Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Kitties at home

I spent the night at my parent's house a couple weeks ago and brought my camera along. Got some pretty cool pictures and vidoes! I'll post the videos later, since they take a while to upload. These are in completely random order hehe.

Emmy hiding out under my dad's concrete mixer. She's actually kinda on edge because my dad is mowing nearby. I was surprised she actually stayed there, though, since Squirt made a beeline to the opposite side of the yard once my dad started the mower.

Squirt found his Lucky prey. He is so fascinated with her and she won't give him the time of day.

Emmy on her throne. Well more like concrete bench, but it's her spot. She always sits there when she visits my parents.

This black blob is actually Lucky hiding in a bush. Probably hiding from Squirt.

Alien kitties! This is actually the same shot as above, but I zoomed in and used the flash. Go figure that it makes it darker WITH the flash!

A deer! Apparently Squirt found another thing he is terrified of - Deer.

Some indoor wildlife - my sister and my dad in their natural habitats.

Jessie showing off her haircut. She has bad arthritis and can't reach around to lick herself, so we take her the vet to get her summer shave hehe. She loves it.

Some more indoor wildlife. My mom doing the Vulcan greeting.

Emmy looking lonely. Or maybe she's scared because she's cooped up with the indoor wildlife while I'm outside.

Can you see my kitties waaaay out there? I sat in the middle of the yard and called to them and they came a-runnin' hehe.

Williamsburg, Part 2

The next set of pictures are actually about 2.5 hours north of Williamsburg in Luray, VA. We wanted a change of pace from being outside in the hot sun, so went to Luray Caverns!

This was in the first part of the cave. I thought all the strollers were funny.

This is an underground lake. The bottom you see is actually a reflection of the ceiling. It was pretty cool how calm the water was!

This was a weird formation that had a few names. One was the Shaggy Dog and another was an elephant facing away from you.

It's sorta hard to make out at first, but this is a picture of a broken "pillar".

I think they called this Pluto's Ghost. I'm not sure where they got Pluto from, but the ghost part is pretty obvious.

This was above the caverns. That tower is on the spot where they first found the caverns I believe.

This wasn't taken at the caverns. It was actually taken in Jamestown, VA. Go figure it's the birthplace of the USA and all we take a picture of is a bird hehe. It's a cool bird, though!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Williamsburg, VA trip

The following pictures were taken between June 29th and July 5th when Jeff and I were on vacation in Williamsburg, VA and the surrounding areas. It was a great trip and was over way too soon. I wish we had taken more pictures, but neither of us are the ones who remember to take pics hehe. (This is still a work in progress. I have more pictures to add later!)

Colonial Williamsburg

The foyer of the Governor's Palace. I think they said there were at least 500 various types of weapons on display, which were used to show his power.

One of the rooms in the Governor's Palace.

The governor's dining table! They made sure to point out the ice cream, since it was a rare thing to have back then (in the 1770's).

This was our tour guide. Here we are in the ballroom of the Governor's Palace.

This was in the room after the ballroom and I thought it was a pretty odd looking piano type thing. I haven't looked up what exactly it is yet.

This was outside the Governor's Palace. "Diev et mon droit" is French for "God and my right." It has been the motto of the English/British monarchs since Henry V (1413–1422). (source)

This is the inside of the Magazine, which stored all the weapons and various military supplies for the government.

This was the meeting room for the Governor and the other King-appointed officials in the Capitol building.

This is the outside of the Capitol.

The courthouse.

The yard around the Magazine. They were getting ready to do a reinactment of what it was like to be in the militia. Jeff and I participated and I'm glad I wasn't in the militia or ever will be.

The Magazine.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Emmy Video

Emmy trying to carry an attached poof ball with her hehe.

More Cat Pictures

Most of these were taken by me when my sister was visiting.

Emmy looking pretty.

Squirt looks like he's up to something. He looks way too cute.

This is my sister's overnight bag. Here Emmy is thinking "hmmm this looks like a nice place to sit"

"Why are you watching me!?"

"Maybe she can't see me now"

So comfy


The last 3 were taken by my sister. You can see my arm in this pic playing WoW haha.