Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sept. 30, 2010 - Day 203

Cool staircase in the building where my new eye doctor is. I didn't even notice until looking at the photo that the stairs continue down past what seems to be the floor below.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sept. 29, 2010 - Day 202

Perhaps these ants decided that the grass has been too wet lately and relocated to the sidewalk. Or, maybe they have a plan and we should keep a close eye on them...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept. 28, 2010 - Day 201

I spent most of the day in a strategic planning meeting with the team at work. When we moved into our new building some of the artwork went through trial periods, and this is what survived in the elevator lobby on the conference room floor. The first art they tried was a big, red metal thing that looked more threatening than welcoming.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sept. 27, 2010 - Day 200

Our neighborhood is definitely not a cookie-cutter one (though sometimes you see that neighbors shared the architectural plans). I love the paint job on this one - especially the purple doors!

Sept. 26, 2010 - Day 199

After rain on Saturday and a cool front on Sunday, Beryl had the right idea for Sunday afternoon - curl up in the sun patch and take a nap!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sept. 25, 2010 - Day 198

A few days ago I thought about washing my car, and now I'm glad I didn't. It has been raining most of the day since around 6:30 a.m. and everything is soaking wet.

Sept. 24, 2010 - Day 197

Lightning Larry and I both had white toes. Obviously he's not as amused by this as I was.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sept. 23, 1010 - Day 196

So often this is where I long to be - in the clear, still patch amongst the wind and clouds.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sept. 22, 1010 - Day 195

It's funny how much difference in color tone exists between the naked eye and that of a camera. The flowers on this crape myrtle shrub near our driveway seem to be a much deeper shade of violet as I turn in. Still pretty here, though. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sept. 21, 2010 - Day 194

Went to a new eye doctor for my annual exam this morning. Her office is in a complex of three buildings with a pretty central courtyard. There was a gentle breeze and the sky was full of flat crackly-looking clouds, which burned off later in the morning.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sept. 20, 2010 - Day 193

Tonight I shelled nearly 8 cups of purple-hulled peas. These are the ones I shelled, the ones I didn't and (some of) the ones that got away. The peas have a funny way of shooting across the room when you least expect it. Some day, years from now when we no longer live here, someone will be still be finding them in the corners of the kitchen.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sept. 19, 2010 - Day 192

Michael and I took a walk through the neighborhood tonight and it was actually a pretty nice temperature to be outside.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sept. 18, 2010 - Day 191

This yard off a major road in our neighborhood has a pair of crape myrtles with a pair of adirondack chairs underneath. I love how the trees form a gate - it makes the chairs seem more important somehow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sept. 17, 2010 - Day 190

Managed to fight off the ferocious mosquitoes long enough to capture the hummingbird. Actually, we saw two argue over the feeder, but they must have found other sources because we didn't see them for long.

Sept. 16, 2010 - Day 189

After a long, harried week, caught up with friends for dinner. Afterwards, gelato for dessert. Paciugo has a chandelier made of the little spoons. Reminds me of the Lite Brite game that was popular when we were kids.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sept. 15, 2010 - Day 188

These are the prisms on the windows that splash rainbows around the courtyard of the Plaza of the Americas (See the post from four days ago.) You can't tell from the photo, but the prisms were a lovely blue - quite lovely on their own. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sept. 14, 2010 - Day 187

Lovely sunset - which I was able to view for a long time driving west  in a traffic jam.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sept. 13, 2010 - Day 186

My salvia always seems happier in the fall. I was sitting on the porch waiting for the hummingbird, but since it's only recently been cool enough in the evenings to sit outside he's not used to seeing me out there. The mosquitoes drove me inside. Sadly, I'm not capable of controlling them with only the power of my mind! I'm waiting for the itch cream to kick in.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sept. 12, 2010 - Day 185

Beryl's just cute.

Sept. 11, 2010 - Day 184

A follow-up to my many tooth-related appointments the other day. The cosmetic dentist is in the Plaza of the Americas, which is like a city unto itself, complete with a hotel, shops, offices and a skating rink. The tall windows in the central courtyard have giant crystals mounted across them, and I always enjoy the rainbows they create.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sept. 10, 2010 - Day 183

Simple advice in complicated times. Chiquita says: "Place sticker on forehead. Smile." I have to admit, just thinking of it made me smile.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sept. 9, 2010 - Day 182

Today was a dental adventure. First, the orthodontist removed the top wire and one bracket. Then, to the dentist to remove the veneer, and back to the ortho to replace the bracket and wire. I had the veneer done to fix a broken corner that wouldn't stay put and the dentist offered to build it out to look even with the other tooth. That was about a year before my bottom teeth decided to move in crazy directions and I decided braces were in order. Oddly, my previously scheduled 6-month cleaning is next Monday. The good news is, I should be out of the braces soon.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010 - Day 181

This is the general area where a tornado touched down for a few minutes, at least according to the news. I didn't see it. Several co-workers and I were listening to reports tracking the storm and debating whether to leave or stay, security came over the speakers and asked us to get to the center of the building away from windows.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sept. 7, 2010 - Day 180

Dinner tonight: Cream of Wheat. This morning the notes in my chart at the orthodontist said "fine tune to finish," which means she makes tiny crimps in the wire to move individual teeth. My lower teeth are very sore, which made eating progressively more difficult as the day went on. Luckily, she only did the bottom wire today. For her to do the top I have to have a veneer adjusted so that she can get that tooth to go where it belongs. Hopefully by Thursday my lower teeth will no longer be sore.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sept. 6, 2010 - Day 179

This morning I discovered I was a day further behind on posting images than I thought. It may be because I lost a day somewhere while reading a memoir called The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life. (How do you not pick up a book with a title like that?) I've always enjoyed reading a book cover to cover on a weekend or vacation.

Sept. 5, 2010 - Day 178

Another gem from our walking photo trek. If you're on the road by the entrance to this high-rise condo building this fountain is obscured from view by a wall, unless the stoplight finds you at just the right place. I drove by here countless times before seeing this fountain's tiles reflect pastel colors in the sun.

Sept. 4, 2010 - Day 177

This afternoon Michael and I took advantage of the cooler weather to take a walking trek to take photos. I'm sure you're wondering about this sculpture, which is odd and a bit frightening, but look...

...from just the right angles you can see what appear to be human faces. This is something I usually see while driving.

Sept. 3, 2010 - Day 176

After a long week we decided to visit a restaurant we discovered recently called the Bronx Cafe. We enjoyed  an early dinner on the patio in the much cooler weather. We're finally beginning to believe that fall may be on its way.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sept. 2, 2010 - Day 175

Peanutopolis \pE-nut-รค-pu-lis\ (noun) is defined by Snickers as "A state of mind making you feel very strong and powerful, almost mayor-like." I wouldn't go that far, but it tasted good. It's been a long while since I've had a full-sized candy bar. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sept. 1, 2010 - Day 174

Today I took a new spin on "playing in the rain" and I didn't even get too wet.