Sunday, September 24, 2006

River Walk

After my day photographing missions in San Antonio I went down to the RiverWalk to wrap things up. My anticipated reward of a margarita and some enchiladas turned into a bottle of cold water and an ice cream cone, consumed sitting under this bridge along the river watching the patterns in the water.Taking photographs, for me most of the time, works best alone but drinks and dinner along the RiverWalk really calls for some friends or family!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Four For One

We are building a shed, Ted & Elaine-- Mike & Kelli are doing very extensive remodeling to their houses, and John & Margarita are building their very first house. Renee' & I would just like to be finished- we started long before the others. John & Margarita would like their house to be completed before they get back from their honeymoon. Ted & Elaine finished one major remodeling- same house, had two sons, and are at it again! And Mike & Kelli would like to be back in their house to put up a Christmas tree for their first child- due in December.

The guy you see smiling is their contractor. He says he's going to make it!

I dont know about the rest of us.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More from the missions

There were five Missions established in San Antonio, the most famous of which is known today as the Alamo. It is the only one of the five that does not still function as an active Roman Catholic church.The others are all part of our National Park system but still serve as parish churches as well. The Alamo is also the only one that will not allow photography inside.There are signs instructing you to remove your hat before entering, the Alamo that is, not the mission churches. The Alamo also has the largest gift shop. You don't have to take your hat off inside it.Now I am very proud of being a third generation Texan and of Texas- but somehow this all seems really out of whack to me. Anyway, this is not the Alamo but the rather the Mission San Jose.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Day Off

I took a day off from my "real job" and went to San Antonio to work on some pictures for a friend. It was the first time in a very long time that I spent a day just photographing and it was very rewarding. I believe I found an image that will please my friend and in the process stumbled across this one as well.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Camp Chrysalis

From the weekends retreat at Camp Chrysalis.