Tuesday, September 26, 2006


The female House Sparrows are out in great numbers. They are about the only bird that I have been able to photograph.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Rarity

Not the House Sparrow as such. They are prolific. But, this is a male one. And, it is a male regardless of the fact that his mouth is open.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Whole Family

Airbrushed ceramic ornaments personalized for a family. They were airbrushed with fired ceramic color.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Doves

Sometimes it seems like the doves are taking over our feeders. They are better than the grackles, though. At first we were not too pleased. But, after watching them for awhile, we have decided they are really quite fun.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Very Small

I don't know what this little flower is. It is very small. The entire pink head is only slightly larger than a large kitchen match.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

After the rain

Since we have received some rain, a few wildflowers, at least the very small ones, are starting to peak out again. This is a Day Flower. It measures about 1" across from the outside of one blue petal to the outside of the other.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The same bird

After the heron left the gift shop, he made his way over to a small pond. Someone told me he looked angry. I think it was because the gift shop wasn't opened yet.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


This heron was walking around the porch at the Japanese Garden's gift shop. He reminds me of a TV commercial for a department store. The one where a woman was standing outside the door long before opening time saying, "Open...open...open".

Friday, September 15, 2006


What can I say? It's green. But, very peaceful.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


This fish has got the cutest face I think I have ever seen on a fish. He looks like he is just waiting to pull a practical joke on someone. I really wanted to see it blow up into a ball.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Another Odd Creature

Another taken at the Dallas World Aquarium. Strange but beautiful.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Mayan Dancers

Mayan Dancers performed at the Dallas World Aquarium. These Scarlet Macaws were absolutely gorgeous as was the dancer.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

That Fateful Day

Windows on the World was an elegant and popular restaurant located at 1 World Trade Center. On that beautiful, clear morning breakfast was already being served. All present at the time American Airlines Flight 11 impacted the North Tower were killed including 73 of the 400 very close-knit employees of the restaurant.
She was 52 years old. They say that she was a sweet, caring woman who liked to sew. A woman who brought a ray of sunshine into everyone’s lives. She had a beautiful smile. She worked at Windows On the World. Such a bare handful of facts. How do we pay tribute to someone that we did not know, can never hope to meet...now...because of that fateful day? What can I say about this woman that will bring her alive to you, just briefly, so you know that Clara Victorine Hinds lived and hoped and dreamed like we all do?

All I can tell you is that she was my fellow American. She had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. She had the right to grow old alongside us, to watch the sunrise, to share laughter and love. She had the right to live beyond September 11th, 2001.

So, while I cannot tell you much, I can tell you everything. She was our fellow American and she was killed by our enemy. And, we will not forget.

Odd Creature

Even though the Leafy Seadragon is an odd looking creature, it is beautiful. I really enjoyed watching them swim at the Dallas World Aquarium. They were so graceful and laid back, moving very slowly around the tank.


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Monday, September 04, 2006

It's amazing

how nature takes care of it own. This "unknown species" was hard to spot because it blended so well with the background....our brick.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Population Explosion

We have some new members in our bird families.

Friday, September 01, 2006

It seems

that the first thing that everyone with a new camera does is to take a picture of (enter favorite animal here).