Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yellow Rose of Texas

My Granddad gave me this miniature yellow rosebush many years ago. I transplanted it from its tiny pot to my front flower bed, and although it often goes forgotten, we still get some beautiful miniature roses from it! Thanks Granddad!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Train's A Comin'

{{Rumble}} Oops! Time to get off the tracks....

God's Camouflage

So I'm hanging in a hammock at some friends' house down by the river. The tree that the hammock is tied to is SOOOO PERFECTLY what we consider "camouflage." I found myself just staring at it in amazement. I'd never seen a tree like this before?! Isn't it cool looking?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Pinwheel Flower

I'm not sure what this flower is called... ...but from the top, it sure LOOKS like a pinwheel!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Colors That Pop


And I saw a pretty cluster of red, blue and yellow balloons that I wanted a picture of. So I walked over and just as I was approching them, the string broke and off they went soaring into the sky. So I snapped this photo as quickly as I could zoom in on them as they floated away.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Shining Steeple

I've photographed this church before, but not from this angle. Here is a view of the steeple during a storm taken from atop an 8 foot ladder while inside a 2nd story window from another building here in town. =0)

Shining beautifully thru the storm...

Calm Between The Storm

This lonely farmer drove his tractor back and forth across the field trying to beat the rains. I thought it was really neat that it was raining in the distance on both sides of him, but not right behind him.

Have you noticed yet that I'm really drawn to wide open fields?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Courtesy of Dolly

We saw a little bit of Hurricane Dolly here in our hometown today. The skies were so dramatic!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Faint Rainbow

This evening on my way home from work, I saw this rainbow just as I reached my favorite field. At first glance you don't even see it, but click on the pic and you'll find it. Could it be more perfect that the rainbow went directly over this field? I just wish the rainbow's colors were more vivid.

My friend Tammy got some amazing rainbow shots tonight, too!

Holy Cow!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I think the 'rich bird' needs to get cable...
His antenna is just distracting!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Meet Princess. She's one of our youngest kittens and she got run over last week. Her leg has healed, the limp is gone, and she's doing well though!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

River Silhouette

Cameron and Cheney kayaking at sunset
made for a beautiful silhouette photo.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Landa Park

Matted & Framed

...and if you've been keeping up with the last four posts, here's a look at the finished products as they hang on my dining room wall.

Matted & Framed

"Cameron's Old Oak Tree" in green,

"Riley's Sunset Stroll" in yellow,

"Mathew's Gone Fishin'" in rose,

& "Runaway Robert" in blue.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Riley's Sunset Stroll

...and the last in the series is of my daughter Riley at 2 1/2 years old.

Ahhh, the innocence of a child at play --- such sweetness! These make me sigh and miss my baby girl, but she's just as much fun now at 8 years old now.

How quickly time flies. Thank God for the magic of photographs to capture memories and freeze them forever in time for me! Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cameron's Old Oak Tree

This beautiful old oak tree stands out in an open field in Adkins, Texas about a mile away from where I grew up. I think I was around 12 years old when I first looked at it and began planning these photos --- photography was already in my brain?! I knew that someday I would take a photo of my son in denim overalls swinging on that old tire swing.

So about 15 years later, when Cameron was about 4 years old, I drove back to where I grew up and went to the house nearby this tree and asked if I could please use their tree for some photos. The elderly couple smiled sweetly and loaded us up into their pickup to drive us through the cows to get to the tree. The lady stood and watched as Cameron played, and I snapped the following photos.

These will forever be some of my all-time favorites...

And my personal favorite...