Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Mummy's Interpretation

I guess to a mummy, a museum is a dead end. I just thought it was funny.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Photog in Action

Again at the Chandler multicultural festival. I went with a photography club. We were all over the place snapping pictures. This is one member trying to get the perfect picture of one of the artists. The band playing was 'The Traveler's', very gypsy like and talented too.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Balloons

I visited the multicultural festival in downtown Chandler.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Fountain

I love sculptures that have a water element. This is at the entrance to Gilbert Mercy. The water percolates up inside each stone.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Month Anniversary

It's been one month since our light rail opened. Here's some more public art. I love these arms.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Do you have any Super Bowl Tickets?

I went over to the Tempe training facility for the Super Bowl bound Cardinals in hopes of snapping a few shot of the field. What I saw was season ticket holders picking up their Super Bowl Tickets. And this guy. Offer lots of money for those tickets. I saw about 10 different folks trying to buy the tickets, but this guy had the cash for sure. Click on the picture below to see all the Franklins.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chihuly: The Nature of Glass

I love the Desert Botanical Garden and it's really cool to see it with this traveling show. For the next few months I'll show you other Chihuly works on the 25th.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cat Nap

Hey, excuse me but I'd like to buy a shirt. This cat found a comfy spot to sleep at the Desert Botanical Gift Shop.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Light Rail Art

Each station has different works of art. Can you see the pennies?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Light Rail Station

It was around lunch time and not much traffic on the platform. There where about a dozen folks in the my train.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Light Rail

Someday light rail may come down to Chandler. But, that's not today. On the 6th, I took my first LR trip. Here's the ticket to prove I paid for my ride.
LR is on an honor system. No turnstiles or ticket takers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Outside IN!

On Sunday you saw the front entry for Gilbert Mercy. Today you get to see the inside of the rotunda.

Monday, January 19, 2009

P.F. Chang's Rock 'N' Roll Arizona

At the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon the finishers get a medal. These are just some of the medals for the half marathon event held yesterday.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mercy Gilbert Hospital

One of the newest hospitals in town. You can see the cross and dome for miles.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bye, Plane

Can you see the bi-plane? It was practicing approaches at Stellar Air Park, a place you can have a home on the runway with your own private hangar.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Gila Springs Ducks

A view of the canal in Gila Springs and the ducks that live near it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taking Flight at Gila Springs

I run from my home about 4 miles west to Gila Springs, a subdivision with two beautiful lakes and a nice long running trail. This is a crane that didn't want anything to do with me.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Amy's Christmas Quilt


The nice thing about being married to a quilter, is all the beautiful quilts hanging in our home.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stocking

Amy made this stocking too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Amy's Quilt

This is a table runner my wife made for her brothers. I take her work for granite, but she does a great job and our home has several quilts hanging on the walls.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dreamy Draw

This is the Dreamy Draw Bike Path. It's 2-3 miles long and borders the 51 in Phoenix. A great place if you want to bike, hike or run but don't want the uneven surfaces of a desert trail.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Time for a Run?

The path that you'll see as you are driving along the 202, just east of the Santan Village. It runs from Ray Road east for about 3 miles. The sound walls keep the highway noise to a minimum. There's concrete for walking or biking. Crushed stone for running or for your horse.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Bench?

Lately I've seen a lot of walls and posts made this way. But, I'm not too sure it's the most confortable bench. This was on a walking/jogging path along the 202 in Chandler.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winding Roads

The signage at Santan Motorplex is of winding roads. Kinda neat, I think.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A unique home

Take three old silos, puts some windows and doors and connections and you have a home. This home is in Gilbert and is truly one of the more unique homes around. It's on Pecos, just east of Trapeze U.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

trapeze U?

As you are driving down Pecos Road in Gilbert, what do you see but Trapeze U. I haven't seen it in action, but it does stick out. Check out the link to see people flying everywhere.

Monday, January 5, 2009

He could use the knot.

This sign wasn't too far from the knot in the wall. Just a random coincidence.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Peeping Tom?

I saw this knot in the wall and thought I'd take a shot. I didn't realize until I got home that it was lined up with the neighbors window. The hole was a natural knot in the wood and wasn't done by design.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Wall

A wall with my shadow.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Theme Day: Photo of the Year

2008 was the first year for this blog and out of all the photos I displayed, I liked this one best. It is at the entrance to Leisure World, a retirement community near Chandler, in Mesa.