Monday, May 19, 2008


Little things in daily life have an amazing way of transporting me to another time or place that I have stored away in my memories. I spent the weekend in Boston visiting my sister and her fiance and had a chance to photograph a beautiful Dogwood tree in their garden. Dogwoods always take me back to the house that I grew up in. There was a large dogwood outside the front door that was full of beautiful blooms all spring. This tree isn't quite there yet, but it still had some beautiful flowers.

dogwood 2

dogwood 1

dogwood 3

And one more photo from the weekend.... Make a wish!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Series of Flowers

I've been taking the opportunity to capture some of the Texas wild flowers this spring. Here are a few I've photographed over the last few days.

flower w ladybug wm

Sun drenched wild flowers

wild flower 3

Altus Air Show

So I still haven't gotten around to editting most of the photos from the Air Show last weekend, however since I know my Mum & Granny are going to be looking here later today, I thought I would quickly throw up a couple of photos of us from the day.

family 2

And proof that I do occasionally wind up in front of the camera instead of behind it...
family 1

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Number 3

I just took the 3rd photo for my class.

pattern 3

What do you think?


My latest assignment from my photography class is to capture patterns. Here are 2 of the images I've come up with so far.



I still need to come up with 1 more.

I'm also hoping to get around to editting some photos from the Altus Air Show we went to this weekend. Maybe bella will cooperate and I'll be able to get that done today!

California girl

We finally found a food that Annabella likes! So far we've tried bananas, sweet potatoes, and green beans and have had no luck with any. At least with green beans she sort of tolerated for it a few days, until she figured out that she could spit it back out at me with what seems like supersonic force! So yesterday we tried avocado and she actually likes it! Unfortunatly for us, we're not in CA where avocados are more readily available (read: cheaper!). But at least we're no longer afraid that she'll never eat solids!

avocado 2

avocado 1

Friday, May 2, 2008

Inside wants Out

With the arrival of nice weather, so does Tiggy's presence in the window.
Inside wants Out

A different look

Since I was awake early this morning (and Los was occupying Anna) I decided to get some photos of the fence I showed a few days ago but with the sun rising behind it. Same subject, different look...
fence at sunrise

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Sad Day

I think today was just meant to be a sad day all around.

Last week, my Granddad died at the good age of 91. He had a very good life and has many people who love him, but it's still sad to lose someone who was so cherished.
This photo was taken by my sister when she was in England for Granddad's 90th birthday celebration. The funeral for him is today, but as it's in England unfortunatly I was unable to go. Even without being over there though, my thoughts are filled with memories of Granddad today.

And to add to that, this morning I woke up to the news that a training plane crashed on base today. Unfortunatly both the instructor and student in the plane died. The whole base has been shaken by this news. People seem to be holding their breath waiting for the names to be released so we can all figure out if we know the families and what we can do to help. It's times like these that you realize what a small, tight knit community the base is.