I took a few shots of these hot air balloons from my front yard back in February. Figured these photos would be a nice way to kick off the weekend.
I took this last Christmas at my uncle’s house. His cat was exploring the area under the Christmas tree. The cat thought he was being sneaky in his attempt to snag a candy cane.
When the cat realized I was watching him, he quickly ended his quest for the candy cane and struck this pose.
Every year, The Phoenix Zoo strings up festive lights and invites the public to tour the zoo at night. Below are some photos from the event.
Bet you’ve never seen a peacock this bright!
What do you call two rams butting heads, a squirrel and a couple of bats? Yeah, I don’t know either!
This would be the only time a scorpion is a delightful site.
Random ornaments in trees. I…couldn’t get a better shot than this.
Look! It’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome! Oh wait, it’s just a hired impersonator.
Despite my snarky comments above, Phoenix Zoo Lights is a favorite event in the PHX and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you ever find yourself in Phoenix in December, I’d highly recommend attending Phoenix Zoo Lights.
This week, the theme for Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge is lines. While I do have some outdoor shots of things that demonstrate the theme, I decided to go in a different direction for this challenge.
Back in June when I was developing a logo for the Spotlight Award, I experimented with a few different layouts of the multi-colored aloes. At one point, I made a big blanket of them. I don’t know what exactly I was trying to accomplish with this layout. Perhaps I was channeling Andy Warhol at the time, who knows? But, looking over this again, the lines jumped out at me and I thought this current challenge was the perfect opportunity to post this graphic.
This week’s travel challenge at Where’s My Backpack is HOT! As in, post photographs to illustrate hot weather to help those of you in the cold, well, warm up.
Living in the Southwest, I have MANY photos that capture the light and sun of the desert. But rather than post a picture of mountains or outdoor scenery, I chose this pair of photos taken during the dog days of summer.
This was taken on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. As I was navigating my cousin through the campus so he could easily find his classes before the start of the semester, I wanted to snap a photo of the math and science building. I love the depiction of the Bunsen burner and beaker. It’s a throwback to another era in time.
Problem is, the sun would not stay out of the picture! With sweat running down my face, I gave up my quest to take a clear picture of this building.
I was going through some old photos (the non-digitized type) and was drawn to this pair for the Weekly Travel Theme photo challenge over at Where’s My Backpack. I’ve already posted several photos of SoCal and the Pacific Ocean on this blog, so I wanted to feature a different locale. After I put this post together, I re-read Alisa’s post on Where’s My Backpack and it turns out she lives in Seattle!
I took these back in the summer of 1996 while standing on the observation deck of Seattle’s Space Needle.
I scanned these photos to my computer, so please excuse the non-HD quality of them.
The photo above is of Washington State Route 99 and the photo below is a shot of the city. I believe the body of water captured in the photo below is Lake Union. Not sure of the top photo. I’d LOVE to say it’s Puget Sound, but I can’t say with any certainty that it is.
If anyone familiar with Seattle would like to chime in and add more detail about what I took pictures of, please go right ahead. I wish I would have paid more attention to my surroundings at the time. By the time I had the pictures developed months later, my memory was a bit fuzzy on what was what in relation to where I was standing at the time.
A few photos to illustrate the theme of Green in this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge.
Latitude/Longitude Marker at Gilbert Riparian Preserve.
Below: Santa’s Village already constructed and open for business at local mall.
If you read my Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign post, then you know I posted pictures of a double decker London bus riding around Tempe, AZ.
But why was it riding around? Continue reading
I know I’m a little late on this challenge, but I didn’t snap this photo until just after the challenge was posted. It took me a few days to upload recent photos I took.
The photos below are of a double-decker London bus – as seen in Tempe, Arizona on October 27th. Next week’s Photo Friday post will explain why the bus was in Tempe. Public transportation is a foreign concept to many out here, and a London bus in Tempe? Just seemed like a great fit for this challenge.
Over the summer, the cafeteria at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus became the place for me to sit and eat my lunch away from my work and out of the sun. I’ve always admired the design of the space, including the lighting.
At the beginning of August, just days before the empty cafeteria would be full of eager new college students embarking on another semester in college, I took photos of the cafeteria from inside, toward the outdoor patio area.
Although the lighting and the color scheme have always appealed to me, the thing that always catches my attention is the squares and rectangles highlighting the space. The square lights attached to the rectangular wooden beam, the sterile square metal tables, the steel rectangular structure of the windows and doorways leading to the outside, as well as the rectangular shape of the orange chairs…it is all geometry in motion.