Number 6

Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum is in full swing except today its raining so I am processing the photos I snapped March 25.  These are fringed hybrid tulips.
I used a 50mm lens at 1/250 second because its Spring in Texas and the wind was blowing 30 mph.

Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum is in full swing except today its raining so I am processing the photos I snapped March 25.  These are fringed hybrid tulips.

I used a 50mm lens at 1/250 second because its Spring in Texas and the wind was blowing 30 mph.

Lake Tahoe on a sunny day in February 2014.  I snapped during a stop on the drive around the lake.  We were lucky to be here. The mountain passes were closed the day before we drove into the area and closed again the day after we left.  We did not ski but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Lake Tahoe on a sunny day in February 2014.  I snapped during a stop on the drive around the lake.  We were lucky to be here. The mountain passes were closed the day before we drove into the area and closed again the day after we left.  We did not ski but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Pickup Truck on a gravel road: Snapped this photo in the early days of digital photography with a 1 megapixel camera.  The location is the middle of nowhere in Southern Iowa.  I was exploring backroads on my way from Texas to the old home place in Illinois.

Pickup Truck on a gravel road: Snapped this photo in the early days of digital photography with a 1 megapixel camera.  The location is the middle of nowhere in Southern Iowa.  I was exploring backroads on my way from Texas to the old home place in Illinois.

I snapped this photo of the Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo di Firenze) in 2002 with a Pentax MX camera using Kodachrome 64.  Then I digitized it with an Epson 920 scanner.  The Duomo construction began in 1296 and the dome was completed in 1436! 
I imagine the Duomo was awe-inspiring in the middle ages because it still is today.

I snapped this photo of the Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo di Firenze) in 2002 with a Pentax MX camera using Kodachrome 64.  Then I digitized it with an Epson 920 scanner.  The Duomo construction began in 1296 and the dome was completed in 1436! 

I imagine the Duomo was awe-inspiring in the middle ages because it still is today.

Ft. Sumter, where the Civil War began.  Guarding the Charleston Harbor entry but not very imposing. We visited the Fort on a cold, blustery January day.  Duty here must have been boring until the fighting started.

Also, one of the original cannons.

Gateway Arch downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Snapped this June 2013 the morning after watching a Cardinal game in Busch Stadium.  Great Summer weekend road trip - Watch Cardinal baseball and explore St. Louis.

Gateway Arch downtown St. Louis on the Mississippi River. Snapped this June 2013 the morning after watching a Cardinal game in Busch Stadium.  Great Summer weekend road trip - Watch Cardinal baseball and explore St. Louis.

After two years my Camellia finally started to bloom. Furthermore after acting anemic all Summer my Hibiscus started blooming profusely.

In less than 24 hours, a strong cold front is scheduled to sweep through North Texas on its journey South. So, by this time tomorrow the Camellia and the Hibiscus in my garden will be history! 

However, their images shall live forever on Tumblr - at least until the Internet becomes obsolete.

Number 6 turned 2 today!

Number 6 turned 2 today!

(Source: assets)

Took this photo at the Dallas Arboretum. I’m not sure what kind of flower but I really liked the color and shape.
The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is new (to me at least) and it is awesome! I do have a complaint however, They should remove the word “Children’s” from the title because it is really cool for all ages.

Took this photo at the Dallas Arboretum. I’m not sure what kind of flower but I really liked the color and shape.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is new (to me at least) and it is awesome! I do have a complaint however, They should remove the word “Children’s” from the title because it is really cool for all ages.

Green Leaf:  Snapped photo at Dallas Arboretum this morning (October 20). The Sun was behind the leaf and gave it an eerie neon look.

Green Leaf:  Snapped photo at Dallas Arboretum this morning (October 20). The Sun was behind the leaf and gave it an eerie neon look.