Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Our stay in Rockport was supposed to be 2 weeks, so we decided to take it easy on tourist destinations. Goose Island State Park Our first stop was Goose Island State Park, a short 3.5 mile drive away from the RV park. Goose Island offers fishing, camping, and birding opportunities all year long. We just … Continue reading Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Texas: Amarillo Botanical Gardens (2020)

One of the things we've been wanting to do since we arrived in Amarillo was visit the botanical gardens. I also wanted to participate in the YouTube Life in a Day project, so we decided to combine the two. I'm including mostly photos in this post, as most of the videos were submitted to the … Continue reading Texas: Amarillo Botanical Gardens (2020)

Texas: Flowers in bloom (2020)

When we visited Sulphur Springs to see the county courthouse, there were plenty of flowers in bloom around the town square. It was nice to capture the flowers in bloom in a maintained environment, but I also want to capture the flowers in the wild as well. I look forward to capturing the wildflowers next … Continue reading Texas: Flowers in bloom (2020)

Arizona: Wildflowers at Bartlett Lake (2015)

In March 2015, I heard from a local photographer in the Phoenix area that wildflowers were blooming at Bartlett Lake. We packed up our photography gear and headed over that way, about a 30-40 minute drive. Bartlett Lake was one of the first places we visited when we moved to Arizona, so it was an … Continue reading Arizona: Wildflowers at Bartlett Lake (2015)

Utah: Sunset in St. George

St. George is not too far away from where we are staying, so we decided to visit the Red Hills Desert Garden and Pioneer Park for sunset. Red Hills Desert Garden Red Hills Desert Garden is Utah’s first desert conservation garden. The nearly 5-acre garden features 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot stream stocked with native … Continue reading Utah: Sunset in St. George

Oregon: Green in the Steens Mountain Loop

As we drove along the Steens Mountain Loop, it was hard to miss the signs of spring and summer: lots of green foliage. Before you get to that viewpoint, visit the Kiger Gorge area. Wild mustangs roam free in this area, though we didn't see any until we were close to the end of the … Continue reading Oregon: Green in the Steens Mountain Loop

Oregon: Downtown Portland

I needed to head into downtown Portland for an appointment, so I took my camera with me, with only my 24mm 1.8 lens. As soon as I stepped off the MAX train at Pioneer Courthouse Square, it was apparent they were set up for an event: the Festival of Flowers. The festival has been going … Continue reading Oregon: Downtown Portland