Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Be safe and don't eat too much candy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Beauty & Ugliness

The most awesome airport. Palm Springs, California

Now tell me, is this not the ugliest thing one can do to the beauty of these mountains? When Ted Kennedy was alive he was all gung ho about wind power, so long as it wasn't in HIS backyard. Why? Because they're ugly. They destroy the beauty of nature.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Get your kicks on Route 66

The sign

An era gone by

How many ways can YOU say coffee?

Roadkill Cafe

Anyone remember the Burma Shave ads?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Floating in Air

Can you guess how this guy is floating?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Estatuas Humanas

Estatuas Humanas? According to my husband they didn't move for 5 minutes.

This woman was being made up to appear as a statue.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Decorating for the Holidays

Some people just put out a few pumpkins, maybe a flag and a witch while others go all out.

The owner of the house actually went to a plane junkyard and bought a wrecked plane. I don't know where he's keeping it after Halloween.

A passenger

Pilot and co-pilot

And one must have a hearse....

and a graveyard

Aliens have landed

Jack Nicholson or Beatlejuice?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Make A Difference Day.. next Saturday. Consider reading to a child. Children who are read to, especially by their parents, are smarter than those who are not read to. Reading makes a difference.

Plus Nathan Fillian is hot. What's Nathian Fillian have to do with reading? Nathan co-founded Kids Need to Read

Saturday, October 17, 2009

160 Years Ago

Frédéric François Chopin died 160 years ago today at the Place Vendôme. Before the funeral, pursuant to Chopin's dying wish (which stemmed from a fear of being buried alive), his heart was removed and preserved in alcohol, perhaps brandy. His sister later took it in an urn to Warsaw, where it was sealed within a pillar of the Holy Cross Church on Krakowskie Przedmieście, beneath an inscription from Matthew VI:21: "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Chopin's heart has remained there—except for a period during World War II, when it was removed for safekeeping—within the church that was rebuilt after its virtual destruction during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
The church stands only a short distance from Chopin's last Polish residence, the Krasinski Palace at Krakowski Przedmeiscie 5.

Chopin was buried, in accordance with his wishes, at Père Lachaise Cemetery.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Grand Canyon - Hermit's Rest

Hermit's rest is a structure built in 1914 at the western end of Hermit Road in Grand Canyon Village on the south rim of the Canyon.
This westernmost viewpoint and Hermit Trail, which descends from it, were named for "hermit" Louis Boucher, a 19th-century French-Canadian prospector who had a number of mining claims and a roughly built home down in the canyon. Views from here include Hermit Rapids and the towering cliffs of the Supai and Redwall formations.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Site Design

I get bored easily and it's raining and has been for days which makes me even more bored so I've redesigned my blog. I may be missing a few elements but hopefully I'll get them all straightened out until I remodel again.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Top of the World

Grand Canyon, Arizona

That time of year again...

...when trees turn colors of gold, crimson, and yellow before turning brown and falling to the ground. The time before the snow falls and the air is crisp

Photos taken up at Mountain Air, NC by a friend

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


These pictures were taken with my smaller camera, a Sony DSC-W5. The zoom feature is not as good as my DSC-H7 but the camera is much smaller and easier to carry around. I love October in the south. Still warm but the tourists have gone home so there are no crowds at the beach.
This is not much of a beach, but they have a small parking area and it's free.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Footsteps in the Sand

Winding down the summer and a visit to the beach to find these footsteps. Pretty large feet I believe.

Looking towards Ft. Sumter