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

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fireworks 2009




Every 4th of July I try to get some pictures of the fireworks from the public display in Starcke Park. They always do a great job!

















































...and the grand finale:















Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday America!




These were my favorite patriotic photos taken during Seguin's "Biggest Small Town 4th of July Parade." To see more photos of the parade, visit my other blog.




















Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Crane Enjoying the River

After skiing and boat riding with friends Saturday morning, we decided (well, the kids decided) it was time to take a break for a snack. While we were sitting on the patio munching, Billy noticed a crane across the river. I was too engrossed in my chips to notice the photo op so he asked me if I had my zoom lens. I quickly forgot my potato chips and headed down to the dock with my camera and got a few shots before he flew away.

















Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Skywatch Friday




We had just taken our daughter's boyfriend home Sunday night and were on our way to meet friends for ice cream. Although the local Dairy Queen was calling our names, when we saw this sunset my husband knew I'd want to stop for pictures! He's such a great sport! Our friends already had their ice cream when we arrived at Dairy Queen, but maybe once they've seen these photos they'll understand why we took so long!




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Friday, May 1, 2009

Skywatch Friday


My friend Nancy and I visited a salvage yard yesterday and this is one of the photos I captured there.



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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Biggest Tree Ornament I Ever Saw!

Sunday, as I was driving Heather's friend Hunter home I noticed something very unusual in someone's yard. I did not have my camera with me at the time (horror of horrors I know!) but made a mental note to have it with me next time!





Hunter wanted to go to church with us again tonight so I made sure I had my camera with me so I could make a stop. This is the unusual sight that caught my attention earlier in the week:







I don't believe I have ever seen a car hanging in a tree before. Whatever the owner's reason for hanging the bug in the tree...they certainly got my attention. And I'm still not sure it got my attention because of the obvious...it's a car in a tree....or simply because it's a bug and I have always loved VW Bugs!




Upon closer inspection I realized it even had Christmas lights around it! I'm going to have to remember to go check it out again at Christmas and get pictures of it lit up!





After posting this it has come to my attention that my friend Thien stumbled upon this same car and photographed it and posted it back in February. Go check out her blog to see her post here.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Downtown Seguin: Colorful Trade Days

As my friend Nancy and I wondered around downtown Saturday capturing photos, I took many closeups of the colorful windchimes in one of the booths.










































Monday, March 30, 2009

Downtown Seguin: Magnolia Hotel

My friend Nancy and I spent all of Saturday morning wondering around downtown and browsing the booths of Trade Days for photos. I'll be posting several of the photos I took over the next few days. This post contains photos of one of the historical buildings in Seguin: the Magnolia Hotel. It is one of the stops along the "True Women" tour. For those of you unfamiliar with "True Women," it is the story of the women of the Alamo and the title of the book by Janice Woods-Windle. Check out the True Women website for more information about the tour and the other historical sites of Seguin.


The Magnolia Hotel was built in 1842 and was one of the first structures in Seguin to use concrete.


Nancy and I challenged one another in our photography venture Saturday. One of those challenges was to depict the passage of time without photographing a clock. For my passage of time photo I chose to take pictures of the Magnolia Hotel:




















Friday, March 20, 2009

Downtown Stroll



Last night I met a friend downtown for coffee. Afterward we, along with our daughters, went for a stroll. This is just one of the photos I shot during our walk.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday



Port Aransas, TX






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