June 27, 2011
This isn't the greatest, or most interesting shot ever, but the backstory is kind of unusual. I walked out of the workshop and heard this loud "whooshing" sound. I looked around and saw this balloon being inflated in our neighbor's front yard. I watched until it was full then it took off and I snapped this photo as it floated across the field in front of the house.
We are off to vacation today headed to New Mexico. Hopefully there will be some new photos week after next. Commenting will be limited, but I promise to catch up when we get back home.
Have a wonderful week.
May 8, 2011
Sorry that I'm so late posting today, but after the week's worth of wedding festivities, I was late getting back home from Austin. However, it was well worth every minute, and the wedding and reception were both super. Thanks to everyone for your kind comments.
This is a photo of a young girl laying on the giant trunk of a huge Oak tree that blew over a couple of weeks ago when we had 80 MPH straight-line winds. How sad to loose this fabulous old tree. It was like loosing an old friend. Best viewed in the larger sizes.
This tree is in the Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie, Texas. I'm sure this tree is well over 100 years old. There are many more this size that are thankfully still standing in the park. It's a lovely and wonderful park.
I processed this shot with Topaz spicify filter.
Check out these other two links to more clearly see the size of this huge old tree - it was a giant. Everyone that sees the loss of this beauty have tears in their eyes.
Thanks to everyone for your kind comments this week. I really appreciate them very much.
May 7, 2011 - this is an upside-down Hackberry Emperor butterfly that I caught "hanging around" the house the other day. Best viewed in X2.
Thanks so much for all the comments this week, I apologize for being less than able to comment back, but I will catch up soon.
The wedding went well last night & Misty was of course a gorgeous bride. We were so proud. Tonight is the reception/party for about 300 people, so that should be fun too.
Take care my friends, and have a wonderful Saturday!