Saturday, January 30, 2010


I was thrilled to see this very large alligator sunning himself at the edge of the pond as Bill and I hiked the trail at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, Texas. He was in the perfect position for awesome photos.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Alaska Memories

Beautiful moments to remember from our Alaskan cruise on the Star Princess, 9/13 - 9/20/09.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mother and Daughter Reunion

I had such a wonderful time seeing my mom again after 7 years. It was also great looking out her kitchen window while we were talking and watching the snow flurries.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

White Ibis & Tri Colored Heron

Beautiful reflection of a White Ibis and Tri Colored Heron in the Aransas Pass, TX wetlands.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Celebrating the Life of Glenn Barbour Oakes

Just after my dad's funeral in Abilene, Texas. I miss him, but look forward to seeing him again in Heaven when we will be together for ever.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Beauty is All Around US

Bill, hiking the trail at Aransas Wildlife Refuge on 1/2/10.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snowy Egret

Amazing Snowy Egret in the wetlands of Aransas Pass, Texas. His beauty is beyond compare.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas in San Antonio was a lot of fun with daughter Jodi, Brian, and granddaughters Kaylee and Sydney. After Jodi cooked a fabulous dinner with HoneyBaked ham as the main attraction, we decided it had been far too long since we got together for a family photo. Time to say "Cheese."