Monthly Archives: January 2019

Fun with a few photog friends

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I love my time with my hubby and best friend who are not into photography at all. I treasure the time with Paula, who was my hubby’s friend first, then my friend, and she IS into photography.

Then came my friends I met thru photography clubs. They’re a hoot. A few of us got together to check out the dog agility even though none of us had ever been to one. Three of my photog friends joined on a chilly day, at the AG center, cameras in tow for just that. I know I put this one under the cat heading, but I don’t have one for dogs. Continue reading

When none of the choices are good

Isn’t that a funny looking face? He just finished a yawn. I just love the nose crinkle!

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What I’m reading January 2019 part 2. Doerr. Grisham.

A blogger I follow recommended All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr so while at a recent writers group meeting at the library, I picked up a copy of it, and John Grisham’s Camino IslandContinue reading

First (fabulous and freezing) hike with two waterfalls in 2019

high shoals falls south mountain 01-22-2019 11.54.04-2-smHigh Shoals Falls took about 90 minutes to get to. Kevin Adams book had us taking exit 105 and my GPS said 104. Not sure if one is better than the other. On the road to get there it didn’t really like we’d be finding a visitor center and a state park. Adams said as we crossed the bridge at Jacob Fork to look upstream to see a nice cascade. I was reminded he drives a truck that sits higher. In my car, we saw a concrete wall.

My sister-in-law had been to an event at South Mountain State Park last year, where she held a hawk on her arm, but they didn’t see the waterfall because it was labeled as strenuous. As we hiked, I thought, this must be one Kevin marked as strenuous because of the stairs.  I prefer that to bushwhacking or rock hopping,  I think the High Shoals Falls Loop trail was a 2 1/2 mile hike, but for 3/4 of it, it felt like we were going uphill. No really- up hill both ways until the last leg, considerably past High Shoals Falls in the loop.  If I hadn’t already used my blood moon for 4of52, I would’ve used this shot. Just like the week before I had several shots taken this week to choose just one from. Continue reading

and then I saw the moon turn red

Finally! We’ve tried so many times and it’s been too cloudy. I hadn’t slept the night before. My dear husband did, which meant he snored all night long, so I wasn’t thrilled with losing more sleep and freezing to see it. But, I just had to look. I am so glad that I did. I’ve shot clearer photos of the moon before, but I’m still thrilled with what I saw, even if I didn’t get the perfect capture it was an incredible sight.

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