Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ham's Orchards

Nothing better than a peach ice cream cone from Ham's Orchard just east of Terrell. Read the Ham story here.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Terrell Spring Football 2009 version

Last night was the annual Spring football scrimmage that ends the spring practice.

Players got a chance to try out a new offense.

and coaches got a chance to yell, OK maybe not yell, but speak with a raised voice.
2008 version is here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Skywatch Friday-overlooking the lake

This is Lake Texoma from last weekend. It had rained an hour or so earlier and the clouds were just breaking up as the sun was setting.

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Saturday July 18th, there will be a Terrell Photo Walk, part of Scott Kelby's Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Its an opportunity to meet other photographers and take pictures of historic Terrell, Texas. Make your plans to be here. Click on the Terrell banner on the right for details or email me at

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weekend shots

Various shots from Memorial Day weekend at Lake Texoma.
Click on each picture for a larger view.

If I tried this I would land flat on my face.

Brian and Kim at the Peanut Shoppe.

Everyone has to have a cart to get around.
Reminds me a little bit of Jacobs blog.

One more post tomorrow for Skywatch Friday from the Lake, then back to Terrell area shots.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lake Texoma high water

Well, back from my short break. We spent the long weekend up at Lake Texoma. Kim celebrated her 35th birthday. There has been quite a bit of rain on the TX/OK border pushing the lake level higher than normal. Below is a picture taken Sunday of the dock at Texins.

In the picture above, to the right of the picnic table are two trees and a sign. You can barely make out a horizontal line, that's the railing for the steps that are suppose to lead down to the docks. You can see one dock out of the water to the right of the rails. The lattice at the far right is the fish house, its used to clean fish and at the time of the picture had a few inches of water in it. You can see how high the water was by the debris in the parking lot. You may need to click on the picture to enlarge it and see everything.

The picture below is from our trip to Lake Texoma in April. You can see the same fish house in the center of the photograph, and the steps that were attached to the railing. The water level is where the vehicles are at. The docks we were on are now behind the fish house and part of the dock is what you can see in the top picture that has buckled.

Other than the high water and sunburn, we had a great time. I'll post a few more pictures the rest of the week.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Flown the coop

Yes, those are my legs. See ya sometime next week. I am taking a day or two off.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Terrell High School baseball

The baseball season ended last week, so until next year this will be my last Tigers baseball shot. This was near the end of the last regular season game against Lancaster. I like the glow of the night sky.

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Click on the picture to enlarge and click on Terrell Daily Photo at the top of the page for the entire site.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Have you ever......

Have you ever needed to find a photo or file and you couldn't find it, and you don't remember what you labeled it? You know you have it, you know exactly what it looks like. You check all of the file folders, nothing. Then you see a few disks sitting on the TV, maybe its on there? Nope, pictures of something else I was looking for last week and couldn't find. I guess I will run across it when I am not looking for it.

So frustrating. I am ready for the long weekend to start!!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Terrell's newest City Council member

Sandra Wilson taking the oath of office last night as the newest member of the Terrell City Council representing District 2. Congrats Ms. Wilson, good luck, I am sure you will do a great job. Tricia has a nice story posted on the Tribune's website.

Also taking the oath of office (again) was Mr. Jack Jones. Mr. Jones is my Council Member, and ran unopposed in the last election. He has served on the Council since 1988 except for one 4 year period.

I did learn something new at the meeting, that directly relates to my day job (the one that pays).

My position at work deals with negotiating leases for space on communications towers for antennas. In order to be able to place antennas on towers or on rooftops, we have to get building permits or Specific Use Permits (SUP) from City or County governments. I don't submit for the permits or have to appear before any boards, but I do have to track the progress and report the status to our higher ups.

At the Council meeting there was a public hearing and then a discussion about a request for a Specific Use Permit for a company that is looking to do business in Terrell. The next time I ask for the status of a permit or SUP from a field tech, I will not get aggravated when they say there was no action taken. I found out last night, its not something that's done quickly. With almost every answer there is a new question.

Have y'all been following Astro_Mike on twitter? Its astronaut Mike Massimino sending down tweets from the space shuttle. Here is one of his messages from yesterday: From orbit: Listening to Sting on my ipod watching the world go by – literally. How cool is that?

I don't live very far from City Hall so I walk up there and back. On my way home. I saw a car coming up the street and turn on the street I was going to be walking down. It was a nice night and they had their windows down. Just after turning, I heard a ladies voice say "stop". I thought she was talking to me so I stopped. I was on the sidewalk and then saw the car stop. I was about even with the back bumper. I started walking again and when I got even with the window, I heard the lady in the passenger seat say "you didn't turn on your turn indicator, you have to signal before turning". I smiled and kept on walking. The car started moving again and as it passed me I heard "turn on your right turn signal" thankfully the young kid did as he was told. When the car reached the stop sign that was ahead of it, it sat there FOREVER. Long enough for me to almost catch up to it. I then heard the lady say "now turn to your right....I said right!". I got to the corner and waited for the car to turn, trying not to laugh. Once it got past, I could only wonder is that what my Mother went through while trying to teach me how to drive. My mom used to say she was going home to take a Valium. That was way back in 19 somethingorother.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Here are a few more images from the 2009 Run for the Wall stop Sunday morning in Terrell, Texas.

Motorcycles are lined up to fuel up.

This bike was painted in honor of the 9-11 victim's and hero's.
Click on the picture to check out all of the detail.

This is a still of the same bike from a video I tried to take.

A line of Corvettes, none of them mine.

One of the many bikes.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Run for the Wall, Terrell, Texas 2009 photos

Run for the Wall made the annual stop in Terrell yesterday. Here are a few photos. Dont forget to click on each photo to enlarge and click on Terrell Daily Photo at the top of the page for the full site.

