Anyone who knows me, knows I love baseball. The really convenient thing about this is that I live in baseball heaven with two teams to choose from, The Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants! Growing up in Oakland, I’ve witnessed some of the finest baseball in history over the years.
Which team is my favorite you ask? Hmm…well, I would say I love them both equally. AT&T Park where the Giants play is a gorgeous facility. The fans are awesome and it’s really a treat to go. (Oh! That reminds me, we have tickets to the Giants vs. Dodgers on Thursday, lol.) But Oakland is my hometown, so I have a huge soft spot for the A’s.
Yesterday my hubby and I wanted to go to the game and we wondered which one we should go to. We decided on Sunday and we are so glad we did because today is the day the A’s could clinch their division! Their magic number is ‘1’! Needless to say I’m a happy camper!
I’m even more of a happy camper because yesterday I fell on my knee replacement. Fortunately, it happened inside our house just inside the door on an area rug. We had an unusual heavy rain (it rarely rains in California at this time) and I took off my shoes just inside the door and forgot they were there and tripped on them shortly after. Ugh! My knee hurt and it was a bit swollen but today it seems I’m fine again. I did worry a bit because it hurt like $%^&!!! But now I seem to be back to normal and I’m walking fine. 😀 Thank god because I don’t want to miss this game! LOL! I have my priorities. 🙂
Those of you who’ve been following me recently know I’ve been obsessed with skies. Last evening we were watching TV and I looked outside our back door and saw the most incredible skies! Living in the Bay Area during the summer usually means one thing and one thing only: blue skies. We don’t get many clouds this time of year and certainly rarely a storm.
While we didn’t get any rain last night, the skies filled with beautiful clouds over the hills. The clouds were parted in some spots allowing blue to show through, and the sun cast the most beautiful color over our Golden State. They call California the “Golden State” for a reason! It’s BROWN in the summer, or more eloquently called, “golden”.
One thing I love about photography is that there are so many techniques to learn to create images. One that’s always intrigued me is Long Exposures. There are some really cool shots you can get with that technique, and my upcoming trip to Carmel should be perfect to do it! This week I plan to practice a bit before we leave next week. What’s cool about it is that it works great for color or B&W photographs as well.
Check out this short article and the cool images made from this technique!
The other issue I’d like to address for all my knee replacement buddies is that I plan on having my second knee replaced at the end of this year. Next week I plan on calling my doctor to schedule the surgery. Ugh. It’s a long road to hoe, but it’s gotta be done, especially since we have some fabulous trips planned next year and the year after. I want to be able to carry my camera to the Great Wall in China!