Travel Theme: Benches

Benches — what wonderful places to just sit and contemplate life for a bit, watching the world go by (or nature or wildlife or birds, et cetera!). One of my favorite places to enjoy is Farmers Branch’s “City in a Park” where they have beautiful rose bushes of every color, along with an old cemetery, […]

A Change in Weather Creates Beauty

This morning was beautiful!  Of course, it was raining and only 40 degrees, after 70 degrees and sunny yesterday, but it was looked great to me with my camera in hand.  I stopped by one of my favorite ponds and found that the water must have been warmer than the air today and there was […]

Easter at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco TX

So this year my mother and I met my brother and his family at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco since it is pretty much halfway between Austin where they live and Dallas where we live.  It was a dark morning drive down from Dallas, with skies that were dark and foreboding the entire drive.  We […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Color — This challenge was answered today when I was capturing images for another challenge (bugs, bees, and creepy crawlies).  When I was processing today’s images, I realized that this little (tiny!) bug stood out with the bright red coloring against the stone it was on.  I really liked the “pop” of color, so this […]

Spring!

Tulips everywhere! I love driving down the street and seeing tulips everywhere this spring.  I’ve not really noticed them in prior years, but this year they seem to be everywhere I look.  Apparently the cities around here all got really good deals on large quantities of tulips.  For all I know, they have been doing […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130312 Curious Squirrel

I was actually in a local cemetery on the 12th since the topic for my photography club for that week was “Cemetery.”  This little guy was so curious to see what I was up to, that he just stopped and stared at me for a long time.  This is my favorite of the series of […]

Local pond — perfect weather — beautiful afternoon! 20130310

This is one of our favorite locations to spend an afternoon — a local neighborhood pond.  This past Sunday the weather was a little chilly, but it was still beautiful, as always.  The ducks and geese had no interest in my photographing them while I was walking around, but as soon as I put the […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130304 Pond

I have so many images of ducks and geese and birds that when I looked through my photos from March 4, I just did not want to use one of those.  I did, however, really like this image…  the muted colors, the lone twig, the feeling (to me, at least!) of spending a lazy summer […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130302 Flowers

One of the flower arrangements I saw the other day was just so beautiful that I wanted to capture some of its detail.  This is just a small section of the arrangement, but I love the mix of colors and the different flowers.  This was taken out in bright sunlight, so there are some shadows, […]