Monthly Archives: February 2015

5 Day Black & White Challenge – Day 5

Day 5 of the 5 day Black & White Challenge.

It has been an enjoyable challenge. I’d like to thank Helen from HHC for inviting me to participate. If you have not visited Helen’s blog…do yourself a favor and scoot on over to her page. You will not be sorry…her photography is wonderful and her heart is huge!

There were only two rules to follow when agreeing to participate in this challenge. The first was to post 5 different B&W photos in 5 days. The other was to invite a different photographer each day. I ran into a few road blocks but was able to invite 2 different bloggers Aletta from Nowathome and Amy at The World is a Book. And tonight I invite a third, Taylor from The Darkroom Nerd. I have recently “met” Taylor here in the blogging world. Her photography is very exciting. I like her diversity of subjects and her willingness to tell a little about what was happening when she took the photos. I encourage you all to visit Taylor’s blog as well as Aletta’s and Amy’s….you will not be disappointed!

Here is my final photo for this challenge. My precious lab-mix. Today she divided time between playing in the snow and snuggling with her moms….this is her snuggle time!

Puppy Smile

Puppy Smile

5 Day Black & White Challenge – Day 4

Day 4 of the 5 day black & white challenge. The rules of this challenge are simple. I will post 5 black and white photos in 5 days and I will invite a different person to join the challenge each day.

Unfortunately tonight I have come up empty on the invitation portion of the rules. So tonight I simply ask if any of you would like to join this challenge I would be thrilled to welcome you!

Tonight’s photo was taken earlier this afternoon. While the rest of North America is being pummeled by snow…we are experiencing rain and for the next 48 hours we may actually get iced in. So here is my rainy day picture.

RailRoad

365 Days of Photos – Day 52

It is my opinion that any person that considers themselves a photographer (amateur or professional) would never pass up the opportunity to take a picture of this sign! If this sign were posted outside of a Government installation I would not consider taking the shot. However, this sign is posted on a metal fence that appears to surround a scrap yard….I couldn’t resist!

No photos

5 Day Black & White Challenge – Day 3

Day 3 of the 5 Day Black & White challenge. The rules of this challenge are simple. I will post 5 photos in 5 days and I will invite a different person to join the challenge each day.

I am excited to invite fellow Texas blogger Amy, from The World is a Book, to participate in this challenge. She is a gifted photographer. I am frequently surprised by photos shared by Amy of places I have also photographed….yet her photos are of images I never noticed or imagined! Go check out her blog…you won’t be disappointed.

This is the “under-side” of the Main Street bridge in Fort Worth Texas.

Main Street - Fort Worth, Texas

Main Street – Fort Worth, Texas

365 Days of Photos – Day 51

I love flowers, trees and most plants….as long as they don’t smell bad or poke me! But, I am not schooled in plants. I know more about plants than a few people and a lot less that a whole bunch of people. But I love to watch them go through their yearly life cycle. I enjoy putting my hands into dirt and participating in the life of a little guy with leaves and blooms.

But again…I am not educated in plants. So, today when I saw this beautiful blooming tree a few blocks away i hurried to it and started taking photos. The problem is…I’m not totally sure what it is. I immediately thought it was a Bradford Pear….they bloom early and have white flowers. But then I realized this tree is not shaped like a Bradford Pear. I finally settled on The Dogwood. 

I did a little Googling and feel pretty confident in my choice. However, if there is someone out there that would like to challenge my decision I am always willing to concede to one with more knowledge.

Dogwood 2

Dogwood