Saturday, December 24, 2011

A post for Weekend Reflections

It's been a while since I've linked in to Weekend Reflections.  On a recent trip into Dallas, I managed to shoot a few photos from my car, while driving on the overpass circling downtown at about 55 mph.  (Yes, I know, don't try this at home - or away from home!  At least be sure to stay in your own lane!)




If you are traveling this weekend (even if it's just across town or across the city), please be careful.  Arrive safely, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the holiday season!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

92 comments:

trav4adventures said...

My husband frequently takes pics out of the front windshield while I'm driving. His, like yours, always come out great! Merry Christmas to you, too from sunny southern California!

Rita said...

Excellent advice! And great pictures, too!
Merry Christmas!! :):)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Been a long time since I've been to Dallas. But I can't think of the city without remembering a long crazy middle of the night walk from Deep Ellum to West End....

icedgurl said...

trekking your amazing blog! keep blogging! happy holidays!

cheers!
...TREK...

dr momi said...

...your living on the edge Tex... taking pics while driving LOL. Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Merry Christmas! :) We were in Dallas last year for Christmas. :)

Mike said...

I saw that 'stay in your own lane' comment.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Cool city shots (I've taken photos the same way . . . shhh!).

Merry Christmas!

joo said...

Happy and beautiful Christmas to you:)

Roan said...

Great pics of a great city! Merry Christmas!

holdingmoments said...

I love seeing your country through the lenses of the bloggers I follow.

Have a really great Christmas Theresa.

Birdman said...

Merrymerrymerry!

Sandra said...

at first i hoped hubby was driving but then I saw the drivers side mirror in one of the photos. glad you were safe, i have done this before but NOT in a big city or up on the interstate. the scared-est i ever was, driving and 18 wheeler was in Houston with a sky line like this and we were on the 3rd stack of highway in the sky.

Jill said...

These are great but now I have to worry about you! :)

Merry Christmas to you!

Dicky Bird said...

Now that is what I call multi tasking...Merry Christmas from Wisconsin - where we finally have snow!

Jan n Jer said...

Nice pics for going 55mph! May you n yours have a Merry Christmas filled with peace, joy n happiness!

parker said...

Big "D" from the freeway! I've never seen those roads with the traffic as lite as this.

Merry Christmas to everyone at the Ranch, critters included!

Melodie said...

We had to go into town yesterday for Hubby a Dr.s appointment.Oh my,the traffic was Horrible!Stay home folks, stay home,lol!
Merry Christmas!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! dallas looks amazing!

great advice and LOVELY shots!

happy holidays!
lots of love!

Lynne said...

You be careful clicking while driving . . . !
Merry Christmas . . .
Love, "Momma Lynne!"

Becca said...

Enjoyed these photos and always your blog. Merry Christmas my friend!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

awesome pictures....Merry Christmas

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures for the day and having born in Dallas and having lived there for many years, they were like a trip back home! Do have a safe and beautiful holiday weekend!

Sylvia

Mom of M&Ms said...

hmmm texting and driving are illegal.. but not shooting and driving.. ROFL.... great shots

Deb said...

You are a brave woman but it does look like the traffic was lighter than normal in Dallas. Merry Christmas to you Texwisgirl!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Merry Christmas Teresa! And since I'm in the spirit of counting blessings, just want to thank you for your beautiful posts and comments that bring joy all year round!

eileeninmd said...

Neat reflection photos! I see that you survived taking photos from the moving vehicle, you are brave. I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images.. from your car.
I recall being told off by you for capturing a video whilst driving.. I had a window mount.. lol.

Dallas looks fantastic...

Merry Christmas.. we had sunshine today.

Giga said...

Masz rację - ostrożność nigdy dość. Życzę wesołych i bardzo miłych ŚWIAT BOŻEGO NARODZENIA. Pozdrawiam i buziak.

Randy said...

I am always doing this. I tried in the snow and ended up stuck last year. Never again, well at least in the snow. Wonderful pics. Merry Christmas Eve!

Annette said...

Look at those blue skies!! Enjoy your holidays!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Gosh! I have a difficult time getting good pics just standing still-Lol! Merry Christmas!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hoping to see that part of Dallas that shows the Eagles winning on the scoreboard today:@)
Merry Christmas to you too-enjoy!

Kim, USA said...

Dropping by to greet you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Kim, USA

Woody said...

That view seems really familiar, I like the Dallas skyline.

Merry Christmas!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Wonderful buildings.
I would like to see more :-)
Greetings and
Merry Chirstmas
Angela

Andy Wilson (AndysLens) said...

Merry Christmas

Candy C. said...

I always enjoy seeing reflections in the skyscrapers!
Merry Christmas!! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am always doing windshield photography. They haven't come up with a law against that yet, not that it would affect me any. Always the rebel, I wish you and all of the Round*A*Round Ranch crew a great "weekend". We're almost there, hang in there.

Farm Girl said...

Merry Christmas to you as well. Dallas is one of my favorite cities.
I love to go there. Blessings to you this day.

ellen abbott said...

Merry Christmas to you.

barbara l. hale said...

I try to keep myself from taking photos while I am driving. It's hard though. Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for the trip to Dallas.

latebloomerbuds said...

And you were in the driver's seat!!! Texting, schmexting! You rocked the shots T!

Clint said...

Hi Theresa! I don't like your multi-tasking in the car. There---you've been admonished...not that I am under any illusion that it will do any good! :)

Well, your pics do make me a little homesick...

