" One day is spun in gold..
Another day seems red hot or icy cold..
Passing storms clear the air and change the tide..
Each day a new sun!"

Lisa Powell

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coffee and Photoshop

Such a breezy and beautiful cool day..Back door open, Oscar (in crate) relaxing and watching the world go by..Simon doing backyard toad master duty..Me playing with textures while drinking my early morning coffee..This old photo that I shot a year ago is a favorite for me to play with :-)

Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Play Octaves

It turns out that my photo composition (previous post) was a happy accident as far as the number of birds I chose... I had no clue that eight birds was relevant to anything musical...

Birds on a wire


My sister found and shared a beautiful and amazing song, composition based on the positioning of birds on a wire seen in a photograph..Seeing and listening to that work of art inspired me to combine textures to my own birds on a wire photograph :-)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Memories

My Oscar has been on crate rest for the last several days due to a flare up of his back issues..
Two or three of those days I hung out with him and Simon the entire day without leaving the house, even momentarily..
Yesterday was one of them..
I decided to spend some of this time productively, lol..
I was organizing some important documents of mine and got the bright idea of saving a few of them to a thumb drive.... When I loaded my thumb drive to my computer and opened it, I found a treasure trove of old photos....
This is one of them...
I shot these images during a hike at Brazos Bend State Park..A beautiful and quiet place to hike, birdwatch, camp..
  Brazos Bend, January 2010
Brazos Bend, January 2010-edited with a Karen Burns texture overlay

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunrise and Fog

For Easter Morning I had plans to go watch and photograph the sunrise somewhere..I thought about it, but I forgot to set my alarm to wake me up early enough to drive to Galveston..I woke up early, on my own, but not in time to reach Galveston before sunrise... I barely had time to drive to Sylvan Beach..
I drove thru very thick fog.. When I reached Sylvan beach I realized that I had passed thru most of the fog and had beaten it by a few moments..I had a few minutes to photograph the sunrise before the fog caught up with me and became too thick to see anything..
It was a beautiful Easter sunrise and a pretty day :-)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Spring Nature Hike

A beautiful day for a nature hike with a friend! It was so pretty and also cool outside..Didn't have to worry about finding shade, and didn't have to run or hide from any mosquito's...
We saw lots of bug life, plant life, birds :-)
In the afternoon, Armand Bayou was the turtle watering hole..Turtles floating lazily, turtles munching leaves...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Brazos Bend Park 2014

It has definitely been a long long time since I last visited here..A lot has been going on..Spring is beginning to show its soft colors..I had an amazing afternoon at Brazos Bend State Park with Geff a photography friend..While there I saw an alligator in one of the lakes..He would not show himself..But oh boy, there was a massive evacuation of birdlife who was swimming in the same lake as the alligator..These birds exited the lake single file and went hiding in the grasses on the other side of the walkway..