Disney's Free the Female

Wordless Wednesday – 70s Flashback

I took this image back in the 1970s using my 110 camera. I edited it with the new Ps Camera App's Pop filter.    

100 Acre Wood

What Children’s Book Inspired your Creativity and Writing Style?

When have you last thought about the books you loved as a child? Did these favorites inspire you towards the career and/or hobbies you have today? For me, the answer to both of these questions is a "YES!" When I was young, anything by Dr. Seuss was a hit! This article includes image and text… Continue reading What Children’s Book Inspired your Creativity and Writing Style?

Happy Camper Book on Chair

Happy Camper: Camping Journal & RV Logbook

Document all your camping trips with my new camping journal and RV Logbook, Happy Camper!   After eight years traveling as Mrs. Padilly, I've learned a thing or two about campgrounds, from five start RV resorts to your most basic campground sites. Using my personal experiences, I designed this camping journal and RV logbook to make… Continue reading Happy Camper: Camping Journal & RV Logbook

Actual Contact Marfa Texas

A Meteor Shower, Alien Hieroglyphics, and Mysterious Lights

"THE MYSTERY OF LIFE ISN'T A PROBLEM TO SOLVE, BUT A REALITY TO EXPERIENCE." ~ Frank Herbert ~  Reflecting On My Best Birthday Ever: Could the Devil's Triangle exist in a section of Texas' Big Bend Country? Anchored on each corner are Alpine, Marfa, and Terlingua, and at some point in-between them you get lost.… Continue reading A Meteor Shower, Alien Hieroglyphics, and Mysterious Lights

magnolia market digitally painted photo

Magnolia Market Haiku

Shopping for family. Lucky me the crowds are light. Spent too much money.2019 - Digitally Painted Photo Digitally Painted Photo of Silos at Magnolia Market, Waco, TexasMedia: iPhone 7, Waterlogue, Photoshop - February 2019 Mrs. Padilly

Ships Wheel for Tayana 37

S/V Beautiful Dreamer

"SOMETIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF A DREAM, YOU WAKE UP AND FIND ANOTHER." ~ Mrs. Padilly ~ Once again we are taking to the high seas! Well, more like Galveston Bay and Texas coastal waters. Boating has always been part of our life, but it has been over 10 years since we had a big… Continue reading S/V Beautiful Dreamer

Mrs. Padilly's SnowWoman

SNOW at the Homestead!

Snow is a VERY RARE occurrence in my part of Texas, but on December 8, 2017, we were treated to more that just the typical dusting of snow! And, rumor has it, it could snow again around Christmas!!! 🙂 Anyone who knows Mrs. Padilly, knows I never miss an opportunity to build a snowman. Or… Continue reading SNOW at the Homestead!

Cowgirl Up at Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa, Texas

Traveling to the Big Bend region of Texas is well over 600 miles from our homestead in East Texas. To give you some perspective, that is equal to driving from Marfa, Texas all the way to Phoenix, Arizona and crossing two state lines! One of my bucket list items was to get a photo in front… Continue reading Prada Marfa, Texas


The Road Taken

"IF IT SCARES YOU, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD THING TO TRY." ~ Seth Godin ~ Bachelor Loop: Creede, Colorado. Every once in a while we take a road we wish we didn't, but once we make it to the other side, we realize it was worth it. This is exactly how I felt when we… Continue reading The Road Taken


Beneath Your Feet

"KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE STARS, AND YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND." ~ Theodore Roosevelt ~ Enchanted Rock State Park, Fredericksburg, Texas One of my favorite hikes in Texas is to the top of Enchanted Rock, the star attraction at Enchanted Rock State Park near Fredericksburg, Texas. In this image, we are standing at the Geodetic… Continue reading Beneath Your Feet



"NO WATER, NO LIFE. NO BLUE. NO GREEN." ~ Sylvia Earle ~ C-Horse Anchored on Lake Conroe, Texas. It's somewhat ironic that water is my inspiration since, at the age of five, they pulled my lifeless body from a lake and revived it; my first breath radiating horrible pain through my entire body, which I… Continue reading Inspiration


Half & Half

Two Halves to Bastrop State Park Campsite at Bastrop State Park, Texas, showing burnt section just behind our trailer At first glance it might seem this campsite, full of tall Loblolly pines, was merged in the editing room with a photo of a forest destroyed by some unknown force, but there is no photo editing going on. This… Continue reading Half & Half



MRS. PADILLY'S HAPPY PLACE Like the shell of an egg, enveloped around the chic awaiting its first adventure, my little brown egg Free Range provides comfort and safety during my travel adventures. Inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge: Envelope