Here's hoping y'all have the best Christmas ever!

Paula said...

I've seen this pretty view a few times but no Dallas, no more. Too old and nervous. Have a nice Christmas.

Susan said...

Wow, Dallas. Beautiful pictures and reflections on the building! Ah, I hope you don't do this often, taking pictures out the window of your car. I want you to be safe!!!!

Merry Christmas Theresa!

Susan

Robin said...

T, What wonderful shots of the city! It looks like a very pretty city.
All the best to you for the season! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Maple Lane said...

One of many places I have not visited. Enjoyed the view! Merry Christmas.

We're thankful to be staying close to home this Christmas.

SweetMarie said...

Pretty photos of Dallas. I can't believe you took these while driving! Bad girl! LOL
You be safe Teresa and Happy holidays to you and yours!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I remember when I visited Brian (my brother) in 08... that pointed, glass building in the last shot is near Dallas World Aquarium! That's an awesome place!!! =)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year =)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Merry Christmas, Theresa... We are not traveling --but I did hear from a Texas friend who lives in the panhandle. She has about 4 inches of snow. Did you get some? I'd love to have some snow on Christmas but it's not going to happen here this year.

Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.
sandie♥

Heidi said...

Beautiful pics!


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Pricilla said...

Merry Christmas from one round house to another!

Bob Bushell said...

It is a large distance from the Run*Round*Ranch, I prefer the home sweet home. Brilliant photography all the same.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots, particularly while driving!

Merry Christmas.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Country Mouse Studio said...

The photos are lovely and I'm glad to hear someone else does it too :O)

Ron said...

Merry Christmas!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, I used to be in the Metroplex for grad school classes at Mesquite fairly often. I also had a friend in the suburbs South at Lancaster. Reminds me of those times seeing your pictures. Have a super Christmas!

Fjällripan said...

Wow such great buildings, it seems like a really big town. Beautiful refectionphotos!

North said...

Merry Christmas!

bailey-road.com said...

Have the merriest of Christmases with all your critters!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Merry Christmas! I have enjoyed visiting you and your blog this past year…

It's me said...

Bedankt lieverd voor je gezelligheid steun en liefde van het afgelopen jaar......liefs van mij.....xxx...Ria


Thanks my darling for your fun loving and support over the past year....love from me.....xxx...Ria

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Fijne Kerstdagen,
Merry Christmas,
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Merry Christmas,
Joyeux Noel,
God Jul,

Montanagirl said...

Nice post! Merry Christmas.

Louis la Vache said...

Some of this looks very familiar to «Louis» even though it has been more than 20 years since he has been to Dallas.

Michaele said...

And everyone thinks texting is the worst thing you can do while driving. They haven't met us bloggers have they : ) A very Merry Christmas to you!

edenhills said...

Amazing shots considering the multi-tasking. Hope you arrived safely and made it home safely. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Comment1 said...

I think that's the bluest sky I've ever seen! Merry Christmas!

James said...

Cool photos especially because they were taken at 55mph. I used to love walking around Dallas. It's almost been three years since I moved from Texas.

Merry Christmas!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

Greetings from me too; interesting pics of the cityscape en-route.

Karen said...

Merry Christmas to you... and I love your new header!

Nature Rambles said...

Wonderful pictures from a moving car! Merry Christmas!

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Wow, love your pictures of Dallas. It sure looks good and has changed A LOT since I last visited, maybe 20 years ago or so. Thanks for a great blog and thanks for stopping by mine as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family ... and may you have a wonderful day! John

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Merry Christmas!

KaHolly said...

Merry Christmas!

Mariette said...

Dearest TexWisGirl,

Merry Christmas to you and have a peaceful day with family!
Love to you,

Mariette

Saun said...

I was doing this the other morning too. I think we could get a ticket if they saw us doing this. Considering they are going to start giving tickets for texting... :)

Merry Christmas!

magicpolaroid said...

these are a beautiful photos and that blue sky!! Merry Christmas!
Luis

Kelly said...

...thanks for the wishes. We're at home in Cincy. We all are in the same town now, so it's fun and easy! Hope you've had a peaceful and fun holiday...

Barbara said...

Love your drive-by's! I'm got tons from Houston I need to post! Thanks for the reminder and Merry Christmas!!

pattisjarrett said...

No barns or fences in this post! My "in car" pictures never turn out. Maybe I need more practice? Maybe not. Merry Christmas!

BlueShell said...

wow...so many buildings...
I went for a drive but we are home now!
Very wise words. God bless you!
BShell

Debbie said...

never left the house and enjoyed every second of being "home for the holiday"!! the men are sleeping, i am blogging but with only one eye open!!

these are great shots, i did not know about this dare devil side of you ;) ;)

i sure do hope you had a merry christmas!!

missing moments said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas filled with love and joy Theresa!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Merry, Merry Christmas, TexWisGirl!! blessings to you and yours ~ tanna

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bj said...

Well, girlfriend...I've always known what a great photographer you are...now, this PROVES it. Driving 55 mph, taking photos AND still being able to live and post about it. Good grief, woman....be careful. :)

I was born in Dallas and my dad lived there for years after he and Mom divorced. I went back to stay with him every summer until I married. I LOVE the Dallas skyline....
xo bj

Deb said...

you were in my neck of the woods...hope you had a great Christmas...

Cindy said...

Dallas traffic makes me so nervous! But it is a beautiful city!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful! I love the buildings against that blue sky. Great color!

Karen said...

WOW, Dallas looks shiney, clean and green!....

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