Preface: I’ve wanted to write several of these history blog posts but I get caught up in my desire to be as thorough as possible. As a result, I don’t finish them. (I started this blog December 2018). The flip … Continue reading The Statler Hilton Hotel, Dallas 1956 – Part I: Building Materials & Furnishings
I joined a Facebook group a few months ago, “Collin Creek Mall: An era gone by”. It’s a place for discussion of a mall in Plano, Texas that has been slowly dying. But all is not lost or forgotten. There’s … Continue reading Farewell Party for Collin Creek Mall
As Tore was eating his dessert at The French Room, it became clear he needed to write a blog. You are in for a treat. – Denise By Tore Bellis I normally encourage Denise to order adventurously. If she does, I select a safe option so that, if things go wrong, I can swap with her. But this time she went for the raspberry chocolate souffle, so I was free to go wild. When the ladies’ hat showed up, I knew I had chosen correctly. It was an off-white, fancy bonnet of meringue with a jaunty feather of hard sugar … Continue reading An Adolphus Dessert – Guest blog by Tore Bellis
We will pick up from my February 2019 visit to The Adolphus. (It will make sense as you read.) When we left the hotel and entered reality, I had a regret. I remembered I didn’t listen to my newest favorite … Continue reading The Door was Open So I Entered, Part 2 of Returning Home to The Adolphus
Opportunities for unique photos are everywhere. You can find them in unexpected places, like this potted plant at the Dallas Arboretum. Date: March 4, 2018 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon … Continue reading Canoe Adventure!
I don’t normally go for the vernacular in my writing – but what other word would describe miniatures hanging out on daffodils on a Spring day? Seems like ‘chillaxing’ is the only way to describe the moment! Date: February 24, … Continue reading Chillaxing
This photo is among my favorites that I took at the Dallas Arboretum. I noticed the seed pods and I saw an opportunity to make a meal out of it. 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 photo took some effort because I had a difficult time getting my model to cooperate. She kept falling over on the uneven ground. But with persistence ‘we’ were able to get the perfect shot. 🙂 Continue reading Dinner is Served