Monday, June 23, 2008

Our backyard.

200 foot Mooney Fall.

z and i.

We had to walk the planks across the lagoon to get to our campsite.

The edge of our campsite. We slept in a limestone cradle.

The wind whisked our tent away and laid it to rest 200 feet below. Katie and I ended up sleeping under the stars the rest of the stay. God knew what was best for us. He knew Katie wanted to see shooting stars. He knew I wanted to see the sporatic flight of the bats.

Climbing down the cliff with chain ropes.

Avocado Green.

The Katie. Our friend from some randome place in IL. Who needs to get her twinkle toes back to Phoenix!

Havasupai is better than Disney Land!

Havasupai: Taken it to the MAX 2009. R VS G COMING SOON!

Friday, June 20, 2008

As Promised: A night of So You Think You Can Dance

Cue Tino: Dancing Flamenco

Zander: Giggling

Me: "You gotta be kidding me! I'm so embarassed! Change the channel."

Zander: "Yeah, this guy is awesome!" (More giggling)

I look over and his eyes are twinkling.

Me: "Wait, you're being sarcastic, right?"

Zander: "No way, this guy has the full package. He is even wearing a vest"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Give Some Honey Back

In lieu of the collpase of these honey colonizer....

The Natural Resources Defense Council suggests steps like these:
• Plant species native to your region in your yard and garden. These will provide abundant food for local bee populations.
• Grow a wide variety of plants with different colors, shapes, and flowering times. A diverse range of plants will attract an equally diverse range of bee species and give them plenty of food choices throughout the growing season.
• Stay away from hybrid and genetically modified plants, which often don’t produce any of the pollen that bees need to survive.
• Never use pesticides or herbicides of any kind. Though these poisons may be meant for plants and non-bee pests, they can often have a “spill-over” effect that harms innocent bystander species, bees among them. (Pesticides are also extremely unhealthy for us land-bound creatures, too!)
• Consider starting a hive and being a beekeeper. The NRDC suggests creating a nest for wood bees (which don’t sting!) by simply taking a non-treated block of wood, drilling holes 3/32 of an inch to 5/16 of an inch in diameter and about 5 inches deep, and leaving it out for bees to find. Traditional beekeeping also has many rewards, from a supply of homemade honey to assured garden pollination.

This weekend, I will make a bee cake, and give it away.

To Isabel.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Denny's Was a Long Time Ago

19 years old i saw an ad in the newspaper requesting for a photographer assistant. BINGO! This was my chance to make it big! I called the guy up and we agreed to meet at a Denny's that evening. I don't have a picture of him, but lets just trust me when I say that he could have played Dennis Nedry's double in Jurassic Park.
He looked at me, across the sticky table,"Let's face it, sweet heart. You and I are no Claudia Schiffer. There is a reason we are both behind the camera."
Needless to say he lost his chance at hiring a bright, young talent. hmpf!

(but the heffer was right)

My first "photography" gig was last month. I have never shot for other people, especially for a price! We all must start somewhere,though. Except at Denny's.

A few of 'em....

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Jesse and The Rippers - Forever

I think zander has spent countless hours in the mirror tyring to mimick the "sultry" gazes of jesse and really longing to play drums for his band. Some dreams are just so unattainable..!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Adieu & Abide!

This is the beginning of a beautiful blog buddy - hood.

katie, I was never the best at good byes. i'm glad you were your perky self when you left. but i do miss you. man! look how fine i look below!

*Be as wise as a serpent and innocent as a dove (even though you hate birds) .
-Signing off...