Tuesday, September 30, 2008

woodland park zoo at a glance
[in hdr]

Monday, September 29, 2008

cat faced spider
[another hdr]
i had a different shot to post, but i went along with this one instead. we were lounging in the backyard when the freckles says to me:

"i see a spider i want you to kill."

cat faced spiders are beneficial to the backyard. i try not to kill them if possible, but if the freckles sees them, game over.

i grab the bug catcher off of the table and capture it, to magnify it and see it up close. needless to say, the freckles went inside and left me alone with my eight legged friend...

Friday, September 26, 2008

safeco field

santana [54] v ichiro [51]
[two hdr's]
long highways. greasy fast food. dirty bathrooms. throw in a major league baseball game and some wild animals at the local zoo and you have the joys of a road trip. when the natives got restless, toss some food in the back and keep driving.

paul wright, matisyahu, dashboard confessional and a collaboration of artists spun on the ipods. sirius radio was on the back burner.

seattle was the destination. angels v mariners. a game that lasted 2 hours, 20 minutes and attracted 19,000+. the cold windy air coming off of the puget sound whipped around our chilled skeletons. the tadpole and i rooted for the angels whereas the freckles, the sprite and the monkey went for the mariners. the turtle slept the majority of the time. at the seventh inning stretch, we unfolded ourselves from those comfortable green chairs and smoothed out the knots in our backs.

final score: 2-1. angels.

head back to the parking garage and the vehicle's temperature gauge proclaimed 57°f. blast the heater and head into traffic. the brakelight brigade commenced.

the zoo, claimjumper, trader joe's and other places filled out plate. our schedule was our own. come and go as we chose. ah, vacation...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

down by the lake
[another hdr]

i'm going to be mia for the next few days. i leave you with an image from when the weather was a tad bit nicer (summertime). enjoi...

Friday, September 19, 2008

trees of singapore
[another hdr]
the merlion of singapore
[another hdr]
me likey...what about you?

true, there needs to be some better tonemapping and adjusting, but for my second hdr, i'm really stoked on this. this was taken last winter with the amazing snowfall we got. incredible. hopefully, i can get this nailed down. be looking for some better shots, sure to come...(i hope)...
cigarettes and seafood
i'm learning how to do hdr images. tough, but sweet looking. the above shot was taken with my cell phone. what do you think?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

getting ready to paint

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

nothing stops a stihl

daniel i. working on cutting some logs to planks...
3rd floor

today was the adoption proceedings for some friends of ours. we were at the courthouse on the third floor in the old building. the whole matter took that of about 15 minutes, but it was a joyous occasion none the less. congrats...!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

red robin

Friday, September 12, 2008

beautiful japanese maple bonsai

Thursday, September 11, 2008

tree trimmer
[look closely for him]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

old door

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

trees and sun
a shot in the dark
i drove by this on sunday afternoon...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

wood pile

Saturday, September 06, 2008

our maples are already changing colors....no, no, no...
big tree

Friday, September 05, 2008

"it is conceivable that barack obama, if elected, will destroy himself before he destroys the country. hatred is a toxic diet even for someone with as strong a stomach as obama ..."

golf clap to kristin hoppe

Thursday, September 04, 2008

muffins & donuts

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Monday, September 01, 2008


why is it when you come around "farm" animals, you have to start clucking, mooing or neighing?


sun poking through the clouds

high score: 152,275

no pooping