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, […]

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 […]

Birthday Party!

My nephew turned 6 this past Tuesday and we all celebrated at Chuck E. Cheese on the 17th.  The kids all had such a good time, running around, playing games, following Chuck E. Cheese when he headed off for dancing and free tickets.  It was not as painful as I remember going was when my […]

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 […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130311 Flower

  There is something so beautiful about flowers, the designs, the colors.  The next lens on my wish list is a macro lens.  I really cannot create great close-up images of flowers until I have one.  But I do love the bright colors of this image — makes you want to smile automatically, doesn’t it? […]

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 — 20130306 Cece with New Lens

Yes, I was still playing with my new lens on March 6.  This image of Cece was one I was quite happy with in terms of being in focus, since I was learning to manual focus with this new lens, the Nikon 43-86mm f3.5 AI.  I was surprised that she stayed still long enough for […]