Curly Q's

These are from the Butterfly Exhibit at Fair Park in Dallas. There were so many gorgeous plants and flowers, and this AMAZING vine that was growing everywhere!

Black and White Nostalgia

I love old black and white street photos... When my sister and I had our photo "excursion" a few weeks ago, we sort of got lost in downtown Dallas, and while she was driving, I was shooting out the window. I really like this shot of The Majestic, it looks so 1940-ish...

Winter Guard

This is the first year Henrietta Junior High has had a Color Guard, and they had their first competition performance last weekend in Midlothian. I had not even seen them practice yet, and I was completely blown away! They were the only "Cadet" (Junior High) guard that was entered, and they scored in the same point range as some of the high school guards! That was completely unexpected, since their elements were not as difficult, but they executed them beautifully! I'm such a sucker for "band stuff", being a former band member myself, and I can't wait until they perform again. All in all, it was a pretty good weekend to be Becca, not only did her Winter Guard do great, she tried out and was selected for the high school mascot position! Yay, Bec!

This Old House

At least once a month I work at our Archer City location. On my drive there and back, I pass this old house. Something about it just speaks to me, it seems so desolate sitting out there on the prairie alone, like it's straight out of the movie "Places in the Heart". Everytime I go by it, I always wish I had my camera with me - this time I did!

Tryin' to Get the Feelin Again

This. This is what I've been shooting lately. Nada. Zilch. Void. Zero. A big bunch of nuthin'.... Now, granted, this is the slow client season for me. I completely understand that no one wants their Senior or Family portrait made with dry, dead, yellow grass and a barren, leafless tree as the backdrop. Things should be perking up soon as trees bud out and the world becomes green again, so that's just a temporary thing. However, I should have been using this time to let my creative juices flow since I have no deadlines to meet. Yeah, creative juices - notsomuch....

It isn't because I haven't tried! I carried all my gear to a softball game yesterday, because I LOVE shooting softball and baseball, but it was so dang windy and dusty I hated to have my camera out. Dust works its way into crevices and dirt and cameras definitely don't mix. A couple of weeks ago I went on a manager's retreat to The Cliffs Resort at PK Lake, so I took my camera hoping to get some great shots of wildlife... I honestly didn't see very much - in the bar... So like the great Barry Manilow says, "I've been up, down, tryin' to get the feelin' again... All around, tryin' to get the feelin' again.... It seemed to disappear as fast as it came...."

But today - no more excuses! I'm headed down to Arlington for a couple of days to see my sister Clydean! (Shout out to our sister Denise, :( who wanted to go to but can't) She and I are going to explore DFW and see what kind of trouble we can get into, and hopefully shoot some great shots along the way! So come hell or high water, rain or shine, bar or no bar (okay, there will probably definitely be a bar at some point) I'll have some actual photographs to put in that blank space very soon!

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