My husband and I were just looking outside and saw a lot of stuff floating in the air. Upon closer inspection we realized there were a bazillion gnats* flying around. The following conversation ensued:
Me: How am I supposed to mow the lawn if I can’t go outside?
Him: Why can’t you go outside?
Me: They could kill me!
Him: They’re not going to kill you.
Me: They could swarm.
Me: Death by gnat bite is a bad way to go, dude.
*any small unidentified flying insect is a gnat. look it up.
I walk by these fountains at work a lot – and sometimes I see a fragment of a rainbow here. This is the first time I saw an entire arc!
As a reminder – the date in the title is the date of publication, not the date the photo was taken. I was recently in a window seat on the correct side of the plane as we flew into Seattle – so I got a couple of lovely photos. I’m pretty sure this is Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams (background) but not 100% certain.
There are no significant peaks in the second one. I just thought the whole scene felt like a painting.
While in New York we also visited the Intrepid Museum. I’m not going to lie – at $31 a person in order to see the space shuttle as well, it was an awfully expensive a ticket for what you saw. There was really cool stuff, but while I get that we couldn’t go *on* the shuttle, they could have had some doors open so we could look in it at least. However, we had a good time and I am glad we went.
I loved the backlight effect while we were on the flight deck.
Of course as a Star Trek fan, I had to see the Enterprise!
The Intrepid is a ship and still on the water – and the ropes keeping it there are impressive!
Last week my husband and I were in New York City. It was the first time I’d been there since the attacks in 2001. We made time to visit the 9/11 Memorial, although we were not able to visit the museum. It’s an incredibly moving memorial – a massive fountain/waterfall for each tower, and around the edge are engraved the names of those who perished – though out of respect for their families I am not going to include names in the photos here. The water flows endlessly down and you cannot see the bottom. The new 1 World Trade Center (“Freedom Tower”) is also quite a sight. The resilience of the city is most impressive.
1 World Trade Center
1 World Trade Center from the base
one of the two memorial fountains
Soooooo. Yes, it’s been quite a while since I posted a Spain entry and I have a good reason for it. I was stumped. My next chronological step would be to post my photos for Sagrada Família in Barcelona… and honestly it’s overwhelming. So so get over this hurdle I’ve decided I’ll just pick a few and post them and move on. It’s an incredibly complex building that is still under construction and I can’t imagine how long it would take to actually see it all. Many of these were taken “blind” – I was using my husband to steady my camera with my longer lens on it, aiming, and hoping. Turned out a significant number of them were decent shots.
By the way, it turns out pigeons have little respect for architecture…
Of all the vignettes we’ve created in our gardens, this may be my all time favorite. At night his lantern lights. We love the way the Japanese maple tree frames him. So peaceful.
Sometimes I think a dictionary that was simply photos of things to define them could be useful. This would be dappled sunlight.
I doubt there will be many in this series, but now that we don’t have to have phones turned off I can snap pictures during take-off and landing. On my recent flight out of Washington DC from Reagan National Airport I had a fantastic view of the Pentagon for a short while.
We had a lot of snow recently, and while clearing the walkways the snow was piled up around this tree – and it made it look to me like it was wearing a big wedding dress. Appropriate for Valentine’s Day!