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Q is for Quickly Captured Shadows

April 19, 2014
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Shadows & light (photo by Tui Snider)

Lingering in Moments Anais Nin once wrote that, “We write to taste life twice.” I feel the same about photography. A photo snapped at the right time lets you linger in an otherwise fleeting moment. It lets you enjoy something that no longer exists. Each of these shots was taken in a busy environment, but…

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P is for Pisa’s Leaning Tower

April 18, 2014
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P is for Pisa’s Leaning Tower

Embracing my Dork Side Call me cheesy, but I just had to get the cliche photo where it looks like I’m holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa when we visited Italy last year. I like how the photo came out so that it kinda…

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O is for One Arm Dove Hunt

April 17, 2014
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One Arm Dove Hunt in Olney, TX (photo by Tui Snider)

The One Arm Dove Hunt in Olney, Texas In 1972, while hanging out at the local drugstore, Olney residents, Jack Northrup and Jack Bishop, decided to have a little fun with strangers seated nearby who were obviously eavesdropping on them. I should add that around…

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N is for New Orleans Street Scenes

April 16, 2014
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N is for New Orleans Street Scenes

People Watching in New Orleans Re-visiting my travel photos to choose ones for this post made me realize how rarely I focus on strangers when taking pictures. I do this partly out of respect for other people’s privacy, and partly because they aren’t that interesting…

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M is for a Murder Memorial in Texas

April 15, 2014
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Garden of Angels Murder Memorial in Euless, TX (photo by Tui Snider)

Garden of Angels Murder Memorial At their trial, Carolyn Barker was horrified to hear two men not only confess to killing her granddaughter, but remark that they hoped to get famous for the deed. That’s when she decided something is wrong with society’s glorification of…

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L is for Larry McMurtry’s Booked Up

April 14, 2014
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Booked Up in Archer City, TX (photo by Tui Snider)

Larry McMurtry’s Booked Up In 1988, Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry returned to his hometown of Archer City, Texas with the dream of transforming it into a book-themed town. He even took out ads in literary magazines proclaiming, “Miraculous birth! Visit the newly born…

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K is for Kaleidoscopic Koi

April 12, 2014
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Koi fish & reflections at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens (photo by Tui Snider)

Japanese Gardens of Fort Worth A few weeks ago, my husband and I popped over to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and wandered through our favorite section, the Japanese Gardens. As usual, I went snap-happy, taking lots of photos. The ones I’m sharing here show…

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J is for Jolly St Nick Cacti

April 11, 2014
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Arizona Cactus wearing a Santa Hat (photo by Tui Snider)

Christmas in the Desert My family and I spent last Christmas in the desert. Needless to say, it was not a white Christmas, although the opening lines of that famous Irving Berlin song, did apply: The sun is shining, the grass is green The orange…

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I is for Indie Interview & Icons

April 10, 2014
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Sassy restroom icon (photo by Tui Snider)

Indie Author Interview & Interesting Icons Rather than describe all the silly stick people in today’s photo essay, I decided to let them speak for themselves. Keeping with the letter I theme, however, I’m posting an interview with indie author Anthony St. Clair in which…

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