Saturday, April 30, 2011

tweet * tweet

no, not that kind. the yellow bellied bird kind.

april's almost over, and may is nigh!

Friday, April 29, 2011

friday night in terrell

lots of stuff going on tonight, and the weather was perfect to be out enjoying the park!

Relay for Life was going on over at the junior high. A nice turnout honoring those who are battling cancer, survivors and their loved ones and supporters.

At the ball field, the Tigers took on Ennis in their final game of the season. Check over at Terrell Daily Photo for more info and pics!

Primera Iglesia Baptista had live music playing from the football field that could be heard all around Ben Gill.

the evening was capped off with an amazing sunset!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

i've been working

on the railroad ... all the live long day.

and the days are long. the weekdays seem so much longer than the weekends!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

poplar bluff, mo

the town where i was born has been in the news a lot lately due to excessive rain and flooding.

I took the first photo above last summer from the bank of the Black River, right where it runs through downtown Poplar Bluff. A normal level...

The photo below I stole from my sister's site, Bluff Area Daily, showing the entrance to the same bridge across the river - and you can see the water all the way up to the bottom of the bridge!

Pretty amazing ... and dangerous. Thatsa lotta watta~! =)


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

koffee kake

Koffee Kake - a great place to stop in for coffee and sweets =)

we had a bake sale fundraiser at work today - and i was forced to participate by buying some chocolate chip cookies and toffee brownies. now i'll have to run 20 miles to work them off!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

late night dinner!

friday night pre-race dinner - sonic! a new york dog, corny dog, fries and chocolate shake!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

sunset from downtown

where did the day go?

finished my 5k race this morning in 33:17... not a great time, but i had a nice run and worked up a sweat, so it's all good!

Friday, April 22, 2011

lost in the fifties

tomorrow morning is a 5k in Heath... followed by some much needed yard work.

today's photo is one last photo taken at the Heritage Jubilee car show last weekend.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Fa-So-La-Ti-Do! =)

today's photo is Do-Re-Mi, the Texas Safety and Security Dog - the photo was taken during the Heritage Jubilee.

Visit him on facebook here!

He and his human (Cilla) are available to speak at local schools or events about dog safety, so click over now for a booking in northeast Texas!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

old yeller

there's a lot of good workmanship in this old car... and shiny chrome too =)

love that side mirror too!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

up in the air

this was an off-the-chest jump in-the-air frisbee catch!
(click the pic for a larger view)

Monday, April 18, 2011


the barbeque contest part of the jubilee is serious business, and people come early and stay all weekend preparing their food submission for the contest - chicken, ribs, brisket... Texas favorites!

I was out taking photos at the carnival Thursday evening, and on my way back to the car this nice couple (the guy) yelled at me to take their picture. They were part of the camping / barbeque groups inhabiting the park this weekend.. i didn't catch a name - and posing for a camera carries its dangers - so now you're on the internet! =)

happy monday~!

Sunday, April 17, 2011


today's photo is a reflection looking back in downtown terrell.

i have more photos from the jubilee over on my facebook page - just click the link in the right hand column!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

goddess of speed

hood ornament from an old packard - known as the 'goddess of speed' =)

lots of cool cars down at the heritage jubilee today! i'll have more photos posted later.

Friday, April 15, 2011

caramel apples

as a kid i always wanted a caramel or candy apple at the carnival! but, after i got it, i didn't care for it much =) i'd eat the caramel off the outside and throw away the apple

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

the freedom skater

after loading my car up with groceries at walmart on sunday, i noticed this motor home in the parking lot. i had my point and shoot and snapped a photo so i could see what it was about.

the freedom skater is a motivational speaker travelling across America speaking to students about self empowerment and entrepreneurship. This is a link to his blog post about Terrell and east Texas.

Facebook? yeah, he's got that too...

below, is a youtube video of his visit to karaoke at Taqueria Dos Aces in Terrell.

Monday, April 11, 2011


one more bluebonnet photo =) yesterday's was really about the 'bug' more than the flower.

they have a strong, sweet smell when you're standing in the middle of a field of them too =)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

texas bluebonnets

the state flower is in full bloom along highways in northeast Texas! i captured this one by Lake Lavon, north of Rockwall.

why does the weekend go by twice as fast as workdays?

my ladybug friend here is actually not a bug at all; it's a beetle! =)

next weekend is the heritage jubilee! which means the next race will be the Fountain 5k, held next Saturday morning in Ben Gill Park!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011


my 2nd favorite workday!! (after payday Friday)

Oh!! and Happy National Beer Day to everyone out there who loves beer!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ben gill park

it's not quite zilker park, but the nice weather and late daylight hours bring lots of people out to enjoy the local parks in Terrell!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

rooftop patios

this is what we need in downtown terrell - a rooftop bar/patio with some live music playing on a cool summer evening =)

Monday, April 4, 2011

sixth street

6th street, Austin.
live band in a local bar.
music vibrating, and very loud.
quick snap, no flash.
sudden hand movement
today's photo =)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

kountry kitchen

my favorite place for a post-race meal!

today i finished the lion's dash 5k in 33:24.. not a great time, but it's okay considering i'm fighting a cold and was awake coughing most of the night. i'd considered just taking pics, but went ahead and ran with the hopes of breaking up some of the congestion. so, i'll take that time!

Friday, April 1, 2011

friday night lights

decisions decisions...

i'm fighting off a cold, but i have a race scheduled for the morning. i may be photographing instead of running, depending on how i feel in the morning.

other than that... yard work is on tap for this weekend, and maybe getting a workout walking around Canton.. =P