• This Is The Wallpaper On My Computer Now

    This is the Chapel at the Old Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas. If you are ever in the are take a look…It’s a great place to spend a day or an hour. The season doesn’t matter… There is always something in bloom. For the past month or so this is the image …

    The Old Rose Emporium, Spring 2012
  • Mountain Memories Wallpaper

    Driving through the mountains of northwestern North Carolina in November of 2010 this image flashed past on my left. I had to turn around and drive back to snap a few shots. This is the one I liked best.

    Mountain Horse Barn, Fall 2010
  • Mabry Mill Wallpaper

    Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway. On this day, a late afternoon drive back to North Carolina and our cabin, the sun was just catching the top of the mill as it set in the west.

    Mabry Mill, Fall 2010
  • Another Wallpaper

    From one of my spring road trips. This field was different from most in that it was glowing golden. Probably not a good sign I now know.  

  • Another Wallpaper

    Back when I drove to work each morning I would pass this scene on the way in. The rising sun would highlight the grasses. These grasses, at certain times of the year, would glow with a purple haze in the light. For a couple of weeks I went on my …

    morning drive highway 6


If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Samuel Johnson via Win This Painting Saturday! | Redtree Times.

The Morning Coffee: Alexander Black

…Amateur work has its own special charm. Freed from the commercial necessities which fetter the professional, the amateur need have nothing but the principles of art for guidance. In this delicious liberty he may well be, and is, envied by those who must yield something to the whim of the …


The Morning Coffee

If it is practiced by a man [or woman!] of taste the photograph will have the appearance of art, but the photographer …


Texas Politics

You know… It’s been a long, long while since I last posted a political note on this, or any of my other sites. …

Shutdown Watch

It’s shameful to exploit our veterans for political gain and the American people will see through it. via Congressman Pete Olson What …


Learning To Blog

Consider this yoga for your blog. ~Welcome to the New Blog Exercises « Lorelle on WordPress. I forget exactly when and where …