Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Worm Moon

David and I were driving home last night on HWY 82 near Bonham, Texas as the full moon was rising.  We pulled over on a dirt road and tried to capture the moon with our iPhones.  This was my best shot.

I looked up the full moon in March in the Farmer's Almanac and found it is called the Worm Moon. ( "The Full Worm Moon was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.  At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins."

Thursday, March 14, 2013


While in Chicago I tried to channel Vivian Maier.  She is a recently "found" photographer who lived in Chicago and took images for over 40 years walking the streets and taking whatever caught her eye. There are a number of her self portraits where she used reflections.  Here is what I came up with while I was in Chicago last week.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

There's a fee for that

Want to sit in an            aisle seat
                                          a larger seat
                                          a seat with a floatation device?
                                          There's a fee for that.

 Want to                           carry on a bag
                                           have a drink of water
                                           not knock knees with the guy in the middle?
                                           There's a fee for that.

Need to                             talk to a ticket agent
                                           check your bag
                                           change your choice?
                                           Go to the back of the line.
                                           There's a fee for that.

Did you hope for a cheaper ticket?
Better be prepared        for inefficiency
                                           lack of customer service
                                           surly attendants
                                           There's a fee if you want more than that.

Hawking their credit card            in flight
                                                          before the flight
                                                          after the flight
                                                          Just in case you have any money left to pay the fees for that.

Want to go to                  go to the bathroom
                                           wash your hands
                                           stand and stretch your legs?
                                           Bet cha they are just itching to charge a fee for that.

Before you press that button.
Before you select that Spirit Airlines, be forewarned-

There is a fee for that.

By Ginger Sisco Cook
If you want to add a stanza or two...please go ahead! 


Monday, March 11, 2013

What I saw in Chicago

It was scary to take nothing but my iPhone for an extended trip to Chicago.  I wanted to challenge myself to see what kind of travel images I could take with nothing but a cell phone.  So, I want to show you what I saw in Chicago through the lens of my cell phone.

Flew to Chicago for the SPE conference.  Snow on the landscape looks so different from way up in the sky.

About to land at Chicago O'Hare at night.

The Palmer House Hotel reception area.

What a wonderful and comfortable room.


Strangers in the elevator wondering why in the world I'm taking a picture of them~

From the 3rd floor of The Palmer House looking out.

Lake Michigan looking out of Columbia College's MFA student floor.

The Spearman sculpture in Congress Plaza park.

The workers have been striking at the Congress Hotel for the last eight years.  That is longer than some people stay married!

I felt safe riding the subways in Chicago.


Who would just leave their shoes on the sidewalk and why?

Ate at a great Mexican food place!

My favorite place to eat across from the Art Institute of Chicago.

The streets of Chicago are just fun to walk down and window shop for things I could never even hope to buy.


The Art Institute simply overwhelms and inspires me.

I have a whole different story about flying Spirit airlines.  There is even a poem to share I was so inspired!


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