Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
discovered it makes us a little sea sick. The water was dead calm when
we left then tossing us around like crazy by the time we started to
head back. I determined I much prefer river kayaking. Nevertheless it
was a lot of fun and something new for us to experiene together.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
daylight during my night ride. Much like the fall season, I wish dusk
could last longer. We've had wildfires burning in the area which has
meant some especially long days, so it felt good to get out and blow
off some steam and get some fresh air.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
It was absolutely beautiful with the ocean on one side and the harbor
on the other. How we never knew of this park before is beyond me but
we plan to return for a picnic and other fun stuff.
I'm sure you've got all sorts of reds and yellows all around, but in a
few months when you're tired of old man winter, we'll be basking in
the 70-degree sunshine Southern California is famous for.
Winds are here in full force, putting a damper on those plans. So
we're off to a slow start today while Donna sips her coffee while
browsing her favorite part of the newspaper - the coupons.
believe how much she looks like a little Donna. Donna's eyes started
to water and I could tell she wishes we were closer to them. It's a
shame they live in New Hampshire where the winters are far too harsh
for me, the Texas native.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
yesterday's bee sting. The doc said I didn't need to come in unless
"it is bothering me." So define bothering? My middle finger is now
hard as a rock and I'm on a mission to kill every bee in sight.
Vengeance is supposed to be someone else's turf according to a verse I
recall, but my selective memory is blocking it out.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
We (Southern Californians) snapped back today with blue skies and sunshine following yesterday's weather mishap which dropped almost an entire .20 inches of rain on parts of the county. It was tough but we made it through. Thank goodness things were back to normal today.
I felt something crawling on my leg and when I went to swat it I felt a bad pinch on my finger, only to find a stinger sticking out of my middle finger. Donna took great offense when I tried to show it to her. Now my finger is nice and swollen. I found the bee on the ground and being the nice guy that I am, stepped on it and squashed it, so it wouldn't die a slow, miserable death from losing its stinger.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Check out some of even the simplest creatures up close and I gotta say, I'm glad everything roaming the earth is proportioned the way it is. At first it just looked like a fly but up close the metallic appearance made it a little more intimidating. Can you imagine if they were the size of a large bird?
Donna and I had a nice, quiet Saturday morning before she had the head off to work. I can't remember the last time we sat together in the den by the fireplace (not that it was burning). It was a rare, rainy morning and it felt great to leave the bikes and running shoes where they were while we chilled out for a morning.
I'm still amazed at how crashing waves appear when frozen in time. Since living near the ocean I've grown to respect just how powerful it is. There's always a page one story, a few times a year it seems, about someone who didn't have enough respect for the ocean's power and paid the ultimate price.
Mother nature really taught me a lesson here. I've heard the saying about never turning your back on the ocean but I was looking right at it! Fortunately I was shooting with a waterproof camera and my rain coat kept my iPhone dry enough to avoid any damage.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I'm still learning more about this waterproof point-and-shoot camera Donna got me for my birthday. As you can see by the photo, I'm discovering how close it can get to objects and still focus. I found this creation in our back yard after getting home from work so I propped it up underneath a spot lamp in our living room and... viola!
Donna is still at it, riding her bike to work. I happened to be outside today when she arrived and at that, happened to have a camera in hand to snap a photo. I have yet to embrace the habit and would rather just get out for a ride after I get home from work.