Monday, August 21, 2006

cloud towers



late afternoon thunderheads forming across from my front porch. as you can tell from the direction of the sunlight, these were south of my house, so as close as they seem, they never reached us. this summer we've lucky to get any rain at all, let alone regular afternoon thunderstorms. so it's been kinda hot, dry, & dusty lately, yet curiously humid at the same time? welcome to alabama.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

bar lake 2



Bar Lake, Hays Preserve, OXR, AL. again. this time, i thought i'd try something different and add a tilt to the image. actually, no. i didn't mean to do that, and i should probably correct it, since i have some inner ear issues and it's freaking me out.

Monday, August 14, 2006

bar lake 1



Bar Lake, Hays Preserve, OXR, AL. i don't know why this is a "lake"; it looks more like a cess pool than anything. but i like it. maybe it's the contrast of red dirt walls and green pine trees. the Alabama state colors?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

tupelo swamp 2



more water tupelos & their spreading butresses. the name "tupelo" comes from the creek indian words for "water" and "tree" and the scientific name, Nyssa aquatica, means "water nymph." ok that's all i know. go home now.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

tupelo swamp 1



water tupelo trees (Nyssa aquatica) in a swampy area of the Hays Preserve. the wide base of the tree is called a "spreading buttress." at least that's what the little sign said. the bright green in the background is the Hampton Cove Golf Course, where indiginous species of upper-middle class suburbanites (H. sapiens hamptoncovus) can be found roaming the fairways.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

CSI: Playroom



i awoke one morning to find the house abandoned and my cocker spaniels strewn haphazardly across the floor of the playroom, where they sleep. and that's all my lawyer says i can say.

Friday, August 04, 2006

mammatus sunset



this was taken a while back, at my house after a storm came through. these are mammatus clouds, and i'd previously only seen them during or before a big storm. it was very pretty, though, with the sunset and everything. yeah.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

anvilhead sunrise



one morning i randomly woke up at sunrise (i think i had to go to the bathroom or something), and i looked out the window. and here these thunderheads were, just hanging out off the coast. so i took a picture. and then i crawled back in bed and slept for 3 or 4 more hours.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

moody skies



it's a little hard to tell from this image, but the sky was crazy cool that day. at least i thought so. btw, this was taken at the Canaveral National Seashore. the government always snatches up the prettiest places. i guess that's a good thing. :c) at the south end of the beach, you can see the shuttle on the launch pad. at the north end--there's a lot of old, naked people. i know you didn't want to know that, but neither did i, so everyone gets to suffer.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

sunset over belk



shot from a moving car in vista, florida. would've been very pretty over the ocean, but, alas, there was a giant shopping center & probably several miles of land in the way. such is life.