Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Gilbert Museum

A view from a Model T.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Gilbert Museum

First it was a school, now it's the Gilbert Historical Society's Museum.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Under the Water Tower

To get the shot I had to stand right under the tower. It was ok when it looked like this.

I did get hit in the left elbow with one shot of water.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Gilbert Water Tower

Guess where I had to stand to get this shot? You'll see tomorrow. This is the water tower in downtown Gilbert. Learn more about it at The Gilbert Water Tower website.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Three Month Annivesary

This is the third month that light rail has been open. I took this picture just weeks after it opened and already people realized they could leave their all day pass for others to use. This machine sells the tickets.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Gilbert Museum

I got to visit the Gilbert Historical Society's Museum. Here's a wagon in the Wild West Room.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chihuly: The Nature of Glass

Can you see the three different glass shapes in this photo?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The spinning orb

In downtown Gilbert, just behind the water tower is this orb. It spins slowly from the water underneath. Water also falls from the white arm above. I shot a close up of the ball yesterday.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Self Portrait

Can you guess what my reflection is on? Tune in tomorrow.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gilbert's First Jail

The photo above is at the Gilbert Historical Society's museum. And yes, it's still standing under the water tower.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Liberty Market

The Pizza Maker at the Liberty Market.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wood Fired Pizza

I had already eaten, but this looked great at The Liberty Market in downtown Gilbert.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Before and After

Not the perfect time for a picture of downtown Gilbert, but the real photo in this post is the photo of Gilbert from the Historical Society. I believe it is from the 1920's.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Water Skiing in Arizona

This is a small gated subdivision in Mesa. All the homes surround a long man made lake that is for skiing. You can see the pylons in the center and the sky ramp to the right.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

On Sunday, 300 of my closest friends and I ran. I wish I would have taken pictures of some of the more outlandish green costumes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tempe Art

Along the Tempe Lake walk is this unique bit of art. Can you tell what it's made with?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Arizona Theme Day: Old Arizona

"The house was built in 1938 by William D. McCullough, a Detroit resident who wintered at the San Marcos Hotel in the mid 1930s. Designed by well-known architects Lescher and Mahoney, the home had four bedrooms, maid's quarters, a roof patio, and built-in barbecue in the back yard. The house sat in the middle of 350 acres of alfalfa and cotton fields, placed half a mile from Price Road. The home eventually was purchased by the Lockhead family, managers of the Pecos Valley Milling Company, located at Pecos Road and the railroad tracks east of Arizona Avenue. When the home was vacant for several years, the San Marcos Hotel rented the home to visitors."*

*Taken directly from the Chandler website. This home sits on the same grounds as the Chandler Fashion Center and is now a visitors center and museum. Click on the title above to learn more.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Old Tucson Studios 3

Here we are running down the streets of Old Tucson Studios. It was a 3.8 mile race with a trail breakfast afterwards.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Old Tucson Studios 2

Not a real building, just the front and you may have seen it at the movies. To learn more visit Old Tucson Studios.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Old Tucson Studios

Have you seen this building on TV? It's part of the set down at Old Tucson Studios. I spent Sunday morning running around the lot at the Sunrise at Old Tucson. Watch some old John Wayne movies and you may see it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tempe Town Lake

At each end of Tempe Town Lake is a series of rubber dams to keep the water in, the otherwise dry river bed. Yesterday you saw how the lake looks from the water side. Here's how the city allows water out over the dam.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Downtown Phoenix from Tempe

That's downtown Phoenix viewed from Tempe Town Lake. The lake ends at the rubber dam and gives a zero edge or infinity look. Tomorrow I'll show you the other edge.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bleeding Dodger Blue

Ok, Dodger fans who are these guys?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Cleveland Indians in Arizona

This is the first year, in over 12 that the Indians will call Arizona their spring home.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Cactus League

The Dodgers are coming to the Cactus League. They came from Florida's spring training to Camelback Ranch and now they train here. This photo is autograph time with Matt Kemp.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Ostrich Festival

Are you in Chandler on Saturday March 7th? Then head on downtown to see the Ostrich Festival Parade. Or come down a bit early and run in the 5k (3.1 miles) race held on the parade route.

Want more? You can go the the festival on March 13-15 at Tumbleweed Park.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Chandler Inn

If you ever see my car parked in a chandler motel, it's because I'm snapping pictures. Honest.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Cross between a Panda and a Cow

It's called a belted galloway and I guess it's quite rare. I was running just east of my home when I came across these guys. I used my cell phone for the picture and didn't get mom in the shot.