Orchids Sunday, Dec 31 2006 


30 December 2006

A wonderful evening with dear friends!  Marshall and Ginger and Kyle and I had a lovely meal and then played eight hands of Mah Jong—complete with all the giggles and jokes and fun that make memories.  These beautiful orchids were a sweet gift from Marshall to Ginger.  This photo is with no flash—I like the natural light.  And I am loving my little three-legged alien attached to my camera! (Kyle coined that phrase to refer to my tiny little tripod.)


Smiling Cat Sunday, Dec 31 2006 

Smiling Cat

29 December 2006

No one will ever be able to convince me that cats don’t smile! 


Bias Knit Sunday, Dec 31 2006 

Bias Knit

28  December 2006

This photograph was never intended to be anything special.  It was one of about six snapshots I took while shopping with Ginger at a local antique mall.  We had a wonderful day–girlie luncheon, a trip to World Market, and then the afternoon at a marvelous antique mall.  Our kind of day–and way too long in coming!  We were certainly due for some dynamic duo time!

Toward the end of our tour through the antique mall, we came across this odd little woman’s suit–jacket and skirt–made like this photo shows, out of knitted, flat bias strips of an odd lightweight rayon stuff.  Between the knitting and the bias strips, the garments were very stretchy, and although from any distance it looked like it was made of straw or raffia, it was actually very soft-handed and drapey.

It was quite the work of art, at any rate.  I know very little about knitting, but I really cannot even imagine how you would go about making something like this.  So, I was taking some close-ups as well as a couple of longer range shots to remember this little outfit by—and lo and behold, this one really came out cool!  Interesting lighting, texture, and lines.


French Doors Thursday, Dec 28 2006 

French Doors

27 December 2006

The doors have been in place for twenty-four hours and already I know they were worth every penny!  What a joy not to have to struggle to let the dogs in and out.  And on that note . . . it’s very funny watching them figure it all out.  With the sliding door, the dogs’ noses would be right at the point where the door closed–all the way to the right.  But, now, they’ll have to adjust to the fact that the French doors open in the middle.  Cormac would bump into the wall everytime if we let him!

Anyway–the new doors are wonderful.  We love them!  Thanks again, Dad!


Texas Wines Wednesday, Dec 27 2006 

Texas Wines v2

~KR (day fifty-three — 23 December, 2006)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.125 sec (1/8)
Aperture: f/3.1
Focal Length: 22.7 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

House I’d Love to Love Wednesday, Dec 27 2006 


~KR (day fifty-two – 22 December, 2006)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 10.7 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Southlake Tavern Wednesday, Dec 27 2006 


~KR (day fifty-one — 21 December, 2006)

Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 58 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Ode to a Sliding Door Tuesday, Dec 26 2006 

Ode to a Sliding Door

26 December 2006

Glass pane. Metal frame. Open. Close.

Twenty-some-odd years of Open. Close.

Sometimes easy. Sometimes not. Open. Close.

Recently been very hard to Open. Close.

Time to find another way to Open. Close.

Hammer. Crowbar. Muscle. Saw. Open. Close.

Two men, some screws and a level.  Open.  Close.

Now French Doors instead.  Open.  Close.

Just about the best Christmas present ever!  Kyle’s mum and dad, our landlady and lord, as well as beloved parents, arranged for the old sliding glass door, that has become such a problem in recent months, to be permanently retired and a lovely french door put in its place.  We’ve talked and dreamed about making this happen for most of ten years, and now, it’s finally a reality!!!  Woo hoo!!  I’ve put little sheer curtains on the doors, and I’ve got a plan in my head for heavier, moveable drapes to hang from ceiling height, to block the light.

The dogs are a little confused, but they’ll adapt quickly.  The humans are ecstatic!  Thanks Mother!  Thanks Dad!


Shadows on the Ceiling Tuesday, Dec 26 2006 


25 December 2006

Yep.  That pretty much says it all.  Cool shadows on the ceiling–bedtime, Christmas Night. 


Rodeo Blur Sunday, Dec 24 2006 

Ft. Worth Rodeo v13

Ok. So, not really taken on December 24th, and woefully out of sequence. But, I have finally rescued this photo I took back on December 23rd from Marita Beth’s computer and uploaded it. Talk about some procrastination.

~KR (day fifty-four — 24 December, 2006)

Camera: Canon PowerShot A520
Exposure: 0.067 sec (1/15)
Aperture: f/5.5
Focal Length: 23.2 mm
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

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