PhotoChallenge: Solitude

I have a walking partner. We’ve walked together for five years and I’ve grown comfortable with him. However, this year, like last year, our Spring Breaks don’t coincide and I have to walk alone.

It’s been raining since Monday so, unlike last year, I’m confined to indoor walking. I have exercise tapes but spending so much time indoors is making me stir crazy so I walk at a local mall… alone.

I listen to podcasts mostly as I pace in circles. My favorite podcasts (found on iTunes) are the Naked Scientists, Stuff You Missed in History Class, and Catholic Stuff You Should Know.

Each circuit is 1.3 miles (if you walk in all the nooks and crannies).Mallwalking hours are from 8-10AM. The lights are dimmed. Music plays (alternative rock today.) Stores are closed. Their gates are closed and their displays hidden.

The hallway to the entrance/exit to the parking lot where my car is.

Turning Home


PhotoChallenge: Water

Contrary to popular belief, Texas has many natural lakes. The problem is that many of the lakes are so small (alright, dinky) or temporary that few would consider them real lakes.

What we haven’t had lately is rain. That problem has been corrected with the beginning of the spring rains and storms. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has officially received over 5 inches of rain in the past two days. Water is everywhere…even if only for a little while.

It's raining!

PhotoChallenge: Street

We haven’t had much rain this year. I couldn’t resist this pic of the street with the Bradford pear losing its flowers and putting on its new leaves.

Grapevine Mills Mall Southwest Entrance

PhotoChallenge: Home

Texas celebrates 180 years of independence this year. This week marks the spreading of the word.

I was born, raised, and schooled in Texas. Texas is my home.

A Texas-shaped waffle from the Buttermilk Cafe


Texas Wildflower


Indian Paintbrush

One True Sentence

I didn’t think I was that sick.

Dirty Minds Think Alike


What word do you see?


So many people use water for their reflections. I used a mirror h

See My Reflection?

Photo Challenge

I need to work on my photo skills.

I usually use my iPhone or a Kodak EasyShare camera. Both are point-and-shoots because I’m not interested in learning about filters, lenses, and such. I’d like to learn about angles and such.

So I’ve given myself a photochallenge. I have a list of things to photograph over the upcoming year. Let’s hope I get better!

For both our sakes….


There were three dancers but only two were capable of being photographed due to construction.