Birthday & Balloons

Today is Laurie’s birthday and the second day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with a mass ascension.

One of the helium balloons taking off last night.

Ever Changing

6:00 am

First moon I’ve seen in weeks. 6:05 am.

Down pour at 2:00 pm.

The first photo in the gallery below was taken at 7:38 pm. The last photo was taken at 8:12 pm. Click on the gallery to view the photos larger, and in a slide show.

Explosion

Thunderheads explode
Under clear blue skies
Taunting sunset’s
Cast of colors
Streaming light
Reds, yellows
Blur to orange
Turquoise dances
In the wings
Reflections rippled
Flowing waters
Stilled
Violent thunder
Silenced
Tranquil scene
Exploding beauty
Falling darkness
Soon to cover
All that once had light

Sunsets & Cotton

Bright red on the Sandias last night.

Cotton light up by the setting sun.

Golden glow and specs of cotton as the suns sits on the horizon.

Fluffy cotton thunderheads.

Cotton floating in front of the trees.

Tonight’s sunset looking west from the levee.

The red was muted on the Sandias tonight.

Green Eyed Lady

Green Eyed Lady. Lovely Lady.

Clouds spilling over the crest of the Sandias.

Gary Grasshopper listening to a course on the New Testament while riding to and from work with me.

The Beetle is singing “I love you! Yah! Yah! Yah!”

View from the Rio Grande looking south.

Our lovely green eyed lady again.

A Crab Spider caught a Pearl Crescent butterfly.

Gary Grasshopper enjoying being ran through the gears

The sunset looking east.

The sun trying to break through the clouds in the west.

Tiny Toads

When we had Jake out at the beach on Father’s Day, there were a lot of tiny toads playing on the beach as well.

Click on the above gallery to enlarge the tiny toads.

Threatening clouds blew in to cover the moon and turn the sunset gray.

White Duck Daze

Some one’s white duck was in the irrigation ditch tonight.

I spotted a Beaver on the other side of the river.

He slithered into the water.

Swam toward me like Jaws.

He made a right turn,

Then a left turn.

Then Splashed me after I was yelling at him to splash for quite some time.

Daddy Owl

Is there a dragon in the clouds?

The Sandias with a soft pink.