13 November, 2017

Munzee


I recently discovered a game that I have come to enjoy.  Munzee, it is a scavenger hunt with a twist.  I love that it gets me out to see places I would never consider before.  The object of the game is to locate physical and virtual Munzees and scan them.  The physical ones are QR codes that you can find in random places like on the back of street signs or light poles.  You do it for points… and for fun. 

03 November, 2017

Enduring Horizon


(The links in this post all link to relevant previous blog posts, don’t be afraid to click.)

Ten years, it is amazing to me that I started this blog all the way back in 2007 when I was searching for a way to define myself.    I started with a selfie back in my first post, so I thought it was only fitting that I do the same for the 10th Anniversary post.  All the way back then I saw people with blogs that showcased their photos of the world around them and I wanted to do the same… but not.   And that is when my blog started to form into something not as structured… I write about anything and everything from art to my poetry… sometimes relevant to the photo, sometimes how the photo makes me feel and sometimes I write nothing at all.  The way I see it, people can make what they want of it.

When I started the blog I called it the Uncertain Horizon.  The horizon representing the future and how nothing is certain and yet we still march towards it.  Recently though, I changed the name to Enduring Horizon.  With the Losses I have seen over the last ten years as well as the blessings.  The places I have lived beginning In Mississippi, then Florida, North Carolina, and finally Texas.  As well as the places I have visited from the United Kingdom to Vietnam.  I have grown to feel that the goal isn’t to march as much as it is to endure.  We must take the bad with the blessings as they all enrich our lives.

15 October, 2017

Pretty Bird

This cute bird joined me last year at the Dallas Arboretum. I’d never had a wild bird come that close and let me take photos. You’d think it thought it was a model, it posed and let me get many shots before I finally let it go on begging others for  handouts.

Part of Spectacular Funday!

09 October, 2017

Paluxy River

 
Living in a metroplex like DFW you can forget what nature looks like outside of your area.  Walking down the Paluxy River served to remind me of the beauty of Texas and gave me a moment to get back to my roots.   Back home in Mississippi, I used to walk in and on rivers pretty often, that seems like a lifetime ago. 



08 October, 2017

Footprints In Time



Yesterday I took a trip to Glen Rose, TX to visit the Dinosaur Valley State Park.   I have seen dinosaur bones in a museum and even dinosaur tracks in museums, but I have never seen dinosaur tracks “in the wild.”  I was not only amazed by how preserved they were but how they felt like a direct link back to these creatures.   The footprints look as if they could have been left yesterday buy animals just walking through, not some animal that died over 90 million years ago.   It also amazes me to think that these footprints have withstood eons of time and were still so well preserved.  It would honestly amaze me if a footprint survived a week not only millions of years.   I mean consider this… a living breathing dynamic creature walked across the shoreline of an ancient sea and left footprints.   The creature went on it’s way and lived it’s entire life.  The species that creature belonged to went extinct.  That ocean receded.  Meteors hit the earth, continents shifted. Climates changed.  New animals evolved and even went extinct too.  People evolved.  Wars were fought, civilizations rose and fell like the waves on that long gone ocean.

And yet those foot prints remain.



 


What may look like holes in the rocks are actually footprints for a giant sauropod believed to be Sauroposeidon.




The three toed footprints are believed to have belonged to Acrocanthosaurus.

 

Part of Spectacular Funday!