One thing that I enjoy about having a blog is that it gives me an excuse to tell people what's happening in my life and in Uruguay. This last weekend, July 28th, was our 40th Wedding Anniversary!!!
Thanks to our Amigos, I had a nice time that day.
Weather-wise, we have been going through a cold spell, as mentioned in an addendum to my last post. Yes, I know that it's winter down here but we have had some "Arctic blasts" of cold air for a week. We have also had surprisingly, 2 really warm days thrown into the mix, I didn't even use my wood stove during them. I also took advantage of the warm reprieve and mowed my back lawn! Yeah for me, because it was "just in time", as today it's rainy and has gone back to being cold again, burr.
Another thing, that I enjoy about having a blog is that it gives me an excuse to take lots of pictures.
Most of the time my posts are about different situations, I find myself in here in Uruguay. I help describe them visually to you readers by including photos. I try to always take a "positive spin" on the event and include any lessons I might have learned. Sometimes though, I don't feel like wondering what my next post will be about, I just like chilling out at home staring out my window and if an idea occurs to me so much the better.
You would think that in a neighborhood where maybe 1 car an hour drives by that there wouldn't be much to see or photograph but with a blogger's mentality and an enjoyment of taking photos you'd be amazed!
So the rest of this post has no real story, events, situations or any lessons learned but is simply some of the cool things I have seen through my window. I actually have 3 large picture windows in my house so my line of sight has helped me capture these photos without even going outside!
On super lazy days "cloud watching" is enough. I recall as a child trying to see shapes in each cloud. Tropical fish swimming or chickens? Hum, I must be hungry. The middle picture has an actual jet plane flying up high that I spotted, the third cloud looks hungry, better hurry jet.
This double rainbow appeared last year, but I just had to include it here. Despite, its being seen and photographed by many people and even posted to Facebook by others, doesn't it seem to be ending right on the beach in front of my house? My picture window gave me a great view of it!
Here is a closeup, I took to show the contrast between the little fishing boat and the larger ships.
Notice the large tankers and container ships shown in the background along the horizon. They are lined up and waiting to enter the Montevideo Port some 40 Kilometers (24 miles) away (counting by land).
|I hope they're not afraid of birds! Any Alfred Hitchcock fans?|
Most of the "through my window" sights, aren't so troubling. I just have to be quick enough in grabbing my camera to capture them. What a beautiful bird or is it a hawk?
Storms approaching, the water changing color during the day sometimes champagne colored, silver or even pink depending on the light and general sky watching is also enjoyable to see.
Then, once in a while, I am truly rewarded with a photo opportunity! I was so glad that I had my camera available for these shots!
Through my window, I have seen horses and riders galloping by. This one seems to be prancing!
I've seen all kinds of birds including humming birds, boats, ships, and people on the beach, some windsurfing and others surf fishing.