Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Grand Finale

OK, I know, two days of fireworks???  Well, that's what we had where I live.  A couple last night and this one tonight, sponsored by one of the local bands of Cahuilla Indians and held at the Fantasy Springs Casino & golf course.  Everyone was parking their cars in vacant lots and bringing out the camp chairs and drinks.  I thought it was a great display and in conjunction with the display, they played music on their radio station to accompany the fireworks.  A nice night was has by all.

"Grand Finale"      © Kathy Dunham 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Independence Day

We celebrate Independence Day yet we call it the 4th of July, rarely by it's real name.  We don't call Christmas December 25h Day or Thanksgiving the 4th Thursday in November do we?  Interesting that we seem unable to call this important day in our history by it's true name.  Either way, have a great day.

"Happy Independence Day"     © Kathy Dunham 201

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Subway Art

When they cleaned up the NY subways they did a great job of incorporating art into the subterranean tunnels.  Most of it is mosaics, which is easy to clean.  These little critters remind you that it's the stop for the zoo in Central Park.

"Subway Art "      © Kathy Dunham 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yellow Dahlias

What could be more heartwarming than a bouquet of bright yellow dahlias?  OK, a good glass of wine maybe.  I wish it was possible to grow theses beauties here in the desert but alas, it just gets too hot.  And with temps around 112 this time of year they wouldn't survive very long.  But a quick drive to the Getty Museum in LA and I can get my fill of a wide variety of dahlias.

"Yellow Dahlias"      © Kathy Dunham 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Strange Perch

This young barn owl found a new place to rest on the sign of a veterinary hospital.  Strange choice, maybe he was injured and needed a doctor. Who knows.  He wasn't afraid of us and made no attempt to leave. 

"Strange Perch"      © Kathy Dunham 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shafts of Light

I've seen may pictures of the slot canyons in northern Arizona but when I experienced them for the first time I was awestruck.  A definite big WOW.  The way the light bounced off the walls and when shafts of light drifted down through the narrow slots you couldn't help but have your breath taken away.  A truly spectacular sight.

"Shafts of Light"      © Kathy Dunham 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Snow Ladies

The botanical garden in Spokan is beautiful in the summer.  Full of blooming plants, I'm sure you'd find a couple of favorites.  These dwarf Shasa Daisies are aptly named "Snow Lady".  So I guess a bunch of them would be considered "Ladies"

"Snow Ladies"     © Kathy Dunham 2011