Photo Challenge for December 27th: Animal.
I'm not saying Barry is an animal. That's awkward. I simply chose to forget the photo challenge today since we weren't around any animals today, and I wasn't going to go out of my way to get one.
Scott went over to help Barry with taking down this tree. It was cool to get to hang with him on his last day in town :)
Honestly though, these pictures are cooler than a random picture of a random animal. I think these are pretty ballin' for iPod pics, but that's probably just because the subject matter is awesome on it's own. Josh was using the nice camera to get video footage of the event.. And I don't have any pics of the tree coming down because I was videoing too (from another angle). A video of the whole thing is forthcoming.
Barry's been talking about bringing this tree down for months. The tree was huge, it was dead (completely hollow), and was likely to come down in the next big storm. it was actually pretty cool to watch. I didn't get any good pics of the chainsaw in action (I didn't want to get too close).
So that was exciting! They're going to use most of the tree to make a bonfire on New Year's. :) While we were over, I got to give Emily her Christmas present :) Then this evening we went to Brent and Angie's Christmas Open House Party, where we enjoyed their famed seafood chowder (yum!) before we took Scott to the airport. He's going to South Africa in a couple weeks! So we probably won't see him for at least a year... maybe two. Good ol' Scott. We'll miss seeing him every once in a while.