While substituting an outdoor education class at an area high school, I had to give an assignment where the students went outside to take pictures of the area plant life, animals, and insects using the Seek app on their phones. I loaded it up on my phone as well, and decided to see how many samples of plants I could find. While I was only using my iPhone, and the app, which renders most of the pictures rather narrow, I did get a few shots I thought I would share with you.
As for the names of the plants below: weeds, bushes, and grasses will have to do. I’m too lazy to look in the app to see the names and type them out. I will say that on the first day I took a picture of the beetle, it was a fiery searcher beetle. The next day, it turned into a green fig beetle. Not sure how that happened. But I guess the app is a bit hit and miss.
I kept trying to take a picture of this fountain that I liked, but couldn’t seem to do it. I showed this latest picture to Heidi and she said she didn’t like it because the fountain itself was ugly. It dawned on me. She’s right. It’s just not that nice of a fountain. It reflects everything in Frisco: new, modern, with lots of edges. Nothing is weathered. Nothing has character. Well, it does have character, but the character that comes from being fashioned or made within the last 20 years. Newness does have its place, but when everything is new, it gets old very quickly. (Think about that for a moment).
I included a picture of a fountain from Union University in Jackson, TN, that I do like. Perhaps you can see what I’m trying to say.
This rugged family is standing outside of the Frisco Library.
The best part of a park, is sitting, relaxing, and enjoying the beauty.
Such intensity…she never looks away.
Heidi wanted me to take a few more shots of the flowers I bought her for her birthday, especially after they bloomed.
I found this bicycle waiting for its fame outside the door of one of our neighbors.
Or goosen if you are a Brian Regan fan. I spotted these geese on my morning walk last week.
Or maybe Virginia. I’m just not sure. In dems parts, jus’ looks all the same to this Texans’ eyes: beautiful.
I couldn’t help myself. I was out taking pictures around the Heritage Museum in Frisco, and saw this family trying to get a group picture. So I told them I would do it, using my medium-tech Canon, and post it on my blog for their enjoyment later. I didn’t get their names, but enjoyed doing it for them. Hopefully these pictures are better than the iPhone they had me use after I took these two.
Taken in the mountains near Cloudcroft, NM. Yes, definitely above in elevation as well. From the archives, 2013.