If I wait to take pictures so that I only capture the exciting, the memorable, the worth-looking-at, then I will never take any at all. Life is, after all, more mundane than exciting; more ordinary than extraordinary; more to be savoured moment-by-moment than endured for the next great excitement. And so I post here both mundane and memorable, as they come my way.

17 March 2007

Maxey Park under water

So the "post-rain" pics proved popular over at Lubbock Daily Photo (sorry, I could only keep up the alliteration for so long), so here are a few more, for your viewing enjoyment:

Those weird spinning things.

Some trees, near the said spinning things.

Tire swing in the playground (think how fun it would be to swing above the water! Never mind getting dirty!).

More playground

There was a "dry" entrance to the connected equipment, and people were on it (including Chad, apparently)-- and I would have joined them if not for the fact that I was wearing scrubs.

I know this is really gross, but I was extremely curious as to what was going on down there! I haven't been back to investigate yet.

Camp Adventure

Just before Brown Bag (in the flag room).

Kris addressing the assembled aim students and campers at Brown Bag.

Eli speaking on Wednesday night.

Chad asked me to get a picture of he and Eli together...

I think this may be more what he meant.

Everyone ready for the talent show.

Robbie, the excellent, and also well-dressed, emcee.

And the lovely Shannen, sharing her talent with us.

03 March 2007

Working (but not dusting)

Over at Lubbock Daily Photo, I joined in with the monthly theme day on Thursday; that theme being, "Men at Work." I had a few photos that I was not enamored with from earlier in the month, so on Wednesday at lunch I went outside (during another ever-popular dust storm) to catch these photos of roadworks that will never, ever be done.

This is similar to the picture I actually used, which prompted someone to comment that the men working looked like Fraggle Rock Dozers. Well, compared to that car, they certainly do.

I missed the rope/hook thing actually being lowered, because I was walking out of the building at the time. I do not know what they were doing with it.

I'm pretty sure this is a support pillar for a flyover of some sort in progress. (Ex-Aimers will be interested to know that you can almost see Daybreak in this picture.)

And here are our faithful Dozers once again. The gentleman off to the right never moved the entire time I was out taking pictures.

Geese and bicycles

Here we are again... These are the mad geese that like to snack on humans. They followed Chad to our car the other evening, after (apparently) chasing him around for a while and biting his trousers. So it is not just me, and now he understands that I am not making all this up. They seemed intent upon chewing on the car, too, but then made the tactical decision to back off and seek out some food across the street.

Fortunately, the geese have not yet tried to eat my bike. I rode it to the supermarket yesterday, but it had to wait outside while I was shopping.