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I saw this bus parked behind a local hotel. I don’t know who was driving it, but I sure would have liked to have met them!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy Fall. Winter is just around the corner!

 


Dam Fine Sunday

I headed out to the Gillespie Dam with Magpie and her family this past Sunday. I started out using my Nikon but before long I had pulled out my phone and began playing with the Hipstamatic app which I have taken a liking to lately.

Fishing
Some were there for the fish.
Another dam bridge
Others were there for the photos.
Which way is up?
And some were just there for the fun.
(We’re not quite sure what happened in that last photo. We tried to replicate the effect but couldn’t do it. That’s part of what makes the Hipstamtic so much fun – you never know what you’re going to get.) Happy November!

It’s Good!

I call this “Gooaal” or “De plane! De plane!” (You have to look closely to see that one.)

I think Jesus probably has a sense of humor. Don’t you?


OMG It Is HOT!

I  just went out to take a dip in the pool. Yuck. The water is over 90 degrees. Not exactly what I would call refreshing.

These are the kind of days you just curl up inside in front of a nice AC with a good book. (I always said summer is our winter here!)


Another Saturday Night

You can always tell when it’s summer by my blog. Unlike some adventurous and hearty souls (I’m talking about you, Chris) I tend to stay indoors as much as I can and avoid the desert heat and sun. That’s why you will see so many posts from my archives or recent trips to the coast. I am wallowing deep in the Dog Days mentality now, but only a few short months and it will be Fall, and then I will have absolutely no excuse for not getting up off my arse and getting out. (But I’m sure I’ll come up with something! Isn’t that sad?)

Saturday night, the husband and I had a “date night”. This is a big deal for us. We both had grown tired sitting around the house watching the Michael Phelps show on TV, and I heard that one of my favorite local businesses, Ground Control, was having a party. They are moving to a bigger location in Litchfield Park and were closing the Goodyear doors for good (not just a good year ha!).

Ground Control is so cute. It can’t decide if it’s a coffee joint or a pub, but it is precisely that combination that makes it so eclectic. You can get a good cup of coffee, a nice red zin or a hoity toity 30 year old scotch if that is your poison. It’s also nice to have a place the West Valley can call its own. We have mostly chain restaurants from which to choose. Yuck. And boring.

Even better – we got to hear some live jazz. Booyeah! (They came all the way from NEW YORK CITY.)

Thanks, Sean, for bringing some class to the SW Valley. We’re looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks when the new place opens.


About Last Night

Or rather about Saturday night and the photo I posted yesterday… There are a few things I didn’t tell you:

  • This was the eastern sky, not the western sky, so it was not the sunset we were looking at.
  • It was a rainbow, but you can’t really tell because it was taken with my iPhone. Had I had a better lens available you could see it more clearly. When I saw it out the window I grabbed the closest thing to me. That’s one reason why there is so much noise in the photo and in the one below. I thought I didn’t have my zoom lens on my Nikon, but today I realized I had changed it last week. Would have been a much better picture – Doh!
  • It was taken by my friend, Chris, who is taller than I am (most people are) while peering over my back wall. That is the Goodyear Farms Cemetery. Our neighbors are very quiet most of the time. 🙂

A moment later we marveled at the cloud next to it. It looked like a tiny funnel cloud. Then it turned pink as well. Maybe it was a double rainbow?

I didn’t post either one of these photos because I thought they were good as much as to share the awesome sky. The skies are not so pretty tonight. As I type right now we are getting yet ANOTHER dust storm. My husband just said “I can’t imagine we won’t get any rain tonight” which is usually the kiss of death. Argh!

UPDATEI have been requested to make a public apology to a certain male figure in my house due to that piddly little event following the dust storm called a rain shower. If I were Mother Nature I would be embarrassed to even call it “rain”, but there you have it.