Monday, August 31, 2009

Pic of the day

Wake up on Sunday with a throbbing in my head. It’s five in the morning, three short hours after falling asleep. A wild and crazy night, but now I’ve got things to do. I drink a few bottles of water, take a Tylenol, and drive away.


A quick stop for coffee and a bit of writing, then I’m on the highway to Flagstaff. Breakfast with my cousins, then a bit of photo-walking.


We all meet at Macy’s, an amazing coffee shop where the Americano is deep and smooth and the breakfast sandwich is light and flavorful. We sit and talk for over an hour, and I love it. Eventually they have to leave for church, and with all the caffeine I’m practically vibrating down the streets of Flag with a camera in hand. The colors are bright, the details crisp.


After an hour or two of meandering and clicking I’m tired and a little sun-baked. The ride home is long and hot, but I’m happy. Life is good.

The entrance to Cafe Ole in downtown Flagstaff. 3 exposure handheld HDR to make the colors pop and keep some interest in the sky.


Catalyst said...

Those Saturday nights are going to be the death of you, Tombo!

Nice photo of Cafe Ole.

TomboCheck said...

Catalyst - Yeah... I'm starting to have fun with the whole being-single thing. Unfortunately, that means more bleary-eyed mornings. Pretty much all of last week was late nights / early mornings, so this week I'm toning it down. :)

Chickenbells said...

Yeah...Macy's is my MOST favoritest coffee shop (the other being in Port Townsend WA) it's been there since the 60's and I've been going since the late 80's...and not just because I'm old, but because they make the best coffee and vegetarian biscuits and gravy...I also have a good friend that worked there for years who remembers a lot of the recipes and makes and insane cuppa!! I'm glad you finally found it...

TomboCheck said...

Sadira - Yeah, I was very impressed. A co-worker mentioned it and after the first taste of espresso - I was HOOKED. My new favorite spot in flag. :)