Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flower Fingers

The flower outside of my house have these pink 'fingers' growing off of it. They might be for trapping food, or for decoration, or for food for others. Whatever they are, or whatever you might think it is, it sure is beautiful. Just another visual sign of how beautiful nature is and how much we need it.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Home Run

It was one of the many home runs hit by Joey Gallo. This was one of the many hits that I captured. This was Joey's lucky moment when he was the star and was one of the home runs that helped the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals. Hopefully, today will be your day and you will hit your 'home run.'

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pop Fly

Sometimes your hits aren't always where you want them to be, this was one of them. The Rangers had a hit straight up and straight down. The straight into the left fielder's glove. This was another one of the 27 outs, but this one just one of those outs that just had to happen.

Saturday, May 27, 2017


If you predicted that Mike would get out, You were correct. Mike hit the ball to the right fielder and the was thrown out. This was just one of the 27 outs that are needed to receive the win or loss. In this game, the Rangers won one of few up until the 10-day winning streak. Now they are around 50% wins and losses.

Friday, May 26, 2017


Mike Moustakas had is hit, this was his pitch. I lined up and as Yu Darvish threw the pitch, I started my 10 picture series of pictures. This was the best picture out of the 10. Mike had just hit the ball and the ball just hit the ground. Tomorrow's picture will give you the ending of the hit. Will he make it to first or will he be one of the 27 outs?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Swing and a Miss

When batting at the major league level, you sometimes miss. This is what Rougned Odor did, he took a huge swing and missed. Luckily for him, he had a hit the next pitch. Sometimes when swinging, in life and baseball, you miss. But you never know when that 'home run' is about to come. It could even be your next pitch.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunset Flight

These ducks were in my pool when I ran out and scared them away. They took a slight running start, then they took flight. They flew over my head and through the trees. Like the Canadian Geese, from Colorado, these birds were also flying in unison. I wonder if this is a thing or if it is just a convenience.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sea Scapes

These might not be your normal skyscrapers, but this wooden platform extends into the ocean. In the last picture, you could only see the blue and green, in this picture we can see another color. The dark blue created by the sand, the light blue is the sun reflecting off of the sand that is close to the surface. Another stunning shot by Chris C.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Folding Wave

Spring is a world wide season, in this picture we see it from the beach. The green and blue water that are flowing onto the sand. We even have the whitecaps, the white bubble on the top of the waves. What an amazing shot Chris C. Come back tomorrow for another shot by Chris.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Shaded Walk

Nothing beats a good old walk. Except for a good old walk in the shade. This short shaded walkway led to a series of four large frogs. Luckily for me, the people weren't in the walkway at this time so I was able to get a good shot without all of the people. At least the shade wasn't complete so you could still see something under the trees.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wavy Waterfall

This is the 300th post. We now have 5000 page views from all around the world including Europe and Asia. Coming from the higher pond to the lower pond, these miniature waves are the cause of the uneven rocks below. Then the waves all off the ledge and into the smaller, lower pond. There must have been some algae on the rocks below because the water turned green as soon as it hit the rocks before the ledge. What a cool water feature, since I'm all into the water and water features.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monkey Snack

These sculpted Monkeys were hungry, so they got a banana. I like how the sculptor made the face have a different texture and color from the rest of the body. It's like the face is glowing from the sunlight. This sculptor must have been really good because I know I could have not done this.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tree Bright

As the sun shined directly behind this tree and surrounding plants, it brightened them up and made them pop out more. You can really see the color palettes from every single tree. The red one, green, and brown. If I could go back and change one thing, it would be taking down the exposure to make the picture not as bright and not as white.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Waterfall Forest

This forest opens with a waterfall. It's not the prettiest or the most recognizable, but it still is a waterfall. It has water falling over the rocks. This pool of water is cool in its own way too, the reflection from the forest makes the water green and blue. Since there are no fish in this pond, you can't see tiny orange spots everywhere.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rain Drop

The best thing about spring rain, is after the rain stops and there are droplets all over the leaves. This is even more unique because this picture has leaves that are right side up and upside down. I probably should have zoomed in on the upside down leaves to get an even more cool rain droplet shot.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Eagle Tall

A few steps later from yesterdays picture, was this eagle. Standing tall and proud this mini, stone craved animal looks very real. Minus the colors. You can see his every feather and his short curved beak. This carver had a very good hand and perfectly made this wonderful Eagle.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Stairway to Statue

As I walked by in the arboretum, I looked right and saw this statue. It's a nice and shiny gold statue on top of a light green and blue colored pedestal. I like the way I took the picture but if there was one more thing to make it even more interesting I would have put my camera closer to the ground to make it look more stairway-y up to the statue

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wisest of the Wise

Ever heard the phrase "The wise ones are the elders"? This is what this is about. The wise one being the bigger and more white fish. He must be the leader of the other fish. The elders have experience, I don't know how much more experience because they were in a very small pond, but the older you get the more experience you receive.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Bee Happy

With spring comes Bees. With Bees comes flowers and trees, and the blossoming of them. As the Bees spread their wonderful, colorful, and joyful cheers, so should you. There is never a day when you shouldn't be happy. What's not to love about flowers and colors that the world provides for us? We have so much to offer, and we can make it even better by offering our strengths with happiness.

Monday, May 08, 2017


The best thing about coming home after a long day is coming back and taking a catnap. Now, this might not be your usual catnap, but it works. Thanks to Caroline G. we can see the difference from the cat's catnap versus the human's catnap. I think the cats are better nappers than us. They are at least better than me.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Water Window

Water may be clear when you drink it or when it's still, but when it's falling from a ten-foot spout it makes the things behind it blurry and unfocused. Another part of this is the bottom. The water starts off smooth and uniform but them you move down it and it falls apart. It breaks up into these pieces of hollowed water.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Lily Pads

At a fish pond, which will come later, were Lily Pads. I took this picture from a side angle because the angle that was good was blocked, that I didn't like but when I looked at it again I liked. I like it because you can see the water and the things under the water the give the picture more depth and character.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Bloomed or Not

As Spring comes flowers bloom. Not all of the flowers bloomed though. This one was in-between the two, one bloomed and one decided to wait for a better day. Even though it has not yet bloomed I still find it very interesting. The texture on it is very nice. The curves must be the flowers for the soon to come flower.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Hoo Hoo

This statue of an owl stood on the side of a walkway. My favorite thing about this statue of that the owls head is tilted. I think it is like the owl is asking a question. It seems to be looking deeply at something. What is he looking at? It wasn't a person because he never moved.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Water Works

The way the water flows is downstream. You can't see it but the rest of this, but this flows downhill and ends up in the Infinity Pool. I decided that the best way to view this was through the top of the waterway where the fountains are and the waterway starts.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Infinity Reflection

As I start a mini-series, still in the larger series of Spring, I am opening up with an infinity pool opening onto a lake. This mini-series come from the Dallas Arboretum. There will be many flowers, water features, pools, streams, fish, birds, and much more Spring-like things.