Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I have much better luck with these smaller, vining type petunias than the regular big ones.

I just love these particular flowers in the summer.

Weeping willow trees are a rare sight in Colorado, so the camera quickly comes out when I see one.

A Potentially Big Problem for Barack Obama

If Barack Obama does not choose Hillary as his running mate, he may be in real trouble with many women in the Democrat party. I spoke with a "journalist" who writes for several liberal blogs, who was in town to scout out plans for the Dem Convention, and try to find a place to stay for the week. Her anger twoward Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and, especially Howard Dean, was greater than any anger I have heard from anyone on the right.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Dragonboat Races

Dragonboat races are becoming a popular annual affair in Denver. There are many Vietnamese people living in Denver. Many of them escaped Viet Nam in small boats, in hopes that they would find a country where liberty is still cherished. Instead, they came to America.
Some people in the crowd seemed more enthusiastic than others. I found their enthusiasm admirable, given that the temperature was over the 90 degree mark.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Acknowledging God's work in the spacious skies this afternoon

A wheat field climbs the horizon.
On the way to the rodeo, I have to stop and acknowledge what God is doing in the spacious skies.
After the rodeo, one last look at the sky, before heading home.


Tonight we went to the rodeo at the county fair. Jon and Greg were hoping to do some mutton-busting. However, they were both 2 pounds over the sixty pound limit, so Sara became the chosen one to uphold the family honor.
Bravely, Sara enters the chute, ready to mount the sheep!
I told Sara to think about only one thing: hang on! Unfortunately, she forgot. The cowboys were right there to prevent a crash landing, and she hurriedly pivoted and ran back to Mom and Dad.
Sara's patented left-handed salute to the crowd

a little exercize

Greg is having a birthday, so he has extra energy today.
Skipping is allowed, Jon.
Guess who crosses the finish line first?

A special day

These flowers have a big smile, because it is Greg's birthday.
It's going to be a big day, but we have to start by watering the plants.

A Walmart Birthday

Here's my list!
Okay now, where is the toy department?
Is there room in the cart for these donuts?
The money is all spent, and the cart is full.
Before we leave Walmart, we've got to try those bucking broncos by the front door!
Okay Greg, here's the deal. We forgot to buy candles. Just blow out this match, and we can get you your piece of cake!

The end of a pretty good day. By the way, the sunset was not brought to us by Walmart!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tonight's Sunset From Three Perspectives

Using the zoom, the camera catches this view of the mountains around Rocky Mountain National Park, about 150 miles away.

This one looks directly into the setting sun.

This one looks to the east, showing the sun reflecting on the powerful thunderheads building up, ready to rumble over Kansas.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bougainvillea Hanging Baskets

I really enjoy my bougainvillea hanging baskets. If you get one, don't be discouraged if they lose their blooms. They will come back even more profuse than before! They like lots of sun, warm temperatures, and I let them dry out between thorough soakings.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Aggressive, Dominant

This little fellow is the dominant one in the pack of eight alpaca males. No one else eats until he allows them to do so. He swings his head to and fro, and will use any tactic to maintain his dominant position, including spitting, biting, and screeching a loud noise that sounds like he is choking, which he probably is.

When Things Seem Dark All Around, Look For the Light

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Trees: One of God's greatest gifts to us.

I found this masterpiece in an old Denver neighborhood.

This pink tree is at the gate to our property. As I have said before, it is my favorite.

Denver's older neighborhoods are lined with majestic trees.

Last Night's Sunset

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Last Night's Sunset

The Beauty of God's Creation

I have been doing some political canvassing in the big city. My camera is always with me. Summer in Colorado is hard to beat.

These trumpet flower vines really spread.

"Consider the lillies..."

Could this be a lemon Colorado?


Hyacinths in July?

The bees like this one.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hoax of the Century

Yesterday in Boulder, I spoke with an otherwise sane-appearing man in his late fifties. He told me that 93% of Democrats believe in anthropologically-caused global warming, while only 18% of Republicans believe it. He was telling me this so I would be sure to join him in voting Democrat in November. Actually, it made me quite proud to know that 82% of my fellow Republicans are not swallowing this Al Gore-inspired hoax of the century.

Jon Benet, R.I.P.

Yesterday my work took me to beautiful Boulder, Colorado. This is a photo of the house in which Jon Benet Ramsey was murdered.