Archive for July, 2015

Agave and Mexican Oregano

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Nature on July 31st, 2015 by judy

Agave and Mexican Oregano

I took this standing on our porch. Our hummingbirds love the Mexican Oregano.

Texas Sun

Posted in Hill Country, Landscapes, Nature, Texas on July 16th, 2015 by judy

Texas Sun

The star is natural (facing the sun in the right circumstances and the right aperture can create a natural star.) The color is not natural but represents to me what Texas sun feels like… This was taken in the Hill Country of Texas.

A Little Bit of Heaven at Night

Posted in Hill Country, Texas on July 16th, 2015 by judy

Little Bit of Heaven at Night

I have a nice photograph of this mural in the daytime, but I like the lights and wanted a night one as well. Wimberley, Texas, A little bit of heaven…

Librairie d’Arcadie II

Posted in Architecture, New Orleans, Old and rusty on July 7th, 2015 by judy

La Librairie d'Arcadie II

One of my best-selling photographs is of this store in New Orleans.  I have named the place Librairie d’Arcadie because that is in the window, but I believe it’s not the official name of the store.  This photo was taken a couple of years after the original photo and I recently decided to process this version.  I like the addition of the bicycle, but the first time I photographed it the door was open, which added a lot to it I think.  You can see the original at this link:

Silver Magnolia

Posted in Flowers and Plants, Hill Country, Home, Nature on July 3rd, 2015 by judy


Magnolia, processed in B&W. A large magnolia tree lives in our courtyard and every spring provides us with a great deal of joy. Magnolias don’t bloom all at once like many blooming trees, but only a few at a time. Magnolias are very ancient trees, evolving before bees evolved, I just read. Before our bees started disappearing, when we first moved to Wimberley, the courtyard would reverberate with a very loud buzz as millions of bees enjoyed the magnolia blossoms. The silence is now deafening…