The weather took locals from one extreme to another Friday beginning with rain and drizzle in the morning, but those lingering storm clouds provided the canvas for a colorful sunset.
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I was assigned to cover/shoot the Whitesboro Rodeo over the Fourth of July weekend, and it was a very well-done ( and well attended! ) event. I got there really early, much to the chagrin of my wife in tow, because I wanted to knock out some interviews beforehand.
The subject is summer safety. The hard part of that is that it seems that most people around here have decided that staying indoors is the key to staying safe in the summer. As the temperatures quickly rise to the 100 degree mark who can really blame them.
The morning sun silhouettes a walker on Travis street in Sherman Monday morning.
I often take the back roads home, trying to better learn the winding web of FMs that make up southern Grayson County. Also, I feel there’s something slightly soul-sucking about driving on a highway. I’ve passed this herd of young llamas — or maybe they’re alpacas; I’m no camelid expert — off Ida Road several times, but they’ve never been close enough to the road to photograph. Finally on Tuesday they were close enough to the fence, grubbing on some wildflowers.
Sherman officials say they were able to open Hawn Spray Park a few weeks early this year due to the mild spring weather.
With shovel in hand, Woody Keas looks over his garden containing more than 2,000 different varieties of irises Tuesday morning in Sherman. The American Iris Society recently chose Keas garden to host their 2014 National Convention. Over 250 people from all over the country came to the event to see the Irises and talk about the plant. For those interested in growing their own irises and are looking for some help Keas suggests contacting the Texoma Rainbow Iris Society at https://www.facebook.com/texomarainbowirissociety .
Lightning-filled clouds provided a light show looking south towards the Panda Energy Plant in Sherman Monday night.
You may remember these clouds from a few weeks ago. I think they were the first real strong formations of this spring season. We had been at the store shopping when we walked out to see them and at least a dozen people in the parking lot taking pictures with their phones.
Welcome to the new Behind the Lens photo blog. Here you’ll find pictures that have an interesting back story or the opportunity to explain how we captured an image.