Sunday, August 31, 2008


Recently, my family went to Fiesta Texas for the day. While there, we went to this show called "Blast". Not one word was ever spoken, but it was was filled with musicians playing all types of horns, drums, cymbals.... basically all wind and procussion instruments. There were no 'strings' whatsoever. While all of the rhythm was going on, they moved in perfect unison and some danced while others juggled in a weird maze of people. It was a blast for sure!

I got a couple of pictures at the beginning of the show before I was tapped on the shoulder and asked to "Please put my camera away - NO PICTURES." So away the camera went... but at least I got a couple of neat shots.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Purple Sage Bush

Driving through town yesterday, I passed a whole group of Purple Sage bushes and they were just absolutely solid blooms. I immediately thought, "Rain's a comin!" I actually turned around and went back because they were so pretty. As I got closer, I realized they were just covered with bees, too!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Riley Against The Sky

These were taken back in 2005 before I was blogging so they were never posted. I love the way they turned out of Riley in her blue denim against the beautiful blue skies with white cottony clouds!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Onion Flowers

In the last week, I've suddenly seen these onion flowers (as we call them) ALLL over the fields. They weren't there one day - and then the next, they were a foot tall! They must be the fastest growing flowers! There are a couple of fields that are just COVERED with them and as I drive by, the fields look like they're sprinkled with snow in the early mornings.

Of course snow in Texas is unheard of, but especially in August. =0)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Burning Embers

I'll admit it, I'm drawn to fire like a moth to the flame...
I love just staring into them because they're absolutely constantly changing.

I always find them mesmerizing!

The glowing embers after the fire are usually rather pretty, too!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Last Night's Skies

Last night after church as I headed into town
the sky was this beautiful golden color.

Then on my way back home from town,
it had changed to these deep reds and oranges!

I've heard that red skies at dusk mean rain will come the next day. Sure enough - it did!

And just for the record...I was EATEN ALIVE by mosquitoes while on the side of the road taking these last photos. The grass was high and we've had LOTS of rain lately, so the mosquitoes are out in abundance!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kinda Spooky!

While at the coast two weeks ago, we went for a moonlit walk along the beach one night. I snapped some photos and Riley snapped some photos. Here is one of the ones she took, and I don't know what happened. When I got home and started going through my pictures, this was the strangest find:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lonely Old Barn

Somewhere between 'home' and 'the coast', I saw this old barn way out in a field in the middle of nowhere.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Beach Houses

I love the way they paint the condos at the beach - always so cheery and colorful!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Port Aransas Skies

This photo was taken on our recent trip to the beach at Port Aransas.
Isn't it beautiful?!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cemetary Shadows

I've always loved cemetary shots, and my blogger-friend Thien has taken some beautiful shots. So, yesterday evening while out and about, the kids and I drove through the cemetary as the sun was starting to set. The rays of light were captured nicely, but the kids especially like the bright 'ghost' that can be seen in the middle of the cemetary. The shadows being cast by the tombstones were pretty neat. It was as if there was a bright light only in the center of the cemetary and all of the tombstones around the edges were in the shadows.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Now That's A Flower!

This flower in the McDonald's drivethru was so big and pretty that I jumped out of my car to snap a photo. I wonder what the people in front of me and behind me thought?! Eh, who cares! It was bigger than my hand!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rays of Light

Last night on our way over to a friend's house after church, this was our sunset view. Of course, I had to stop and snap a photo...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's A Bird, It's A Plane...

No, it's a Jet!

I had no idea how hard it would be to catch one of these in the viewfinder as they fly over before doing their "touch-n-go" landings! How fast are they moving anyway??

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008