Monday, August 17, 2009
Posted by Barb at 7:45 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
You may remember my photos from last year's Barnum & Bailey Elephant Walk - we ended up "behind the scenes" with a tail-end view of the pachyderm parade (incidentally, I have a lot of pictures of animal butts: camels, zebras, elephants - my friend Amy suggested I make a collage!).
And while we were downtown, we did a little "clowning around". :)
Did you know ...
...that elephants only have 4 teeth, but they weigh 12 pounds each!?
...that elephants get freckles on their trunk as they age?
...both male and female elephants have tusks, though the females' tusks are quite short.
Posted by Barb at 10:52 PM
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Since I'm leaving SWBTS (at least as an employee), I wanted to have some good pics of me here. Thankfully, Michele is the proud new owner of a brand new digital SLR camera, and she was happy to play photographer for a little while on a hot and humid Texas Friday night. I was really pleased with the pics she got - she stood on benches and did everything possible to use a flattering angle, and it worked! I actually LIKE these pics of me! (And that is shocking, because I usually don't like pics of me at all.) Here are my favorites... When we finished at the seminary, we headed off to try and find this train track that Courtney had told me about. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find it, but we did stop at a grove of trees and take a few more shots.
Posted by Barb at 4:37 PM
Posted by Barb at 4:12 PM
In our time exploring Fort Worth, we ended up taking a lot of pics of reflections. I was taking pics of St. Patrick's, the really cool old church, and when I turned around to walk farther out for a distance shot I saw the church reflected in the windows of the Fort Worth Convention Center. This is the photo that started it all. After that, we started looking for reflections, and had a grand time taking pics that we might never have noticed before.
Posted by Barb at 2:05 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
A couple of Saturdays ago, I was just itching to take pics. One of my favorite things to do is be a "tourist" in my own town - going into downtown Fort Worth and just taking pics of all sorts of random things/places that characterize the city. Well, I knew Amy would be up for joining me, so we hit the town with our cameras in tow.
First stop, a cool old building called the Public Market. I don't think it's used for anything anymore, but it's got really cool tile-work and brick.
Heading further into downtown, we happened upon St. Patrick's, a beautiful old church right in the middle of all these really modern buildings. We took lots of pics outside, and then Amy tried the doorknob and it opened, so we went in - GORGEOUS! Reminded me a lot of sight-seeing in Europe.
After we left the church, we walked over to the Water Gardens, taking pics of other interesting sights along the way.
Posted by Barb at 9:30 PM