Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The trip back to Chicago was OK until I got to Chicago. The traffic was so bad, I could have parked my car and taken this picture from the outside of the vehicle!
Friday, July 31, 2009
The space shuttle launched while we were there. We were about 10 miles away and the sky was overcast, so all we saw was something like a brilliant candle. Some of the clients went to a place
This is coming a little late (July 10,11), but this much anticipated week was a whirlwind and a blurr (probably because we were all so sick!) I am glad that wedding photogs did a better job of capturing the moments than I did. I did get a picture of Dan and Ally, and the cake fight between Aubrey and Steve (I really expected it to be worse!).
We did manage a picture of the cousins. Wouldn't Grandpa and Grandma Bennett be proud!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The outer bark of these giants is soft, like cork. It is about 8 inches thick. Inside, the wood is very hard. The General Sherman tree has more wood in it that any other tree in the world, though I did see some that were taller. It is estimated to be 2200 years old and is 275 feet tall, weighing about 1385 tons with a 103 feet circumference at the base!