I do realize that today is Tuesday, and as such, I should have a Moose post online. But honestly, this past couple of weeks have been so crazy that unless you want to see a picture of the gnarly nasty ear infection he had, there's just nothing for Tuesday Mooseday. Sad, I know. But trust me, you did NOT want to →
One of the nice things about my photography habit is the record that it establishes for my sometimes spotty brain. I noticed last weekend that the saucer magnolias were blooming, and I thought to myself, "Self, it seems kind of early in the season for such things, isn't it?" So I went and looked up some pictures I took of them →
Dear Forbes Magazine, Last week you published your annual ranking of "America's Most Miserable Cities." I somehow missed reading about it until a couple of days ago (probably had something to do with the flu-induced delirium I was in most of the week) but ever since I read it and saw that Sacramento was ranked American's Fifth Most Miserable City, I've →
I'm hoping this is my last post for a while of old pictures, and that beginning next Monday, I'll have my laptop back and be able to get some new material up. (HINT HINT, Josh!) In any case, this is another one from 2008 -- July 2008, this time. **** You know how sometimes despite your best ineptitude, something manages to go →
Either we're stuck in a time warp, or I still don't have my laptop back yet. I'll let you guess which one is correct. The good news is that I think the dinner that's owed me has worked its way up to five-star status at this point. :-D (If you're confused as to what I'm talking about, check out yesterday's →
Remember those heady days, two whole years ago? Obama had just gotten elected, Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens lost his Senate seat, AIG got its second bailout while the stock market continued its meltdown, and Somali pirates terrorized the high seas. Ummm, yeah. Good times. Why are we remembering this? On Sunday evening, I lent my laptop to a desperate friend who's →
Still working on clearing the aforementioned backlog of pictures. Baby steps, people -- baby steps. The other day at work during a meeting I may or may not have sorted through and culled some of the 8GB of pictures I took at graduation last June. When I'm done with those, the next stop is my summer trip pictures, and then, →
I finally decided a couple of weeks ago to get off my lazy behind and start running again. It's been far too long, and I really don't have an excuse not to. And I can't wuss out after a week, since Darryl goaded me into doing the Race for the Cure on May 8th. I always forget how good I →
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. . . . . . .
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 →
They are covering several lawns and grassy areas around my neighborhood, and I can't figure out what they are, but I absolutely love them. So pretty!! As always, click on the picture to enlarge it. :-) .
By the calendar, spring starts in another week, but if you looked at the thermometer and flowering trees, you'd swear it's been here for longer than that. Lately it seems like everything around here is in bloom, something which my allergies are none too happy about... But I do have to admit that I'm just as obsessed with flowering trees →
This is one of my favorite places to go walking--I can't help but take a lot of pictures. It's especially neat since the water is so high right now. The last pictures I posted (last week) were from the south bank of the river, which is an easy walk from my house. The other day, I went the north bank →
I don't ever remember noticing saucer magnolias until college, when I fell in love with the massive one in the library courtyard at Cal Poly. This particular tree is out in front of my house, and I didn't notice it until about a week ago. I so love these things. If you haven't ever seen one, the blooms come out →
Pics from Dad's 004, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. Tulips outside my dad's house.