There is a mural-fest happening around downtown Albuquerque, so my son, my dad, and my nephew and I went on a little excursion to see how many we could find. There was a map, so it wasn't too hard, but most of the work was in progress or yet to be started, so we didn't get to see as much as we'd hoped. We did get to see some of the cool street art that has grown up around our city recently, in addition to meeting some cool folks who are directly supporting the art scene in our fair city.
The kid was tall enough to ride on quite a few more rides this year (with a parent), so he took full advantage of that. I rode the YoYo with him - my favorite - and he and Papa went on the Gravitron (or whatever it's called these days). His reactions to the rides were great. I love to see things the way he does, through his descriptions. Towards the end of the night, most of the Midway was closed down for a bit due to a lightning storm. The bolts looked great snapping behind the rides. I tried to capture some lighting/fair lights combos, and got a couple that were okay, but nothing like the ones that got away ;)
My brother-in-law had a huge bounty from his newly-placed garden this year, so he invited us over to share in the harvest. We came back home with two huge mint transplants (one for my sister), a giant kale transplant, about a dozen spaghetti squash, several cucumbers, and countless ripe tomatoes. It was like the best pick-your-own farmers market! In addition to the produce, I also came home with another dead bird pic - this one was on the patio near where I was sitting in the sun relaxing. Something peaceful in the macabre imagery.