Friday, May 29, 2009

29 May. Almost Rain. . .

29 May. Almost Rain. . ., originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Tucson weather has been a "off" this year. . . Monsoons start early
July through September but the clouds this week think they are the
start of the Monsoons.
The air smells of rain and sage but the rain dries up before hitting
the ground. This view is North from my back yard towards the Foothill
of the Catalina Mountains.
The two wonderful lines are courtesy of the Davis Monthan Air Force
Base. Yea ! You go Guys !

05.23 Tucson-12

05.23 Tucson-12, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

Another one of sleepytako's photos of Kitt Peak.
I love the way he frames his photos.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

05.23 Tucson-10

05.23 Tucson-10, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

My son took this picture of Kitt Peak Observatory which is located just outside of Tucson Arizona. My Father worked on the Telescopes in the 60's.

This Observatory has had a hand (or Telescope ) in many great discoveries over the course of 40 years. My favorite is the unbelievable image of the Eagle Nebula.
The mission of Kitt Peak is to provide State of the Art facilities to any astronomer based on the merit of her or his Idea. The funding comes from The US National Science Foundation and no charge to visiting astronomers. . . How really cool is that ! ! !

It is a really wonderful place to visit, you can see the telescopes up close and it is Free !

Cheers ! parsnip

Frozen Water

Frozen Water, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

It is getting hot in Tucson. . . need cold water ! love this shot of
one of my bottles.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Storm

Summer Storm, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

The Summer storms that come in fast and zoom by, can last for as
little as a minute or pour down for half an hour. They usually travel
fast ! Stand on one side of the street and get drenched or be dry on
the other side. I live on a hill, face South and you can watch the
storms travel through the Tucson Valley.
This picture is facing West from the back side-yard.

Cheers, parsnip

Spring in Tucson

Spring in Tucson, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Spring in Tucson is amazing ! Cactus with sharp spikes have blooms
that rival the most Beautiful Rose.

This week I am fixing up this blog as I learn how to use it, putting
in a new header and doing some revamping tonight hope to have it
finished soon !

cheers, parsnip

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tired Watson

Tired Watson, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Being one of the stars of this blog was really hard work. Resting
under one of the art desks on a favorite pillow.

The Two Square Black Dogs

The Two Square Black Dogs, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Hamish is in front and Watson is in the back. They are enjoying the
grassy garden I put in just for them.