Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011 - Day 446

You have to appreciate everyday items with a sense of humor. This is the bottom of a shipping box.

Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30, 2011 - Day 445

Antique purple glassware.

May 29, 2011 - Day 444

I love the whimsy of a curvy sidewalk.

May 28, 2011 - Day 443

Beryl gets "weekend" completely, though I guess every day's the weekend for a cat.

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 - Day 442

One of the cool things about being around new construction is seeing what the internal structure looks like. This is one corner of a new museum going up.

May 26, 2011 - Day 441

Shade is good, especially now that summer seems to actually be here. Lately it's seemed that spring was hanging on, but not for much longer.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 25, 2011 - Day 440

The kitchen sink backsplash at an apartment we looked at today. You might see the outline of my head reflected in there if you look carefully.

May 24, 2011 - Day 439

The bathtub prepped for sheltering from possible tornadoes. Glad we didn't need it. Even with the pillow that wouldn't have been comfortable.

May 23, 2011 - Day 438

The crazy looking clouds - again.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011 - Day 437

We've had so much rain that the wooden poles supporting our parking structure are several lovely shades of green.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011 - Day 436

Two male cardinals fighting - in a blur of feathers - over a nearby female.

May 20, 2011 - Day 435

After gray all day and heavy late afternoon showers, we had a very interesting sunset.

May 19, 2011 - Day 434

A really bright flowerbed - very eye-catching!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011 - Day 433

Before the Super Bowl, the vacant field next to where I park for work was rented out for an event. Lately they've been watering the field with industrial size irrigation sprinklers (which I have to admit are very impressive in their range). Our speculation in the office is that part of the contract for renting the field, which was pretty ravaged after the temporary building was torn down, is that they have to restore it to its previous grassy/weedy splendor.

May 17, 2011 - Day 432

Sea of blue at the Mavs game - 2011 playoffs round 3, game 1. Dallas 121, Oklahoma 112. Yeah!

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 - Day 431

Just one section of a seriously bountiful front garden in our neighborhood.

May 15, 2011 - Day 430

Our new upstairs neighbors have a toddler, and I noticed today that the railings on the stairs have been doubled up to make the gaps smaller.

May 14, 2011 - Day 429

Late afternoon sunlight. It was a sunny but cool day - very much like spring, and rare for this late in the year.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 - Day 428

Braces are off - that's them in the top right corner. Feels weird but wonderful!

May 12, 2011 - Day 427

Last day with braces. Finally.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011 - Day 426

Late this afternoon the clouds were pretty creepy before it started raining. They looked like something was boiling up there. (Note that the streak of light in the top right corner is a reflection of the lights in my office - not a crazy beam in the sky.)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011 - Day 425

Today was pretty gray. This is the sun around 6 p.m. Then, in late evening, some dramatic lightning and rain.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011 - Day 424

The ivy on my desk at work is getting pretty long...two of the strands go all the way across the desk and down to the floor when not looped around.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 8, 2011 - Day 423

The party on our block last night must have been a big one - though we didn't hear it. There was clear, green  and blue glass - which was pretty except for the idea of it getting into your tires. I didn't move quickly enough to capture the sea of blue glass before someone swept it up, but here's a small sampling.

May 7, 2011 - Day 422

I know I've posted something like this before, but I really love how the outside looks through these glass blocks, and it's different depending on the light, weather and season. It's like being inside a kaleidescope. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011 - Day 421

Even cactus is pretty in the spring.

May 5, 2011 - Day 420

New construction near the gym. I love the geometric shapes in the structure.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011 - Day 419

The front yard next door seems pretty empty without the tree alongside the driveway. Our building is two stories and the tree was taller than that. When it was there you really only saw the edge of the house across the street.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May 3, 2011 - Day 418

Quiet moment in the late afternoon sun. Needed that.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 1011 - Day 417

When I see these from inside the window it looks like someone knocked down a row of tiny road cones. You can imagine it if you squint just a little.  :)

May 1, 2011 - Day 416

The fallen tree and what remained standing have both been chopped up and are now waiting for the next brush pickup. 

April 30, 2011 - Day 415

It may be that this sweater is soft to the touch, but just looking at it makes me a bit itchy! (I didn't try.)