Forget about fireworks, click the pics and watch them explode into bigness.
Well the holidays almost over. The barbecuing and eating is still going on at my daughter's house, and the fireworks have yet to come, but by tomorrow morning things should pretty much be back to normal again and I can concentrate on loading up the little Bronco for my mini-vacation to Monarch Colorado next weekend.
I heard yesterday that a girl I know that races there has switched from racing a quad, to racing a motorcycle. Racing a motorcycle is far more interesting to me than a quad, which I've never ridden in my life, but motorcycles I like and understand, so watching her ride a pink Honda 450 up the mountain should be much more impressive to me since I can relate to the whole motorcycle thing.
I'm thinking of making a video of the race, but I'm not very good at making videos, it's very time-consuming, not just when you're making it but putting all the hundreds of bits and pieces in a video editor and making it come out looking like something anybody wants to watch takes a lot more time and talent than I possess. But the hill climb racers would probably find it interesting just because they would be in it.
So I'll have to see how I feel about it when I get there, it's going to require some ambition and more than a little motivation, none of which abound in my life. And since I've been there in the past I know it will involve a lot of walking up and down hills, dealing with an ancient go Pro 3 camera that I mount on the racers cars that only works when it feels like it. And a considerable amount of effort on my part, not only during the race but afterwards, all of which will seriously cut into my relaxing time.
So I will have to see when I get there if I can muster up some of my pre-retirement work ethic. Because to me taking pictures is fun, and I enjoy it. But making a video, and I've made a few for my YouTube channel, is more like work. And despite all the effort, I don't ever recall being even remotely satisfied with the video I've ended up with.
If you're the kind of person that likes to look down on others, here's your perfect houses.
Perched right on top of the ridge line there's not much chance that anyone will be looking down on you. You probably won't get too many salesmen knocking on your door, and Halloween is likely to be a lonely experience.
These swallowtail butterflies are very hard to take a picture of. There easy to spot because there about 4 inches across, but they don't sit still for very long, as soon as you get the camera pointed at one of them there off to another flower.... Or in this case a little ground moisture.
Looking inside this wildflower is like looking at an alien civilization.... Maybe it is.