Sunday, July 31, 2005

You can start to see what the house will really look like inside now. Here is a shot of the great room taken while standing in the kitchen. Posted by Picasa

And this one is sort of the reverse -- standing in the hallway near the great room, looking out to the kitchen/dining room. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Slow progress is being made on the house. The framers should finally be done tomorrow, and the roofers can begin putting down the actual roofing tile. At least it looks like a house from all angles now! Posted by Picasa

Here is a picture of the back, where eventually a deck will be. This is taken from about the middle of the backyard -- which is huge. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Last night for the fourth of July I went to a firework show put on by two ex-coworkers and friends of mine. They have spent quite a bit of time and money in the various rockets (or whatever you call them) as well as the firing mechanism. They built this entire control board and many, many actual launch tubes. The show actually went for nearly an hour and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Below are a few of the best shots -- keep in mind this is the first time I've photographed fireworks and the camera is pretty simple. Posted by Picasa

I was very impressed with the size and colors. For a "backyard" presentation, I expected less. Posted by Picasa

This image gives you an idea of the variety. This is nearing the end, where lots of explosions were happening at once. Posted by Picasa

Here is a peek at the finale, which of course was so busy with color that the camera couldn't keep up.  Posted by Picasa