Independence Day

Just a few pics of fireworks and the crowd on the riverfront in Shreveport this 4th of July. It was a fantastic show with live music, plenty of food and drink vendors, and awesome fireworks. We had great seats so I was able to capture a few good pics, but honestly we were too close!…

Vaca Vines

One Saturday last March, a friend and I went exploring in Vacaville, California. I don’t know how she knew about this particular road, but we pulled over several times to take pictures as we wound up the hillside. We encountered a few waterfalls, these grapevines, and then at the top of the hill we got…

Winter is Coming

I know this picture has *nothing* to do with Game of Thrones, but it’s currently our joke around here about everything to do with winter and Christmas is in the winter… Anyway, my lovely husband and dog volunteered to be my guinea pigs subjects for a sample Christmas card photo tonight. I wanted to get…

Low Tide in Oregon

This is one of my all-time favorite photos that I’ve taken. The footprints belong to my husband, and he is the lone figure in the distance, so I may be a little more partial to this one than a casual observer. We drove up the coast of California into Oregon last October, and I *Highly*…

Treasure Loop Trail No. 56

It’s camera phone Monday! Not really, but this is a pic I snapped with my iPhone over the summer when I visited Arizona for one of my best friend’s wedding receptions. I realized about half way to the airport that I left home without so much as a point and shoot, but since I didn’t…

Sunset Silhouette

I captured this of my parents back in May along the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis. I was on a crusade to capture certain things for a photo assignment, and this silhouette fit the bill perfectly. I might have this printed to hang in my guest room. I’ll have to get something equally…

Fallen Heroes

I uploaded this picture last week, not sure when I would post it. As I sat down at my computer today, it dawned on me that this is a fitting image for the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. I visited Arlington for the first time on my trip to DC this past…

Simulated Bombing

Sticking with the Air Force theme for today, this picture is from the 2012 Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Airshow. As the USAF Thunderbirds were beginning preparations for their demonstration, a B-52 simulated a bombing run complete with ground explosions. We felt the heat all the way across the flightline, so I’m guessing those Thunderbird…

F-22 Raptor

I had the privilege to see the F-22 demonstration a few years ago at the California Capital Airshow in Sacramento. Still to this day it is the most impressive aircraft I’ve ever seen take to the skies. It defies the laws of gravity and physics, and I would never want to fly against it! I…