Ground: In Black &White

How I do adore nature! Part of my fun in photographing nature is to look for the different perspective in what I see around me. Maybe you’ll find that little spider crawling on the flower or that beautiful burst of color in the center of the fall leaves. So Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is ground.  The first of the photos is one of the beach in Maui  where in the early morning I found a child’s footprints in the sand. The second of the photos is a fall photo with some leaves and rocks. The third of the photos is where I took some liberties with the challenge. Since we love to snorkel the “ground” becomes the floor of the ocean. So with that in mind I am sharing a photo of the ocean, also in Maui, which has one of my favorite little creatures in it – an octopus. I hope you enjoy!


Footprints on the beach



Fall leaves



Ocean floor octopus


TWO: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

I like the word that Cee chose for the Fun Foto Challenge: TWO. I want to share with you two photos from a trip that our daughter and I (two of us) took in October. And we had two much fun!!   (yes, I know it should be too but I’m having fun with this!)

This first one is from the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio. There were TWO big foot prints from Tex (the big dude at the State Fair) that had trivia on them and our daughter stood on them.

TWO big feet

TWO big feet

TWO glass celebration

TWO glass celebration

This second picture is of our celebration of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) kicking OU’s hinnie. (Yes, I am an alumni)  I had a Shocktop beer and she had water and we had a great time all around!

A fabulous weekend with two fun loving females!!

Cee’s Share Your World: Week 37

Getting back into the groove on blogging again, I go back to one of my fav bloggers and this is one of her challenges: Share Your World Week 37!

Here are the questions and my answers:


What is your favorite outdoor activity? In the summer definitely hanging out in our swimming pool with my husband, a good book, our kiddos, and/or a good, cold beer and a cigar. Any combination works and if I can have them all at the same time I’m a happy lady! So here’s a peek at our “redneck” swimming pool:

july 4 pool partyFor those who might be confused it is in our very large pond and that wood you see at the bottom right is our pier. Works wonderfully! (photo courtesy of our neighbor).

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together? I’m totally a separated person except when it comes to mashed potatoes and boudain.

But I don’t have many photos of my meals so I’ll show you one of my favorite meals – my husband’s fantabulous ribs!

Hubby's ribs


If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

I have to say the Caribbean. Beautiful water, lovely beaches, windsurfing, great food… I could go on.

dark octopus

st kits Carib meets Atlantic









And, last question, what household chore do you hate doing? Well, I’ll admit it- all of them!!!