THE QUEEN!!! (September 26, 2010)
She is such a beauty & is poised so delicately on this wildflower in North Texas.
Hope all the SmugMuggers enjoy this butterfly pic. Found her while tromping around the woods near our house today.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the twins "swinging" shot last night.
Have a great Sunday evening.
I'll be back on the road tomorrow (a 7:20 a.m. flight from Dallas) and not back to Big D until Wednesday, October 6th.
But I'm taking my camera to Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY. I figure the Louisville portion of the trip may give me some opportunities for photographs.
I'll try to comment while I'm on the road, but won't be able to post pics.
September 5, 2010
This is a shot from yesterday's Warbirds on Parade show. Bill & I went and took our cars (the '66 Fairlane 427 and the '69 Mach 1 Mustang). But the stars of the show were lots and lots of vintage WWI and WWII and later airplanes & helicopters. The car show was just a minor part of the event (even though there were about 100 classic cars there) The planes stole the show, and we had such a great time looking at them. We took two of the grandboys (age 2 and 4) and they were just beside themselves with excitement over the planes at the airport in Lancaster, TX. It was wonderful day.
I saw these planes taking off and thought they were going home (it was late in the afternoon), then I heard them coming back over the airport for a fly over. I had about 6 seconds to throw the camera up, focus & shoot. I'm pretty pleased with the result here.
This is best viewed in large or x-large format.
Great birthday party today for Chenoa & all of our kids & grandkids. The weather was just perfect for hot dogs & hamburgers on the patio. And then we all lingered over the Oreo Cookie cake & ice cream.
Have a happy Labor Day,
September 3, 2010
I don't know what this cute little bug is - but it caught my eye today on the weeds near my house. I loved his big, black eyes. I hope you enjoy too. There's no crop or post editing on this one - just got lucky. Check it out in X2 - it's pretty cool.
Have a wonderful evening & a great Labor Day weekend Smug Muggers. We are headed to another car show tomorrow, but this one also includes vintage WWII airplanes - so it should be fun & provide some great photo ops.
Sunday is my daughter's 34th birthday, Gee that makes me feel old! LOL - but she's a wonderful daughter, so Mom is so proud. We will have my daughter (Chenoa - American Indian name that means White Dove of Peace). her husband & two girls, Bill's children and grandchildren mid afternoon on Sunday. We'll have a great time grilling hamburgers to celebrate Chenoa's birthday & Labor Day. When Chenoa was a littl girl, she always thought that the big Labor Day Weekend Celebrations - were all about her & her birthday. That made me smile. Many years later, she figured it out & just shares her birthday with the country. :))!
Between Bill & I we have 7 grandchildren ranging in age from 16 years old to 4 months old. So Sunday's celebration will be loads of fun - count the parents, grandparents, kids & grandkids - we'll have 15 people for dogs & burgers on Sunday!!! I'm looking so very forward to it.
Then on Monday, Bill & I will be taking our cars to another car show in Burleson, TX. So next week - watch for lots of vintage car shots.
Love the Smug Mug community & all your fabulous photos. Have a great holiday weekend!!