Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated

Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated
Yes this is a real sunflower I took this shot a couple of summers ago in the garden outside my work window

Friday, August 15, 2008


What an exhausting week! I'm glad it is finally coming to a close. I still need to clear off my looks like a tornado's been through it. I'll be working on that today. My father's back surgery went well...while I don't think he'll be running any marathons anytime soon, he should be in a lot less pain.

The Olympics have been absolutely exciting. I don't think I have ever been as excited to see the games than I have been this year. Politics aside...everyone is doing fantastic. Currently America is in the lead with overall medals, 44, with China in a not so far behind second with 38. China does have the lead on golds at 24 while we have 14, but it's not over yet. If you aren't able to catch the events on the tele, then by all means check out the site

The next three Olympic locations are already scheduled. Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics and Sochi is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. All are great locations, but I'm a little more interested in where the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held. Mostly because I like all of the potential locations. I am a little biased, I should say, I'm really pulling for Chicago because it's not too far away and it's a great summer location.

Here are the sites for the cities that have bids in:

Chicago, Illinois

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tokyo, Japan

Madrid, Spain

Also, google has been showing their spirit of the games by changing their logo everyday to represent a sport being played at the Beijing Olympics. They have been cute! And of course my favorite one has a monkey doing the high rings from men's gymnastics.

Well happy exploring and Have a Great Weekend!!


Harshad said...

Among the contenders for 2016 olympics I would vote for Rio, Brazil because South American continent would get it's share and also because i am very much impressed by the Rio carnival. I just hope India also gets a chance in say next 20 years to host the summer Olympics :-)
Nice blog

~enlightened1~ said...

I could see Rio hosting the 2016, it would be great for the city and the country. I'm still biased to Chicago (i'm a little selfish), but if it were in Rio I would probably try to go!

And thanks!