Barnyard BBS

When you're treading water,
you're getting nowhere.
Which way are you going?
Two+of+the+support+and+repair+cars+for+the+Philly+Bike+Race.++Mavic+had+a+huge+presence+at+the+event.++And+yes%2c+that+car+does+have+4+frames+and+10+rims+on+it.
Part+of+the+women%27s+starting+lineup.++Notice+team+Fuji+on+the+left.++Simply+better.
The+pack+leaders+exiting+Kelly+drive+and+entering+Manayunk.
The+Mavic+repair+motorcycle+was+a+highlight+of+the+day.++That+thing+is+incredible.++It+carries+all+kinds+of+parts+to+the+riders+as+they+need+them.
These+unfortunate+riders+lost+some+spokes+on+the+long+hill+(down)+in+Manayunk.++The+repair+cycle+swooped+in+with+spare+rims+and+mechanics.
This+view+is+from+the+top+of+the+Manayunk+wall.++It+doesn%27t+look+so+steep%3b+but+I+promise+that+it+is.++These+two+were+teh+first+to+reach+the+top.
We+were+really+close+to+the+riders+at+the+top+of+the+Manayunk+Wall.++And+no%2c+that+isn%27t+my+hand.
Mavic+was+really+out+in+force.++To+put+things+in+perspective%2c+the+cars+were+driving+so+fast+that+they+squealed+on+the+turns.++The+riders+in+the+race+can+barely+be+called+human.
Another+shot+from+the+top+of+the+Manayunk+Wall.++It%27s+only+because+of+the+harsh+incline+that+the+riders+are+moving+this+slowly.
My+next+stop+was+the+Flower+Show%2c+as+it+was+the+last+day.
My+next+stop+was+the+Flower+Show%2c+as+it+was+the+last+day.
This+was+another+shot+at+subject+isolation+using+a+low+f-stop.
This+just+looked+cool.++It+was+a+glass+sphere+in+a+field+of+flowers%2c+lit+from+within.
I%27m+pretty+happy+with+this+one.++I+spend+a+while+learning+how+to+photograph+water+at+the+right+shutter+speeds.
This+rather+impressive+fountain+was+part+of+the+Philadelphia+Flower+Show.++Notice+the+roof%2c+it+was+indoors.
This+was+indoors+as+well%2c+part+of+the+%27entryway+division%27.
This+is+an+example+of+a+25+year+old+bonsai.++They+were+displaying+several+of+them+at+the+show.
I+realize+that+subject+isolation+via+f-stop+works+best+with+single+items%2c+rather+than+multiple.
I+don%27t+know+what+it+is%2c+but+it+was+cool+looking.
Although+the+theme+of+the+Philadelphia+Flower+Show+was+%27Ireland%27%2c+one+booth+brought+dinosaurs+to+the+party.
Although+the+theme+of+the+Philadelphia+Flower+Show+was+%27Ireland%27%2c+one+booth+brought+dinosaurs+to+the+party.++Roar!
I+really+liked+the+effect+caused+by+this+path-style+landscaping+light.
I+thought+this+was+a+great+concept+at+the+Philadelphia+Flower+Show%2c+it+really+fit+with+the+%27Ireland%27+theme+wonderfully.++I+think+they+made+it+in+a+similar+fashion+as+our+homemade+tombstones.
It+looked+like+fields+of+flowers%3b+so+I+thought+I%27d+get+a+picture.
I+don%27t+have+a+great+reason+for+taking+this+picture%2c+other+than+I+just+really+liked+the+sign.
This+reflective+metal+sculpture+was+actually+my+favorite+item+at+the+Philadelphia+Flower+Show+this+year.++I+think+it%27s+an+anodizing+process%3b+but+I%27m+not+certain.
The+Mavic+support+wagon%2c+at+the+Philadelphia+Bike+Race.++It+runs+the+course+with+the+riders+in+the+case+of+a+breakdown.
The+main+peleton+riding+up+Kelly+Drive%2c+at+the+Philadelphia+Bike+Race.
Rachel+Panay+on+stage+at+Capital+Pride+2007.
Rachel+Panay+on+stage+at+Capital+Pride+2007.
Although+I%27m+not+quite+sure+why%2c+there+was+a+Star+Wars+contingent+in+the+Mummers%27+Parade+this+year.
