Saturday, September 19, 2009

texas sized

The 52 foot icon of the Tesax State Fair: Big Tex.

A 75 gallon hat sits on the head of Big Tex.

At 212 feet the Texas Star is the largest ferris wheel in North America.

High Jack the pirate balloon as seen at the Plano Balloon Festival with Oggy the Dragon in the background.

Pandy the panda balloon resting on the ground at the Plano Ballon Festival.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I imagined her in the library
she is not cold
she is warm
and she is glowing
she is confident
and full of knowledge
Life is ending
and hers is beginning
fateful chaos
mingles with mystery
her life is history
and yet she lives on

Saturday, September 5, 2009

spring flowers

A monarch butterfly purches on a crape myrtle flower.

Tulips up close.

Flowering branches above.

A rabbit rests in the shade for a moment.

Spring blooms at the arboretum.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Sorrow surrounds me
and swallows me whole
darkens my days
and prolongs my nights
fills me with fears
and scares me frights
keeps me bent
toward lowly sights

Sorrow sings to me
and connects with my soul
shows me my bareness
with utter distaste
reminds me I’m broken
and full of mistakes
keeps me buried
in failure’s wake

Sorrow escape me
you’ve taken your toll
ransacked my days
and stolen my nights
take back your fears
and take back your frights
I’m looking up
toward higher sights