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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 and relax with my trusty…

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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 watch as well I suppose.…

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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 the best Root Beer floats…

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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 on my way home after…

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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 have a Takamine Steve Wariner…

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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 this tiny guy sitting down…

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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 some things you may not…

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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 shot of him (her). They…

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    Every Rose…

    You know? I noticed our rose bush today and decided to try out a new lens on the thing. There are no roses blooming on it at this point, however, I noticed something intrigueing. The thorns on this thing compare to baby shark teeth! And when I tried to move the vine for a better angle on it, I got…

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    Imagination…

    I remember seeing those clever photographs of trees that when you look closely there are outlines of things or people in them. So today I managed to take a break and look through the myriad of branches of the tree in the front yard and looked for “things”. You know. Like one of those find the hidden object kind of…