Wednesday, February 15, 2012


One of the nature's most ominous creations, the prickly cactus, has been recognized for years as a source of water for those unfortunate enough to become stranded and suffering from dehydration. More recently, this same desert inhabitant has become popular for a lot more than its water content. Just remember the next time you enjoy that warm glow after imbibing in a margarita or an old-fashioned "shooter", it took some delicate harvesting to create the tequila that you so much enjoy.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

"Nap Time"

There are certain things a girl, especially a little girl, just has to have. One of them: a nap. Even on the scenic hike up to Colorado's Alberta Falls, it's hard to miss the tell-tale sign that someone's just about to run out of gas. Although this young trouper made it all the way to the top-o-the-trail, chances are on the way back to Estes Park, she nodded off while daddy drove.

Friday, February 3, 2012

"A Step Back"

There are so many elements in this photo that initially caught my eye as I wandered a block off the town square of Grapevine TX. First of all, a blacksmith shop; now that's a true relic. And towering above this still thriving enterprise was a water tower and windmill. All of these images hearkened back to simpler times. But then I noticed one thing that made this composition completely unique: an eco-friendly florescent bulb in an antique fixture, providing modern-day illumination to this historic setting.