Parking lot clouds

As seems to be the usual case, we saw some nice clouds on Friday when we went to the grocery store. And, as usual, it was hard to get a good shot. This was what we saw when we walked out into the parking lot.

walmart clouds 25 julyOr at least this is something like what we saw. I tried a panorama.

clouds 25 july pano


It was quite a sky. Too bad the pictures don’t really do it justice.


Turtles all the way down

We haven’t seen many turtles lately, but within the last week we (or I) saw two on Fouche Gap Road. The first one was immobile but apparently trying to cross the road near the bottom of the mountain.


We stopped so that I could move it out of the road. At first, from a distance, I thought it was a snapping turtle because it seemed to have such a flat back. Up closer I realized it wasn’t a snapper. It was a full hand-span wide. I put it at the closer side of the road, but Leah and I both worried that it was going to head back out into the road after we left. Fortunately, there was no sign of it when we came back home.

Monday morning Zeke found another turtle closer to the top of the mountain.

turtlehoundZeke is a good turtle hound.

This one was safely in the weeds, so I didn’t bother him/her. Here’s a closer shot.


Maybe two turtles doesn’t qualify as “turtles all the way down” but two within a few days is a lot for up here.



Sky full of waves

When I took the dogs outside for their morning walk around the house Monday, the sky was completely covered by waves.

wavyskyIt was like this from horizon to horizon. It was impossible to get the entire sky in the picture. I tried a panorama, but that didn’t work. By the time I took the dogs out for their long walk, the sky was almost entirely clear.


Interested in old barber shops?

Everyone knows there’s a Web site devoted to every possible subject. I learned a few days ago that there’s one devoted to old barber shops when the owner contacted me asking for permission to use some of the photos from my post about the Forrest Barber Shop. Of course I was happy to give him permission to use it, and he did. The site is an interesting glimpse into an old, nearly forgotten world.