Some neat old odds and ends from my visit to the California Auto Museum last Saturday: . . . . According to the docent I talked to, this was the highest-selling Model T ever a few years ago--I think he said it sold for $73,000. Nice. It's one of only a handful in existence of this type, apparently. One thing that makes it unique is →
Like I mentioned yesterday, over the course of the next few days, I'll be posting some pictures I took of the classic cars at the California Auto Museum this past Saturday. Normally I'll mix things up, like I did yesterday, but today I'm sticking with only one car, because someone said that it made his week to see the engine →
Today I went to the California Auto Museum downtown for a photography workshop, where I was fortunate to spend several hours there having fun looking at the gorgeous cars and talking to one of the docents. While I don't really care about a car's performance (well, except the one I'm driving!) I'm a sucker for body styling, especially of classic →
I live three blocks from one of the awesomest parks ever--it has a duck pond and a library and everything. I totally love it--it's what made me want to move to my neighborhood in the first place. So I was there last week hanging out and taking pictures, and stumbled upon this guy, who ever-so-nicely offered to pose for me for →
Look closely. See anything interesting? . . . . I was walking along the shoreline at the duck pond at McKinley Park last week, looking for some baby wood ducks who will make an appearance in a later post, and somehow, the faintest bit of movement in the above-pictured reeds caught my attention. I looked, and there she was, nesting away. Neat. .
(Note: this is NOT my tree--honest!!!)
We've all heard of Christmas trees--anyone ever heard of an Easter tree? My grandma had a couple that were quite pretty. :-) . . .
This was one of the last days I had the wide angle lens before I had to send it back, and I was determined to get a few more pictures. . . . . . .
Unlike the one in this picture, the tip jar I saw today at a street fair in Old Folsom wasn't cute and creative... it was actually kind of sad. But I took a cameraphone picture anyway, because I'm weird like that. .
Adding yet still more Easter pictures of my niece. As always, there are more of this batch available on my Flickr. I'll put the last bit on here tomorrow, I promise. :-) . .
(Sis, I put these up because I was too tired to finish going through all of the Annie pics. I am *really* backlogged with stuff right now, but I WILL get to them this weekend. Honest.) Here's some yummy foodstuffs from Easter. :-) . . . . .
Ok, so I'm a bit more tardy than I said I'd be on getting the rest of the pictures posted that I took of my coworker's daughter. (Yes Kristie, those Annie pics are next on my list!) :-) I wanted to be able to put some time into finishing them, and I finally had that time today, and I'm →
I keep meaning to do this, but I haven't been, so I figured now is a good time to start. Every Wednesday a message board I'm on has a weekly photography challenge, and each week has a different subject. Sometimes I go out and take new pictures, and sometimes I recycle old ones, depending on time and inspiration. This week's →
Once upon a time in a car seat... . . Stay tuned for another thrilling episode of The Annie Chronicles later this week! .
I took these on the way to my sister's house on Friday, after she picked me up from the airport. My niece faces backwards in her car seat right now (she's not old enough to face it forward) and so my sister put up a mirror on the seat so that she can look in the rear-view mirror and see →
On Monday nights in the warmer season, a local group of housemates does a free informal movie night in a vacant lot next to their house. Bring a chair, bring some food to share, wait for it to get dark, and the fun begins. I've never been to a drive-in, but I can't imagine it being more fun than this →
Today I ventured out in the pouring rain to take pictures of the newborn daughter of one of my coworkers. Sydnee arrived on March 27th, a couple days short of month early (Amy, correct me if I'm off on that) and was not quite five pounds at birth. She's the tiniest baby I think I've ever held, and it's hard →
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with →
For an idea of how big this mural is, look at the parking spaces in front of it. For an idea of how far away I was standing, look at the parking spaces in front of it. The answer is in the picture's caption. . 100 degree field of view, baby!! .
Here are some more pictures from the ones I took on Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. After spending pretty much the full day (and taking over 700 pictures) I've decided that I can safely strike "professional snow sports photographer" off of my list of potential careers. I spent most of the day crouched/lying in the snow with numb fingers and a slowly-soaking-through →
Yesterday I met up with a coworker's son, and we went up to Sierra-at-Tahoe to go skiing (me) and snowboarding (him). He's a senior in high school this year, and his mom asked me to get some good pictures of him for a senior-picture type thing, and she paid for my lift ticket and rentals. Well, I didn't get in as →
Sacramento is apparently the world's second most treed city (Paris is the first.) I live in Midtown (near downtown), and while I don't think there are more trees than people, it's pretty close. I don't think I've ever enjoyed trees as much as I do here in Sac. Last summer, they shaded my (unairconditioned) house and made it pleasant even →