The Capitol Area

Here are a few more pictures from around the Austin capitol area.

Horsal Sky

A Waste of a Perfectly Good Forest

The Dome

More Storms

A few more storms hit Austin yesterday just before sunset. Afterwards, there were some really crazy clouds in the sky so Ethan and I went out to grab some pictures. Here is the first one, along with a strange flower with buds I found in the backyard.

Austin at Dusk


The Natural Preserve at Dusk

Rainbow Buds

Last Day for Photobloggies Voting

Okay one more day to vote for this site if you find my photos interesting or even mildly beguiling. You’ll have to copy and paste to the blanks in there where it makes sense (for example, do not nominate me for Best Gay Republican site). You can vote for the Photobloggies here.

You will get a confirmation email that you have to click on to submit your nomination. They promise NOT to collect your email address and NOT to enter you to win a Hot Tub Weekend With Will.

Here are a few new pictures from to spur you on…

Inner Glow


Microburst hits Back Yard

You may have noticed some intense clouds around Austin the last few days. They’ve resulted in a series of storms that have done a lot of damage. Below are some pictures of a the clouds and the resulting huge tree that was knocked over in our back yard. I’m glad there are a lot of illegal aliens around to help us cut it apart and get it out of here.

Capitol Corner

Horsal Sky

Downed Tree

Crushed Chair

More pictures from around Austin

Here are some more pictures from around the capitol. There is an underground office complex that sits just north of the dome where a lot of state offices are run. They have these long rows of sky lights that make for some interesting pictures. Here are some photos from within and without:

Texas Skies

Up the Capitol's Skirt

The Skunkworks Under the Capitol

Warhammer Toys

I don’t play Warhammer but I think the toys are pretty cool. Maybe they aren’t called toys – maybe units or figurines or something like that. I don’t want to offend the Warhammer crowd since they seem to be a pretty serious group with circumspect senses of humor.

I borrowed some of Monty’s figurines so I could take pictures of toys in alarming situations. I think this is mostly because I was bored on Sunday. He has had these toys painted by some highly skilled Russians and other Eastern Bloc-types who haven’t had much to do since the fall of communism except paint toys and run kleptocracies.



Marcus Aurelius

Popping Around Austin

I got back from Costa Rica to a very hot and humid Austin. But there were some pretty clouds in the sky so I went down to the capitol to take some pictures. I was going to try to find some politicial figures in compromising positions, such Bush getting a crude-oil rub down from Kenneth Lay on the back lawn, but no such luck.

Cloudy Monolith

The Cowboy and the Capitol

Outside Rotunda

Exploring the volcano

The final night we visited the volcano to watch the eruptions and watch the lava flow. The sounds it made were really unusual, like huge rocks crushing styrofoam – not entirely dissimilar to noises I hear when I share a room with Will.

A Cloudy Inversion

High Volcanic Risk

Nominate Me for the Photobloggies?

Hey if you guys feel like being nice, you can nominate me for the photobloggies. That would be really swell of yall. Or not. Maybe you are too busy wasting time and looking at blogs and not working… so as long as you are doing that, why not nominate this? :)

There are a few categories on there that this blog satisfies, so feel free to copy and paste!

Here are a few more pictures from Costa Rica for you while you are voting…

Purple and Orange

Billowy Volcano

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