Giant seagull tramples Long Beach! Actually, just an iPhone shot of
the bird perched on a railing of Carnival’s “Imagination” ship
before heading to Ensenada on a 4-day Baja cruise..
After doing a double-take driving past this palm tree in Marina Del Rey, I was compelled to pull over and snap a pic of the slumped tree-turned-art-project.
Was able to sneak up on this cool little guy literally seconds before it flew off of the herb planter it was perched on in our front yard. Zoom in for a closer look at the finer details!
Irene recently returned from New York City, where all the Valverde siblings
helped their sister Janet celebrate her 50th b-day. Here are some very cool shots
taken on Irene’s iPhone 7:
Xander takes some warm-up swings before a recent “Fall Stars” baseball game; the way I cropped the photo with the tall palms in the background gives off an interesting vertical style panoramic presentation. The second photo is a shot of our TV screen after the Yanks took all three of their ALCS home games vs. the Astros this week. The palm trees also lended a larger-than-life quality to Mr. X and his aspirations of one day rising to the heights of
the 6-foot-7 Yankee rookie slugger Aaron Judge.
And making the slo-mo highlight reel from the 60th Anniversary festivities…..
Mowing the lawn this past weekend turned into a National Geographic creepy-crawler photo shoot. Taken on my iPhone7, these pix show a variety of insects that we corralled, starting with a two-inch black beetle, which we decided to drop into a plastic flower pot liner with a caterpillar and some potato bugs, and then the final shot showing the grisly demise of the grub, whom the beetle was obviously merely sizing up in the second photo.
To celebrate Miss A’s performance at her gymnastics meet in Las Vegas last weekend, we hit Gordon Ramsay’s BurGR on the Vegas Strip (the “GR” in the name is chef’s initials that fit conveniently into the word, sans the “e” of course)! GReat BurGRs and even GReater all-around weekend! (See what I did there? Using the word “all-around”
saluting the gymnastic theme of the weekend!)
Irene took these photos of the Watts Towers on her iPhone during a recent school field trip with Xander’s third-grade class and I tinkered with the colors for a mini Warhol side-by-side presentation. In lieu of an accompanying explanation to the question What-the-Heck-Are-the-Watts-Towers? for those not in the know, check out this link.