It’s official! Tore Bellis and I have our artwork displayed in the Western Round Up Exhibition through the Visual Art League of Lewisville! This exhibition is in the North Corridor at the Grand Theater. Continue reading Western Round Up Exhibition – Visual Art League of Lewisville
Introducing “flourish”, the latest art piece available from Empirical Whimsy. Continue reading flourish
If you have kids or remember your own childhood, you know that kids tend to yank flowers (often weeds) from the ground and proudly present them to mom. Their good intentions and exuberance sometimes result in just a petal or maybe just the bud… or in this case, just the stem of the pretty flower! Continue reading I picked this flower just for you!
I sat in church this morning and asked God to fix things. The evening of December 3rd derailed me. I haven’t been interested in anything since that evening. The answer to my prayers was unexpected. I decided I would return … Continue reading My Victorious Return to the LBJ National Grasslands
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
Back in March I embroidered and photographed a t-shirt for work. While we use a professional photography studio – I thought it would be fun to photograph the t-shirt in a natural setting. (And I’m an overachieving lunatic). Here are … Continue reading My Day Job on the Weekends
This week’s excitement: I waded in a marsh with my new snake boots. I loved the sound of the water as I walked. The tall grasses attracted dragonflies and bees. It was such a fun moment, I took a selfie… … Continue reading My worst fear…and more!
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
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!
My friend and I were trying to enter Unit 9 at the Grasslands but couldn’t find a gate. But we did find the entrance to Unit 8 nearby… Here’s a view of Unit 8. As you can see it’s a … Continue reading Unit 8 at the LBJ National Grasslands
There are wildflowers and grasses swaying in the wind. You can see signs of possible erosion or perhaps wild boar have been causing the damage. Butterflies … Continue reading Unit 70 at the LBJ National Grasslands
A friend asked what I did on my birthday. Aside from Litter Patrol at the LBJ National Grasslands (a strange but satisfying activity) – I chased … Continue reading Birthday Frogs
Here’s another photo from the LBJ Grasslands last weekend. I used a tripod to steady the camera. Date: May 5, 2017 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 … Continue reading Spider
Not sure how this shot happened. I love how dramatic everything looks. Date: May 6, 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) Location: LBJ … Continue reading Dramatic Scene at the LBJ National Grasslands
A macro lens, tripod and a little bit of patience can reveal a fascinating world. Here are some photos from my favorite place, the LBJ National … Continue reading Fascinating World
This beetle was surprisingly cooperative. I managed to set up a tripod to photograph it before it got away. Date: May 6, 2017 Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF … Continue reading Metallic Beetle
Here are highlights from this weekend’s trip to the LBJ National Grasslands. I used a tripod and reflector for these shots. Be sure to click on the images to see proper sizes of the photos. I included this shot below … Continue reading Adventures at the LBJ National Grasslands
I’ve spotted trees with berries at the LBJ National Grasslands. I desperately want to eat them – but I’m not certain if they are safe to eat. Take a look. They look delicious. I think (?) these are mulberry trees … Continue reading Permission to Eat