Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sign of the times

So here's a little typical conversation between an eight-year-old and his Dad.

Dad: "Hey Z, check out the picture of the gecko your Auntie sent you from Bali (!).
Eight-year-old: "Cool. Maybe I'll draw her a picture."
Dad: "Might take a while to get to Bali in the mail, though."
Eight-year-old: "Right. Why don't you just scan it and post it up on the blog?"


In other parenting news, M lost a tooth last night (and almost swallowed it!). So as I tuck her into bed she says "Maybe I should dream about the Tooth Fairy coming and then my dream can come true." Today I ask her if the Tooth Fairy came. She says "yes" (a dollar bill and 6 quarters -- what kind of Tooth Fairy gives 6 quarters?). So I say "Then your dream came true, right." And she says "Well, not exactly 'cause in my dream the tooth fairy gave me a thousand dollars." :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Favorite Models

A few summer time backyard pics...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Super Commute

I like to ride my bike to work. And sometimes when the days get long I take the long way home. The "long way" yesterday included about 25 miles of (almost) continuous dirt trails plus 19 or so miles of tarmac thrown in for good measure.

The route:

Self portrait:

TW pretends like he's already tired:
The riding keeps getting better:
TW lost his head on the climb:

Rolling through the wildflowers:


Saw a bear across the valley right here (thinking of submitting this picture to National Geographic):

Home stretch of Blue Sky:

And rolled up to the house just as the sun dipped over Horsetooth Rock:

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Weekend Update

Enjoyed a pretty dang sweet weekend around the Fort.

Saturday I hauled my camera along for a work day for the community gardens at the Gardens at Spring Creek.

And on Sunday I hauled it along for a mountain bike ride:
Only five more days 'til next weekend!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I think everybody on the Front Range was watching this gigantic thunderhead over eastern Colorado on Monday night. Here's my version:

It's about 5 minutes worth, shot off of our back patio.