Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Steamy River

Although it's still getting up into the 80's in the daytime, the mornings have been COLD in the low 40's. On my way to work, as I drove over the Guadalupe River, the steam was rising up off of the water into the cool morning air. I always think its beautiful...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Peeping Squirrel

We had a little visitor at work today. Meet "Shorty". He lives in the big pecan tree right outside my office's front door. He's very used to the flow of people that come in and out through this door, and is fairly comfortable when we walked by him. He doesn't come REAL close, but he's used to our day-to-day traffic none-the-less. We call him Shorty because he only has half a tail.

Today Shorty came running up to the front door, put both of his little paws on the glass, and peered in. Then he began licking the glass with his tiny little tongue. He was SOOOO cute! I tried not to move too much so he wouldn't run away. I was able to snap this picture with my cell phone before someone walked up the sidewalk to enter through the door, and off Shorty ran. Oh well, we enjoyed his little visit.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday's Texas Sky

The clouds yesterday afternoon were patchy and oh soooo cool! I took this photo looking straight upward in my work parking lot while leaning out of my car window. Sometimes we do have some really beautiful Texas Skies! When I got inside, I told everyone to be sure to look up when they went outside. I'd sure hate for that sky to not be noticed and appreciated!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

View From The Sky

Yesterday on my lunchbreak, I got to go for an awesome ride up into the sky!!!
My cousin Randy stood down below and got this awesome photo for me. I was about 75' up at this point! What an awesome view I had!!!!

There are lots more pictures of the ride and the view on my other blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Foggy Sunrise

Yesterday morning there was a dense fog over everything...
It made for some beautiful views for the kids and I on our way to school.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Morphing

If you HAD to guess...
What would you say I morphed to get this image?

Click on it to find out the answer. =0)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Foliage

From the road, they appear to only be weeds, but up close they had pretty little white flowers ALLLL over them. I thought they were interesting enough...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Peaceful Pond

On a fieldtrip with my son Cameron's class, I found this peaceful little pond.
I love the reflections in the water...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Froggy Friday

So I want you to picture for a moment if you will...
To get my "Froggy Friday" pictures, I spot them in random places - sometimes they're total strangers yards. So I park, run up into total strangers yards, jump back in my car and take off. It's like a little scavenger hunt for me! This little guy was in a yard and I got up there and realized he was dirty. But I didn't want to NOT take his picture just cuz he was dirty; dirty frogs are still frogs! I thought "Wonder if I'd get caught if I washed him off." But I wasn't that daring. I snapped the photo and RAN! ha ha ha

I've only been caught one time so far, and that was a rather funny incident as I tried to explain why I was snapping a picture of a lawn ornament! My scavenger hunt continues!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Highway To Heaven

On my way home from work the other day, this huge, billowy thunderhead was looming low and the road seemed to head straight into it. I know, it's probably not the best idea to drive and take photos through the windshield at the same time. I wondered if the car in front of me kept noticing the flash going off on my camera. =0)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Treats

One of the sweet pleasures of Halloween...

Candy Corn!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Abundance of Acorns

Another sign of fall...
Our Oak trees are absolutely COVERED in acorns right now.
Do you have them, too?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Night At The Fair

Thursday night was the opening night for our Country Fair & Rodeo! So of course, we took the family out and enjoyed the night together.

I love the lights of the rides against the black sky!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The County Fair Arrives!

This morning we checked out the fairgrounds ahead of the crowds. Everything was still being set up. We're ready!!

Tonight - it all kicks off and we'll be there!!

Early Morning Sky

The mornings sare so nice and cool when we venture out each morning on our way to school & work. On this particular morning, I thought the clouds looked like sea foam bubbles!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Biggest Boots

Last night while in SanAntonio to celebrate Riley's 9th birthday, we went to North Star Mall. They have THE BIGGEST BOOTS I have ever seen. Cameron and Riley ran over to pose in front of them....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I always seem to find weird birds on the side of the road. I stopped right alongside these guineas, took their picture, and they didn't even budge. They just seemed to pose for me.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Distorted Reflections

As a big semi passed us by at the parade on Saturday, Riley and I smiled at our weird, distorted reflection that was changing constantly as the truck moved along. =0)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Fair Parade"

This afternoon, Riley and I went to our small town's Fair Parade. It's a small parade compared to our July 4th Parade, but we enjoyed it because it was only about 45 minutes long. =0)

For more photos from today's parade, check out my family blog.

Sunrise, Sunrise

Every morning on our way to school, I have this beaufitul view in my rearview mirror as I head over this one particular hill. This morning, we'd left a few minutes earlier than normal so despite my kids whines and complains, I pulled over for this shot. I'm so glad I did, too!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

View From The Church

Last night after church got out, Cameron headed outside while I was still inside talking with friends. Suddenly he came running back in and said, "Mom, you HAVE to come here!" So I followed him outside to the church parking lot where he pointed towards the moon and exclaimed, "LOOK AT THAT!"

Ahhhh, that's my boy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall Flowers

This was taken yesterday evening as Riley and I meandered around our front yard and enjoyed the cool evening air.