2018 in Review

Here it is. January, 2019. 2018 is all a blur now. I wanted to have this ready by the first but a bout with a cold kept my peanut brain occupied.

Here are some pictures I took throughout the year. I am only posting one photo per month. Its kind of hard when I have a little less that 9000 pictures from 2018. And that’s not counting some from the cell phone.


First Supermoon


New Roses


Texas Tulips


New Braunfels TX


Guadalupe Peak, TX


Arbor Hills, Plano TX


Fireworks Plano TX


Chapel of the Holy Cross Sedona, AZ


San Antonio TX


Hagerman Nature Preserve – near
Sherman, TX


Bald Eagle, Hagerman Nature Preserve


Ice – Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Independence Day 2018

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The City celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade in the morning and fireworks in the evening.

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Oak Point Park this Fourth of July. The temperature was in the mid to upper 80’s. The light wind blowing from the Southwest was welcome.

While we were a good distance away from the festivities, but we had a really good view of the site.

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Happy Birthday America!



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The Other Totality

January 2018. This year it is a rare occurrence, that we have a Super Moon, Blue Moon and Blood Moon all in the same month. This hasn’t happened in about 152 years, so I had to at least try and capture it. Last August we made the trip to Nebraska to make pictures of the Solar Eclipse. It seemed right to shoot the “Other Totality” as well.

The first Full, Super Moon was January 1st. Technically it was January 2nd at 8:24 CST in the morning. I captured this from our back yard the evening of January 1st.SuperMoon_20180101_031

The second Full Moon, Blue Moon, happened on January 31st, 7:27 CST. It was low on the horizon so I went to a park that is on a little hill and captured this.

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Then the fun started. It was a windy and chilly 42 degrees. My hands and feet got really cold. Good thing I sat in my truck most of the time, except to get out and make a few shots.

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The beginning of the Total Eclipse of the moon, Blood Moon.

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About an hour into the eclipse a plane came in  view. I almost missed it!


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Its harder to focus the camera on something so dark, and through the DFW atmosphere on top of that.

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First light was starting and made it even harder to focus the camera

The Sun started coming up and the horizon was getting dimmer. I could barely see the moon, so I know my camera was having a real hard time too.

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It was a fun learning experience. Darkness, and a Bright light for a while, then the haze and atmosphere was filtering what little light the moon was reflecting.

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