the fact that you find something in the day to bring attention to...even the smallest of things...hungry and those waffers look mighty tasty!! Those were my Fathers favorite treat...I would sneak some, and he would know!? CRAP!

The clock photo taking 5 mins..cracked me up. Persistence paid off!!