Miss E in the Bluebonnets

I have been photographing Miss E and her family for the past 12 – 13 years.  I was a little bummed that mom and dad didn’t want in any photos, as I had some really cool poses ready.

Here are a few for your Texas Bluebonnet fix.

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Life is good and I am blessed.

Kent 

 

More Backyard Hummers

So all the migrating hummingbirds have passed through.  I still have my local birds.  I was getting the pool ready for me to be gone for a week, and the birds were very active.  Enough that I had to stop and go inside and grab the 100-400 and shoot some hand held shots.

My business trip have a couple travel glitches so I edited photos at the airport and on the plane.

If you know me by now, you know I don’t like feeder shots.  The alpha male is super hard to capture on a flower with his groget showing. Couple feeder shots.

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Kent 

Anniversary Cruise

It had been several years (3) since Sharon and I had been on an anniversary trip. All our vacations and trips can be found on this blog at Vacations. Several cruise companies had been running some specials. Matt and Ashly love to cruise as does my sister. Miss Sharon and I said what the heck, let’s try one. We live 4.5 hours from Galveston, so we decided on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Gand Cayman, and Jamaica. I was afraid I would feel stuck on the ship with 4,300 of my closest friends. So we booked excursions for every port. I was a little torn if I was going to take a DSLR or just go with my trusty iPhone. Ended up taking a DSLR and a tripod only because we booked a trip to Chichen iIza to see one of the 8th wonders of the world.

Sharon does not travel well. She gets car sick so we were worried going in. By day two she was so sick she got to see the ship’s doctor even though she had patches and sea bands.

Needless to say she missed the first port of call. So I went solo to Chichen Itza.

I felt bad that Sharon miss the excursion, so I bought her a local hand made silver necklace and earrings.

Didn’t take the DSRL off the boat the rest of the trip. Sharon was a new person by the time I got back to the boat and was up for the next excursion. A day of shopping in the Caymen’s. We had a wonderful lunch at Jimmy Buffets, after a morning of diamond shopping. Sharon scored a new wedding mount and two new wedding bands. I was worried about them switching out our diamond. They made the mount, and I watched them like a hawk mount our diamond. It has it GIA number lasered onto the griddle, and I was able to verify it was still our stone.

New Mount

A comparison shot of her old mount and her new mount.

All in all we had a great trip but we are not cruisers, and I am guessing this was our first and last cruise. I needed to get this post out so I could get onto the owls I have been shooting.

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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

Finally made my first trip up to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge looking for the local pair of breeding Eagles.  No Eagles found but lots of interesting water fowl and a neat place to explore!

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Northern Shoveler Great Blue Heron Red tail Hawk

 Northern Pintail Flock of Snow Geese Green Wing Teal Squirrel LovingAmerican Wigeon

Life is good and I am blessed!
Kent

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