I find photos are a pleasant distraction. They take me to far off places and peaceful moments in time. This photo is from a state park … Continue reading Pleasant distraction
The real title for this blog is: Do Your Best Every Time. At the end of the photo shoot, I asked if I could have my photo taken with our model. I’m not sure if you can sense it from … Continue reading Unicorn Dreams Do Come True
When it’s a cold and foggy night in January, most people are cozy and warm indoors. But for photographers, it’s the perfect opportunity to take photos! … Continue reading A perfect foggy night
Nearly every weekend includes the LBJ Grasslands and mushroom or frog photography. I realize not everyone likes mushrooms or frogs (gasp) so I have changed things up for this post. (Also, frog photography will be waning with the cooler weather. … Continue reading Ball Knob Cemetery
The cashier asked a series of questions to complete the application for financing on my purchase. Among the questions, how long have you been at your current employer? My reply, as of tomorrow, Oct 1st, I will be there 15 … Continue reading Welcome, Rockalita!
Long before dogs of Instagram or social media of any form, there was snail mail. Kibbles published a monthly printed newsletter and mailed it to her fans. We both enjoyed this ‘hobby,’ though without the benefit of social media and instant … Continue reading Kibbles Tribute – 1 Year Later
I can’t tell you where I was when I took these photos – mainly because I’m not sure of the location. It was a detour / adventure on the way to somewhere else. Maybe somewhere near Rockwall, Texas. I didn’t … Continue reading Dumped
My morning started out similar to the lyrics from “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles: “Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up … Continue reading Rusty, the New Office Dog
What should I name my new creepy doll? I toyed with different options. Then traffic started backing up—I was somewhat grateful as it made it easier to navigate across multiple lanes. And that’s when I had a realization. I’m traveling … Continue reading Mr. Liberty Wolfe
The other day I was cleaning and rearranging the house. That’s when I found a Milk-Bone that Kibbles hid. When I gave it to her, I never imagined it would be the last Milk-Bone. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II … Continue reading I found a Milk-Bone
On Saturday my friend and I went to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. At first glance, this nature preserve doesn’t look like it has a lot to offer photographers. Half the population of Plano seemed to be here – walking, … Continue reading Flight of the ladybug taken from two different angles and lens types
You get up. You consider viewpoints other than your own. Consider the prize. On the surface it looks shiny, new and exciting— a wonderful panacea to solve all your problems. But look deeper. Maybe it wasn’t everything you elevated it … Continue reading What to do when you can taste victory but instead get served defeat
…Thank you. You forced me to dig really deep and find at least one positive from this experience. Instead I found 5 positive things. I have grown increasingly careless about leaving valuables in my car. Your action is a not-so-subtle-reminder … Continue reading To the person who tried to break in to my car…
My friend Ginette and I made the 3 hour commute on Tuesday night. My friend Tore got up at 4 am to make the same commute on Wednesday morning. It was definitely still Winter weather in Oklahoma compared to Dallas. … Continue reading We were in the town of Okemah, Oklahoma for just a day
It was as if dump trucks dropped a load of rocks all over the path we were walking. Limestone rocks were everywhere. I hadn’t seen anything like it. It was amazing. There was a plant growing among the rocks. I … Continue reading The white rocks started out charming
I pride myself in not watching the Super Bowl— not even for the commercials. That’s why today’s post is especially compelling. Greg Kimbrough, or as I like to call him, Dr. House, is my gym trainer from a few years … Continue reading Football!
I have a Passion Flower vine I’ve written about in the past. I have a love-hate relationship with it because it has taken over the backyard. But it’s also so pretty and fragrant. The butterflies are a bonus. But if … Continue reading Passion Flower Crown
It was 10 am on a September day in 2010. I remember what I was wearing—and since it was 10 am I hadn’t had a Java Chip Frappuccino yet. I was in a meeting. The meeting went from bad to worse in a matter of minutes that seemed to have lasted a lifetime. I left the meeting. I went to Starbucks and had my Java Chip Frappuccino. If I remember correctly, Aaron the barista handed me the drink. On principle alone I went to the gym that night. I was on a cardio workout routine and I refused to skip … Continue reading When is a photo more than a photo?