“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” ~Ansel Adams

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Went, I Saw, I Drooled

Saturday Heather and I were downtown helping man a booth for a booster club for one of her school organizations. Heather, bored of sitting in the booth with me wondered around the Trade Days and over to a nearby car show. While at the car show she called me to tell me there was a Vette I just had to come see. Now, Heather is not the fan of Corvettes that her mama is so I was intrigued to see just what this Vette looked like that had her attention. She, like her Daddy, much prefers old Camaros and Firebirds, not that either of those are bad at all...I'd happily drive any of the above. When my shift in the booth ended Heather and I looked around the other vendors' booths downtown and on to the car show to see the Vette, a 1965 Split Window. It was an awesome car, but of all the Vettes the split windows are my least favorite. Now don't go throwing spit balls at me, etc., I do like that car, just not as well as all the other years that I find much sleeker than those.

'65 Vette

65 vette

We roamed around drooling over the Camaros and admired a cute little MG and I kept thinking Marty would love to be here! Unfortunately Marty had to work and missed all the "eye candy."


It was the wrong time of day to get great photos of the cars, but here they are anyway for the rest of you who enjoy this sort of thing.

OOOOHHHH, my dream car parked next to Marty's dream car!

vette and camaro

I don't know what kind of car this one is but it looked fun and very cute!

white car

I even like all the old roadsters.


Doesn't this GTO make you start singing a song???


And for the part of cars that I could care less about, but seems to interest Marty the most...this photo's for him.


And what's not to love about a convertible Camaro???

Blue camaro

I've been told by female friends that it is odd that I like these old muscle cars but what can I say? When in school in Arizona I met Marty and all his automotive school buddies and became interested in the muscle cars we all drove back then. Mine was a 1967 Firebird that was so much fun to drive, even if it did need a little work to LOOK more appealing. The car had to go when it became a money pit and there were diapers to buy, etc. I think a part of Marty's heart broke the day we left it behind in Wyoming for a whopping $400 (yes, $400....that just KILLS us now!) and I'm not sure that part of his heart will heal again until he's in another muscle car of his own. So, until then, we'll just have to admire (and yes drool over) muscle cars that belong to others such as these.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall is Definitely Here!

To continue Thien's theme, here are my pumpkin photos. My daughter Heather has decided she wants to carve a pumpkin after talking to Erica about a technique she uses for fine details. So Saturday Heather and I headed to the Pumpkin Patch downtown to choose the perfect pumpkin. We accomplished our mission and took several photos while we were there. The pumpkin still sits on the kitchen counter waiting for Heather to have time to carve it. I'll post those pictures if she ever accomplishes that!






Heather at the Pumpkin Patch

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Mighty Matador Marching Band

Friday night we headed to Boerne to attend the football game. Seguin lost but we always enjoy supporting our Matadors! Here are some of the photos I snapped of the band during the half time show.







Sunday, October 19, 2008


Driving home from the pep rally Thursday night, I pulled over to take some photos of the awesome moon that night.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Skywatch Friday

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Closer Look

I decided to take a closer look at the photos of the County Fair.

The Kamikaze:

This flag flew over the Tornado.

Kamikaze: Ok, once upon a time this might have been fun for me but I think now it would just make me hurl!

The Kiddie Ferris Wheel

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October Sky

I witnessed a beautiful sunset as I drove into town to pick up my daughter from her after school activities. Of course I had to stop the car and get out to take some photos before continuing the drive to the school!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Half Time Under the Friday Night Lights

Friday night found us at another football game cheering on the Seguin Matadors. Unfortunately the Mats lost but we still enjoy attending the games.

I took many photos during the band and dance team's half time show.

I love our flags, but I'm sure the flag runners are worn out after each game, running these flags from one end of the field to the other after each touch down.

One of the dance team officers, Ashley.

Although my favorite instrument is of course the french horn my daughter plays, I also really enjoy the sounds of the sax.

My daughter Heather, playing the mellophone (when she isn't marching she plays a french horn).

One of the tuba players.

Mellos. Heather marches in her dance team uniform at the football games because she performs with both dance and band. This makes her very easy to spot on the field! When I attend a band contest and she's in her band uniform I can never find her! Then they all look alike from the stands!!!

Go Mats Go!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Around the Guadalupe County Fair

This afternoon was spent just roaming around the county fair, looking at the exhibits and taking photos. Marty got off work early and Heather was at a band contest so we invited my mother in law and father in law to go with us and headed to the fair. I had several free tickets for admission and we enjoyed our afternoon of browsing, walking and visiting.

The brilliant blue sky was the perfect backdrop for the bold colors found at the fair.

It seems no matter the variety of rides found in each fair, all fairs have at least this one thing in common: there's always a carousel.

Skywatch Friday

As we drove into San Antonio for a football game Friday night, this is the sunset view we had from Interstate 35!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday's sunrise

I was up very early every morning last week so I could drop Marty off at work and Heather off at school. By early, I mean we left the house before sunrise. Friday morning after dropping Marty off at work we got a view of a bright red sun rising over an empty field. Of course the photos don't show the sun as being red, but it was a very vibrant red. I played with the aperture and shutter speeds to tweak the picture some but still couldn't capture the redness.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Foggy Sunrise

Ok, so getting up at 6 am on a Saturday morning can have its benefits. I had to get up early to drive Marty to work so I could keep the car. I didn't wake early enough to make coffee before leaving and my favorite coffee shop doesn't open early on weekends. My morning was not looking too great.....until I got out from behind all these trees that surround me and I could see that it was going to be a great sunrise! My disposition changed immediately.

Just after dropping Marty off at the shop on the outskirts of town, I was driving in the fog and even through the fog the colors of the sunrise looked pretty cool.

Just outside of town as I was passing the airfield I loved how the sunrise reflected on the morning's fog.

This was taken as I was nearing closer to home at the end of the highway on which I live.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Matador Stadium

We saw some storm clouds rolling in just as we headed to the football game. As we were sitting down, we saw some lightning, but the storm went right around us and didn't disrupt the game at all.