While in town last week on business (sort of), I got to spend time with the FS, FDIL, and The FGs Lincoln! Although he didn’t quite know what to think of me since it had been 6 weeks since I last saw (held) him, he warmed up with some wonderful conversation in no time….
We then went for a short walk (from the car to the restaurant), the FS, Lincoln, and me….
OK. I admit this photo was taken traveling 65 mph, the car window down, traversing over a large body of water (for inland Texas anyway), in traffic, and with one hand…but the hot air balloon next to a setting sun was just too much (good) to ignore.
Under bridge in Austin – oh the things you see and notice (not to mention the occasional pedestrian passing by on the other side)
My backyard Sour Cherry Tree (and not another pollinator anywhere close that I know of)
Sneaking a picture of neighbor’s Daylily (this took some “stealth photography” exercises in order not to alert the yappy dogs of my encroachment)
Petunias greet the postman every Spring day next door…
I’ve had these Spiderlilies at my front door for many years, although the blooms get less each year as my trees give too much shade (a Jamaican gardener I once knew called these “Trashy Ladies”…he had his reasons and I’ll leave it at that)
Why is it a rose – or that by any other name – poses such a photographic challenge for me…every blooming time?
A Clematis twines the neighbor’s mailbox
Spent roses (Hey! Now these are roses I can photograph!)
Just about to burst open to delight all that take notice….
A neighbor practicing his own version of a rooftop garden…apparently
New leaves emerge from a volunteer Red Oak in my fence row. One of these days the tree or the fence has gotta go…but I will wait till that one day comes.
It is with H-U-G-E appreciation that my newest blog friend, the friend that has me doing fun stuff in learning, seeing, and experimenting with a camera, that I share this link: JunsJazz Images and Inspiration Issue #7.
I am humbled being associated with an outstanding group of photographers in all JJ’s online digital magazines. And at the same time I am excited to be one of the featured photographers.
Issue #7′s theme is minimalist photography. Gee, I never thought of myself as minimalist (if you’ve ever conversed with me you would know kind of what I’m trying to say) until JJ captured a number of my photos. Yup…he’s right alright. I am a photographing minimalist.
JunsJazzImages is one of a handful of my “following” blog sites I check before the WordPress Reader or my email alerts me of a new post. If you are at all interested in photography, JJ’s website will do your talent a world of good.
Thanks JJ for letting me share a moment with you on your stage.
I have some fun venturing off the beaten path to find way cool things to photograph. This old barn was discovered in north central Oklahoma last week. Think it has a few stories to tell?
A sunrise peaks through….
Maybe it’s the simplicity of it that got be to “snap-shoot” this curb address, I don’t really know….
One of my favorite church architecture in the area. This is the Methodist Church in downtown Fort Worth…as the sun sets. One of these days I will look up the symbolism in having one tower shorter than the other (although I should know already)
Surprised? Nawww, not these two youngens…the mild temps had them a bit playful and with the Scottie Princess Zoey whimpering at them, at my side, gave me a momentary pose of curiosity to capture….
…that is until they go and do something like this! What did they think this was, Valentine’s Day or something? The Princess and I just looked at each other in disbelief after this oh-so-brief public display of affection (trust me on this – Scotties know these types of things should not be a common, every day occurrence).
I spent the day at Sequoyah State Park and Lodge in Hulbert, in northeastern Oklahoma (I won’t bore you with reasons why unless asked, but will say it is a lot of driving for a 1 day trip). This met me as I was leaving…not bad, huh?
With the actual sunset off to my left, the mirrored cloud reflection on the water (Fort Gibson Lake) reminded me of a painting…and I about fell in the lake getting this photo due to sheer clumsiness….
It is with much sadness that the former First Dog, Barney Bush has died. Because of my love of Scotties, the Bush’s loss is heartfelt; because of my own Mackie’s death 5 months ago, I know the memories will soon overtake the sadness. RIP Barney knowing you had one heck of a dog run for eight years.
Losing a beloved pet is always difficult; losing a Scottie dog gives reason for all Scotties to aroooo in mournful harmony.
And it is with much excitement that I announce our Princess Zoey, here a before and after photo of her day at the spa…
The Princess Zoey, with her winter coat still on….notice the tinge of redheadedness most noticeable on her chest and legs?
The Princess always is relaxed (or is it stress exhaustion?) after a spa day, and always a bit shy (embarrassed?) with her buzz-cut “nakedness”…but all is better (forgotten) after a short nap.
…will soon be joined by a Prince, a handsome fellow (I assume) whose name has yet to be decided.
YES, we get a new Scottie pup in one month! Pictures will follow soon.
The adventures of a sassy, often defiant, not quite fearless pilot's wife, mother, and photographer. Join me as I globe trot the world using my travel benefits. Here I will share photographs of my travels, chronicle my journeys, and provide useful tips and information.
I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.