Thursday, May 30, 2013

kind people

It's not every day that someone I know writes for the local paper. But my friend, Mary Jane, is a community columnist this summer & she recently submitted a column that I enjoyed. MJ allowed me to photograph her last year. I was trying to do some off camera flash & this is one of the photos I liked. Click here to read her column. A good message for us even if we only travel across town.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


The poppies are blooming this weekend instead of the peonies. Last year I completely missed them when we spent the first week of May in Texas so I am happy to enjoy them this year. I find them in my neighborhood but most of these photos were taken on the University's east campus.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Walmart art

On a recent edition of CBS Sunday Morning I saw where a guy photographed the chips displayed in Walmart. He thought it was art. At first he got into some trouble with Walmart for taking photos in the store but they came around & decided they liked his work & purchased some for themselves. Myself, I enjoy the colors, the typography & fun of it all together. The chips? I need to stay away from them.

Monday, May 20, 2013

turkey season

First of all, I did not take this photo. Don did. Too good not to share. He obviously had a successful hunting season at the ranch. Hundreds of turkeys. He saw some deer. Photographed a raccoon too. But no morel mushrooms. I did not make it to the ranch with him this spring. I opted to watch the dogs in the comfort of home. Maybe later this year I'll try taking Zeke & Clarabelle with us. But I have enjoyed seeing photos of the ranch in the meantime.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

dinner table

On my last visit to see Dad I took the stairs when I was leaving as he was too tired to escort me downstairs. I paused on the second floor to peak into the dining room. It is a majestic room with a high ceiling. I was poised right above this table & took a photo. I love photos of tables set for people to eat at. I love photos of people sitting at a table eating. I love tables of food. I love food. Well, you get my drift . . .

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Another trip to see Dad today. We visited Geri too. An opportunity to see some cousins, Carolyn & Tom, and Gary's daughter, Stacy. A difficult time but we enjoyed some laughs & reminisced about growing up on a farm. Carolyn thought we had the best mulberries. I've always appreciated that our families can laugh & remember the good while enduring the bad. We get through it together. And I paused a moment to notice that the trees are budding. So glad spring is here.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I love country music

Yes, George, who's going to fill your shoes??