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Monday, February 27, 2006

Sunsets and Sushi

Tonight, during dinner I noticed that there were some hints of color in the sky. We can't really see the sky very well from our house, which kinda stinks, so when I can actually see color out the windows, it means it will probably be a really pretty sunset. So I grabbed my camera bag and rushed out the door. As I drove down the hill, the sky was bright orange as the sun began to set and I didn't think I was going to make it to a nice spot in time to capture the color. I kept driving and saw a lone tree in a field that would make a good foreground subject just across from the 112 drive-in, so I pulled over, grabbed my camera, tripod and a couple of lenses and darted across the road to shoot.

Wow, was the color in the sky amazing! I stayed there for about 30 minutes and shot away. There were amazing oranges, reds, blues, pinks and purples. As I was capturing this beautiful scene I was reminded that this majestic sunset is but a sign that points to an almighty majestic God.

Here is one of the images:

You can check out more shots at my flickr site.

You can also check out a vivid description of the sunset at Jennifer's blog.


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Friday, February 03, 2006

Woo hoo! 10,000 visitors!

There have now been 10,003 visitors to The Harkey Blog. Thanks everyone for visiting even though our updates have been less than frequent lately!


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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Shadows and Tall Trees

So, for some reason, I just can't get back in the swing of posting frequently to my blog...

Most of the staff from The Grove have now made it a regular thing to eat at Qdoba for lunch on Tuesdays. You see, they have this amazing deal: you buy a $15 Qdoba T-Shirt and every Tuesday if you wear it into the restaurant, you get a free entree. 3 lunches later, it pays for itself and you're eating free, baby!

So, yesterday, after we walked back to the office after lunch, I noticed these beautiful Gerbera Daisies that Jennifer Reeves had placed in the vase. Jennifer serves us by cleaning our offices each week and she often puts nice little touches around the office like fresh flowers or tasty treats. I was so struck by the beauty of these flowers, I went out to my car to grab my camera bag and started shooting away. About an hour later, I ended up with some nice shots.

This is one of them.

If you'd like to see more, just go to my Flickr site.

On an unrelated note... I've been listening to U2 a lot lately. I go through phases where I listen to them exclusively for weeks on end and then phases where I don't listen to them at all.

Of course, any diehard U2 fan would've recognized the song reference in the title of this blog.

And for a final unrelated note... the men's retreat was awesome. It was great to learn, worship, play and laugh with so many great guys from The Grove. I especially enjoyed spending time with the guys from my Community Group. It's pretty amazing how God has knit each of us together over the past several years.

And, of course, the Hot Pockets rule the Poker tables.


  • Welcome back to blogsphere!!! Get off your lazy bum and start writing more!!! hahaha

    By Anonymous Grant, at 8:37 AM  

  • Harkey, don't you ever doubt me again. If I say Wilco's coming, they're coming by-gosh.

    No, I'm just kidding. I'm trying to buy tickets on Wilco's site Monday morning.

    Plus, did you see the Bonnaroo lineup? Let's just say it includes the first US performance since 2004 of a little band called Radiohead.


    By Blogger James Miller, at 2:20 PM  

  • Those are really beautiful photos. I have always loved gerber daisies. They'd make great prints for a wall...of course, most all of your stuff would!

    By Blogger Kristy, at 3:17 PM  

  • James, I'm planning on buying Wilco tickets on Monday also. And I can't wait for Radiohead album and tour.

    Kristy, thanks for your kind words about my photos.

    Grant, thanks for caring.

    Word Verification: frguvpup
    Translation: For Removing Good Ulcers, Vernon, Perhaps Upchuck Peppers.

    By Blogger Brett, at 3:36 PM  

  • yes, great pictures. always.

    By Blogger shauna, at 2:56 PM  

  • Thanks, Shauna!

    Word Verification: tepxfn
    Translation: The Extra Purple Xylophone Felt New

    By Blogger Brett, at 2:59 PM  

  • True U2 fans have a black and red ipod. That's all I'm sayin'...

    By Blogger Dr. A, at 2:10 AM  

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