Posts Tagged ‘photography


The Sunflower State

I proudly and happily live in the sunflower state. While the bluebonnet will always be a favorite with the Texas born and raised mama, the sunflower has always been a favorite of mine. I clearly remember driving up for my first semester at KU with my family and close friend being enthralled by the sunflower highway signs. I even remember Joie telling me that any state that put sunflowers on their road signs had to be a good place. Boy, was she ever right!

I love the yearly bloom, and I was happy to share a bit of it’s glory with the boys recently.


The Little One Shoots

The toddler, at two, now frequently says, “I wan take picture.”. Gee, wonder where he learned to use a camera? Was it the photographer dad or the blogging mama? The wooden rangefinder, while cute, is just not cutting it for the little guy anymore. I have taken to occasionally letting him shoot a few frames with my Nikon. His work is not very consistent, but his good shots are, well, actually quite good:

He had a rather nasty virus over the weekend that caused three days of sore throat and fever and left him rather crabby. We are all hoping that he will be back to his laid back self tomorrow. In the mean time, here’s photo of the littlest photog at our house:


Even the Trees

One of the many, many things I love about going back to Texas is getting to see the trees I grew up with. You see, even the trees are different down in the Lone Star State. I marvel at the Texas Live Oak trees; to me they feel like the quintessential tree. I’m sure that it’s just me, but they seem to have the perfect shape. Of course, there are other trees in Texas you don’t find in Kansas…


Tripping It

We are finally home and somewhat settled from our 9 day family adventure. We headed south to San Antonio where we spent a couple of days vacationing and I assisted Hubby shooting a wedding before we took the long way (home, for me) to Houston and spent a few days with my family. I chose not to carry a camera for much of the trip, but there are still plenty of photos. It’s not an adventure without a few bumps in the road, but we might have had more than our fair share this trip. There were parking boots on our car when we returned one night in San Antonio after we’d paid properly for the space we were occupying, and it turned out that it was a common problem with this company. After an hour long wait in a hot parking lot with two kiddos up after bedtime, not enough water to go around, and a $100+ fee paid, we were back on the road again. There was a lost camera (the preschoolers’) that we never did find, a family stop for ice cream on the side of the road that turned ugly when a local police officer hassled hubby for taking photos, we happened to be near a power substation, a cell phone left at a stop for food and fuel that caused us to turn back on the way home, and a myriad of other small things. Even with all the bumps in our road, we still had good trip overall. I’ll leave you with a number of photos now, but I’ll be back with more in a couple of days.


At the Ballpark

One of our wonderful dates last week was to the ballgame with friends. We had a FABULOUS evening. It started off with a tasty, albiet hot and windy, tailgate dinner before the game, continued with amazing seats and wonderful company, and ended with a pleasant and breezy evening that had us hanging out in the parking lot while the traffic cleared even after we jump started one of the cars. Hubby and I almost didn’t want to come home!

The view from our seats!

I have also been taking a few hip shots lately; I’m discovering that you have to take a WHOLE lot of them, and that there is an art to this that takes some serious practice. A couple of the ones I took at the game: