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Photographic Interlude: I Love Texas in the Springtime

April 30, 2011

This morning, I popped into my car just as the sun was peeping over the horizon and went off to explore one of the nearby parks. Of course, Thistle came along:

As we set off down the path, there wasn’t another soul in sight:

But soon, we found a friend:

And signs of spring:

Splashes of colour:

After a leisurely hour, Thistle’s patience with the camera was growing thin:

But I couldn’t resist one last shot as we headed for home:

I’m toying with the notion of posting a photograph that I’ve taken on days when it hurts too much to type of a real post. I could add favourite book quotes to make it more book blog appropriate, like the Saturday bookish quote series I’ve been doing, except with all kinds of passages (not just ones directly discussing books). What do y’all think? Would relatively regular photographic posts be alright, or should I start a different place (ie blog, perhaps private) for them? Am I vastly overestimating my photography skills when I do these posts? -Eva

43 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2011 9:42 am

    I have loved this post. Thistle is gorgeous and it is so nice to see a bit of Texas!

  2. April 30, 2011 9:44 am

    Gorgeous, Eva. I love that time between Spring/Summer. Oooh, the perfect time to go for a walk or a bike ride. :) I don’t mind photo posts, hun. I really like your pictures so if you wanted to post pictures like this one, I’d be happy with it.

  3. April 30, 2011 9:57 am

    Who says you always have to post about books?? I like your photographic interludes.

  4. April 30, 2011 10:53 am

    Those are lovely, and I would be thrilled if you did photographic posts when you’re feeling too poorly to write about books. (PS, Thistle could not be cuter.)

  5. April 30, 2011 11:24 am

    Your photographs are beautiful … and they make me slightly homesick … I’m from Oklahoma originally … and though these pictures were in Texas they remind me of parts of Oklahoma.

    I think photographic interludes are a splendid idea … especially when you aren’t feeling well enough to write a full blog post. As I said your photographs of Texas remind me of home … so I fully appreciate them … plus I love seeing your cute puppy!

  6. April 30, 2011 11:33 am

    I think posting photos would be wonderful, Eva. Whatever you want to share is perfect – books, life, photos, frustrations – it’s all good.

    We’re cloudy up the road from you. Are you guys supposed to get rain and be much cooler early next week? The deer and the cactus – classic Central Texas.

  7. April 30, 2011 1:14 pm

    Go for it! Your photos are lovely–I really like seeing these slices of life in places I have never been to. Today I especially like the pictures of Thistle, though–so adorable.

  8. April 30, 2011 1:31 pm

    I like your photo posts :)

  9. April 30, 2011 3:45 pm

    This week, I’ve posted several photos of my neighborhood. We were hit by tornadoes on Wednesday, and I think it would have been strange to keep posting about books when people’s homes were wrecked and some (not in my neighborhood) were dying. Yes, post photos and tell us about your dog occasionally. My cat posts her own Caturday stuff, like this morning’s review of a book about cats:

    It’s your blog, so do your thing. Post about whatever interests you. I enjoyed your walk on a spring day in Texas. As Kay said, “It’s all good.”

  10. April 30, 2011 4:27 pm

    I love the photographic interludes. Also, this is your blog, so you should control the content.

  11. April 30, 2011 4:29 pm

    I loved these pictures and would enjoy seeing more. I agree that book blogs don’t always have to be books and I would enjoy you sharing more of your pictures :)

  12. April 30, 2011 4:52 pm

    I enjoy photo posts and thought that those you posted today were lovely! Your Thistle sure is a cutie!

  13. April 30, 2011 5:06 pm

    Thistle is such a cutie.

  14. April 30, 2011 8:22 pm

    Great pictures. :)

  15. April 30, 2011 9:21 pm

    I like the photos! Definitely wouldn’t mind seeing more! =D

  16. April 30, 2011 9:31 pm

    I agree! Would not mind seeing more photos!

  17. Chelsea permalink
    April 30, 2011 11:06 pm

    I love seeing your pic posts, Eva! Mostly I just love seeing you around the blogging world, in whatever form! Thistle looks absolutely darling and I think your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for yet another great update Eva!

