Holy moly, and holy cow...it has been a long time since I posted anything on this blog. There are a number of reasons for that:
1. I was trying to learn a new photo editing program: Lightroom. I am so not good at it, but I think if I can ever learn it, I will save myself a ton of time. More importantly, it does an amazing job of organizing photos. No more trying to find photos. It has been a steep learning curve for me.
2. I have been out of town...twice. I went to see my old college suite mate in Texas. We had so much fun! She has a jewel of a husband who did all the cooking so we could play. Oh, and the meals he made--gourmet for sure. I got all his recipes. Thank goodness he shares. They just built their dream retirement house. It is fantastic, and decorated, oh so cute, as well as functional.
|Me and Liz|
|Liz, Verl, and me|
4. My second trip was family related. Warren and I went to see Mark and Amber over Labor Day weekend. They are now in Boulder, CO. We drove our new Land Cruiser, which was so nice. I drove the first half, then Warren took over. We got to meet our new granddog, Oliver, a white Westie terrier. He is pretty cute. (Pictures to come)
5. I entered two art shows: one at the Roswell Museum--where I won a sponsor award on one of my photos; the other is at the Performing Arts Studio in Artesia. Photos must be western in subject. The show opens on Sept.8th, so I will not know how I did until then. Here are the photos I entered in Artesia Photo Contest.
So you can see, there has been a lot going on around here. I will post more on each later.
We had several nights of thunderstorms. My friend, Stephanie, and I braved the elements to go get lightning shots.
|See the lightning in the cloud? Far away photo.|
|Now a little closer. Lightning is visible in the cloud formation.|
|Closest. Still lightning in the cloud.|
|One huge thunderbolt.|