It took a few weeks, but a new tree has replaced the tree that had been uprooted in the recent storm. The new tree is a bit over 10 feet tall but looks like it could have been one very small branch from the previous tree. Of course, the old tree was planted over 25 years ago. It will be a while before the new tree provides any shade.
In addition to replacing the tree, the landscapers installed a new brick edge around the rock beds.
Friday was "build day" for the teams competing in the annual Sand in the City competition. This annual event is a fund raiser for the Nebraska Children's Home Society. The finished sand sculptures are on display this weekend (June 4 and 5) at the corner of 10th and Capitol.
I'll post photos later, but until then you can look at these photos from last year. Sand in the City 2010
A friend's daughter plays college basketball. Her team was in town to play a local team, so I had a chance to shoot a game from the floor. I haven't shot a basketball game since I was in high school. Cameras have changed a lot since then, and it seems like the game moves a lot faster. (Maybe I'm just moving slower.)
School gyms are dark, but this one seemed darker than average. The whole game was shot at an ISO higher than I would have liked and a shutter speed that was slower than I would have liked. Even so, the shots were slightly underexposed and had more than a bit of noise. ACR and Photoshop helped a bit.