Well, I'm not a professional, by any means. I'm just someone who likes taking pictures, yeah? Before about 18DEC10, I was using my cell-phone to take pictures (3.1 mp). It did a pretty good job; however, for Christmas, I received a Kodak Easy Share which has 12 mp and take much nicer pictures. I'm saving this year, so that next Christmas I can buy myself a much better camera! :) I hope you enjoy my photos.

31 March 2011


We all had a great time at the 37th annual Red Bud Festival Parade!


dunno where I took this photo, but I think all the combinations of colors are just beautiful!


A red bud tree of "Red Bud Festival" fame--at least I think it is!


On Tuesdays, I go to the Country Bumpkins' Child Care to help out a bit. I read a few stories which I've checked out from Buna Library. I usually work up a lesson/craft project and we have fun. One week, we made ladybugs, learned a bit about 'em and learned a song which we've sung every week since.
The next week, we learned about the life cycle of a butterfly, made butterflies out of coffee filters, clothes pins, and fuzzy wire. We
also sang a song about butterflies. I do have a really good time with these kids. It is nice to know you are a positive influence on someone and that you are adored! Whenever I walk into the house, I am greeted with my name--Miss Lorlee--being screamed joyfully by pint-sized voices. That ALWAYS makes a person feel worthwhile, yeah?
So, anyway, here are a few pictures of the kids. oh, and a pair of their cute little girl shoes! :)


a far-view of the aforementioned pear tree (from 25FEB11) along with the wind-chime I inherited from my grandmother. From afar, the blossoms look kinda light-green, but--if you recall--in close-up, they are pure white. Even from afar, the color of that tree, in comparison to all the other green trees which surround it, is beautiful! This tree was the first one which blossomed on Pop's property. The first sign of Spring, 2011.


I'm working on Christmas presents already. Since I have to pay a very high rate on my school loan 'til the end of the year, I've had to make some adjustments to my budget. Previously, I'd been saving about $15 a paycheck to be able to buy Christmas presents this year. However, since I have the cloud of nearly $500 hanging over my head every month, I've had to change that a$mount to $0. Instead, I use some of my fun/miscellaneous money to buy yarn. I'll use that yarn to knit matching knit and scarf sets for everyone who will be getting a gift for me this year. I guess I spoiled the surprise, but the good thing about this plan is that--unless the person is allergic to acryllic yarn, I should be able to make the sets for between $ 8-10 each, not including my time! That should work, yeah? Here is second scarf I knitted. :)


Pop has 6 to 8 acres on which his house stands. There are several "out-buildings"/storage sheds--prolly about 4 or 5. These buildings plus the house don't really take up much of the land. There are plenty of grasses and trees and bushes everywhere. It is a very natural place. One day, Pop and I were walking around the property when we noticed this awesomely huge pear tree which had already blossomed. It was FULL of pretty white blossoms. Bees were flying around it, happily gathering nectar. Here is a close-up of one of the blossoms.


The radiology department at the Beaumont outpatient clinic keeps a tree up all year long. I had an appointment to take x-rays of my hip, pelvis, shoulder, and neck. As I walked out, I noticed this Mardi Gras tree. I like it when people celebrate. If I could, I'd keep a Christmas Tree out all year long. I love the colors of the multi-colored lights and glass/metal ornaments. It is kinda soothing to me.


I was on my way to Tyler for my February weekend off. I love driving as the world is changing. Either first thing in the morning or just as the sun is going down. This photo was taken on Hwy 69 just north of Lufkin, I believe. Lots of farmland around there. :)


Evening sky on 15FEB11


Here is how our little corner of the world appeared on Valentine's morning! Beautiful.

30 March 2011


One morning when I went outside--perhaps to take Sam's daily letter while he was at basic training--I saw these mysterious and beautiful scenes outside the house. Beautiful!
By the way, my apologies to any of my regular readers who has missed my near-daily photographs. I just wasn't feeling writing or photography for a little while. Hopefully, that is over!