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
I haven’t returned to the Grasslands since the infamous Tick Incident of 2017. I’ve managed to find plenty of reasons to stay away, including house and yard work. I’ve been cleaning the garage… closets… rearranging furniture and trimming hedges. Gone … Continue reading Memories of the LBJ National Grasslands
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
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
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
Nathanael has reason to be excited. He discovered one of the biggest mushrooms of the season at the LBJ National Grasslands! Date: May 27, 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: A special thank you to The Embroiderist for your contribution to this post. 🙂 Continue reading Feather in his cap!
I keep thinking I need to create another blog where I can showcase my macabre photos. Admittedly, my collection of skeleton photos and other creepy discoveries I find in nature have limited appeal. Until I start a new blog, I’ll … Continue reading Ode to a Turtle – Limited Appeal
March 6, 2017. I was going to post another arboretum photo. Instead, I discovered my hard drive died. I was in mourning for several days. I did my best not to think too much about it. But it was difficult. … Continue reading My hard drive died
Looking for a memorable, avant garden dining experience? Then the ‘Shroom Room is for you! The ‘Shroom Room is conveniently located just south of the Royal Gorge … Continue reading New Restaurant!