A coworker recently experienced a house fire. Everyone escaped without injury. My friend and I joined the group of volunteers to help with the Rescue-Retrieval Mission. We helped salvage the few belongings that could be saved— clothes, kitchenware and a … Continue reading House Fire
When I started this series, I counted on Roy to participate. I went ahead and added him to my list of “yeses” even before I asked him. I’m very grateful he agreed. I think you’ll enjoy his response. Roy Garland If I had to pick one thing that motivates me more than anything else it is “family” and especially the support, teaching and simply being there for the kids. You see, I have two boys and it’s important (at least to me) that when they grow old and have their own kids, they will not look back … Continue reading What motivates you, Roy Garland?
Thought I’d take a departure from the norm by posting this photo from my archives. This was back when I played with food. I’ve moved on to miniatures and insects. 😉 Enjoy! Date: December 2013 Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) Notes: Also, please note, the comments box is back. Don’t forget to post interest in participating in the “What motivates you?” series. Continue reading Googly Eyes
Initially I planned on an intriguing beetle photo for today but I think I’ve put readers through a lot with my creepy insect photos lately. Today I give you pretty flowers! Date: October 8, 2016 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D … Continue reading Feast for the eyes
If you missed Part 1 or want to enjoy it again, click here. It was a rough weekend for the community. Family and friends gathered to bury not four, but five of their neighbors. The most recent loss was Beatrice … Continue reading Murder Mystery: Part 2
A recent post on Facebook inspired this new series. Someone posted they felt discouraged. Friends and family chimed in to give comfort and counsel. This got me thinking. We all have good days and bad days. What motivates people … Continue reading New Guest Series! What motivates you?
Four deceased bodies were recovered on Electronic Lane in one week. A dragonfly and butterfly were found on Tuesday. Three days later, two beetles were discovered on the same street. Their bodies were in pristine condition. Here are exclusive photos … Continue reading Murder Mystery (A fictional story)
Back in March I embroidered and photographed a t-shirt for work. While we use a professional photography studio – I thought it would be fun to photograph the t-shirt in a natural setting. (And I’m an overachieving lunatic). Here are … Continue reading My Day Job on the Weekends
This week’s excitement: I waded in a marsh with my new snake boots. I loved the sound of the water as I walked. The tall grasses attracted dragonflies and bees. It was such a fun moment, I took a selfie… … Continue reading My worst fear…and more!
Ever wonder how canned sliced mushrooms get prepared? Take a look. Miniatures like Jack spend their time splitting mushrooms. It’s a lot of work, but Jack loves his profession. The next time you have mushrooms, think of Jack. 🙂 Location: … Continue reading Canned Sliced Mushrooms
There’s an area at the LBJ National Grasslands that my friend and I have named “Pretty Pond.” Aside from the pond, there are pine trees. Pine needles carpet the ground making a soft surface to walk on. Or in my case, lie on, to photograph this mushroom with miniatures. This is how stuffed mushrooms are prepared. 😉 Date: July 8, 2017 Location: LBJ National Grasslands Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Continue reading Miniatures and Mushrooms
I rummaged through old photos and found these gems from the Dallas Arboretum. Date: June 3, 2017 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 … Continue reading Pollinators
Mushroom season is finally here. The ‘shrooms featured are from the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Date: July 2, 2017 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: Take the time to smell the roses… err mushrooms. Continue reading Mushrooms
Henry found a delightful reading nook at Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge. I stood at this location for several minutes, taking photos, inhaling the smell of the forest, imagining myself becoming part of the scenery. I could smell mushrooms and … Continue reading Reading Nook