I Heart Faces ~ scenic B/W

Just had to use this shot from last weekend. The kids uncle took them fishing while we were visiting for Thanksgiving. They had a blast. I love the reflection of the trees in the pond.



Sunda Citar ~ stars

I'm just getting it in under the wire. It's still Sunday though, and Sunday means it's time to share a quote or two, join in the Citar fun, brought to you by Tabitha at Fresh Mommy.

I got to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her husband deep in the Piney woods of East Texas. I decided to give astrophotography a shot and see how it came out. Being so far away from any big cities, the skies are awesome for viewing stars. I used a pocket flashlight to "paint" the tops of the trees with light during a 30 second exposure. It was fun! Can't wait to try it again.


"The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas!"
~ June Hershey


just another Texas autumn

We try to make it out to Lost Maples every year since there are few places in Texas that get any kind of "fall color" to speak of. I think we were a little late this year, I really wanted to go last week, but I had to be home all week for the major plumbing repair that was underway.

Anyhow, we went today and even though most of the "spectacular" color was gone and on the ground already, I still managed to get some good shots in and we all had a great time on our short hike through the park.

Here are a few of the shots I got.

the entrance to the park...probably the most colorful thing we saw

I thought this was kinda pretty, so I zoomed in and got a nice close-up of it

another pretty plant that I'm sure is what was making me sneeze throughout the day

the path ahead

Ronnie teaching the kids to skip stones

some color!!! It really was few and far between, though

I saw this ONE leaf from a distance and had to get a close up shot of it.

Had to end this post with one of the kids...they really did have fun today, and so did I. Can't wait til next year.


I Heart Faces ~ orange

It's about time I enter another photo into an I heart faces weekly challenge. When I saw the theme was "orange", I knew just what to use. They are growing up way too fast.


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