Last year my friend Tore Bellis and I took a downtown Dallas walking tour with Jay Cantrell. We started at Pegasus Plaza and admired The Adolphus. I told Tore that someday I hoped to stay there—just for one night. My … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel sets the standard
There’s a conspicuous blue building on Harry Hines Blvd. I drive by it daily. Its sign has big unmistakable letters identifying it far and wide. And in case there’s any doubt, there’s also a large beckoning banner: Open to the Public. Now before you panic and wonder what type of business on Harry Hines Blvd I’m speaking of, I’ll identify it. It’s Janitor’s World. Aside from my dreamy imaginings of a building full of cleaning supplies, this place has an even more compelling reason to attract my attention. History! The building started out as the Star Lite Rollercade. Click the … Continue reading Exploring History on Harry Hines Blvd.
Sears is dying. Some may argue Sears has been dying for years. But in Frisco, Texas, the Sears store at Stonebriar Mall is indeed closing its doors. I thought it would be appropriate to pay my last respects to the … Continue reading Sears is dying
Mona Monarch was in a fatal hit and run accident on October 29, 2018 at Olympic Circle. She was heading to Mexico for her winter vacation. In lieu of cut flower arrangements, family members have requested beautiful flowers be planted in Mona’s honor. Funeral arrangements donated by Grasshopper & Sons Funeral Home. Date: October 29, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Location: Dallas, TX Notes: As I pulled in to the parking lot at work, I noticed the butterfly at our circle drive. … Continue reading Mona Monarch
My friend Tore and I returned to Oak Point Park, one week after the Fish Tale / Great Flood. The plan was to observe the damage and cleanup operation. I also planned on documenting the dead fish in fields and … Continue reading A walk in the park with a butterfly
Today is my 17 year work anniversary. I celebrated by writing thank you cards to customers ordering my newest design collection, Coffee & Tea by Blue Hair Girl. Among the Dale Carnegie principles I have employed over the years: “Count your blessings – not your troubles”, “do your very best” and “show sincere and honest appreciation”. Continue reading 17 Year Work Anniversary
There was a brief moment when the rain paused long enough for my friend Tore and I to visit Oak Point Park. This park makes my list of top city parks because there’s always fun wildlife to observe with very … Continue reading A fish tale
Such rich, beautiful color! Photo taken at the Dallas Arboretum. No tripod. No color correction. Just a steady hand and lots of practice! I figured I have posted lots of bugs and creepy crawlies that I should balance the blog with a pretty pink flower. Enjoy. This won’t last. I have great photos of creepy things coming soon. Date: September 9, 2018 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 Pink Zinnia
I went to the Dallas Arboretum very unprepared. I only had my Canon 5D Mark IV and one set of miniatures. (What a hard life and yes, I carry miniature firemen in my camera bag at all times). I looked for plants that suggested a fire. This plant did the trick. Date: September 9, 2018 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 Fire!
What this photo doesn’t capture is the scale of the two subjects. The meal was very hard to see until I downloaded the photo! Date: September 9, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Location: Dallas Arboretum Continue reading Dinner is Served