  18. May 1, 2011 2:39 am

    I love the photos! I’ve been to Houston but only to Texas, so it is great to learn a bit more about your home through photos!

  19. May 1, 2011 4:57 am

    Lovely pictures! Don’t hesitate to post more photos!

  20. May 1, 2011 6:29 am

    wonderful shots eva

  21. May 1, 2011 8:38 am

    I love these “taking a walk” shots. I’m still waiting on Spring here in the Midwest. Thistle is adorable. I hope your arm heals quickly.

  22. May 1, 2011 9:18 am

    I LOVE the photographs! Keep it up. It’s fun to get a visual of what people are doing and seeing when you only know them online! :)

  23. May 1, 2011 9:39 am

    Thistle is so cute! I enjoy your visual posts. Hope you feel better soon. =)

  24. justbookreading permalink
    May 1, 2011 9:58 am

    Thistle is the cutest little dog! I vote for photo posts too.

  25. May 1, 2011 4:40 pm

    Yes! That’s a wonderful idea. You take great photos and it’s a way for you to stay in touch even during the days you’re not feeling too well. Looking forward to it!

  26. Ana permalink
    May 2, 2011 4:43 am

    A delightful post, Eva. We enjoy accompanying you two on your Spring walk. It is magic for you to be getting exercise in that charming setting. Imagine meeting a deer!!

  27. May 2, 2011 11:32 am

    I’m a little bit notorious for being image-averse, but even I like to see a photo from time to time, especially of things that are personal. Scenery loses my attention unless the blogger has the time (and ability) to type in why this particular image means something to her. I have infinite interest in pet photos!

  28. Amanda permalink
    May 2, 2011 12:31 pm

    Please post the photos here! I don’t mind if they aren’t book related. Lovely walk you took!

  29. May 2, 2011 4:05 pm

    I have been away for too long! You now have a dog! What a sweetie..

  30. May 2, 2011 8:24 pm

    Thistle is so adorable! And post those photos. We just enjoy your posts. Period.

  31. May 3, 2011 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    I’m going for a walk with my little puppers now.

  32. May 3, 2011 1:44 pm

    I like the photo posts. It’s a nice change every once in a while when I’m reading lots of book related posts, which are always very text heavy.

  33. May 3, 2011 5:40 pm

    Oh the pup is SO cute!!!!

  34. May 4, 2011 7:52 am

    Lovely photos, and love your idea of posting pictures and passages Eva.

  35. May 4, 2011 4:31 pm

    Your pictures make me miss walking in the woods and just breathing fresh air! The city doesn’t have as many beautiful colors, especially with all the rainy days.

  36. May 4, 2011 10:29 pm

    I love your pictures. I’m crazy about your writing, but by all means, supplement to your heart’s content and your hand/arm’s relief.

  37. May 5, 2011 6:11 am

    Wow — I love Texas too!!!! Great little series of photos.

  38. May 5, 2011 10:39 am

    It’s not just the photographs you’re good at–it’s the brief narrative build-ups to each picture.

    As a Texas writer, these pictures make me homesick! And my little pound puppy Deanie looks about the size of Thistle.

  39. May 6, 2011 4:11 pm

    I think your photographs are wonderful. The vast array of subjects is great and it’s cool to see the things and places in your world.

    It’s a great idea to post photos on the days when you’re having too much pain to type up a post…but on other days, too. The photos are another way for you to talk to us, to communicate

  40. May 6, 2011 4:13 pm

    Oh I meant to say that the photo of the doe is stunning…from looking at it I get a sense of calm and peace and beauty….

  41. Kathleen permalink
    May 8, 2011 1:59 pm

    I love the photos that you share and find them a perfect way to keep up with your blog when your arm hurts too much to type long posts of your book reviews.

  42. May 11, 2011 11:58 am

    Wonderful post Eva, thanks for taking us with you! I am so sorry you are under the weather again, I know its different but I hear you, just take your time and blog when you can and you want to. We will all still be here waiting.

  43. May 17, 2011 7:37 am

    Thistle is just too adorable.

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