Sunday, November 1, 2009

Brightest Rainbow

After work on Thursday, I was driving down the road and caught a VERY FAINT glimpse of a rainbow in the sky. As I rounded some trees, I realized that the rainbow that I was seeing was the "double rainbow" of THIS rainbow!!! Yes, the double rainbow was bright enough that I saw it first, and when the scenery cleared, this awaited me. It was the WIDEST rainbow and SOOOO bright!!! Talk about pretty! I pulled my car over, and stood on the side of the road taking pictures and admiring the beauty! Isn't God's handiwork awesome?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday Night Moon

At last night's Falcons Football Game, we had a gorgeous moon overhead which was peeping through the clouds at us. The clouds had a pinkish tint to them!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

San Antonio Riverwalk Umbrellas

I love umbrellas... and I love COLORS! While strolling down the San Antonio Riverwalk on Sunday evening, these brightly colored umbrellas called my name!



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - RED Skies

Last night as I headed into Wal-Mart with the kids, we climbed out of the car and Riley said "Mom, you have GOT to see this sky!" Sure enough, it was worth grabbing my camera and snapping this shot. This shot is SOC (straight outta camera) with absolutely no tweaking or editing or color changes.

Isn't God's artwork just awesome???


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Monday, September 7, 2009

Seguin's Photo Scavenger Hunt

Today I'm joining my friend Nancy for a photo scavenger hunt in our hometown of Seguin, Texas. The ten-item photo list can be found here. Best of luck to all of the entries.


- SEGUIN LANDMARKS -

- Landmark #1 -

"The Calaboose" was originally mounted on wheels and served as a means of transporting county prisoners. Pulled by horses and/or mules, it was taken to fields where the prisoners would then be released to work the fields. The inner walls still display graffiti left by the prisoners.

- Landmark #2 -

The "Campbell Cabin" was originally built back in 1850 by one of Seguin's earliest pioneers, the John Campbell. He had migrated from Ireland to Seguin in 1847. The Campbell family and it's descendants called this cabin "home" until 1957.



- PEOPLE -
- Someone I Know -

This is our friend Heidi proudly sporting some Lifegate team spirit at this weekends Falcons football game.




- A Stranger -

This gentleman caught my eye because of his true Texan style.


















- ARCHITECTURE -

- A Door -




















- A Sign -




















- A Light Fixture -











- A Yard -




- FLORA & FAUNA -

- A Plant -





















- An Animal -







Friday, September 4, 2009

Rainbow Umbrella

Tonight at the football game, we had a light rain, so people began pulling out their umbrellas. I don't think I've ever seen one prettier than this one which sat just a few yards in front of me. =0)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Blue Skies Over Texas

Here in Texas, the clouds have not brought forth rain.
The fields are dry and dusty.
Crops have burnt in the heat of the sun.
Once lush fields of green are now only a sea of gold.
But the skies are still a BEAUTIFUL blue!

This was the sky that accompanied me home
from work on Wednesday evening.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunset in Paradise

While up in Paradise, Texas last week we had some beautiful storm clouds roll in. They were just beautiful as the sun began to set behind them!


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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Old, Old Steps at the Mill

Our favorite swimming hole is just outside of this old mill. The mill itself is a pretty neat old place. I think the steps leading up to it have so much character! I just love rustic, old buildings like these.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

God's Ribbon in the Sky

Here in our part of Texas, it is so dead and dry. We've been praying for RAIN!!!
Wednesday night during church, God answered our prayers. It was so loud that you could hardly hear during the prayer service. =0)

As we exited the church to head home, we found an awesome ribbon waiting for us. I hurried up the hill with my camera in hand, but couldn't get any further back than this due to a fence. Isn't it neat how the church building is centered right in the middle?
Thank you God for the much needed rain!

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

This evening on our way home from town, the sun was setting and I was able to catch it just before it went behind the clouds. Just a few moments later, it was behind clouds! I was so glad I pulled over when I did and got the shot.


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Longest Eyelashes

Cameron has the longest eyelashes! Any female would be thrilled to have these things. But he's been complimented on them his WHOLE life and he hates them. He's asked if he can please cut them shorter. Uhhh, no! I don't think so! Lucky little boy!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Flowers In My Yard

Just some different angles, lighting and focus... on flowers in our yard. I sure do enjoy the sharp focus and blurred backgrounds. These are all SOC (straight out of camera) shots. Click to enlarge. =0)



Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wildflower on the Riverbank

I don't know the 'actual' name of these flowers. I only know what my Grandfather called them when I was growing up. They are not a "politically correct" term, and I will not be repeating it to you here. HOWEVER, I will forever remember what "Granddad" always called these babies.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just a Leaf

It may just be a leaf, but I thought it had character!

Bell Flower

A beautiful bell flower found along the banks of the river at Zedlar Mill in Luling, Texas.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Tamest Dragonfly

While the kids swam at Zedler Mill, I found this big dragonfly just as it settled down on a leaf. I crept up to it and slowly began taking pictures. Each time I'd get "the shot" I'd then risk moving slightly closer. No matter how close I got, he never flew away. Finally Cameron came out of the river and joined me. He was able to touch this fella...


And when Cameron extended his finger, the dragonfly climbed right on. Cameron walked everywhere with him for about 10 minutes before the dragonfly finally flew away into the bushes. But not before I'd gotten some pretty cool shots of them!

In this shot, Cameron is in focus....


And then in this shot, the dragonfly is in focus...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Port Aransas Sand Dunes

While at the coast yesterday, I took this shot of the sand dunes because I love the 'waves' in the sand that the wind has created. Aren't they pretty???

Monday, March 30, 2009

Geese A-Swimmin'

While in Landa Park with the kids on Saturday, we watched the geese swimming around the river. It was a gloriously beautiful day!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cobra Car Collectors Club

On Saturday, the kids and I stopped off at a "Cobra" car show. My boys were mighty impressed with the sporty, sleek style of the Cobras. I, however, was just loving the vibrant colors and the different camera angles!






Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bubbles on the Playground

One afternoon last week while on my lunch break, I grabbed some food to go and headed down to the park. It was just too beautiful outside to be eating indoors!

When I arrived at the park, I watched as a grandma and grandpa played sweetly with their little grandson blowing bubbles. He was absolutely mesmerized by them!

I do love the way the light bounces off of them in array of colors!

I guess you never get too old to enjoy blowing bubbles.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tower of the Americas

We went up to the Observation Deck of this huge tower on Saturday and got some great views of SanAntonio, Texas from high above. Here is how the tower looks from down below. ...all 750 feet of it.