Solar Eclipse

April 12, 2024

Scenes of an eclipse in Texas. Shot on iPhone 15

The total solar eclipse here in Texas this week was absolutely amazing. Hard to photograph too! But here are just a few of my favorite iPhone shots from Monday’s event.

Snow Day

January 15, 2024

Snow on leaves of a magnolia tree

First snow of the season here in Dallas. Not much of a snow storm, but still a nice dusting of the area. A few dry flakes collected on a magnolia tree.

A Different Christmas

December 30, 2020

This photo is from a few years back, taken while shopping for a Christmas tree. It was a scraggly little mess of a tree among a forest of others more appropriate for picking. I didn’t think much of it then, but it’s kind of the perfect symbol for our Christmas this year. It was a weird, isolated little Christmas spent without any friends or family. It was wonderful, but also not something we’d like to need to do again. Hoping that next year’s Christmas–and accompanying tree–is a bit more normal again.


December 9, 2020

The acorns falling from the trees in our neighborhood are plentiful this year. More than normal, I think. They’ll come for you when you’re out for a walk, and they come down fast. Watch out!


November 30, 2020

It was a stranger Thanksgiving this year than normal, but there’s still so much to be thankful for.

State Fair of Texas

October 22, 2020

The State Fair of Texas wasn’t meant to be this year. There was a drive through version, but we skipped it. (Don’t tell my kids.) The fair is one of the things that has grown on me over time living in Texas and I actually missed it this year.

Here are a few photos from the 2019 edition of the fair, back when we took everything in life for granted.

Madison Square Park

March 13, 2020

For a number of reasons, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in New York over the past few years. I love this city and I’m grateful for every moment within it. Travel is going to be a bit light for a while, so I’m remembering my wanderings around town from afar for now.

A few months ago walking between meetings I stopped for a bit in Madison Square Park. The views and architecture on this one corner are wonderful: the Empire State Building to the north, Flatiron Building directly behind, and the Met Life Tower buildings on the park’s eastern border.

The Flatiron Building, covered in scaffolding for its exterior renovation.
Met Life Tower

The building next to this tower, the Metropolitan Life North building, was originally supposed to be 100 stories tall and the tallest building in the world at that time. However, construction stopped in the Great Depression at just 30 stories.

I love the way the buildings appear through the trees in the winter.

Shake Shack in Madison Square Park

Commerce Street

February 29, 2020

Dear photo blog, my old friend. It's been over a year since we last spoke. You may have thought I no longer have been taking photos. But fear not! I'm still capturing pieces of the world around me with my camera but I just haven't shared any. This year will be different and I'll do my best to post a few as I go. In the mean time, here are a few posts from the past year that never got around to being shared.

Dallas has some lovely classic architecture in some areas and dreadfully boring corporate architecture in others. The Commerce and Main Street areas of downtown have some wonderful examples. These shots were taken during an early morning walk around town last spring.

Included is, perhaps, the most Dallas picture of all: a Lamborghini parked outside of one of the oldest buildings on the street.

Shadows on a building in Dallas
Overlooking the friendly Mercantile building in Dallas
The Joule Hotel in Dallas
The Joule Hotel in Dallas, with its pool overlooking the city to the right


February 28, 2019

Weeds and growth near Lake Texoma, Texas

Some signs of spring growing near Lake Texoma. Spring in Texas can happen in February apparently.