• Boston 2012

    Our second quick trip to Boston saw us atop the Coca-Cola roof deck seats, except we were standing room only. It was a really great place to see a game, except of course for the rain delay again. Grumble. This time we saw the Sox lose to the Atlanta Braves. Red Sox loses tend to happen quite frequently to us.

    Saturday we spent the day at the Arnold Arboretum, which was very cool. Lots of trees, including Redwoods. We walked around a great portion of the grounds. Then back to Fenway for a night game where we got to see the gigantic American flag unfurled to celebrate our veterans service. We’ve seen the huge flag twice now, and I don’t think it is something they do all that often at Fenway. This time after a brief rain shower the game started on time, and it was a beautiful night, plus the Sox finally won!

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    Tracy and Dave – Rain Delayed

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    Boston Skyline

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    Redwood trees at the Arnold Arboretum

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    View from the hill top.

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    Hanging Hydrangea

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    Hanging Garden

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    200+ Year Old Bonsai

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    Fenway Park Sunshine

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    Red Sox Win!

  • Cape Cod 2012

    This summer we made a couple trips out to Boston to catch some Red Sox games, and we visited Tracy’s relatives Margaret and Franklin. The first night we went to Fenway where I surprised Tracy with Green Monster seats. The view from there is totally awesome, and I suspect we will be back again some time soon. We went to see the Washington Nationals play the Red Sox, and got lucky enough to see Stephen Strasburg pitch, which is a little unlucky I guess because the Sox ended up losing. Also a bummer was a rain storm before the game ruined batting practice, which I wanted to see from atop the Green Monster.

    After the game we went to visit Margaret and Franklin and see their house on Cape Cod. It was a beautiful day, and we shared lunch, walked along the beach, and had a late snack and beers. The beach was really close to their house, and their property is really close to a State Park. While walking along the beach we saw an Osprey nest, and since the tide was coming in we saw a seal playing in the water near where the water was flowing into a marsh. It was a really fun day.

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    Green Monster Seats

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    Fenway Park after the rain.

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    Steven Strasburg from the Monster

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    Osprey nest near the beach

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    Beautiful Cape Cod Beach

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    Beach Crab

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    Seal between Margaret and Franklin

  • LPGA 2012

    Summer wasn’t complete without a trip to the LPGA practice round. This year the practice round was Tuesday, and I made a full day of it. Since the weather was much nicer than last year (no rain), I was able to see a ton of the major players go through. A thousand photos later, I had had enough.

    Azahara Munoz

    Azahara Munoz

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    Cheyene Woos

    Lexi Thompson

    Lexi Thompson

    Michelle Wie

    Michelle Wie

    Paula Creamer

    Paula Creamer

    There are a LOT more LPGA photos in my flickr gallery.

    And what day would be complete without photographs of the Venus transit. Our once in a lifetime chance to see Venus transit the sun. I tried to go up to the lake and catch it at sunset, but the clouds interfered. Still fun though, and I caught the transit at home on the patio as well.

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    Venus Transit

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    Sunset Clouds

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    Beach Sunset

  • Charlotte Beach

    This summer I took a walk around Charlotte pier and beach on what turned out to be quite the stormy day. Temps were high when the sun was out. I managed to drive up in the rain, walk around in the sun and clouds, and then leave right when a fierce storm approached. Got some great infrared and regular photographs. My plan was to return again later in the summer a do a ride down the river trail. Haven’t done that yet. These photos were taken June 3rd.

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    Charlotte Pier

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    Coast Guard Station

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    Beach Infrared

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    Male Mallards are Drakes

    Charlotte Lighthouse

    Charlotte Lighthouse

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    River Channel Infrared

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    Bridge with clouds

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    Bridge Infrared

    I’ve got a full set of the photos I took on my flickr site in the Charlotte Photo gallery.