2nd South looking west

  • http://profiles.myspace.com/users/582391 david

    this feels like a polaroid.

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    I dunno…when I say “downtown self storage” it’s my polite way of tellin’ somebody to shove it up their ass.

    But that’s just dainty me…

  • http://uhohnowlook.blogspot.com Susie

    Worlds are colliding.

  • AndiMAC

    look at all the purty colors…..

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Digital cameras: Letting perverts everywhere throw out the Polaroids!

  • http://uhohnowlook.blogspot.com Susie

    Bucky, as is so often the case, you said what we all were thinking. (Actually, that’s hardly ever the case. Usually we’re all WTF?)

  • minxlj

    Lovely atmospheric photo!

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/karenkh/ karenkh

    is this morning or evening? tell me

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/karenkh/ karenkh

    ok evening, facing west, i get it, stop now

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Susie, sometimes my brain patterns imitate those of a normal human.
    Most of the time, though, they dance to their own house mix of latin jazz and dirty garage rock. Even I say WTF to my thoughts all the time…

  • http://www.mormaii.blogspot.com Ana

    I love that sky.

  • Holly

    It reminds me of that line in the Elizabeth Bishop poem “Twelfth Morning” that goes “Is perspective dozing?” I think it’s because the buildings are so flat and black, silhoutted against the sky; you can TELL there’s some fancy perspective going on, but at the same time, it’s almost muffled by the darkness of the shape of the building.

    Uh, I’m going to stop playing mediocre-art-critic-crossed-with-earnest-English-major now. I just liked the fact that the line jumped into my head when I saw this.

  • Jessica

    Lovely sunset, considering you don’t have that beautiful lurid smog red.

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    Heather must have slept in this morning if I managed to get up, make coffee, wait for the girl to get off the computer and still manage to be first.
    I thought the comments were closed until I saw the comment box.

    Glad to see they are not closed.

    and I agree…looks polaroidish (is that word?)

  • http://dooce.migrantroo.com/ minxlj

    Hi everyone…I’d like to ask something of you all. In response to all the critiscism Dooce has taken (which resulted in comments being closed etc etc) and especially her battle with depression I think it would be nice if we Doocelings (ands I mean fans of hers, not the people who want to bitch) did something for her.
    I would like to put a little book together, which people can contribute to with a page containing their ‘thank you’s', photo, favourite comments, something like that – and we can have it sent off to her. *Anyone interested please see my post ‘Present for Dooce’ on the unofficial Dooce Forum:

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com greenthumb

    Bucky and Susie: I now have two new things to add to my dilect:
    “Downtown self storage and undercarriage” LMAO!!!

  • http://rs536-2000.diaryland.com rs

    I think that’s the best photo yet. Though I love Chuck Fridays.

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com greenthumb

    I love that hint of lavendar in the clouds. subtle.

  • http://mynetflix.blogspot.com/ Kieran


  • http://prettycrabby.com Em

    Beautiful sky!!

  • laurellz

    heather, you rawk my socks.

  • LeafGirl77

    I like the ever so cryptic “downtown self storage”.

    For some reason the sky makes me think of the summer. Can’t wait.

  • laurellz


  • http://www.therileys.net Ryan

    That’d make a great desktop background…

  • LeafGirl77

    By the way Greenthumb, I very much enjoyed your story today… I think I would have run away afraid too!! Who wouldn’t?

  • http://jesferris.blogspot.com jes

    i love your photos. i’m thinking if only i had a D70, i would automatically become a better photographer.

    and then i remember, “oh yeah. it takes talent, too.”

    blasted talent.

  • http://jesferris.blogspot.com jes

    do you get paid by Nikon to advertise that you take photos each day with a D70?

    because you SO should get paid. i wonder how many people have bought one just because YOU have one???

  • http://www.babylaurenmiller.blogspot.com ieatcrayonz

    I didn’t know a self-storage building could look so pretty. I want to eat those cotton candy clouds.

