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Long Time No Blahg…

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything or ‘blahged”.  I guess life caught up with me and I was stuck in the endless chain of work, sleep, pay bills, work , sleep, pay bills. I still take photos every chance I get and recently got a great deal on a short flight on […]

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Now It is 2013…

It is now officially 2013. Eight days after the end of the Mayan calendar. I’m going to make a t-shirt saying I outlived the Mayan Calendar. It feels like I’m the first one awake on this side of the world. I’ve already quit smoking (gained 80 pounds) – I rarely drink so I don’t have […]

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Christmas in Austin..

I had the opportunity to walk around Zilker Park the other day just to take a break from the job, bills, Christmas stress, etc and just enjoy the birds and taking pictures. The weather so far this winter has been incredibly mild compared to the rest of the country with forcast snow, and just getting […]

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2012 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show…

I have to say that this year was better than last year because last year, the day I had tickets for, it rained and the show was cancelled. But this year it was just cold (50ish) and cloudy and at least the air show went on! This year they had even more scheduled! I have […]

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Photowalking…

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything here as there has been alot going on since my father’s passing. I found that he read a book called “The Shack” and so I read it also. That was a wonderful book. You can find out about it by clicking the link over on the right over […]

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In Honor of Dad…

My father touched alot of people and was very active in the community. In honor of my father Senior Adult Services  has renamed their golf tournament this year to the Bob Barrett Memorial Golf Tournament.  If you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area check out the Bob Barrett Memorial Golf Tournament on June 25, 2012. The tournament […]

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In Loving Memory…

I just wanted to remember my father, Robert L. Barrett, who passed away this last week. He was 87 and a hero. He said he wasn’t a hero – but he was indeed a hero both in World War II and becoming my Dad. I won’t bore you with all of the details but he […]

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Fro Knows Photo…

I recently had the pleasure of attending the FroKnowsPhoto “Frotowalk” at SXSW in Austin Texas. I have to say I had a great time. This was a well needed break from the “6 to 6″ (wish I could work 9 to 5). In retrospect I wish we could have ‘walked’ a little however I do […]

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Llano Texas Eagles Nest…

It has been awhile since I’ve been able to wander over towards Llano and see how the Eagles are doing. They have been nesting near there for quite a few years. I found they’ve moved the nest a little down the road but to my joy the nest is a little closer to the road […]

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Fort Worth Alliance Air Show…

I had a great time at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Unfortunately the show was rained out due to overnight rains washing out the overflow parking areas. I totally understand the difficult decision that was made to cancel the show in the interest of safety. I’m […]

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The Lesson in Grand Kids…

I guess I have to say I’ve been blessed by some pretty special people in my life. Just when I thought I was getting old and that it was all work and no play along come the grand children to teach me to relax again. There’s nothing like the memories of hanging out… The absolute […]

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Hill Country Beauty…

I love the Texas hill country and the quiet that comes with going off the beaten path (or paved highway). I guess by ‘highway’ I mean Interstate, but out and down Farm to Market roads there is alot to be seen – especially around the Guadalupe river. There are places you could go and sit […]

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Artist -vs- Creep…

I’ve been pretty self concious about my weight and my back lately. I suffer from a slipped disc and chronic back pain and my gut isn’t helping. So I have been going hiking quite a bit with my camera. Today, around Lake Georgetown. Lord it was hot but I wanted to burn off some steam […]

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Austin Vibe…

I love Austin, Texas. I wish there was a better, more articulate way of saying it, but that’s the truth. I love to just BE in Austin. I think it has a ‘vibe’ all of its own. I love to go down around 1st Street or Congress Avenue and just people watch. Well, and dog […]

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Rock-A-Billy’s

It’s been a long, emotional, rather warm day today and the sun is starting to go down and I just had a craving for something cold. Lo-and-behold I saw a sign for “Rock-A-Billy’s Shaved Ice” and quickly turned in. Rock-A-Billy’s is located at 5430 Highway 79 in Round Rock, Texas and I had one of […]

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The Classics…

You have to love classic cars. They were built like tanks and may only get, I’m not sure, 10 miles per gallon? Everything is made out of aluminum and plastic these days but I think the classic, older cars were just plain tough. What is funny is that I heard a comedian on the radio […]

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Takamine Time…

I’ve been so busy with work and fixing things, not to mention blogging, that I haven’t really paid much attention to my guitar. I like accoustic music. Anything that I can play along with (Yes, I started with Stairway to Heaven and worked up to Dust in the Wind). I just like to play. I […]

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Bugs and Things…

I think it’s awesome to get a good picture of a bug. They’re challenging, for the most part, especially the flying insects. I’ve already blogged a bit about bees and I hate to be repetitious but here are some of my favorites although some aren’t really artistic or anything, they’re bugs after all. I found […]

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Has Its Thorn…

I believe since I made the post with the giant thorns from the rose bush I decided to post my favorite from when the bush was blooming one cloudy, rainy morning. Somehow makes the pain of being stuck a little worth it when you see this bush bloom. While crawling around the gardern I spied […]

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Heron After…

I remember when I first received my new Nikon fresh from eBay I had already set my sights on photographs I would like to take. San Gabriel Park here in Georgetown Texas was home to some Blue Herons that I chased up and down the San Gabriel river trying like crazy to get a good […]

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