Thankful!

As another Thanksgiving is almost here and will be gone before you know it. I am very Thankful.

Sometimes normal life gets a little crazy and things don’t turn out like we plan, but counting my blessings would be impossible. My Faith, Family and Friends keep me on “My Normal”. Photos help too!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Photographed: Aransas Wildlife Reserve – Aransas Pass, TX 2015.10.17

End of an Era

Collin Creek Mall is a few miles from our house and was built in 1981. After 38 years of serving Plano, the decision was made by investors to demolish and build a new state of the art multi-purpose venue.

Of course this make photographers happy with all kinds of opportunities. The mall was open to the public for several days prior to closing for good back in July, so of course, I had to go in a few times. I will share in the next few posts.

There were a few people in the middle of the mall cleaning and preparing for a closing festival.

When was the last time you were in a mall and only saw one person?

And look who else!
Zebadiah, Adriana and Adalynn had to see this for themselves too.

Photographed: Collin Creek Mall, Plano, TX 2019.07.26

Art of the Mother-in-Law

If you have read my bio on this site, you will see a blurb about my Mother-in-Law who lives with us.

She has a creative side as well. The other day I saw her in the back yard by our Magnolia tree doing her daily walk but didn’t think much about it. I went for a walk and noticed this on one of our patio tables.

These are the spent Magnolia flowers from the tree and one of my gloves.

The next day she had four more patterns, but I didn’t get the shot before she gathered them up and threw them in the refuse bag.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 28

30-30-1 Project Day 28

Today Zebadiah took Adriana down to the Trinity River in Downtown Dallas. We have had several inches of rain over the last few days and the river has risen over its banks.

In the distance we see a teal rubber duck that resembles Zebadiah’s sister, Zayda. Zeb hasn’t seen his sister in a while now and with anticipation waits to see if it really is her. As she gets closer, Zeb becomes more excited and sure enough it is Zayda. Zeb and Zayda are so happy! They hug and laugh while Adriana has an idea this is Zayda but wonders who this girl is hugging Zeb? Finally he realizes Adriana has never met Zayda and introduces her.

Zayda was the athletic one of the family. You can catch her, if you can, running, cycling, bowling or just about any other sporting event. This evening she was jogging down the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas.

Zebadiah Duck – Day 21

30-30-1 Project Day 21

Two for one today since we didn’t have internet access this weekend.

Easter Sunday –
The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth. In Christianity it became associated with Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are eggs that are sometimes decorated.

At this time of year, some farm stores sell little chicks and baby ducks. Years ago my parents purchased a few chicks but never a duck. They would raise the chickens and eat or give the eggs away to our neighbors.

Zebadiah did not come from a farm store but the local Wild-Mart had plenty rubber ducks.

While at our Easter Egg hunt, Zeb sees the colorful eggs and remembers the little pink duck. He thinks of her often. Sometimes he thinks he sees her in the distance. But wait, is that…?