Now playing: The Postal Service - Natural Anthem
My Grandma cut me a Dinner Plate Dahlia from her yard today while I was visiting. I couldn't resist taking a picture because they're beautiful flowers. The color is fantastic and Dahlias are just amazing!
There's a few more pics of the flower uploaded to my Flickr if you want to see more.
Had another show in Fremont. I didn't get many pics that turned out well. I'm a little sad, but the pictures that did turn out look great in black & white. A little grainy, but that's part of the effect. :)
Thought I'd finally get around to uploading some of the pictures I took with a 35 mm film camera this past year. I unfortunately developed 8 rolls and while I have prints of each photo, i don't have digital images of each print. The company screwed up and I have multiple copies on CD's of the same roll! AHHHH! I have 4 discs that have the same 20 some pictures.
On the other hand...these pictures from the film camera turned out pretty well. The Fort Casey pictures are from a weekend getaway in February and the rest are well...Christmas and other winter-time photo ops. Thank you Pfaus for letting me "borrow" your camera for such a long time. I'm happy to have a DSLR now, but your 35 mm SLR certainly kept me busy. I'm glad you helped me refine my hobby during the winter months.
This weekend was well spent! I drove to Leavenworth, WA after work on Friday for a weekend of camping and summer theater in the mountains.
A beautiful drive...reminds me of highway 12 as it snakes along the Selway River. It's been pretty grey on this side of the mountains lately and when I got up and over Steven's Pass, it was like morning all over again. The sky was so bright and blue! Quite the change from the grey overcast stuff I had left that afternoon/evening.
I enjoyed a nice morning of shopping, an afternoon of golf (putting green - 18 holes - somehow my mom had the best score...) and an evening of Singing in the Rain at the Leavenworth Summer Theater out by the fish hatchery. Leavenworth has a great setting for outdoor theater...I really enjoyed the stage version of Singing in the Rain and perhaps in another four years I'll make it back to Leavenworth for another show. Leavenworth is certainly a cool town to visit, but I can only take in so much "Bavaria" before I get tired. I'm set for the next few years. Next time I'll try floating down the river though...There were quite a few people out on the water yesterday. I was a little jealous, but it was nice to get some sun on the golf course.
As always, time with my parents was welcome and enjoyable. They are both quick to tease and full of life. If you ever get the chance to meet them you'll love them. I sure do!
With that, I leave you with a picture of The Gingerbread Factory in Leavenworth. You must taste their gingerbread cookies! Delish!
In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world - John 16:33.
Or as the Message Remixed says: ...But I am not abandoned. The Father is with me. I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world.
...you will certainly encounter adversities....God does not give us overcoming live--He gives us life as we overcome. The strain of life is what builds our strength. If there is no strain, there will be no strength. God never gives us strength for tomorrow, or for the next hour, but only for the strain of the moment. Oiut temptation is to face adversities from the standpoint of our own common sense. But a saint can "be of good cheer" even when seemingly defeated by adversities, because victory is absurdly impossible to everyone, except God.These are the things on my mind today...From the song I'm listening to:
I've looked at life from both sides now----------------
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all