It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...

i'm packin' my bags for the misty mountains

Locaction: Omaha, NE

I haven't done anything terribly exciting week. No new adventures to report or document, but I've taken a fair number of photographs - some were things which just caught my eye or it was just me jerking around with the camera.  So, here they are, without much fan or to do.

This photo I took in Pueblo, Colorado.  Mike and I had just finished eating dinner and were getting back on the interstate.  I looked up the road and saw all the cars on or coming down the hill with their lights reflecting on the wet pavement.  Didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped but it still made for a fairly decent picture none the less.

Way out in western Kansas along I-70 is the town of Colby.  It is home to the Oasis Travel Center at Exit 53.  It's a nice place to stop for a break - they have a Quiznos and a Starbucks inside among other things.  But the greatest thing about the Oasis Travel Center is that it makes a ludicrous attempt to live up to its name.

Those are life-size, giant, shiny-plastic fake palm trees.  You can see the suppot wires coming down at an angle from them which keeps them upright.  If you look closely you can even see the support wires which keeps the palm fronds fanned out. 

Behind the Oasis is another little treasure, a few farm buildings with the bodies of old cars and trucks rusting behind them. 

On Wednesday, Mike and I were unloading cabinets in Colorado Springs.  I stepped out to grab us a couple of sodas from the truck and was treated to this sight, the mists rolling in over the Rockies at the edge of a snow storm.  Within the hour, Colorado Springs was getting blanketed in big, fluffy snow flakes.

Finally, here are some pretty lights.  I was goofing around with the camera at night while Mike drove us through Kansas City on Monday night.  It's hard to take pictures from the truck when it's moving, particularly at night - things come out way too blurry.  In the case of these two pictures, the blurriness is what makes them so great.


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