While researching the name of this ‘wildflower,’ I quickly discovered it falls in the category of noxious weed in some states. Musk thistle may be a noxious weed but I thought it was interesting enough to photograph. The park I … Continue reading Pretty Weeds!
My friend Kurt Parten shared a link on Facebook today. It was a link to photos of ‘neatly organized things’. He added an eye-catching message to his post: “For my OCD friends…” That certainly got my attention. When I saw … Continue reading We played with bears!
I have several friends that are enablers..wonderful enablers that encourage me to have fun with miniatures and photography among other things…. My friend Sharon Jenkins Haltom is no exception. She handed me a special gift for my birthday – it … Continue reading Pretty Pottery!
Somehow a couple friends persuaded me to take kayak lessons. I blocked it out of my mind until the day of the lesson… and even managed to block it out right up until we walked to the shore. For … Continue reading Kayaks and miniatures make big adventures
Many years ago I worked for a priest named Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J. He was a Jesuit priest, a writer and a theologian. Among his friends was Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Although he passed away in December 2000, my … Continue reading Happy Birthday & Anniversary!
An associate is traveling to Monterey Bay, California next week. That inspired me to dig up some old photos from my trip to Monterey Bay. Plus, I figured everyone needed a break from my macro photography bonanza. This was before … Continue reading My favorite place
There are no urgent matters in Larry’s world…. There’s not a lot for William to do but he does his best to keep busy. He’s currently practicing his dance moves. Ken spent the entire day filing and now he takes … Continue reading Office supplies
Here’s a little creature I found on a cactus at Copper Breaks State Park. I was especially excited because it gave me an opportunity to use my new macro lens. The beetle looks fake. Side profile. Camera: Canon EOS 5D … Continue reading Cactus Longhorn Beetle
There wasn’t a plan. We just drove until we came upon Lake Ray Roberts. We finished admiring the lake and I managed to take a photo of a woman carrying a basket of fish. My friend Tore was explaining that … Continue reading Catch of the day!
We arrived at Cedar Hill State Park in the evening. We were on a quest to reach the highest elevation in the Dallas area. My friends Joe and Tore let me lead the way on the trail—I figured they were … Continue reading Fun characters!
We are fast approaching the hottest time of the year in Texas. I thought it would be a good idea to revisit a cooler time and also my favorite season… Spring! The daffodil photo was taken at the Dallas Arboretum. … Continue reading Spring!
I was leading the way along a hiking trail at Cedar Hill State Park when I stopped in my tracks. “LOOK! We have to stop.” I dropped all my things and carefully approached the beetle. I knew the next few … Continue reading Two friends and a beetle
Preface: I recently visited my favorite store, Discount Model Trains, in Addison, Texas. I must have spent a half hour trying to determine which miniature figures to purchase. When I spotted the miniature photographers I knew I had to buy … Continue reading Tom the Dragonfly Photographer