Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Walking along a dirt road in April

Just about every morning, rain or shine, I take a walk down my dirt road with my puppies. 

Unless it's raining, I have my camera and my eyes are constantly searching for something to shoot...a new flower, an interesting weed, or merely the play of light on a leaf.

When I find it - whatever "it" is - Belle and Max wait patiently while I examine the something from every angle through my lens. 
They are so good.

You can imagine how many photos I have, then, if every morning I take between two and twenty. 

During busy times, I might not even glance twice at the photos, much less edit them or post them on my blog. 

There just aren't enough minutes in the day for that.

But there are (almost) always enough minutes to take a walk on a dirt road before the day gets swept away. 

(By the way, I apologize for being AWOL from your blogs. My son's wedding is fast approaching and I've been focusing on those last to-do's for it. Thanks for popping by to see me anyway - I miss you all!)

(One more thing...my photos are a mess. How do you organize yours?)

Linking (for the last time!) with
Lissa's Walk and Click

Monday, April 15, 2013

Do All Things With Love

I can't believe it's been more than 10 days since I posted here. 

There's been so much going on...birthdays, funerals, up-coming weddings, taxes...

...and then the explosions today in Boston made me stop,

 take a deep breath, 

and put it all in perspective.

Let's keep trying to spread the word,

just as all of those who came to the aid of the victims 
did with their actions.

Strangers helping strangers.

That's what overcomes evil.

That's love.

Prayers for the victims in Boston and their families...and the ones who hurt them.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Why I love road trips in springtime...

Red and blue, playing nicely together.

Indian Paintbrush 
are beautiful by themselves...

but together 
they truly bring out each other's beauty, don't they?

These were some of the lost files my friend Bruce recovered for me.

Thanks again, Bruce!

And this is where I stopped to snap these on my way back from Houston a couple of weeks ago. 

Doesn't it look like someone passed by with a leaking bucket of blue paint?

And that's why I love road trips in springtime. 

The end.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Deepwater Blooming

I took these last week while visiting my parents and intended to post them days ago.

That's just the way it's been lately.

(Deepwater is the name of the neighborhood I grew up in, by the way.)

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off they sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Wisteria dripped from thick vines woven through a trellis on the back porch.

Morning Glories turned the chain link fence into a work of art.

My grandmother planted these brilliant azaleas in the front of the house. 
They shout SPRING IS HERE!

Wisteria petals dotted the patio table. 
So delicate.

These are blossoms on a Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow plant. 
The petals change from purple to lavender to white. 
Amazing and gorgeous!

Just a carpet of tiny yellow flowers decorating a field in the middle of the neighborhood where all of the schools are located.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 
I'm spinning in circles again, but will try to come around visiting everyone this week!

My friend was able to recover my lost NEF files, by the way. He used a program called Rescue Pro by Sandisk. Whew! I'll be eternally grateful to him for taking the time to retrieve them and help me learn a little more about photo files. (And all it cost me was a 12-pack of Budweiser!)

Check out his beautiful website and if you have friends getting married in the Austin area, send them his way: Bruce Coville Photography