Give Me A Moment... Or Two

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Taking a break from work to showcase some film photos from Costa Rica in May.

I have to say that trip was the first trip I have really felt relaxed and able to unwind for a bit.

I didn't make any plans except to attend the National Park "Hike."

I practiced yoga and meditation.

Took lots of naps.

Enjoyed the gorgeous scenery.

Ate delicious food.

Spent time with great folks.

And had lots of time to daydream, sketch, and just be present.


So I'm bringing that practice home with me now.

It's another busy day - I have a "to do" list pretty long with lots of chicken scratch.

But I'm taking some time to just be.

Because that to do list will get done.

Just not at this very moment.


I am sad to say that I took two rolls of film but only one came out.

The other had my "dinosaur sighting" on it... so I bet that is why it didn't develop.

No one believes me anyway.

But I saw a huge lizard of some sort.

I can still see his eye staring me down... probably determining if I was lunch or not...

Oh well.

Guess my story goes with me to the grave.


Happy Wednesday.

May you find time to take a break no matter where you are or what you're doing.



Have A Seat

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spotted while driving down Shoal Creek Boulevard.

I didn't have my camera on me.

So we got home.

I got the polaroid.

Got in my car.

And went back to Shoal Creek Blvd to get the shot.

Film was still cold when I put it in the camera - not sure if that had anything to do with the tones.


Days are grey and rainy because of a tropical storm named Bill.

Can't say that I'm complaining.

Keeps the temperatures a little lower.


Ho Hum.

Not much else to say really.

Work is busy and I'm pooped.

Just wanted to document this cool ass chair sitting in a field of wildflowers.

Made my day.



Immortalized Orchid

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


quiet moody shadows, morning light, orchid beauty.

bits of  my wednesday.


Weekend Inspiration

Saturday, June 6, 2015

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” 
 - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday Morning

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ahhhh the lovely sounds of birds chirping and construction workers clanging...


Do they realize I still haven't had my cup o' coffee yet?


So the first two polaroids above show you just what it's like to deal with expired film.

If you look real closely you may see clouds.


If you use your imagination you may see clouds.

The last polaroid I used experimental film and it seems pretty normal-ish.

If you see something other than a fence, morning light and shadows, and leaves.


I'm not sure what you are experimenting with...

But will you share?


Random quote of the week from two guys working behind the counter at a local restaurant:

"I used to race you to the playground everyday, and beat you every time!"


Just made me smile.



So the blue skies and beginning of summer are begging me to shirk my duties and go play.

Seriously considering it...

After I do the dishes and make the bed.


I'll race you to the playground (and I bet you'll win)

After the Storm

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

leftover rain drops welcomed Tuesday morning.

after 4 1/2 inches of rain in under three hours... 


first day  back to work after our trip to Costa Rica.

conquering the "back to reality scramble."


three cups of coffee.

a visit to the acupuncturist.

and lots of puppy love breaks.

bonus:  sitting on the patio with my Sunshine at Teo with coffee and oreo gelato.


when is our next vacation?  

Strawberry Jam

Saturday, May 9, 2015

It's Saturday. 

We walked the dogs to the park - me holding a cup of coffee and walking Noah ,
Josh working on training Cole to heel "all the time and not just when he wants to... which is never."

Brunched at Hillside Farmacy.

Stopped by the Farmer's Market to pick up Strawberry + Rose Petal Jam.

Josh made basil chicken, sweet potato, avocado, queso fresco, and summer squash "tacos" (we use huge lettuce leaves instead of tortillas these days).

Got my first roll of 35mm film back today.

About to brew another pot of coffee and blissfully zone out over the above mentioned film (see pix in last post).

Plans to dine at Elizabeth Street Cafe tonight... maybe grab a few macaroons... 

Hello Saturday. 
You are beyond amazing.

Happy Weekend!



First roll of film from my Yashica TL Electro camera.

Ok y'all.

I love polaroids.

But I may be a little smitten here.


Happy Weekend!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Left the frame on today.

Gen 2 Impossible Film - loving the tones.


Weekend was filled with adventure

Film photo walk

Licha's Cantina

Yashica TL Electro

Agfa Optima III S


Long chats with dear friends

Perfect weather

Sweet pups




Onyx Coffee 

Tree limbs falling on the house

New Printer



Grateful for my friends.


Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed

Friday, May 1, 2015

Breakfast of Champions - Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Muffins

My favorite at the moment.

I have one left... 

Planning on savoring every last morsel tomorrow morning.

Trying some new coffee brew too.

You know - gotta start the morning off right and make it great!


I ordered two swimsuits today in preparation of our trip to Costa Rica.



I'll be wearing a short sleeved rashgaurd.

So almost like a tankini with short sleeves.


Did I mention I like muffins.

And I bought bikinis today?

Those don't really go together...

Gracefully at least.

Ahhh well.


Hi May!

You're gonna be epic.

56 Degrees

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soooo my scanner kicked the bucket today and I had to use my iphone "scanner app" - which doesn't work so well in low, crappy lighting.

That's my excuse/ disclaimer for the poor polaroids above...


So it's the end of April and it is currently 56 degrees this evening.

I'm by no means complaining.

Just find it funny.

Our crazy Texas weather.

It was pushing 90 degrees about three days ago.



In other news...

I haven't decided if I like the round frame on polos or not.

I've had a vicious migraine that lingered most of Monday, attacked with a vengence Monday evening, and has proceeded to linger some more all throughout Tuesday.


On a brighter note...

We took a walk this evening to the dog park and got to enjoy the over cast skies and cool weather.

Noah was frisky like a two year old crazy puppy (ahem, Cole).

We all had pep in our steps - and the wildflowers are still blooming!

I bought a "new to me/ vintage" Yashica TL Electro X film camera and plan to take that out this week for some shooting....  

Did I mention I have slippers on and it's 56 degrees?!