Wednesday, September 30, 2009

blue sky

i know i tend to wish away my week days. i need to learn to slow down and enjoy the ride. the time does seem to be flying by much more quickly now that i've turned 40 =)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

downtown terrell

looking south towards the train tracks from downtown Terrell.

is it Friday yet? i know, i know....

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jamie Foxx

One more photo from this past Saturday =) today's photo shows Jamie Foxx as he addressed the crowd. In the background of this shot, the new street sign that 'renames' Bradshaw Street in honor of Jamie can be seen in the background - the street topper designates Bradshaw Street as 'Jamie Foxx Way' now. Jamie also played football for the Terrell Tigers during high school, as quarterback, and wore the number 12 - which is also visible.

The framed artwork to the left was another plaque in honor of Mr. Foxx that will be displayed in the performing arts center at the high school. It shows Jamie playing a long windy piano keyboard, reminiscent of his role in 'Ray'.

You can check out Jim's photos over at Terrell Daily Photo for some 'crisper' shots of the event. My point and shoot camera didn't perform that great from 200 feet away on zoom =)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Guest Chairs

Guest chairs at the Jamie Foxx day event; provided by local business U-RENT IT, located on highway 80 west. This shot was taken early in the morning, before guests were being allowed entry to the stadium.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jamie Foxx onstage with Gov Perry

Jamie Foxx Day - Sept 26, 2009

The excitement could be felt throughout Terrell this morning as Jamie Foxx rolled into town to accept the key to the city. Texas Governor Rick Perry was in attendance to recognize the great talent and accomplishments of Eric Marlon Bishop, aka Jamie Foxx.

Terrell Mayor Hal Richards proclaimed Saturday, September 26, 2009 as the official 'Jamie Foxx Day!'

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

looking up!

Forgive the short posts these past few days! taking a few days off and posting scheduled posts =)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Deep Purple

Now this flower is one that I've never seen before... found on a walk around the neighborhood today =)
Update: i think this has been identified as a purple passion flower!

Lazy Saturday

The weather outside today is beautiful and feels like spring. Everything is green from the recent rain, and the temps aren't unbearably hot like they normally are =)

I found this little guy hanging out on one of many mushrooms that have sprouted up from all the rain.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2 hour parking!

Another one from the archives today, and from downtown Greenville again =) we've had rain here for nearly every day over the past week, and i haven't had a chance to get out to take photos. I promise a photo of Terrell tomorrow, for sure! =)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

local residents

The recent drop in temperatures around here brought some of the locals out into the city streets. In a few weeks, these little noisy creatures will cover the sidewalks in the evenings.

When I lived in Commerce in college, we used to have to walk across a 'carpet' of crickets to get into our building in the fall. It was impossible to walk into the building without hearing multiple 'crunches'. =)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


if you know me at all by now, you'll know that I love short work weeks! and here we find ourselves again at a new weekend! woo hoo!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Texas National Guard Armory

Today's photo is the National Guard Armory located near Ben Gill Park in Terrell, Texas.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

back to work

here's the future for yesterday's flower... and it's time for me to return to work. symbolism?

Monday, September 7, 2009


with the end of the summer comes the end of sunflower season... here's my sunflower contribution =)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009


happy labor day weekend to all! stay safe and be careful this weekend! call a friend or loved one and let them know what you think of them, in a good way of course ;-)

Thursday, September 3, 2009


today's photo was taken near my work in Plano, Texas. It looks like someone left their 2-story basket near the train tracks and caught a ride =)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Work Visitor

Today we had a visitor to our work that required us to dress up (it's just horrible to have to dress business casual every now and again! no jeans or tshirts!) Our visitor today was the local Representative to the US House, Sam Johnson, who represents the district where my work is located. This was as close as I got to him, peaking out at him through some mini-blinds =) Apparently the congressman held a local town hall meeting in Richardson last night. Forgive the picture quality, this is a phone photo!!