Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011 - Day 507

The decor in this hamburger place struck me as strange (not even considering poinsettia garland on the mantel). The overly ornate frame and rustic tile gave me the impression that this used to be something a bit fancier, though I know this place has been there for about five years.

July 30, 2011 - Day 506

Orchids everywhere I go lately. These are at the hair salon.

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011 - Day 505

This is pretty much all our "30 percent chance of rain" got us. Pretty if nothing else.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011 - Day 504

Happy birthday to Michael! (Guess which one.) A tip of the hat to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

July 27, 2011 - Day 503

The surface of an outdoor air conditioner on the patio of a restaurant. We sat inside, but I thought this was interesting. It looks like the inside of my humidifier.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011 - Day 502

When I saw these clothes I had to wonder if someone wasn't skinny dipping in the creek. Not that you could blame them - I think today was day 24 of triple-digit temperatures.

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011 - Day 501

Since we're still trying to figure out where certain things go after the move, I have been putting my watch in a small stainless bowl at the end of the day. Until photographing it, I hadn't really noticed how well the surface creates reflections.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011 - Day 500

I think bulky trash pickup day is approaching.

July 23, 2011 - Day 499

She's one happy napper.

July 22, 2011 - Day 498

Another triumph in the heat.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011 - Day 497

With today being the twentieth day of triple-digit temperatures, this is a beautiful and unexpected miracle.

July 20, 2011 - Day 496

Lovely orchids a co-worker received.

July 19, 2011 - Day 495

These clouds seemed to promise some rain, but that didn't pan out. At least it was a change in the sky.

July 18, 2011 - Day 494

This is my summertime alternative to walking at lunch. Not as much fun as being outside, but a good workout, and with air conditioning.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 17, 2011 - Day 493

It rained briefly last night, though by morning it didn't look like much - just like dew.

July 16, 2011 - Day 492

The new place looks like it's made of pale red bricks until you get closer and you can see it has many colors. The texture makes me think worms crawled through the bricks as they were being made.

July 15, 2011 - Day 491

This is the color of our kitchen counter, which we're beginning to see more of now that there are fewer boxes to unpack.

July 14, 2011 - Day 490

It's difficult lately to know whether this sun shade actually makes my car any cooler, but the shade itself is warm when I get in.

July 13, 2011 - Day 489

The day I was anticipating even more than getting my braces off - getting my front tooth fixed!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 12, 2011 - Day 488

I had to move the basil to a larger pot. It's way too hot for anything to be in a small one. In fact, it has been too hot to be outside very long at all.

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011 - Day 487

I hate it when any day starts like this, especially Monday.

July 10, 2011 - Day 486

Crape myrtle flowers even look pretty on the ground.

July 9, 2011 - Day 485

First critter visitor inside the new place. I found him a new home outside.

July 8, 2011 - Day 484

Something's digging in the garden wall out front. Wonder what it is.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011 - Day 483

Perhaps this layer of fluffy clouds had something to do with the temperature being pretty mild this morning. That didn't last long, though.

July 6, 2011 - Day 482

This color reminded me of snow when it caught my eye, but it's way too hot for that.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011 - Day 481

Bring on the hummingbirds, butterflies, and anything that tastes good with rosemary.

July 4, 2011 - Day 480

First BBQ of the summer. Easier to grill when the ambient temperature is already more than 100 degrees on its own.

July 3, 2011 - Day 479

RIP Boomer.  :(

July 2, 2011 - Day 478

Sign on the wall of the coffee shop inside our new favorite breakfast taco place.

July 1, 2011 - Day 477

Finally got to see how "bulky trash pickup" day works. It's like the claw game at arcades where you try to capture the stuffed animal, except this one's big enough to pick up a small car, and they quickly get the prize.

Friday, July 1, 2011

June 30, 2011 - Day 476

People home. Cat home. Life is good.

June 29, 2011 - Day 475

Incredible sunset on our last day at sea. Tomorrow, back home. Time flies on a ship. Thank goodness for the long holiday weekend.

June 28, 2011 - Day 474

The water in Cozumel is an incredible turquoise that photos won't do justice to. This is the view from the ship while docked. Today were were able to enjoy a morning on the beach before it rained.

June 27, 2011 - Day 473

Rainy day in Progreso, Mexico and beach excursion cancelled. So here's something much brighter - the lighting at one of the ship's bars.

June 26, 2011 - Day 472

Our view from the deck watching the world go away.

June 25, 2011 - Day 471

Michael experiencing the moment on a cruise when the vastness of the water dwarfs all daily cares.

June 24, 2011 - Day 470

It's all kinds of wrong to park in the passing lane, especially when towing a slow-moving vehicle and there's no one ahead of you for a mile. Sadly, the driver didn't seem to realize any of this.