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Rainbow Connection

Sylvia acts out with T-bird for a photo I texted to JJ and Grace, who have moved.

While I was sitting with my fab, long-time neighbors Sylvia and T-bird last Friday evening on T-bird’s driveway, an odd thing happened: The sprinklers suddenly turned on. Most people irrigate in the early-morning hours, but for some reason, these sprinklers were set to go off later. Right next to us.


As we jumped up and moved our chairs, I noticed that there was a rainbow where the sprays from two sets of sprinklers were converging. Naturally, I whipped out my iPhone 4S and snapped a photo.

Getting wet was well worth it!

Photo of the Day Quandary

The March 26th photo of the day

Whew! I’ve completed my third month of taking and posting a photo of the day on my blog. I’d like to say it’s gotten to be an easy-peasy process, but you wouldn’t want me to lie, would you?

Usually it’s been fairly easy to select one photo among those I’ve taken that day. However, on March 26, I fell into a photo quandary—I had four pics I loved, but I could only choose one. I finally picked the one above of the Mister, because I love how he’s smiling. These were the other candidates for that POTD:

Extreme nose close-up!

Loved this extreme close-up of Shiner’s nose! That’s what happens when you forget to close down your aperture and instead keep it at f/2.8, blurring faces (I was using my Nikon 105mm lens).

Got to hand it to Tristin Lee!

Shiner’s “sibling,” Tristin Lee, has discovered her hand! I like how the focus is on her fist, with that sweet bokeh baby blur. And, of course, Tristin Lee is such a cutie!

Connor appreciates Grace’s attention.

After I took the first three photos at Tom Bass Park, I came home and sat out with my pals Grace and T-bird. It was too beautiful an evening to stay inside. As we were yakking, our neighbors Patti and David came by with their three pups. I snapped a photo (with my Nikon D300 and Nikon 17-55mm lens, by the way) of Grace with young Connor. I love the look on Connor’s face . . . he almost seems to be talking to Grace!

After giving it a lot of thought (where “a lot” = a minute), the Mister’s photo won out. He’s family, after all, and I don’t want him to be forgotten in the cornucopia of pix of our sons.

It’s nice to have a good selection of photos to choose from, though. Hope I have a few more POTD quandaries in April!

The Junk/Art Car Turns Heads

What the heck?!?

Saturday morning I was looking out my front door window, watching the parade of cars go past our cul-de-sac on their way to my neighbor T-bird’s garage sale. Suddenly, the above sight caught my eye.

First I gaped . . . and then I grabbed my Nikon D700 (with the Nikon 35-70mm lens attached) and ran out the door. My first thought: Great blog photos!

Any surprise that the owner wore a tie-dyed outfit?

The car, which had jewels, rocks, toy figures, and more glued to its interior and exterior, stopped at the garage sale, giving me a chance to snap a bunch of photos.

The relatively sedate interior features Mardi Gras beads.

I’m not sure how the car’s owner drives without being thoroughly distracted. The Toyota’s interior didn’t have as much junk glued on it as the exterior, but I did admire its cluster of Mardi Gras beads (which would be popular with our many Louisiana natives).

B.O.B. from "Monsters vs. Aliens" is featured on the dashboard.

Just look at the beautiful rocks glued on the dashboard among the toys (don’t think I’d want to be stuck near the creepy Burger King, though)!

Colorful balls hang from the window frame.

The owner told me that he’s been working on the car’s interior for about a year. Looks like it’s still a work in progress.

The owner seems to be a Willy Wonka fan.

The exterior, which the owner said he’s spent about five months remodeling, features a plethora of signs. Many of them spout the words of wisdom of Willy Wonka.

The back of the car looks jeweled.

I think that sticker that reads “Normal people worry me” explains everything!

Gumby and Pokey are among the toys adorning the roof.

My favorite part of the car is its roof. There’s so much to look at!

The Kung Fu panda joins Snow White and Scooby Doo on the roof.

I like how the toys are intermingled with glass objects, like the dragonfly on the paperweight above. Gives the car’s roof a true eclectic feel.

"Monsters Inc." characters flank more jewels and stones.

So what did the car’s owner walk away with from the garage sale? Just another “Monsters vs. Aliens” character to add to B.O.B. on the dashboard.

The junk car is leaving the ’hood.

So is it a junk car or an art car? Maybe it’s both. One thing’s for sure: The altered Toyota definitely is a head-turner!