Monthly Archives: February 2009



It won’t be long.  Wildflower will soon color the sides of the Texas highways.   Two years ago, I drove to and from the Panhandle each week for work.  Loosing myself on that long stretch of road, I filed through my memory of years past picking bundles of wildflowers to give to my mom. 

Let her cry, for she’s a lady
Let her dream, for she’s a child
Let the rain fall down upon her
She’s a free and gentle flower
growing wild…”

Words by David Richardson


Posted by on February 28, 2009 in Photography, Texas


Four Sixes

That’s the name of this ranch.  I’ve written about it before in previous post sometime last year.  The website explains its history better than I can.  It is a most beautiful place.  I miss this part of my last job; the drive to and from Lubbock TX stopping for a quick break in Guthrie. My camera was always read at hand situated in the front seat and I have taken many “along the roadside” photos. One of the horses I used to write about that my husband’s family had when I first came to live in TX was from this ranch.


Posted by on February 22, 2009 in Photography, Texas


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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Last weekend my sister and her family attended the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.  (This photo and the one below were taken by my sister). This is the show of shows and is a first class event.   The best attend this one.  I have not yet attended simply due to life’s unpredictable schedule.  Maybe next year.  I do not know who these horses are but I do keep up on THIS FORUM who is showing their best. If you don’t stay with it, you can loose track fast although it does not take long to catch up with who is who.



Posted by on February 21, 2009 in Arizona, Photography


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Don’t Look Back


Often I hear of the troubles of many with their shovels digging up old memories from the past to bury themselves with burdens.  Sad really-people constantly looking backwards and build on their sorrow.  I say wash it away.   Look back on lessons learned but make that choice right now to let it go.  

I saw this bathtub in an empty room where I work before it was to be repaired/removed.  The wear and tear of this old tub reminded me of all that has been washed away down the drain.  But hope has remained.  Hope of renewal. 

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.

The Trumpet of Conscience    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Posted by on February 21, 2009 in Photography


Along The Road


Cows graze in this pasture but are in an adjacent field when I shot this.  I love this view on my drive to play with my horses. 

I feel like a cow.  Seven and half months pregnant a woman can feel that way.  Up until a month ago, I felt beautiful being an expectant mom.  It has been wonderful.  But the discomfort makes for long days.  People complain that February is half over.   I complain that March feels like a year away. 

Ah but I will have a new subject to photograph.


Posted by on February 20, 2009 in Photography, sky, Texas