Miscellaneous Photos and other Shout-0uts

I’m still browsing through my archives and I have come up with one that is really a self-portrait.  I remembered this image when reading Katies Camera Blog.  She had an amazing dog portrait there.  This is of me many years ago with Spike, my best friend.  Now deceased.  Picture quality not great, but it doesn’t take away the special sense of love I had for him.

"A man and his dog"

And speaking of portraits, check out Photos by Holly.   Her latest post shows that she is really an excellent portrait photographer.  I have been following and admiring her photographic exploits since she first got started, not too long ago.

Lynda, over at her Life-on-the-Farmlet blog commented that she liked that I was pulling my flying hawk images from my archives.  Well, here’s another one for you.

Red-tailed Hawk in flight

I love photographing hawks of all types, and when I can catch one in flight, I am the most happiest.

This photo below was taken several months ago at Spring Creek Park near Lake Nasworthy.  While driving through, Ann and I spotted this young Great Horned Owl in a tree.  I had published one image of the owlet back then, but I found this one that I think is a bit sharper.

Young Great Horned Owl

In yesterday’s post I talked about Luckenbach, Texas.  My good friend Ross McSwain corrected me on one point.  It was really Waylon Jennings, who wrote and sang it, that made the song famous, and by association, the village(?) of Luckenbach.  Of course, Willie Nelson, also helped in the cause as it is one of his favorite songs.

For those who have never been to Luckenbach, it is a tiny place to be sure.  It has the post office/trading post, a dance hall, and a couple of houses, and that’s about it.  It is located about 12 miles southeast of Fredricksburg, Texas.

Ross McSwain, by the way, is a local author, columnist, and a historian, in my view   His Out Yonder columns for the San Angelo Standard-Times are full of stories and facts about west Texas.  I am proud that he chose my photography for the cover of his book,  See No Evil, Speak No Evil.

I hope you enjoyed this post and the pictures.  Click on any of them to see enlargements.