water would be nice

water would be nice, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

It's so hot here, even the cactus-type plants are dying. Or at least thirsting. This one looks like it could use a good gallon or so of water.



lamplights, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

The architecture in the King William area is magnificent. The historical stuff is great, but even some of the newer buildings are just cool, like these lamplights along the roof of one building. Sure makes my neighborhood look boring.


reflections of fiesta

reflections of fiesta, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

This is another shot from the photowalk last weekend. I'm still going through and editing some to see if I like them 'all fixed up'. This one is a reflection in a storefront window on St. Mary's.


iHeartFaces (feet week)

I've been wanting to participate in an i♥faces contest for a long time....this week (feet week - LOL), I'm finally doing it. Click on the link above to see more fun foot pics, and find out more about the iHeartfaces community.



Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2009

boarded up, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

I registered for this back in May (I think). It was a lot of fun. There were about 50 photographers who met up in the King William Historic District and walked around for two hours shooting whatever. This is the second annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.

I think I'd like to do something similar in much cooler weather.

It was fun, I was pretty hot and sweaty when it was over, but I had a good time and got a bunch of cool photos. Click on the photo above to go to my flickr account and see the rest if you like.

Sunday Citar

Welcome to Sunday Citar! This blog quote meme was created by Tabitha @ FreshMommy. You can stop by her blog to see the quotes and photos that she and everyone else is loving right now.

hello sunshine
"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence."
~ Og Mandino


one hot little boy

IMG_9939edit, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

Outdoor wedding receptions in the middle of July, in triple-digit temperatures are tough. But it was bearable last weekend with several giant fans to help move the air around.

Here is my boy cooling off. He had a blast, even with all the sweating involved.


Oh, peacock feathers!

IMG_9876, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

This is a shot from a wedding last Saturday. Don't know why, but somebody brought the bride this peacock feather. I googled it to see if there was some sort of symbolism. Seems like some cultures consider them lucky, and some consider them VERY unlucky. I sure hope they weren't wishing doom upon the couple.

Anyhow, it was pretty and was catching a bit of the setting sun, so I thought I'd get a picture of it. It's actually one of my favorite non-people pictures of the day.


a little rain, a little sun, voila!

IMG_9422, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

“The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched”

~ Henry David Thoreau


Star Spangled Banner...

Billy Coffey's post yesterday, the banner still waves, inspired me to post this photo I took at the base before the fireworks. I have to admit, I enlarged the moon a little to make the image a bit more dramatic. Oh, and by the way Billy....amen!

Star Spangled Banner

Sunday Citar

Fresh Mommy has a thing for quotes - if you'd like to join in the 'Sunday Citar' fun, click on the link above and see what it's all about!


"I often use the word "joy" when describing fireworks. It is a considered word, deliberate in choice. Not just amusement, entertainment, astonishment, but joy. Our art makes us all into children again for a while. We become one in our experience for the moment; lost in the sound and color and light. We see large forces, stronger than we could ever be, yet beautiful in their effects. Sometimes violent, sometimes restrained. Delicate beyond imagination at times, coarse and rude at others."
~Bill Withrow


before digital

bebd, originally uploaded by beckeyz.

This is one of the last photos I took with my 35mm Minolta. I love this picture. A new big brother comforting his new little sister. I don't think he's looked at her so lovingly since. LOL!

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