Thursday, November 24, 2011


Mirabilis means miracle in Spanish.
This is a seed from one of the plants in my garden. It's called a Four O'Clock, but its Latin name is Mirabilis jalapa. To a gardener, a seed is always miraculous. I like this photo because the natural light in the garden gave the leaves and seed a glowing effect. It was a nice surprise. Photography is full of surprises, isn't it?
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Sunday, November 20, 2011


I really enjoyed taking this one. I was attracted to the shine of the peppers and the unusual features of the tomatillo.
The tomatillo (round fruit) is used here in Texas and in Mexico for green chili sauces.
The serrano peppers are even hotter than our usual jalapeno peppers.
You can tell Houston cooking is highly influenced by the spices of Mexico.
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Friday, November 11, 2011


I was fascinated by this vine arbor at a Christian retreat center in Round Top, Texas. It was the only way into this beautiful garden.
In a way, it reminded me of the old covered bridges you see up in rural New England or Ohio.
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Friday, November 4, 2011


The cold weather this week reminded me of the rare ice storm we had last winter. This is a milkweed pod from my garden with a topping of ice. The air was crystal clear that morning and the wind perfectly still, so this little image turned out quite sharp and I was pleased.
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