Last year I worked non-stop making embroidered flamingo projects. I was very excited about the release of my Fabulous Flamingos design collection by Blue Hair Girl. … Continue reading Flamingo-Kitsch Telephone Table
Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum 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: The moment was just too perfect. I spotted the fallen daffodil in the flowerbed, there was a hole nearby and I had my mourners in my camera bag. Time for a funeral service! The only factor that interrupted the solemn moment was a live band playing nearby. I couldn’t miss the chance to cha cha at the Arboretum. 😉 Continue reading Funeral Service for Daffodil
These are some of my best ladybug photos from the Dallas Arboretum. I didn’t expect the shot below to turn out, I was the hand model and photographer. Same photo, less cropped. Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum Camera: … Continue reading Ladybugs
….Hello, Springtime! Date: March 9, 2019 Location: Dallas Arboretum 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: The drooping daffodil was the perfect opportunity to finally open my HO-scale swing set. Continue reading Goodbye Winter Doldrums….
My friend Tore and I were just about the only visitors at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden on a recent rainy day. It’s a little known secret that rainy or overcast days are THE BEST days to visit. Most … Continue reading Water Droplets as Texture
I’d liken this post to the finale in a 4th of July fireworks celebration. The best is saved for last, with a battery of colorful fireworks in the night sky. But even as you’re mesmerized by the profusion of color, … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel – Finale Post
Branding and marketing are among interests at work and in my personal life. This post will showcase details that warm the cockles of my heart. You’ll see a mix of old and new. When we checked in to The … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel Part III – Branding
A week later and Adolphus Hotel Euphoria continues. This post will showcase “Old & New”. Part of the fun in preparing for my stay at The Adolphus Hotel was acquiring old postcards and other ephemera from the hotel. I had … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel Part II: Old and New
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.