Thursday, July 23, 2009

Skywatch Friday = Blue Skies Over The Castle

Skywatch Friday = Blue Skies Over The Castle
I took these photos on June 26. The day Jack and I attended the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival in D.C. The brick sidewalk in the foreground leads to a beautiful garden by the Smithsonian Castle. Beautiful blue skies like Arizona. And hot dry weather like Arizona. We need rain badly. So I really wish that in the last month we would have had a few more clouds in the sky that would have given us a shower or two. Every day now the weatherman on TV predicts rain but again just like Arizona we sit and wait and wait for the rains to come. Meanwhile we might as well look at the pics below.

Jack and I walked inside the Smithsonian Castle and discovered this pile of junk. What's this I wondered to myself. (You never know what the Smithsonian will put on display next.) This pile of junk was a marketing scheme for the IMAX movie currently playing at the Smithsonian: The Night at the Museum. Have you seen the movie? I haven't but the trailer for it says that Larry Daley a security guard sneaks into the Smithsonian to rescue Jededivah and Octavious who were shipped to the Smithsonian Castle by mistake.

Next to that pile of junk Jack and I discovered this authentic judge's table from past American Idol shows. Apparently American Idol donated this table when they had to create a bigger table this past season for the fourth American Idol judge, Kara DioGuardi.


If you read the above sign you will learn that the Smithsonian has a personal connection to American Idol thru a final contestant this season Anoop Desai. Anoop has worked on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival for the last three years.
Well, that's another Skywatch Friday post from Joann and Jack. Now please go visit some more Skywatch Friday memes by clicking here:http://skyley.blogspot.com/
And have a great summer weekend! Unless you live in the southern hemisphere in which case have a great winter weekend.

10 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ah..interesting. Well, we really get our share of rain here and nearly consider it a drought after a week without! Ha..that's a cool castle and that bit of info was nice..cheers-

clairz said...

Nice sky shot, and wonderful information about your part of the country.

As you pointed out in your comment on my blog, we in New Mexico have been getting a fair bit of rain lately. It's what the Navajo call a "female rain," soft and gentle--the kind that gets a chance to soak into the ground--unlike the far more fierce "male rain" that came from the clouds in my Skywatch photos.

Thank you for visiting, and thank you for sharing your photo and experiences via Skywatch.

J Bar said...

Beautiful castle.
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Carol said...

An interesting post...I enjoyed the info...and the great pictures...

erin said...

enjoyed the post...and yes we could use more rain in our part of the world. we had a little storm night before last...and now we ar back to hot and humid.

have a wonderful weekend.

The Laughing Idiot said...

That shot of the castle is perfect for SkyWatch.

Could you send some of your heat this way? It's been unseaonably cold here - my kids had to wear jackets the other night!

Denise said...

That's a great SWF post. I haven't been into the Castle for some time now, always heading for the other museums on the mall. Interesting post. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Wanda said...

Very fun and intersting post...
Enjoyed reading it.

DragonQuilter said...

Sure have missed reading blogs since I have gone back to work. So it's especially nice to be able to catch up on yours. I always love the Smithsonian and would have loved to see the pile of "junk". Wish I had that kind of "junk"!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joann: That is so much fun to see what they are doing there. I haven't visted for quite a while but maybe someday. I loved "Night at the Museum". It was good clean fun.