Family fun at St. Paddy’s Pickle Palooza

Whether you’re into eating pickles, drinking pickle juice, dressing like a pickle or just interested in a fun day, the World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza has you covered with a pickle playground, live music, pet parade, pickle eating contests, adopt-a-pet and more. The weekend event is held in Mansfield, TX, hometown to…… Continue reading Family fun at St. Paddy’s Pickle Palooza

Don’t forget your spray paint

A trip to Austin’s infamous Graffiti Park at Castle Hill (Hope Outdoor Gallery) can be quite exhilarating. Typically one has to duck, cover and run when tagging abandoned buildings, but it’s perfectly legal in Austin. At this location. For now. Kinda. (You do need to register to participate, so email: murals@hopecampaign.org). Not only will you…… Continue reading Don’t forget your spray paint

Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and more

I wonder how many times I’m going to venture back to Deep Ellum and stumble upon street art that has graced brick walls for years yet seems to bypass my view time after time. The good thing is, I’m always pleasantly surprised at new-to-me murals, even when I think I’m current on the art in…… Continue reading Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and more

Cattle drives and gun fights in Fort Worth’s Stockyards

The early 1900’s were filled with cowboys, cattle drives, outhouses and more. And when you’re in the stockyards you get the chance to travel back in time minus the outhouses (although I’m sure something could be arranged). The cattle drive happens every day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm down Main Street in front of…… Continue reading Cattle drives and gun fights in Fort Worth’s Stockyards

…To Love Well

Eight ladies and three men decided to take a trip to Guyana, South America. To share God’s love. I didn’t know what to expect, but I wanted to join. On Friday, June 24, we headed out to begin the adventure. For those of you familiar with  the 80’s movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” staring Steve…… Continue reading …To Love Well

11,000+ miles in 30 days

I had great photo plans for this roadtrip but it didn’t quite go as planned. I’ve come to realize when I’m traveling to visit friends and family I haven’t seen in a while, the photography goes on the backburner as there’s so much to catch up on. Even though I love shooting photography, my top…… Continue reading 11,000+ miles in 30 days

Enjoying Deep Ellum Arts Festival

This past weekend was the 22nd year for Deep Ellum’s annual Art Fest. Filled with art, food and music, it proved to be wonderfully crowded and fun with perfect Texas sunshine and crystal blue skies. The busyness in and around the art booths didn’t provide ideal shots for street photography (it seemed), but we ventured…… Continue reading Enjoying Deep Ellum Arts Festival