Driving home the other day… gorgeous clouds.
This week’s theme for the Photo Hunt is clouds. I’m going to do something I’ve never done… I’m going to post more than one photo. Why you ask? I can’t decide which one to use, so you’re getting to see all the candidates.
Taken in February 2006, in the air over Tampa Bay, Florida. There were tornado warnings going on all day. We had to wait in the airport for seven hours before we were allowed to take off and even then there were black clouds and lightening happening all around. Pretty scary, but beautiful.
Taken in June 2008 at English Bay, Vancouver, Canada. We were in Stanley Park. Gorgeous park and some great photo opportunities.
Taken in January 2008 at Lake Mead, Nevada. The sunsets in Nevada can be breathtaking, especially when air force jets have made trails that catch the light.
Taken in September 2007 at Morecambe Bay, Britain. This bay is famous because at low tide you can walk the 11 miles across, with a guide. There’s quicksand, hence the need for the guide.
Taken in July 2007 at Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts. Central Massachusetts is beautiful.
Taken in July 2007 at Davis Lake, Oregon. This was one of the coolest cloud formations I’d ever seen. Hat, stack of pancakes, uh… you name it. Just very cool looking. Karen actually spotted it and then I shot it.
The morning of Wednesday, June 25, we headed down to the ferry dock and boarded for our trip across the Juan de Fuca Strait to Port Angeles, Washington. From there we headed home, with stop at the McMenamin’s Olympic Club in Centralia for a bite of lunch. The drive home was made pretty enjoyable by the playing of the name this band game. I was the moderator. I put on a play list from my iPod and the other three had to guess the artist. I gave bonus points on some songs for knowing which movie the song was used in or what band the artist might have fronted in the past. Mary was the run away winner, leaving poor Karen and Martin behind. They have both vowed to best her the next time we play.
After we got down to beach level and walked briefly on the beach we then ventured around on the path around the edge of the water. This is a photo of Siwash Rock, a famous rock outcropping along the way.
We had such a good time over at the coast this weekend. Walking on the beach, watching loads of movies (five actually… they were: The Savages, The Guardian, Juno, We Own The Night, and one of my all time favorites, Peter’s Friends), eating good take out Chinese food for dinner and then lunch the next day, chai teas, and walking on the beach… again, and again. It was a very relaxing weekend. Just what we needed.
Weston loved his time away. He’s a happy little camper when he can have both of us with him all the time. He slept, played, ran in the sand, dug in the sand, chased his ball on the sand, and looked out the window of the hotel room at all the birds sailing by.
Finally… we each called our mom’s to wish them happy mother’s day, but I’ll say again here… happy mother’s day mom’s!
We’ve had a pretty good weekend. The weather’s been absolutely beautiful, Kert started working on our rental house (thanks Kert), we cleaned up a bit around our house, we took the boy for a nice walk yesterday, bought ice cream cones, and we’ve had some time to just relax and be at home. Everything a person could want from a weekend with the exception of having a longer weekend.
Right now we’re watching the Academy Awards (loved the song Falling Slowly from the movie Once), the boy is chewing contentedly on his bully stick, and it’s still not even eight o’clock. Right on. And again I’ll say… life is good.