Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 19 -Yard Art

Just sharing a couple pieces of my yard art

I have two of these howling coyotes they are tall and sit on either side of my dining room window.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 18

OK so I see everyone else coming up with bugs! We went on a bug search... spotted a praying mantis and a cool green guy - neither was very cooperative!




Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 16 & 17

ok catching up here mostly because I just didn't have anything picture worthy yesterday! So we just got back from a little walk around the block... neighbors probably thought I was nuts!
Here are some of the colors we see in the summer... the flowers are very bright here!




This is my favorite plant - Mexican Bird of Paradise.





Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day 15

Ok Jordan's gonna kill me for using these pics but since we were talking about horses today I remember these... Jordan got to do a horsecamp a couple years ago and they learned vaulting, she was the best in the class! the only one who could get on the moving horse unassisted and stand without the sissy ropes! I was giddy proud of her!




Saturday, July 26, 2008

Day 14

Well weekends are really tough for me to go out and find things to photo - but here inside my office I rearranged my collections and thought I would share... I collect Gillinder Early American Pressed Glass in the 3 Face and Classic patterns.

Here's my 3 Face items, the lamps are Consolidated Cherub and I just love them and could use some suggestions on shades!

and here's my Classic pieces - I love this pattern the most!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Day 12 & 13

How did I miss a day? Oh yeah sick kids! Rachel was not going to give me a second to do anything last night... thankfully she's finally asleep tonight and I have a chance to share a few more pics with you.
These are normal cloud formations during the summer, the monsoon winds and moisture are gathering in those big puffy things! I thought the steeple was just a neat shot...

And on the way home we came upon this poor guy not having a good day... we tried to get the pic of him gazing down at the piece of his bumper laying on the ground in front of him but also were trying to be discreet!



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 11





After those afternoon storms we get some incredible rainbows! I wish I had had a wide angle camera because this was an entire rainbow! Well except for missing the pot of gold at the end!






Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day 10

So thought I would share some pics from the little thrift store I volunteer at once a week...
I don't know why these shoes caught Jordan's eye but they did make a cute picture.


Clothes anyone?


I have to give credit for this shot to Jordan also!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 9

I had a bit of an anxiety attack getting these pics taken - why you say? Well I stopped on the tracks to take them! These are extremely active tracks with trains coming through about every 20 minutes - it's the main route from the west coast to Texas!

I must share also - we live about 2 miles from these tracks and Noah hears every train! And we are the crazy people who actually try to get stopped at the train crossing when everyone else is hoping to get past before one comes!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Day 8

So you remember yesterday's storm pictures? Well this is the aftermath on a street that runs behind my neighborhood. The road was washed away in several sections you will see...



This is a common sign all over Tucson, when we have the monsoon storms we get flash flooding and huge puddles in the streets because the water comes down so fast the drainage system can't keep up... we even have a stupid law for people who ignore signs and try to drive through these floods... of course they get stuck and need rescuing... some have even died!
My daughter just had to get a picture of this poor chair... I had to go home and count mine... yes the storm was that wild!



They brought in loads of sand to cover the areas where the road just washed away.

This police car was actually passing the fire engine but it looked like they were blocking the road!
Now mind you this water is sitting here over 24 hours since the storm passed!



Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 7 - One heck of a storm!

Ok this is my first time trying to add video but I so wanted to share this wild storm with you!

video


So I have to share some of the photos - it was such a beautiful storm!

This is looking out my office window when it first started - notice there's still some sunlight and blue sky!

Then the skies turned dark and the thunder was pounding and wind was blowing hard!


I did mention the wind was blowing hard right? Noah's poor little house got tumbled and his sand table turned over - it was almost like a hurricane!


The skies turn an eerie yellow grey color with the rain coming down in sheets - and then some hail...


And then as fast as it came in - it rolls out leaving gorgeous puffy clouds and the last bit of sunlight for the day....

And of course puddles!!