  • http://philanthropoid.typepad.com Sherri W.

    greenthumb, I don’t see that lavendar in the sky you reported (#45)…note to self: must….clean…monitor…

    Or is it that we all have lavender on the brain after yesterday’s booty full (derviationfrom “booty flies,” natch) post about the power of Walmart lotion and sense memory?

    (top 100?)

  • http://lalaland.typepad.com Lala

    I’m on my way out to take pictures of our Bookmobile.

  • http://www.august95.blogspot.com August95

    beautiful sky.

  • http://kayayarai.blogspot.com kayayarai

    Is it just me, or does the picture make anyone think of their toilet? You know, Crane == bathroom fixtures? Could be related to the downtown self storage bit, I guess.

  • http://dooce.migrantroo.com/ minxlj

    Bookmobile…ah fond memories ;-)

    Doocelings, take a look at http://dooce.migrantroo.com/viewtopic.php?t=40
    I have a plan! :-D

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ Strizznizzey

    I went downtown, last night.

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com greenthumb

    Thanks Leafgirl77. Be afraid, be very afraid….

    Sherri…give that monitor a good scrub…it’s there…really…I can see it.

  • http://suburbanmisfit.blogspot.com/ suburban misfit

    Oh, yeah yeah yeah!

    The Bookmobile! Woe to those who didn’t experience the Bookmobile. For painfully shy girls such as myself, it was a gift from God!

  • http://kimba-bremen.com kim from bremen

    that story about the lotion is beautiful, heather. i teared up which is nothing new cause i do most of the time you post one of your posts about leta or jon that are so full of love [/cheese] but it’s true. and now i’m going home..

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com The Mighty Jimbo

    love the sky in the west. love it.

    it’s what i miss most about arizona.

    well, that and easy college girls.

  • http://www.xanga.com/emylibef emily

    That’s beautiful. I’m glad I’m not the only one who squinted because they HAD to know what the ‘downtown self storage’ sign said…

  • http://shiz.typepad.com/ Shiz

    Woot! How beautiful is that picture? Great colours.

  • http://stolidoli.blogspot.com/ Lisa S


  • http://dirtyfloorsandfilthyjokes.blogspot.com/ Closet Metro

    Jimbo, that’s what makes you Mighty.

  • http://truthsandhalftruths.typepad.com Nilbo

    Easy college girls were great. Now it’s those easy blogging girls who rock …

  • LeafGirl77

    OK, tell me if it’s poor etiquette to ask, but….

    What software do people use to fix up/manipulate, etc, etc, their pictures once they’re on the computer?

    I checked out Adobe Photoshop yesterday and the one I was looking at was $650CDN. Is this what I should be looking at or is this way more than I need?

    Once again, if this is not the place to ask, just let me know and I’ll let it go!! :)

  • Mari

    Leafgirl, I bought Photoshop Elements which is much cheaper than Photoshop (around $85 or so). Check it out; it might have everything you need.

  • http://annejelynn.blogspot.com/ Annejelynn

    I love Crane papers…call me snooty, but there’s nothing like some smooth, perfect Crane stationery for writing private lil’ notes of sincerity

  • http://www.myotaku.com/users/slartibartfast/ Devil

    Gorgeous! You and Jon and so gifted I’m jealous.

  • http://uhohnowlook.blogspot.com Susie


  • http://www.goddamnyoujenn.blogspot.com Katey

    From the little icon on the sidebar I thought it was going to be a picture of a scrabble board. Even though it’s not, still a cool picture.

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    Leafgirl. I have Photo Impact. It’s easy to use and IMHO, just as good as photoshop. But eveyrone that is a photoshop person says, “NUH-UH!” so I must be wrong. I have had PI for about 2 years and I love it. I use it to crop and lighten. Shaun uses it to turn my mother into pope idol though. It works for lots of stuff.