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Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Y

This week Cee has asked us to share photos that begin with the letter Y, end with the letter Y or in the caption WHY needs be present.

I recently visited Las Vegas. While there we went to the Bellagio to see the Chihuly exhibit. We didn’t realize we would also get to see a temporary exhibit celebrating the Year of the Dog.





Year of the dog1

Year of the Dog

Year og the dog 2

Year of the Dog

If you would like to see how others interpreted Cee’s challenge, simply visit her page.


DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

“This week, use your camera to discover the endless variety that one thing can contain.”

I took these photos several months ago in a friend’s art studio. At the time I had no idea if I would ever use them for anything. But I loved the colors and the various sizes of chalk ┬álined in the wooden box.IMG_4647

Now The Daily Post is asking for “…endless variety of one thing.” My mind immediately went to these photos.IMG_4646

If you would like to see how others interpreted this challenge then visit The Daily Post

The Daily Post – Unusual

A tag line used in Austin Texas is, ‘Keep Austin Weird.” So when I read this week’s challenge from The Daily Post (Unusual) I immediately thought of some photos I took recently when I visited the south side of Austin.

Apparently someone with a unique eye has stapled stuffed animals, puzzle pieces and photos of people on telephone poles up and down a main street. And even more unusual…no one seems to mind. Its just more proof that Austin is proud of its weirdness.DSC_0995






Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters C or D

The letters C or D…this is what Cee wants pictures of this week.

C = Cowboy

Awhile back we were visiting family in Snyder Texas. I found this cool piece of metal art at the local college. It actually represents their mascot – The Westerners. However, I’ve chosen to call him a cowboy…for this challenge!Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.19.56 PM

If you enjoy black and white photography I would encourage you to visit Cee’s page.


52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 9 – Patterns



Pilgrim monument – Provincetown MA


Pearl Brewery – San Antonio TX


John F Kennedy Museum and Library – Boston MA


Water Feature – Tarrant County College – Fort Worth TX


The 52 Weeks Photo Challenge, hosted by The Girl That Dreams Awake, is on its 9th week. This week the theme is “patterns.”

Come join the fun!



365 Days of photos – Day 364

In April 2000 a tornado hit downtown Fort Worth and the near west side of downtown.

These four metal beams were once supports for a billboard. But Mother Nature bent them useless.DSC_0251

Instead of tearing them down, it was decided to include them in the design of a new post office.DSC_0265

I really like the connection of the bent steel and the mail carrier motto….”Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay thecourier from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”




365 Days of Photos – Day 274

Yesterday I posted photos of the court house in Waxahachie Texas. Tonight I am posting photos of the architectural details of the building. I found these faces quite remarkable.


lion face



The terra cotta faces were created at Theodore Beilharz’s stone yard in Dallas Texas. The master┬ástone carver was Harry Herley. The Ellis county Court House located in Waxahachie Texas was built in 1895.