Wednesday, June 17, 2009

365: Week 24

Day 162

June 11: Watching the sunset has always been one of my favorite things to do. We lucked out when we moved last year, our backyard has a fantastic view of the western horizon (with the exception of the occasional power pole).

Sunset is also one of my favorite times to take pictures -- the light is so warm and dramatic. 

Maybe watching the sunset is an inherited trait?

Day 163

June 12: When you can't think of anything else to take a picture of -- look for the Ham!

Day 164

June 13: Saturday afternoon, we had a very violent storm rip through the neighborhood. The only thing comparable I've ever seen, was a tornado storm I witnessed in Indiana one time. Is it weird that I'm exhilarated by that kind of thing? It only lasted about 10 minutes, but it ravaged our white roses. 

And the trampoline. 

Day 165

June 14: We grew our own centerpiece. 

Fortunately, the pink roses faired better than the white ones did. 

Day 166

June 15: The White Rollercoaster. 

Catchy name isn't it? 

Actually, it's only about half white now -- eventually, it will be all brown. This is the main rollercoaster at our local amusement park. It was built in 1921, and they claim that it is one of the few wooden rollercoasters between Denver and the West Coast -- which isn't saying much, since between Denver and the West Coast, you pretty much just have Utah and Nevada. 

It used to be a thrilling ride, but now it feels like it has slowed down (maybe Disneyland ruined me for Lagoon). The greater thrill now is wondering if it's going to fall down while you are riding it.

Day 167

June 16: Nature's greatest fireworks show?

Day 168

June 17: Self portrait.

I love my sandals, I wear them until frostbite sets in. I hate having hot feet. 

Wait! Some of you are asking: "THIS? Coming from a guy who wears socks AND slippers to bed?!"

Others of you are asking: "He wears socks and slippers to bed?!"

Yes and yes.

It's totally different


Mom24 said...

sorry about the trampoline--I love the picture of the rose though.

Self portrait's really cool. Socks and slippers in bed? Quirky. ;-)

Pam Emmons said...

Dude, look at your long toe sticking out. Gross.
And what did you do to that flower? It's awesome!

Michelle said...

Is that a dandelion? Fabulous edit on it. Socks and slippers? Now that is strange. :)

Lovely sunset shot.

Jill @ Sneaky Momma said...

I absolutely love the pic of 'nature's fireworks'. Even though, I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have no clue what kind of flower that is.
At least your wife isn't woken abruptly by your cold feet at night. My husband doesn't have that luxury. :)

Terri said...

What IS that June 16 photo?? Dandelion seeds Photoshopped? Spectacular!

We had a storm like that blow through too - I loved it. No damage to speak of. I sat very patiently trying to capture lightning and as soon as I took my finger off the shutter for an instant to move, there was my perfect shot. The one that got away.

Love your sunsets.

Corey~living and loving said...

Great shots. love the first....and your ham sandwich. I'm always up for some ham.

come by my blog to see the hamminess we've been up to. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

The fireworks show is brilliant and very clever!!

All I can say about the socks and slippers is...poor Sharon.

Kacey said...

Love the sunset and the rollercoaster. LOVE rollercoasters!!! And I can't leave out the picture of Little Miss Ham - she is just the cutest!

kayerj said...

I love the white roller coaster--my favorite when I was a kid.

Kat said...

I love wooden rollar coasters (and sunsets :) ) !!! There is one (called The Eagle) at the Six Flags a couple of hours from my house. I think part of the thrill is feeling like it is going to fall apart at any second. ;)