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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pink Calla - In sepia


Blue, Gold and Green
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Storm Cloud

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shot from Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, 7th floor, facing north.

I was certain we will get a deluge, but no, it just scattered before it reached us. But looking at it hovering over the mountain range, it's very a very dramatic view.

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It's been awhile

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It has been a busy year so far, so I haven't set foot in Grand Canyon for some time now. With new visitor this week, we took a short trip to GC, not at the same time with President Obama, can you imagine the crowd/traffic/backup?

Luckily, it wasn't too hot, nice cool breeze, but our visitors (from Florida) were having major issue with low humidity, have to deal with the usual dry skin, and occassional nose bleed (no, not because of the altitude).

We went to the East Rim, and didn't venture any further than Moran Point. I was surprised at the amount of people at the park on a Wednesday. Seems like majority of the visitors were from other countries.
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Taylor Fire near Sedona

Friday, August 21, 2009

I took these shots on Monday the 17th. The Fire started on the 16th. The location is about 20 miles Southwest of Flagstaff, near Sedona at a canyon called Sycamore Canyon. Due to wind direction, we were tons of smoke, and even ashes raining down.

Shot of Mt. Eldon shrouded in smoke.

Near Enterprise Rd and Rt 66. We can clearly see the smoke.

As of Tuesday, the estimate was 3000 acres and still burning. On Wednesday and Thursday, we didn't see as much smoke. Luckily, no injuries and property damage.

We haven't had much of moisture with our Monsoon season so far, fire danger is really high at this time. It really ticks me off when people are still throwing their cigarette butts out of their car window....
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Sunset Crater

From the East side of the crater. Another super clear day, but I'd trade it for some nice rain......
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Soaking up the Rays

Aspen leaves - Near Sunset Crater.

I really like aspen trees. With beautiful white trunks; their leaves shimmers with slightest breeze, and turns golden in Fall, that really transforms the mountainside.
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AZ Sunset - San Francisco Peaks

We passed by several cyclists driving up to the peaks. They have to be in very good shape. I am sure the ride down is exhilarating on a bike.!

The smoke from the recent forest fire is still lingering in the area, but gives it a nice misty effect.

After sunset.

Eerie glow.

I don't know why, but we have been here for 3 years now, and we just came up here to the San Francisco peaks/Snow Bowl to view the sunset for the first time. I didn't realize up here at the parking lot near the green slopes is a perfect spot for sunset. If you are near the area, you have to check it out.
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Busy Bees

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We planted 2 bushes last year, which has tiny blue flowers that seems to be a big hit with bees of all kinds. At any one time, there are about 5-8 bees nosing around the flowers on each bush.

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Down Town Dallas

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Another hot Summer afternoon.

The old Texas School Book Depository Building (it is now Dallas County Administration building). 6th floor, window on the right, is where Oswald fired the rounds that killed President Kennedy.

Red Museum.

Time to go for undergound utilities. Look at that mess of wires... Almost as bad as billboards.
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Sun Flower

Sunday, August 9, 2009

This Sun Flower plant came out of no where, well, actually, somewhere near the bird feeder, I guess this one got away, :).
I thought they would follow the sun, but this way only faces East, and will not turn around for the afternoon sun.
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More Players

Friday, August 7, 2009

#47 Aaron Francisco FS, with a young fan. He went to the fans and signed autographs.

#3, Tyler Palko, QB - Free Agent.

Got a close up shot
#51 Pago Togafau - LB
#55 Reggie Walker - LB

#84 Anthony Becht - TE,with family

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More Cardinal Pictures

# 48 Mike Leach LS
LS, what position is LS?

#5 Ben Graham, Punter
#1 Neil Rackers, Kicker

Shot Friday, 8/7/09.
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