January 29, 2014

four more penny pics

penny's first outfit

wake up, little penny!

We were trying to wake up Penny a little by playing a recording of Pan for her. :)

January 28, 2014


Our first grandchild, Penny Jolene Davee. 8 lbs 1 oz, 20 in. 

farewell, old friend

Sweet old Fergus has passed away. This is the last photo I took of him, just a couple days before he left us. He had a good, good heart. We will miss him.

January 26, 2014

a bit early

The whole city shut down last Friday because of an ice storm, but the weekend has been spectacular - 70 degrees today. (Looks like this is an anemone, an early spring flower - Feb-Apr. First of the flock - woot!)

pencil cactus

January 20, 2014

January 19, 2014

juniperus ashei

This is one of the most common trees in central Texas, known in these parts as "mountain cedar," but it's not in the cedar family, and there aren't any mountains around here. 


kinglet, mockingbird and warbler

Got the Swivi hood. It's well made and very helpful with the 200/f4 on the K-01. Sharp lens - a little PF and CA (it's pre-SMC); LR defringing helps. (I should post a picture of the rig - it's downright comical.)

January 15, 2014


real eggs

One of Bren's co-workers has chickens.

January 13, 2014


A long, steady stream of these birds flew over our heads for a good half hour this evening. I think they're red-winged blackbirds but I'm not certain. There must have been hundreds of thousands of them.