Sunday, April 25, 2010

birch in the wind

birch in the wind, originally uploaded by yodamon.

Last night the wind was picking up and the light was in the golden hour so I grabbed the camera and got some shots in. The Birch trees were flailing about and gave some great photos.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

lilacs are coming

Usually this time of year the lilacs are just about to die back from the latest frost but this year the frost skipped them so far.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

woke up to a foggy morning

I woke up to a foggy morning, It was dark when I started the trip to work. The above images are in the parking lot of work.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Tesla comes to work again

The Tesla car was in my parking space this afternoon. Boy is that a great looking car. Sweet!
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

high prices at the movies

Krissy and I went to see "Death at a Funeral" last night and it was very entertaining but way over the top.

If you know me, I'm about costs of things. I know... boring boring boring. Let's check it out.

Tickets:Adult $9.75; x 2
Soda: large $4.50;
Popcorn: medium $5.75,

Lets contrast that with the prices when I was the day asst manager at the Granada theater in downtown Reno in the mid 80's.

Tickets: Adult $4.50, Children $3 (more than double)
Soda: Small 8oz $1, medium 16oz $1.50, large 32oz $2; (more than double)
Popcorn: Small $1.25, medium $2.25, large $3; (almost double)
that's what 24 years will do. I guess minimum wage is also double I made $3.35 as the asst manager and minimum wage is now $7.55 (more than double)

Housing according to US Census: 1980 $136,000 - 2010 $221,000 (not quite double)

My photo of the candy bar from the Granada theater in Reno Nevada in the mid 1980s I don't remember the girl's name

Granada Movie Theater

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cold tomatoes

My tomatoes got cold in the last few days. I got the "Water Walls" and installed them today and I hope they work. I did notice a few freeze spots one the leaves. Boooooooo.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

planted some cherry tomatoes

I made a planter outside the fence and planed three cherry 100 tomato plants. I always love picking the warm bite size tomatoes and plopping them in my mouth at the end of summer. I can't wait.
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spring brings the flowers

The flowering plum in the backyard has its flowers this weekend. I did notice that downtown Sparks and Reno had theirs a week earlier.
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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Here is the obligatory photo at the location that I photograph all my cars. The location is the top of a hill located close to my house on an empty lot. Several houses have popped up since I first brought the magnum up here.

goto Google Maps Here are the photos mentioned above:
2006 Dodge Ram Photo
2005 Dodge Magnum Photo
1960 Corvette Photo
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Monday, April 05, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

the dying of the Easter eggs

The girls still love to dye the Easter eggs each year even though they are in their teens. There is something magical about mixing up the vinegar and colors and then plopping them in for a few minutes. The girls didn't ask me to hid them this year. I think this is a first. I wonder if they will toss them or make sandwiches. Hmmm... Their friends told us of how their family hollows out the eggs and then coloring them.
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Thursday, April 01, 2010