I love this license plate. This was the van that signed up day riders.

Volunteers lined up to distribute food, supplies and drink.

Terrell Mayor Hal Richards was on hand presenting donations.
He seems to be everywhere.

After getting fuel the bikes are lined up while the riders took a break.

See y'all next year.

I will post a few more on Tuesday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Run for the Wall, Terrell, Texas 2009

The annual Run for the Wall made a stop in Terrell, Texas Sunday morning. I will post pictures tomorrow. This is a clip of the riders pulling in. Double click on the video to go to You Tube and view the clip in HiDef.

Terrell, Tx 2009 Relay for Life

The Terrell Relay for Life kicked off last night at Furlough Middle School stadium. Here are a few pics from the opening ceremony.

This is a group shot of the cancer survivors in attendance.

The MC for the opening ceremony.

This guy's name is Andrew, he raised the most
money for an individual, raising over $5000.
He's only 6 years old, and a survivor.

College Mount United Methodist Church raised the most
money for a group.

Cancer survivors start the first lap in the you tube clip below.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tiger season comes to an end

The 2009 Tigers baseball season came to an end last night when they lost to the Midway Panthers 8-3. Midway won the best of 3 bi-district playoff 2 games to 0 and has advanced to play Hallsville.

I am not sure what the goal was when the season started, and getting swept in the first round of the playoffs is not the way you want to end your season, but, I would guess everyone is proud of the teams accomplishment's this year. Coach Rush did an excellent job. The seniors were able to go out on a playoff team, and the underclassmen have something to build on next year. I am ready for 2010. I love daytime baseball.

Click on any picture for a larger view.

Congratulations to the Panthers and good luck the rest of the way.
Forney was swept by Waxahachie in its playoff series.
I will have one more baseball picture next Friday for Skywatch.

The Relay for Life is tonight, rain or shine, if the weather holds off, I will be down there taking pictures.
Sunday morning the Run for the Wall makes its annual stop in Terrell. Weather permitting I will be there to take photos also.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Skywatch Friday-Night Sky and more baseball changes

Just as the moon was coming up, behind a few thin clouds.

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The Terrell Tigers baseball team lost the their first playoff game to Midway 13-0 Thursday night. Game 2 has been pushed up to 5pm today at Ben Gill Field. If game 3 is needed it will start 30 minutes after game 2. I will have to leave work early to make it there by 5. Bad weather is scheduled for Saturday.

Forney also dropped their game 3-2 to Waxahachie. Game 2 in their series is tonight night 7pm in Forney.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Forney baseball playoffs schedule change

Due to a wet field, the schedule has changed for the Forney - Waxahachie baseball playoffs. Game one in Waxahachie tonight at 7pm. Game 2 will be in Forney tomorrow night at 7. Game 3, if needed, will be Saturday in Forney at 2pm.

Forney High School baseball team 2009 at Ben Gill Field in Terrell.

No time for the dentist

I was walking around downtown last night and noticed this the face in the one of the buildings. Dude needs a dentist.

Today is my Moms birthday. She is 61. Happy Birthday!

Sorry, but not much time for blogging today. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Can anyone help?

Who would do this to Batman? How can he get free?

Don't forget, the Terrell Tigers take on the Midway Panthers in game one of their best of three playoff Thursday night in Waco. If anyone wants to text or tweet updates, send me an email. Or you can add me on Facebook using the link to the right.

The Forney Jackrabbits will take on the Waxahachie Indians also on Thursday night in Forney. Game time is 7pm. That's probably the game I will be able to got to. Forney will will be playing under an interim head coach after Coach Boxley resigned last week.

Waxahachie has one of the best High School players in the country in Colton Cain. He is listed by as the #23 high school player. Hopefully, I will get a chance to watch him pitch. He is a lefty like me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This is another shot from my yard. It's some type of moth on my one of my daylilies. I am trying to work on my macros. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

If anyone will be attending the Terrell - Waco Midway baseball playoff game Thursday night in Waco and wouldn't mind sending updates back by text, twitter or facebook please send me an email at

Monday, May 11, 2009

Purple Heart flower

The rain has the flowers in my yard looking good. This is a purple heart with Oxalis in the background.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Terrell to face Midway in baseball playoffs

The Terrell Tigers will take on the Midway Panthers in the UIL High School baseball playoffs that begin next week in Waco. Waco defeated Waxahachie 6-0 today to win their division. The first game will be in Waco on Thursday, May 14th. The second and, if needed, third game will be in Terrell at Ben Gill Field, Saturday May 16th starting at noon. The third game will start 30 minutes after the second game ends.

Last year I watched Forney and Midway battle in the playoffs in Forney. The pictures above came from that game. Midway won that series.

I would love to be able to go to Waco to watch the Tigers but I don't think my budget will allow it.

Forney is also in the playoffs. They open against Waxahachie Thursday night in Forney. I may be able to make it to that game.
Checking the calendar at the bottom of the page, next weekend is shaping up to be a busy one. Saturday starts off with Tiger baseball. Relay for Life starts Saturday night and Sunday morning Run for the Wall 2009 makes a fuel stop in Terrell.

Tigers 22 Tigers 0

The Terrell Tigers defeated the Lancaster Tigers 22-0 Friday night. It was senior night, the last district game of the year and a good tune up for the playoffs. We should find out later this afternoon who Terrell will face in the playoffs.

Cliff has a recap of the game posted on his site.

Senior Dustin Jackson

Senior Blake Beggs

Senior Logan Smith

Senior Alex Garcia

For a bigger picture click on each one. Use your back button to get back here.

Click on the HD button on the bottom right to watch this yout tube clip in hi-def. Double click the video to go to You Tube and see the video normal size in hi-def. Just don't forget to come back.