HARVEY, AND THE TURTLE SWIMMING IN MY BACK YARD

It’s been a week now since Harvey started steamrolling his way up the Texas coast, dumping 30 inches of rain in my neighborhood over a 5 day period.  I live in the Buffalo Bayou watershed, and that water is still lapping against the bottom floor of my four-story building. Mercifully, that water has receded about…

A WALK ON LABOR DAY

I’ve been feeling better of late. Life is back to as normal as it gets for me. My new meds have left me nauseous and the dry air has kept my allergies irriated but I had wanted to get out and take some photos this weekend. I went for a walk around the apartment complex…

I AIN’T COMPLAININ’, I LIKE THE RAIN

We haven’t had a significant rain several weeks. The evidence is not dry streets. The SPOD (Spring Pollen of Death) has coated my car in a greenish-yellow paste and has for quite some time now.  I’m giving the weatherman one last chance to predict a PWCW (Poor Woman’s Car Wash) tomorrow.  If he lets me…

RAINY CHRISTMAS EVE

Last year it was frigid as I tried to take pictures of Christmas lights.  This year, it was very, very wet, with rain still pouring down.  Obviously, I was not deterred! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

This was taken the night after the total lunar eclipse on December 21st.  If only it had not been overcast.  Just think of what I could have seen!

DECEMBER AND A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED WEATHER

Last year, on December 4th, we had a very rare Snow Day.  It was cold all weekend, and I built a tiny snowman.  So, it was no surprise that it was nearly 80 degrees yesterday, or that I woke up this morning and it was 50 degrees outside.  It should also be no surprise that my…

ENJOY THE WEATHER

Last year on this day, it snowed in Houston.  The next day, I went out and took engagement photos in temps in the upper 30’s/low 40’s. One year later, it was nearly eighty degrees.  A perfect day for a photowalk. I went out with my camera and my new compact macro lens.  At first, I…

SNOW DAY IN HOUSTON

It doesn’t snow in Houston very often, and never two years in a row!  Friday, I awoke to sleet and by the time I got to work, it was snowing.  It wasn’t until noon that the big flakes started to fall.

WHEN THE WIND CHANGES

Whenever I look out my window at work, I can tell by which way the flags are blowing what to expect from the weather when I walk outside. All day today, I watched the flags outside my window blow in the muggy, southerly wind, but right before I went home from work, slowly the wind…

SNOW!

I was treated to this sight this weekend. The moon was bright, close and loomed large in the night sky! Last Wednesday night, we were treated to a couple of inches of snow. Yes, Houston had snow. To the south and east, they received up to four inches in a short amount of time. I…

WORKING FOR A LIVING

I’ve been back at work since Friday and it’s weird, after two weeks off, to try and pick up where I left off. When I walked in Friday morning the first thing I noticed was that my computer was connected to a long, heavy duty extension cord. I could tell things had been moved, but…