Chinatown%27s+Falun+Dafa+group+marches+in+the+Mummers%27+Parade+as+well.
I%27m+pretty+sure+that+this+is+two+groups+of+%22wench%22+Mummers+intermixed.++Note+the+beers+in+everyone%27s+hands.
One+of+the+%22wench%22+Mummers%2c+during+the+New+Year%27s+parade+on+Broad+Street.++I%27m+not+sure%2c+but+I+think+their+group+was+the+%22vikings%22.
A+herd+of+the+%22wench%22+Mummers%2c+part+of+the+%22comic%22+class+of+the+parade.
This+float+looks+very+familiar.++I+think+I+took+a+picture+of+it+in+last+year%27s+Mummers%27+Parade.
One+of+the+%22fancy%22+Mummer+floats+in+the+New+Year%27s+parade+on+Broad+Street.
The+Mummers%27+Parade+seems+to+have+a+large+Halloween+theme+in+recent+years.++Spectacular.++I+think+we+need+two+Halloweens+each+year.
That+fellow+in+the+middle+is+pulling+the+entire+float.++This+was+a+competitive+group+in+the+%22fancy%22+division+of+the+Mummers%27+Parade.
One+of+the+%22fancy%22+Mummers%2c+during+the+New+Year%27s+parade+on+Broad+Street.
One+of+the+%22fancy%22+Mummers%2c+during+the+New+Year%27s+parade+on+Broad+Street.
One+of+the+%22fancy%22+Mummers%2c+during+the+New+Year%27s+parade+on+Broad+Street.
At+first+I+thought+this+Mummer+might+be+a+%22Big+Daddy%22%2c+but+then+I+reconsidered.
One+of+the+%22fancy%22+Mummers%2c+during+the+New+Year%27s+parade+on+Broad+Street.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++This+fellow+is+one+of+the+Blue+Men%2c+just+not+blue+at+the+moment.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++The+band+was+tuning+up+before+the+performance.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++This+fellow+is+one+of+the+Blue+Men%2c+just+not+blue+at+the+moment.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++The+band+was+tuning+up%2c+and+the+video+team+was+testing.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++The+lighting+effects+and+video+are+quite+impressive.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++That%27s+a+lot+of+acoustic+plumbing.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++The+sound+check+was+just+as+good+as+the+real+show.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++Check+out+the+huge+drum+on+the+left.
We+were+invited+to+the+sound+check+before+the+Blue+Man+Group+show+in+Philadelphia.++Rock+concert+movement+%234%3a+The+behind+the+head+leg+stretch.
The+table+set+for+Sophia%27s+first+birthday+party.
Sophia%27s+first+birthday+cake.
Sophia%27s+first+birthday+cake.
The+cake+topper+for+Sophia%27s+first+birthday+party.
All+set+for+Sophia%27s+first+birthday+party.
Sophia%27s+first+birthday+cake.
Sophia%27s+first+birthday+cake
Part+of+Sophia%27s+present+pile.
Sophia+gets+to+see+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+see+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+sampling+her+first+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+try+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+try+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+try+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+try+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+try+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+sampling+her+first+birthday+cake.
Sophia+gets+to+try+her+birthday+cake.
Sophia+with+her+piles+of+presents.
Sophia+opening+her+presents
Sophia+trying+to+eat+a+volleyball.
Sophia+roaming+the+carpet.
Sophia%27s+stega-cake
Sophia%27s+stega-cake
Sophia%27s+stega-cake
Sophia%27s+stega-cake
Sophia%27s+stega-cake
Sophia%27s+stega-cake
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+cake.
One+of+Wesley%27s+cupcake+dinos%2c+at+his+first+birthday.
One+of+Wesley%27s+cupcake+dinos%2c+at+his+first+birthday.
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+dino+cupcakes.
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+dino+cake.
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+dino+cupcakes.
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+cake.
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+setup
Wesley+wearing+his+birthday+dino+tail
Wesley+wearing+his+birthday+dino+tail
Wesley%27s+birthday+cake
Wesley+eating+birthday+cake
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+dino+cupcakes.
Wesley+eating+birthday+cake
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+dino+cupcakes.
Wesley%27s+first+birthday+dino+cake.
Wesley+eating+birthday+cake
Sophia+and+Holden+playing+with+bubbles
Wesley+on+his+birthday