Sunday, November 30, 2008

A view above

In a home for sale, some child had a wonderful view.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lifetime Fitness Sculpture

Now that we are stuffed from dinner yesterday, it's time to think about exercise. I found this sculpture outside the lifetime Fitness in Tempe. Get it? He's sculpting his body.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving in Chandler, AZ

When it's just the four of us we don't whip out the fancy china. But, this year we have the mother in law in town and you know the table will look fabulous. I'll have a picture of this years feast in a few days, but I wanted to have a bird picture for today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tempe Town Lake

A view of the lake from one of the new high rises. For those that don't know, Tempe Town Lake is in the Salt River, which is usually dry. Tempe bought inflatable dams and put them a two miles apart. Then they filled the river in between. Click on the name for a fact sheet.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Desert Ocotillo

My son, Tyler next to our Ocotillo. You can buy these at a nursery and they look like they are dead. just a bunch of sticks. But, once you plant them and water just a bit, you get green leaves and orange/red flowers at the top.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Arizona Department of Transportation

Our transportation department spends money to make the highways look good. This is colored rock in various formations. Do you think it's a wise use of taxpayer dollars?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arizona Ironman

I'm a runner, so I loved seeing this car recently. Not only that it's a Jaguar, which is a runner too. But, you'll see the Ironman logo on the back glass. Today is the day for the Arizona Ironman. A competition where you have to swim in Tempe Town Lake for 2.4 miles, get out and jump on a bike for 112 miles. Then, if that's not enough you have to run a marathon. 26.2 miles.

If you are nearby, you should check out the Arizona Ironman which takes place today.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Casino Arizona

Besides yesterday's sign, you can see this sign. And in the background is the new casino being built.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wild Horses

Right on the Scottsdale border with the Indian reservation you'll drive by this sign. I'd love to see a pack of wild horses, but I haven't yet.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Hidden Lake

Another view of the same lake. Here' you can see the lake, desert, the new tower at the airport and Camelback Mountain. In between is the Salt River or Rio Salado, but it's mostly dry.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SkyHarbor Airport Lake

In metropolitain Phoenix, which includes Chandler, most lakes are man made and are for aesthics. This one is hidden behind an office park with no real views of it. What's it for?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vintage Vinyl

My daughter found a way to play records with a piece of paper, needle and a pen. You have to spin the record just right and it's best to use a record you don't really care about.

Monday, November 17, 2008

High Arch?

I needed to know how high my arch is for some inserts I wanted for my running shoes. I just stepped into the wet grass and then onto my porch. Took the picture and I had a record of it.

How high an arch do you have?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk

About this time every year I happen to drive by the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. These women walk 20 miles a day for three consecutive days to raise money to help find the cure for breast cancer. I don't think they publicize the route, so you just have to be luck enough to spot them during your day. If you see them honk, flash your lights or stop, get out and cheer. I did!
Today is the final day of their journey. Thank you, all who took part in a wonderful event.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chandler's Day of Play

A while back we had a 'Day of Play' at Tumbleweed Park. I participated by running in the 10k race. These kids enjoyed playing hockey on the grass, compliments of the Phoenix Coyotes.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Just before the start of a local 5k road race.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


On the thirteenth, I thought I'd show you #13 Dave Concepcion from my baseball card collection. I usually don't show other photographers pictures, but this is my picture representing my baseball collection in Chandler, AZ.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Minor League Baseball

We have baseball in the valley, almost year around.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Big Flag

To all our Veterans, let me wish you a great day and say thanks for all that you have done.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I like Bikes.

There are lots of bike lanes, paths and canals that help make Chandler 'Bike Friendly'.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Signs, Signs.

As you might know, I am a REALTOR. When a client buys a home, we look for signs like this near the property. You'd want to know, wouldn't you?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One of the canals

This canal is the border between Chandler and the cities of Tempe and Mesa. The plans are to make hiking trails along it. That's South Mountain in the distance.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Chandler Art

At the all the Chandler entrances you'll see something like this. It's supposed to represent a river thru the desert. I think the glass river lights up at night.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tiny Dog

I don't take many animal shots, but this guy was adorable. He wouldn't stand still long enough for any more shots.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


A hummingbird in my backyard

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Photo OP?

And I thought I was the only one with a camera. I'm a Realtor, so I have a camera with me all the time. I took this one with my Treo cellphone when I was in Fulton Ranch, a newer subdivision in south Chandler.

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Sister's Family

My Family sits down at Olive Garden in Chandler and orders our drinks. I look over my shoulder at an oil painting and the family in the painting looks like my sister's family. The lady looks a lot like my sister Theresa. Her Bob and kids Michelle and Paul look a little like the rest of the family.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Why would anyone bury manholes to begin with?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Theme Day: Books

We were on vacation in West Lafayette in October and came across this book shelf in the city libary. It's not in Arizona, but it's quite a statement.

My daughter took one of the books home and didn't know which one until she opened it at grandma's house.