Friday, September 25, 2009
It's been raining here in Texas. And, it almost feels like Seattle, with cooler temps and overcast skies over the last few days.
With the rain, everything gets wet, especially the ground which has been exposed to extremely dry conditions over the last few months, which then turns into the mushy mud that adheres to shoes or in this case...paws.
The four dogs that made this paw print collage were super excited to see someone outdoors in this strange new weather that this area is experiencing.
These dogs ran in the mud, almost delibrately, and onto the porch. Their tails were wagging, and those muddy paws were ready to jump onto clothes that took all morning to put together.
For the most part, the paws stayed on the ground and off the clothes. If it had been the other way around, then that image might not have been captured as readily! Haha!
Remember to enjoy the weather, rain or shine :)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The following morning, I took a photo of the stairs from the hotel I was staying at. Tile like this was found throughout the city, on interior as well as exterior walls and floors.
One morning I walked down the street to take in the sights during the early hours. The day before, this sidewalk was lined with people, some with artist's easels as they painted or drew the scenic view before them.
With the conference over, it was time to come back to Texas...even if it was close to midnight when the plane touched the tarmac. It is good to be home :)
Monday, September 21, 2009
These two planes were coming in after re-seeding the mountains in the background. Recent wildfires in the area along with little rain have left the mountainside bare. It would be great to see what the area looks like when the trees and plant-life take hold of the mountains once again.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Even though the trip was not a personal vacation, I still took my camera. I was not going to miss the opportunity to take photos outside of Texas!
Although I was not the only one to bring a camera, I did receive some strange looks whenever I took my camera out, since this was not exactly the venue for it, but at least I came back with more than just notes and a to-do list!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I obliged. The lighting in the church gave a yellowish tinge to the photos, so some quick adjustments were made and the photo was taken.
I took many as a matter of fact, trying to get the depth of field correct, or at least what I thought would be acceptable.
I need to attend more weddings - there's so much to be captured on film or an SD card! LOL
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Except that this time, I heard a rustling in the trees and then quick feet on the fence.
I'd seen this squirrel (and probably other ones too) walking along the back fence before and of course, my camera had been inside the house, snug in its bag. So I was surprised to have had this opportunity to take a few quick snaps before she headed off into another yard.
And I had to be quick, 'cause she wasn't stopping to pose for me. She had many things on her agenda and a photo shoot wasn't on the list.
What kind of critters have you encountered in your own backyard?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Everyday, I encounter twenty-six letters, ten numbers and all kinds of symbols to get my point across to anyone who will listen...well, read. So many possibilities with so few characters!
Gathering thoughts, ideas and remembering bits and pieces of the day, each letter clicks as it is selected, creating words, sentences and paragraphs, that are to be read someday.
So, it its by the warm glow of the computer monitor that I typeth to thee.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Thought I'd get some close up shots of these leaves. The photos just look much more interesting this way than if I'd taken a photo of the entire plant.
The angles of the leaves caught my attention, along with their high gloss shine. All it took was a spray of water and for the sun to shine brightly. That's no problem here in Texas, where it's still summertime.
I like the different angles and perpectives that the one subject provided...even if it meant that I had to be the one to move closer or further or remember to turn the camera on its side for a different view.