I don’t always have alcohol but when I do, it’s in ice cream! Continue reading Boozy Ice Cream in Historic Downtown McKinney
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
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
Every visit to the LBJ National Grasslands is an adventure that usually involves hunting for mushrooms. But the last two weeks have been particularly exciting. With Spring around the corner the animals are coming out to play. February 12, 2017 … Continue reading Wild Animals!
Today was Mushroom Monday. My Blue Oyster Mushroom kit arrived. Take a look… The directions indicate I am to leave the contents in the bag and place it on a shallow plate. The bag has holes in it where … Continue reading Mushroom Chronicles: Day 1
I’ve been featuring a lot of nature photos lately so this time I opted to focus on my other favorite themes: dessert and miniatures. The photo was taken last year at a tea party with some friends. I usually carry … Continue reading Man reading newspaper at a tea party
I planned on featuring something pleasant that would appeal to most tastes but these spider / fly photos caught my attention. They were taken last year in my backyard. I don’t remember taking the photos – except I do recognize … Continue reading Unusual Taste
Some friends and I were invited to attend the 6th Annual Athens Eggfest last weekend. We paid an entrance fee to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and a Tasting Fee – then we got to eat, eat, and eat! The … Continue reading Athens Eggfest!
We walked by this bakery in Siena, Italy several times during our visit. It’s quite a departure from the bakery of my local grocery store. The woman in the photo looks like my grandma! On the last day of our stay I had to walk in, admire the pastries and make a purchase. Looking at the photo it’s a wonder how I didn’t buy one of each. The photo below represents most everything I need in life: chocolate cookies and my camera. 😉 Photo tips: Tip 1. With over 200,000 photos it’s nearly impossible for me to keep track … Continue reading Cookies in Siena, Italy
One day I was telling my friend about an experience at work. Somehow during that process I coined a new phrase and uttered it with such passion and gusto: “If I give you a piece of meat are you going … Continue reading If I give you a piece of meat are you going to cook it?
I got to “play hooky” on Monday with my boss’s approval. It was the perfect day for the Dallas Arboretum. When I returned to the office on Tuesday, my boss asked, “What was the highlight of your trip to the Arboretum? … Continue reading I watched a ladybug eat!
I have certain self-imposed responsibilities as the Foursquare Mayor of my local Starbucks. Among them is to document important days, like today! Today is the Frappuccino’s 20th birthday! To celebrate this important day, Starbucks has a Birthday Cake Frappuccino. This … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Frappuccino!
January 30th was National Croissant Day. Did you remember to celebrate? If you missed out, don’t fret, there’s always next year. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the celebration at my local Starbucks. In preparation of National Croissant … Continue reading National Croissant Day at Starbucks!
My trainer put me on a scale like no other. It measured weight and gave all sorts of measurements that angered me. I knew I gained weight but this scale told a thorough story. That night I renounced my beloved … Continue reading 6 things I learned when I gave up the Java Chip Frappuccino
I’m attending a Holiday Cookie Baking Party this weekend and since I hardly bake I thought it would be a good idea to practice baking this week. Day 1. Monday I found a recipe online – it was the photo … Continue reading The Definition of Insanity and the Unsolved Mystery of the Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars
My dad made me spaghetti for dinner. At the time I was photographing miniatures but I eagerly stopped what I was doing to eat. But I couldn’t bear to take a bite without adding a miniature to the top of the … Continue reading Playing with my food.
There wasn’t a plan. We just drove until we came upon Lake Ray Roberts. We finished admiring the lake and I managed to take a photo of a woman carrying a basket of fish. My friend Tore was explaining that … Continue reading Catch of the day!
Now that I have a macro lens I’m unable to focus on anything but photography. In fact, I had a dozen photography ideas to conquer tonight but on the drive home I got distracted by McDonald’s. I must have French … Continue reading A Little Sweet & Salty!