More Toys

Here are some more of Monty’s toys that I grabbed pictures of a few weeks ago. I looked back in my Flickr and realized I forgot to post them. They are super-over saturated, but that is interesting to me because of how unsaturated and super-white Monty looks in bright sunlight.

Trajan

Lepidus

Sejanus

Monty Preparing for an Arian Nation Rally

Clouds

Here are some pictures of clouds from two different perspectives. The first one was taken at the National Arboretum in DC and the second was taken from behind a remarkably clean airplane window on approach to Chicago.

Columns and Clouds

Rain Cometh

Washington Monument at Midnight

I took this picture at midnight on the mall. All the flags were at half-mast and I don’t know why. DC tends to lower the flags for almost any reason nowadays. I think now they lower it automatically for a week whenever a Kennedy goes into rehab.

Midnight Obelisk

Waterslide and Flower from Austin

Here are a few cool pictures from around Austin. The waterslide is this little beach on Lake Travis where they have a tiny waterpark.

Slides

Twilight Flower

A Texas Truck and Three other things that are very un-trucklike

Here are a few pictures from Austin that are queued up and not yet shown here on the blog. I have a ton more from DC that are coming soon… been too busy to really process them properly.

How We Roll HDR in Texas

Ice Berries

Faded

Alien Nads

A Texas Truck and Three other things that are very un-trucklike

Here are a few pictures from Austin that are queued up and not yet shown here on the blog. I have a ton more from DC that are coming soon… been too busy to really process them properly.

How We Roll HDR in Texas

Ice Berries

Faded

Alien Nads

The National Arboretum in DC

I had extra time this afternoon so I got into a taxi and went over to the National Arboretum. It was my first time there and I didn’t know what to expect but I was really blown away by the variety. The park was immense and I am convinced that I walked somewhere between 8 and 10 miles. I took a lot of pictures and it will take a while to process them all, but I put a few beneath. The first one of that honeybee is worth a zoom to Flickr to see the larger sizes (click on +All Sizes above the picture), and the second one has some columns in the lower left that were the original columns from the capitol back in the 1800’s. The third one is a small Vietnamese child that apparently made a wrong turn in Hanoi.

By the way, there is no food to be found anywhere inside the arboretum, so you will have to live off the land.

HoneyBee

Flowered Arbor

Vietnamese Yoot

In DC at night

My plane landed late and I got into the hotel about 10:30 AM. I am pretty close to the mall so I threw on my iPod, queued up my weird new age playlist, and grabbed my camera to walk around outside and take pictures. The weather was perfect so I just wore a t-shirt and jeans, so as to not arouse suspicion while approaching national monuments with a big black backpack. I also chose to leave my Muslim prayer cap in the room.

The pictures below were taken at around midnight with HDR. The first is the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the tidal pool. The second is the Korean War memorial. The third is a huge bronze statue of FDR which turned out really cool in HDR.

Jefferson on Water

US Reflection on the Korean War

FDR in HDR

A Rather Interesting Picture

Sorry for the lack of updates – I flew to Washington DC for some meetings. I hope to get out and take a few good pics while I am here in my spare time!

This picture is NOT very popular with at least one member of the family, but it has collected about 30 comments and a ton of favorites in just about a day on Flickr.

Help Me

Lake Travis

We went down to Lake Travis for Mother’s day and I grabbed a few pictures that I will sprinkle in throughout the week. Here are the first few.

The Boats of Lake Travis

Burning Through the Clouds

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