Monday, September 28, 2009

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Why did this picture make the blog when it was taken on an iPhone and it's just some building? Because this is MINUTE MAN! Yes, MINUTE MAN! Apparently the only remaining Minute Man in the state. If that means nothing to you, then I'm sorry. That means you've never experienced the deliciousness that is a #4 with fries.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The "Easter" Lily - or so they'd have you think

I debated whether or not to post this, being that 1) it's Autumn and 2) it's no where close to Easter, but then I figured, since my Easter Lily blooms in June anyway, I don't have to be seasonal.  I like how the white part (aka petals) looks in this picture and how you can see the pollen in detail. Click the picture to enlarge it, so you can see what I'm talking about.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oh what a beautiful morning!

I didn't have my camera with me today (gasp!), but I had to capture the incredible rainbow we saw when I was taking my daughter to school. This was taken with my iPhone. Every color was perfect, the arch was perfect... it was surreal!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Moo Moo Mr. Cow (or - Rural Arkansas, part 2)

When I finished my class on Friday, I walked out to my car and saw that behind the building I was teaching in, there were big, green, rolling hills with cows grazing all over.   I have always had an unnatural fascination with cows, so I did what anyone else would do... I drove behind the building and started taking pictures!

I decided it would just be weird to try to hike over to them in my work clothes, so I just used my zoom lens.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rural Arkansas

I've passed this barn hundreds of times on Hwy 65. There's something about the land and it's location that I've always liked.
(Yes, I did pull my car off on the shoulder of the road to get this picture.)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What is this guy's problem?

Ok, I'll admit that I got this from another blog I read, but it still cracked me up. (You can Kanye any website here.)

I'm traveling today, but I did take time to pull over for a minute to get a picture of a barn I've always liked on Hwy 65 that I'll post tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Feeling squirrely?

I will forever be amazed how, when you're in Mexico, iguanas run around like squirrels. And no matter how many I saw, I continued to squeal like a girl each and every time I saw one.  Speaking of girl, does anyone else think this one looks like it's wearing lipstick? (click on the picture to view it up close)

Ok, I actually took this picture at the turtle farm on Grand Cayman, but both times I've been to Cozumel, I saw tons of iguanas... or is the plural iguana?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

She Sells Sea Shells

Judging from this picture, you'd think the entire beach was covered in shells, but in actuality, there was a strip right before the water's edge that was full of shells.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Again with the lighting...

We spent Labor Day at the beach, so the next few posts will be beach pictures. I thought about spacing them out, but these pictures are a good reflection of where my mind is right now.
Going out for one final swim, before the sunlight fades. I love how they're almost silhouetted, with the light reflecting on the ocean behind them. 
The sun continues to set...

I think this is my favorite - the colors on the water are just beautiful!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's all about the lighting.

These pictures were taken in the same spot, on the same day - first thing in the morning (well, around 9 am) and then the last thing in the evening.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I feel like today's post should be something profound and patriotic, but then again, when am I ever profound and patriotic? I've been sick for 3 days now and this fit my mood.
I took this at the Little Rock Zoo. There were other monkeys around, but this one had climbed up by herself to get some alone time. I think she's just taking it all in.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Storm at Sea

If you look closely, there is a house on the horizon, in the midst of a storm.
Actually, I took this picture of the light on our cruise ship, shining in the water. I'm leaned over the railing, with my daughter holding on to me tightly, at about 6:00 am one morning.  It's so abstract, I love it!