I took a Monday off from work last month to visit the Dallas Arboretum. Zero color/lighting adjustments were made to the photos in Photoshop or any other program. What you see is what I photographed just as I saw it. … Continue reading Elegance in the Garden
I spied these insects along a trail at a park in Plano. I’ve never seen anything like them. Giant ants, perhaps? They certainly are creepy – yet fascinating…. I did some research and discovered these are Wheel Bug nymphs. Friends … Continue reading Wheel Bug Nymph!
My subject was a fast moving target with a larvae. I only managed to take 4 shots of the ant before it got completely out of view. 2 of the 4 shots turned out. Take a look and enjoy! … Continue reading Ant and Larvae
While the best part of Spring at the Dallas Arboretum are the fresh daffodils and tulips I feel a responsibility to photograph the unsung heroes in the garden. The blooms that are withered and spent have beauty too! I was so … Continue reading Pretty withered
Last year I took a photography class at Brookhaven College. We met once a week in the evening for several hours. I learned more from that class than I did from books on my own. Here’s one of our homework … Continue reading Photography Homework
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!
“What car do you currently drive?” asked the Enterprise employee. Denise: “A Hyundai Sonata. I’m fine with a small rental car.” Enterprise employee: “I can get you in a Dodge Charger.” I thought she was joking but I turned around … Continue reading Carpe diem! Drive the Dodge Charger! Buy the Boots!
This pretty flower is an Iris reticulata. While I was taking photos, I noticed signs of rabbits in the garden but didn’t think twice about it. Instead, I focused on the pretty purple flower. I wanted something unexpected so I … Continue reading Signs of Spring