More Beauty to Photograph
The first snowfall of the season dropped approximately 4-6 inches of white stuff on our beloved Lewisville, providing a myriad of subjects to photograph. As the sun began to break through parting clouds, the best direction to point my camera toward was typically westward. Snow-covered yards and homes facing east were bathed in poignant morning light. The scenes were a delight to my eyes — and visual food for my hungry camera!
After arriving at snow-draped Shallowford Square and photographing it from various viewpoints (see Serenity at the Square), I continued making my way through downtown Lewisville.
Residents were beginning to emerge from their homes to experience the beautiful snow for themselves. Couples were walking together, and individuals were out with their dogs. I found them all to be just as intriguing and beautiful to photograph as the stately snow-covered homes I’d been photographing.
Check out a few select photos of Lewisville homes and residents in the Lewisville Snow photo gallery.
As of today, I have a heightened respect for wildlife photographers. They not only tend to spend a great deal of time waiting — waiting to capture the potentially elusive pose of some member of the animal kingdom. But very often they’re patiently waiting under uncomfortable — if not extreme — conditions.
I really shouldn’t complain, then, that it took me four hours to capture a few decent shots of this hummer, which I believe to be a female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. I stood the entire time, inside an enclosed sunroom, quietly watching the feeder that this hummingbird has claimed as hers the entire summer. CLICK to see a few more photos of The Hummer
The Next Stop on the Tour
The fourth of six stops on the 2009 Historic Graveyard Tour that was held on May 2, 2009 in Lewisville took us to the graveyard at Lewisville Baptist Church. (Click to read the previous post on the Historic Graveyard Tour at Panther Creek Plantation.)
Although the graveyard at Lewisville Baptist Church is not as old as some of the other graveyards on the tour, such as the Shiloh Lutheran Church and the Concord United Methodist Church graveyards, it nevertheless holds historic significance.
Leading this segment of the graveyard tour was Mary Alice Warren, a member of Lewisville Baptist Church. Mary Alice concentrated her brief talk on the center portion of the graveyard that includes the gravestones of Lewisville’s founder, Lewis Laugenour, and his wife, Betty.
For more INFO, PHOTOS and AUDIO related to the LEWISVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH GRAVEYARD, please continue to the NEXT SECTION.
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I was walking back to my truck after photographing “Mother Bluebird” (see Eating In), when I saw this rabbit just eating away. As I looked at the rabbit through my long lens, I was a bit stunned by those long and slightly round-tipped ears. They didn’t exactly fit my mental picture of a rabbit, which has shorter, more pointed ears.
At first, I thought it might be a jackrabbit, but then I saw this true jackrabbit. Or take a look at this photo of a jackrabbit. Or how about these photos of a jackrabbit? Now, those are some serious ears!
Then I thought that perhaps this is a type of hare because, technically, hares are not the same as rabbits. I found a page full of hare photos. Although they look more like this rabbit than the jackrabbit does, I don’t think it’s the same type of rabbit.
So I’m afraid that, for now, this rabbit will have to go unidentified — unless you can help out. If you know what type of rabbit this is, please leave a comment. I’m all ears! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) CLICK to see a CLOSE-UP of this rabbit