Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Limo Lore"

The stories that could be told as this stretch Lincoln Town Car transported revelers to weddings, anniversaries, proms and graduations would probably defy logic. But probably the most interesting story would be how this once luxurious coach ended up deteriorating in a field in South Central Texas.

"Hanging Hot"

Just the color sends up a warning that these peppers are hot, hot, hot. Displayed prominently at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, these culinary delights can also be utilized as decorative touches in your kitchen, patio or anywhere you want attention-getting color. And if you're really brave, you could also spice up a bland dinner with the spicy tastes of New Mexico cuisine.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Italian Precipitation"

Neither the rain nor vehicular traffic seemed to phase shoppers as they made their way through the narrow streets of Florence during an afternoon storm. The overcast skies and colorful umbrellas only seemed to enhance the beauty of this beloved Italian city.

"Feeding Frenzy"

It didn't take long for this Hilton Head beach picnic to attract a noisy choir of gulls to participate in the festivities. Whether it was "tuna salad sittin' on a Ritz", peanuts, Fritos or morsels of raw shrimp, these airborne gourmets were eager to capture anything thrown
their way.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Just Plum Tuckered Out"

Even with the excitement of Ft. Worth's famed Stockyard, a man's gotta grab a little catnap from time to time. This candid shot, captured in front of one of Cowtown's famed beef emporiums, confirms that a Texas-sized rib-eye, when consumed midday, can result in an unplanned siesta on a summer afternoon.

"Colorado Paintbrush"

Regardless of the time of year you visit the scenic Rocky Mountain State, there is always something to capture photographically. Be it a 14,000 foot mountain peak, a pristine stream, or just a meadow awash with the colors of the season, you need do nothing more than open your eyes to the splendor around you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

'Bottoms Up'

It was a little strange on a recent photo excursion to capture artistic tributes to the deceased to find "adult beverages" in abundance at certain cemetery plots. This takes the old adage "Dying for a drink" to a new level. I know, I know....I've got a sick sense of humor. With that acknowledgement, I will close with the sincere wish, "May light perpetual shine upon the souls of the departed".

"Super Bowl Countdown"

With 48 hours and counting, Dallas continued to be hammered by Mother Nature. Friday morning's forecast was for a 'dusting' of snow, with clear skies to follow. That prediction was not even close with snowfall totaling more than 6 inches as seen in this shot outside my home. Thankfully, the sun emerged in time to provide a glorius Saturday for the thousands upon thousands congregating in the Dallas-Ft.Worth Metroplex for the big Packer-Steeler confrontation Sunday evening.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Rolling Home"

A flatbed, void of cargo, is heading home through the Rockies, having delivered its accomplishment often going unnoticed. But as I sit at my computer, iced in and held captive in the throes of a vicious winter storm rampaging through "Super Bowl" Dallas on this early February morning, I marvel at how our commerce system still manages to deliver the goods. The post office for years has had the reputation of getting the mail out through hail, snow, ice and storm. But while you're applauding our resilient mail carriers, give it up for the truckers, pilots, forklift operators, and those hardy souls on the loading docks and tarmac who somehow seem to get the goods to us year round.