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

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

Photo Day: Urban Exploration

It proved to be a gorgeous weekend to explore a few of the abandoned buildings in Fort Worth. This was my first time to do so, and I found it provided an odd mix of emotions. Disheartenment when you consider the desolation, abandonment and destruction yet coupled with an excitement and joy as you were…… Continue reading Photo Day: Urban Exploration

Photo Day: Frontiers of Flight Museum

First and foremost, thank you to our Veterans, who have and do keep freedom alive in America and abroad! To view the full Flickr album, click here. Some FUN FACTS from the visit: The first transcontinental crossing of the United States in a single day, was made on September 4, 1922 by “Jimmy” Doolittle. He…… Continue reading Photo Day: Frontiers of Flight Museum

Photo Day: Houston St., we have a problem…

This past Saturday was an interesting photo day. The downtown Fort Worth tour we had anticipated got cancelled due to the tour guide having a water pipe bust in his apartment that morning. Eek, I sure hope all worked out ok for him. So, now left to venture the Fort Worth Streets completely unaware of…… Continue reading Photo Day: Houston St., we have a problem…

Photo Day: Butterflies & Botanicals

The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit. They are currently hosting their Butterfly exhibit in the Conservatory (does anyone else think of the game “Clue” when they hear that word?) now through Sunday, April 3, 2016. You can get all the details on their website. When asked what kind of animal…… Continue reading Photo Day: Butterflies & Botanicals

Photo Day: Downtown Grapevine

Spent a half-day tromping around Downtown Grapevine for some picturesque fun with friends… I was shooting with a Nikon D3200, mostly an 18-55 lens. My favorite from this trip is probably “Elvis has NOT left the building” reflection photo. A 30-second video collage on speed can be found below and the full Photo Album on…… Continue reading Photo Day: Downtown Grapevine