A friend of Kimberly’s had one of these babys on their home and I had to take a couple photos. It’s a yellow garden orb-weaver. Supposedly not poisonous, but the sheer size is enough to frighten you to death! The whole thing was probably 3+ inches big.
On our way back from the Block Creek B&B, we had to stop at Blackbird Antiques in Comfort, TX to visit Karen Frias, the owner, and her pugs. She always has interesting antiques, home decor, bedding and other treasures. Sadly her original pugs, Molly, Hudson and Eddie, have all passed on, but there’s a new generation now: Matilda and Dexter. Read more
Kimberly and I took a spur of the moment trip to the Block Creek Bed and Breakfast located half way between Fredericksburg and Comfort, TX. I didn’t think I would be able to find anything at the last minute, but the gods were with us and this gem just kinda popped-up. The reviews were all four and five stars and it’s definitely deserved. Read more
I’ve had the Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet (model PTH660) for a few months now and thought I’d post just a few thoughts.
First off, if you use Photoshop or Lightroom, the Wacom tablet is a game-changer. After you get used to using the pen, drawing is much more natural than with using a mouse. If you’ve ever tried to draw a circle or draw a selection around a person’s head with a mouse, you’ll appreciate the difference. Read more
Kimberly took me up to Nebraska/Iowa to meet her family. It was my first trip up to that part of the country and I had a wonderful time. Her family is just great. Spring hadn’t arrived yet, so it was pretty brown and overcast for most of the trip. There still were a few hints of winter snow. I only pulled out my DSLR at her Dad’s farm near Sioux City. Never been on a farm before. Lots of interesting stuff. Porter the cat, who is in a lot of the shots, was more dog than feline. He followed us all around just like a farm dog.
Some photos from today’s playgroup! It was a surprisingly hot day! Read more
Was out driving on Marquardt Rd in Boerne, TX and saw this!
Mission Miracle K9 Rescue was doing evaluations and running playgroup last Sunday at Kirby Animal Shelter. Lots of people and dogs showed up! Here are some pics! (Note: The people looking at their phones in many of the shots are videoing the dog interactions. They aren’t looking at their FB page ;-) ) Read more
Didn’t do any serious shooting this trip. Weather kinda sucked and left my good glass at home. Shot these with my Nikon D500 and my 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6. It’s just a gut feeling, but I think my D750 has better dynamic range and is better suited for landscapes. Still, the D500 is no slouch.
Some shots near Wimberley, TX. Got engaged this weekend too! :-D Read more