Took a late afternoon jaunt north to the hot springs today. Enjoyed my 1/2 mile bikram swim (my name for lap swimming in 100 degree water). Enjoyed my soak and had few nice conversations. Thunder and lightning forced an early departure and as I was driving home a crazy storm dumped hail and sleet and snow. Who expects snow covered roads in April? As I approached the exit to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge a bright spot opened in the sky to the west and beckoned me off of the highway... where I was greeted by a rainbow and beautiful skies for an impromptu photo safari!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I have been wanting to see a lunar eclipse since I missed a big one in 1989. My son Matt, AKA my 'moon baby' was born, 5 weeks early, that night. I always blamed the moon for his early arrival, that is until my daughter was born 5.5 weeks early sans lunar event and I realized I must just have a microwave womb. But I love the moon and am jazzed about having had eclipse baby. Am super jazzed to have finally seen and taken a few pictures of an eclipse last night....
I wish my photo were a little better, a little crisper. Even with a tripod it was hard to get a good shot with a 5-10 second exposure and a long lens. I should have read up a little on how to get a good picture... But all in all, not too bad for a last minute idea at nearly 1:30 in the morning, dripping wet in my hot tub robe.. yes, I'm crazy like that. And for anyone who is curious.. this was my moon baby's eclipse... http://www.nytimes.com/1989/08/15/science/lunar-eclipse-for-four-continents.html
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I asked him if he had eaten a hot dog form the Weinermobile, but he told me they didn't have hot dogs, but were giving out all sorts of swag like the stickers, and he was into it because he had fond memories of the Wienermobile from his childhood in the '60s. He then said to me "Can I ask you a question?" I said "sure" and he rummaged in his pocket and pulled out an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile whistle and then asked me "Do you want blow my wienie?" Well now there was an offer I couldn't refuse!!!! So I blew his wienie and we had a great laugh before we both skied off. I giggled about it all day... It was the first time ever blew a guy's wiener while I was skiing.....