Sunday, August 12, 2012

Are We Crazy? Well, Define Crazy!

During the biggest heat wave of the year, we left Orange County to head out to the desert. I guess we're contrarians, because every sane person is desperately trying to figure out how to leave the desert for cooler locations. My Spam-ometer registered 103 yesterday, which isn't bad for this time of the year.
Good news / bad news:  The bad is we had high humidity, which makes the 103+ temps tough. But the good, wow, great skies. Thunderheads, lightning at night, just incredible skies. So what did we do? Well, some night photography. We set the alarm for 4 AM Saturday morning to watch the Perseid meteor shower, but there wasn't much to see. We took the cots out under the stars last night, and it was much better, with many meteor sightings. Impossible to photograph (at least for me), but fun to watch!
Some day photography to capture the fantastic skies...
That's a huge storm cell on the horizon, north of Joshua Tree
A drive into Joshua Tree National Park...
 I had a hard time keeping the Jeep on the road with these skies!!

Watched the Olympics... Lebron in the house!!
And had to get a little creative to stay cool. Not an Olympic pool, but...
I promised my wife I wouldn't take her picture.... and she believed me??

Hope your weekend was a good one, and hope you were able to find ways to stay cool and get out and take some photos!

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22 comments:

  1. the tub pics made me laugh. :) i LOVE the bright blue sky w/ huge rocks one!

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  2. Using metal watering troughs are a popular "pool" around my parts. I think they are great! Terrific pics, too.

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  3. love the sky pictures!!! Aunt Gayle with the shower cap is too funny...

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  4. Great pictures,love the skys...Great way to stay cool :)

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  5. Beautiful skies..beautiful pictures!

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  6. Great post and amazing skies. Your second and fourth photos prove the trip was well worthwhile.

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  7. You two are so silly and I love it! xo

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  8. Those tub pics could be postcards, very funny :-)

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  9. Wonderful sky shots and I love the Spam-ometer.

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  10. I loved traveling in your little part of the world today...I agree...those tub shots would be great postcards.

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  11. Love those sky shot photos, but most of all, I want that tub for my backyard..That's just awesome!

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  12. Ha! Nice shots! The sky is just gorgeous!

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  13. Thanks for the smiles I got from you olympic bath shots. LOVE those sky shots. What lens did you use for those?

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  14. Gorgeous sky shots! I would pull over to the side of the road to take photos too..Love the tub!

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  15. awesome images and commentary

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  16. Beautiful and creative shots, love the skies and tub!

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  17. Wow, 103? Glad you were creative and cooled off! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #43!

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  18. Great photos, a meteor shower is a special event, have a fun weekend full of photography opportunities

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  19. Those are fantastic sky shots!! Nice cooling-off tub--is it a water or feed trough for horses?

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  20. Great shots!! I love the skies and that tub is wonderful!!

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