Ink drawing of bluebonnets.

Inktober 2019: Legend

The Inktober theme for this post is legend. One of my favorite stories is the The Legend of the Bluebonnet. Like most Texans I love wildflowers especially bluebonnets. We love bluebonnets so much we even made them the state flower of Texas. In the spring time when the bluebonnets are out it isn't uncommon to … Continue reading Inktober 2019: Legend

1st Bluebonnet

Last week I saw the first bluebonnet in our yard. This is the first bluebonnet in our new house. If you aren't from Texas you may be thinking what is the big deal. Texans love wildflowers especially bluebonnets. We even made bluebonnet the state flower. Each year bluebonnets are a welcome splash of color after … Continue reading 1st Bluebonnet

Don’t Mess with Texas — Wildflowers

Last week as I was photographing wild flowers. I noticed a pile of trash mixed in with the beautiful flowers. It reminded me of Don't Mess With Texas anti-littering campaign.   Living in Florida I got very tired of people mentioning that every time something was said about Texas. It seems that non-Texans thought it … Continue reading Don’t Mess with Texas — Wildflowers

Throwback Thursday: Wind Turbines

First posted Jan 16th, 2009. Energy has been the major industry in west Texas for decades. Until recently it has been primarily oil and gas. One of the most notable sights on our trip west were wind turbines interspersed amongst the pump jacks. Took this shot between Kermit and Odessa, Texas.  It took the first … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Wind Turbines

Throwback Thursday: Cowtown

My hometown Ft. Worth, Texas started as a sleepy outpost on the banks of the Trinity river. It would later grow into a bustling cattle shipping hub earning the nickname Cowtown. Today Fort Worth is one of the largest cities in the country and is part an even larger metropolitan area.  In 2003, we knew … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Cowtown