Thursday, July 31, 2008

SWF and then some...

Not much blogging this week. I'm doing a little scrapping, and some picture taking, though! Pictures first, since it's that time of week again!


Sky Watch Friday is pretty awesome, and I love checking out all the other blogs. The cooloest thing is that the pictures transcend language..no matter what country or language (even our own!) the photos tell the story...here's mine!
Both of these photos were taken at the public boat ramp in Jacksonville, near where I live. Last night, I was looking out my balcony door, and saw the tops of the pines just glowing red, I grabbed my camera and ran out the door, locking it, and walking real fast down the road. By the time I got there it had darkened a bit, so I missed the brightest part, but what I did get was still an awesome sight! The daytime photo is looking east I believe, under the trout river bridge (I-95) which you can't see in the picture. So there are my pics for the week.
Tonight I decided to stop and get gas. I still had half a tank, but knowing the price usually rises a bit on the weekends, and seeing that the gas stations by the airport were under $4, I stopped at Hess to fill up. It was $3.89 for regular, and it's quite sad that I'm happy about that price. But while I was pumping the sun was out, and all of a sudden the skies just opened up. The wind was blowing, it came down in buckets and I was soaked, head to toe. At that point I was glad I only had to fill half a tank, lol.

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

WOw that sunset one is amazing. Good capture and worth your jog down there. Just wish you'd told me where you were going when you BRB..that way if the partiers ran off with you I could tell the police where you were. lol(do I sound like a crazy mother? hehe)

Greyscale Territory said...

We too are getting some crazy weather fluctuations in our Australian winter! But I'm not complaining too loudly! Crazy weather is a great time to take amazing pics!

That last pic is a total delight!

babooshka said...

That second one is just so dramatic.

Rachel* said...

great photos! happy SWF! (:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love LOVE love that last one

Anonymous said...

Good one catching the glowing red, it particularly looks fantastic!

AphotoAday said...

That second shot is spectacular -- nice work.

Louis la Vache said...

You are so right that the photos are transcendent. Like Babooshka, "Louis" likes the drama of the second image.

"Louis" thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

esnorway said...

great shoots have nice weekend

~~Randi~~ said...

Great shots - especially the last one:)

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great views, I've only heard of Jacksonville on the TV.. so it's get to see it here on Sky Watch.. what you wrote was very good also.. as for fuel... it's killing us over here...£1.27 a litre petol, £1.32 Diesel.. disgusting price.

Forgive this part of my comment as this is done by Copy & Paste.. but with over 300 to visit and check I am sure you will understand...
May I thank you on behalf of the Sky Watch team for your post this week and for helping to make Sky Watch special.
Tom :O)

Torsdag said...

What I remember was a "2" in the front for gas. Long time ago !!!!

... but your SWF shots ar good.