Instead of a Picture of the Day, today I present to you a video of Gianna that just makes me laugh. I wish I had been able to capture her right before this, since she spent about twenty second caught between the couch and the chair and started crying. Instead of backing up, she always forges ahead and tries to force her way through. I got the camera up and running just as she managed to pry herself free.
From there, it was just silliness, since she can go from being angry and frustrated to completely happy in about 1.2 seconds. Then she decided she needed a nap.
I love this kid.
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Took this shot in Northern California years ago. I love the redwoods and need to get back there. This ancient redwood was so blasted and rotted away that I was able to stand inside the tree looking up at the sky.
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This was my brother’s Mandarin Fish from his old 35 gallon saltwater aquarium. It’s looking at itself in the mirrored side of the tank. I just wish I had a better shot of it.
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This hummingbird flew into a window on a house we were painting years ago. It was so dazed that we thought it was going to die, so we picked it up, babied it for a few minutes, and got some great pictures. Its head was spinning as it sat in my brother’s palm, until suddenly, it sprang into the air and flew off. It was a rare experience to get to observe such a tiny bird (and to help it heal up enough to get back into the wilds of Missoula).
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I took this in the aircraft useum in McMinnville, Oregon. The Spruce Goose really is gigantic.
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I took this shot the day we got Clyde. He was 9 weeks old and weighed 20 pounds. Obviously, this was also back when he still had his natural floppy ears and people thought he was a black lab. That lasted for a few weeks because he started gaining 5 pounds/week for months. Now he weighs 150 pounds.
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A hay truck in central Morocco (in the Atlas Mountains south of Ifrane). I took this when I was an exchange student there in 1999.
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I took this shot at night under a full moon in early January 2012. The white balls are paper decroations that are still hanging in the tree from a summer party.
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Beaver Slides are the contraptions in the background of the picture. They were used to gather up hay back in the old days (when my grandpa was a kid). These ones used to sit (and still might) near Deerlodge, Montana.
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The Japanese maple in my front yard on a frosty Montana morning in December 2011.