Monday, December 5, 2011

Last of the Daisies

On a recent nature walk i came across this beautiful daisy. The last of the summer's bright colors before the winter cold.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Seen Better Days

These little daisies have seen better days for sure, but i still found them quaint enough to decorate a corner of my garden.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Far and away or.....

urban "jungle"? Coming round the cemetary Pioneer Park continues and becomes a little urban oasis.

There's the office buildings, right past that herd of longhorns.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pioneer Park Cemetary

Well unfortunately the Mommytography group is no more. Life gets in the way and i certainly understand how one can spread themselves too thin sometimes and need to focus on other things. So to mark the start of the Halloween month (cause really the decorations and everything are EVERYWHERE!)  and the demise of the group (although all members will continue taking photos and doing other photography endeavors) here are some photos i took while going through downtown recently. Who would think there would be a cemetary right outside on the lawn of the Convention Center. It's a very old cemetary where many VIPs who had a hand in making Dallas what it is were laid to rest. RIP.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

365-75 Prairie view

It's awesome to come across this type of view in the 'city'. Unfortunately it has come to mean that suburban sprawl is taking over more and more the few wide open spaces that are left....

Monday, May 2, 2011

365-72 Doodling along

Doodle bugs, roly poly, pill bugs --- what do you call the little critters such as the one creeping up on the edge of the stone there? Sure enough he probably just crept out from underneath..

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Changing times…..Erica Kane no more

ABC announced today they are canceling All My Children and One Life to Live. Two of the longest running soap operas on television. When my mother first came to this country she became hooked on As the World Turns in spite of not knowing much English.

That one was canceled a couple of years ago. And now these two fan favorites – the ones I watched during each summer vacation and every school holiday during my high school years – will be gone by years end.

 All My Children was my preferred favorite. Although the story lines could be crazy at times I was always anxious to know what would happen next to Tad, Jennie, Angie and Jessie.  I think when Jennie died was probably THE saddest episode for me. It was great when they all came back to the show (minus Jennie) – they are all about my age so it was almost like catching up with old friends. How would Phoebe Wallingford and Palmer Cortlandt mess up their children s lives today? What crazy, evil scheme would Erica cook up?  Erica’s many weddings were always a treat to watch. Some were elaborate, some not depending on the husband and story line.

I began watching One Life to Live after i began to stay home with my little ones. It didn't draw me in as much as All My Children. I guess i've helped to contribute to its downfall in a way as i have not watched in many, many years. Family, career and life taking precedence over daytime TV. Many others did the same. These shows lasted way longer than what is currently on television and for that they will go down in history and I'll always be a fan.

In Latin America soap operas or novelas last maybe a year or so at the most. So you know eventually it will end and you can get on with your life. The villian gets what's coming to them and the hero and heroine usually have a lavish wedding and all ends up right with the world. Right now i'm in between spanish soaps, i dont want to get hooked on another so i have deliberately not watched any new ones.

So did you have a favorite episode of All My Children or characters? Do you watch soaps at all? What's your favorite?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

365-71 butterflies!

i love it when butterflies stop by for a visit!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

365-70 smurf house

First mushrooms that i've seen this spring in my garden. My kiddos were big fans when they were little of the little smurfs who lived in mushrooms.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is the first time i recall finding moss on a tree in my yard. Or perhaps i never really paid attention before. I remember when camping as a girl scout we were told we could determine what direction to take when hiking if we got lost by looking at the moss on a tree. Moss usually grows on the north side of a tree because that is the shadier and thus damper side. Sure enough thats the side this moss is growing on, the north side.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

365-67 A girl and her dogs

What better way to spend a rainy afternoon than reading and cuddled up with some pups.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

365-66 after the rain

i love geraniums. they bring back fond memories of vacations in mexico. i would stay for hours at my aunt Esperanza's house. she had 11 kids so there was never a dull moment. she also was a great cook and had the patience of a saint. In the patio where we played, she had several plant stands full of geraniums.