Sunday, December 31, 2006

Together Again...

Daphne at the grave of her buddy, Tres the Big Gold Dog

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006


The daughter of one of my Mom's best friends is in town for the holidays. The daughter was a little girl when I was starting high school. She's little no more. She brought her two girls and son Ben with her. To get him away from the women folk, I took her son to see the Chaparral racing cars exhibit today. Ben is a very nice kid: come to think of it, the Mom is a really nice Mom too!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

On the town...


World Famous Johnny's

Clair: spoon girl

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Down at the duck pond..


Niece Clair

Wood Duck

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Down on the farm....

Happy farmer.....

Farm Dogs...

Farm girls......

A Dog's Christmas.....

It's nice to see someone really appreciate the gift you gave them. D. Daphne Dog really loves new rope toys. She shows her apperecation by immediately lying down and pulling them apart. It's worth it to see a dog have so much fun....

Monday, December 25, 2006

Santa's Helper....

On the phone with Kris Kringle

Don't be naughty.....Santa will get you!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve Day.....

Daphne &
Ghost Dancer


Santa Fe Style...

A friends new home....north of Midland

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Strong, silent types...

Good women, strong and silent....

Night shooting....

Santa wanted to hone his night shooting skills with his new camera. A thoughtful photo elf helped in the experiment. Santa loves the new Nikon. These shot with a super slow shutter speed and very minimum of flash. Techinque: stop car at house in the neighborhood, elf jumps out, steady camera on car, snap shot, speed away into the night.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Johnny's Barbeque.....

A West Texas Classic......Johnny's

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Rainy Day Ducks.....

The Christmas Season...

'Tis the Season to be jolly [or crazy]....!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

On the town...

At an annual Christmas party.....
[Cool psychedelic shirt! No, a product of digital compression on small blue dots]

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Picture of a cow

Friday, December 15, 2006


California Dreamin'....
on such a winters day

Mamas and Papas


California Dreamin'....
is becomin' a reality

"Creque Alley"
Mamas and Papas

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Lisa in the stands.....with diamonds

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

On the southside....

Cactus and concrete.....

Let Tina do your do.....

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Duck Market....

Apparently there is an untapped market for duck photos. I've had several paying requests for some of my framed images.....and soon they'll be on sale at the Sibley Nature Center.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Nurse 'Liz
Liz was one of my Dad's respiratory nurses. She dropped by to offer her condolences on my Dad's passing and to inquire about my health. She's a remarkable nurse, just one visit and my respiration and heart rates went up dramatically. I love modern medicine.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


Shovelers and widgeons at the Duck Pond, Midland

Shoveler, Barrows Golden Eyes

Golden Eyes

Golden Eyes

Friday, December 08, 2006


Hope Hernandez
Tonsorial Master
I learned in the last four years. If you are a man go to a barber who specializes in mens haircuts. The emotional pain otherwise is too great....

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ellis Ann

Ellis Ann

My Cousin Missy

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Duck Pond at Christmas time....

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Blog-O-Rama Italiano [Albanian style]

Wallace, Eric, Jimmy, Jeff and Darryl [Jimmy had scampi]

Eric and Jimmy [note tea and scampi on plate]

Blogger: trying to look like he knows what "alogrithmic" means

Proud Blogger [not good enough for scampi]

Our limo driver [ate in the car]

Monday, December 04, 2006

Moon Shots

Full moon rising

Moon, clouds, vapor trails

Surely these all signal my predicted 11 year good luck cycle....