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Best of October

One of my FAVE months – because, face it, FALL!

2013

2013 brought me to my clinical time in Millinocket Maine – and along with that, mine and Julia’s first real “weekend away” just a weekend in Rockland. 

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This Mount Kat picture now hangs as a canvas on our wall – its still one of my faves!

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Shells and shells! 

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Me and my railroad tracks. 

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This was an odd day – the light was musty – then clear, then muddy again.  I played with my camera settings and got this wickedly interesting shot. 

2015

The first few pictures are of TEXAS!  The fun part of being in Clayton, NM was I was an hour away from OK, TX and CO. 

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The Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, NM was just phenomenal!  Pictures just can’t hold up to the true beauty of it!

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Sunrise in Clayton, NM – I had to dash over to my apartment and get my camera – was a cannot miss moment!

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I decided, one Saturday, to go take a ride to find Route 66, I went to Tucomcari, NM – drove around, found a museum and enjoy cruising.

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Garden of the Gods!  In Colorado Springs, my birthday weekend, I knew I’d be depressed being away from home – so I booked a night away, and at 6am I was at the park.  I walked, hiked, took 100s of pictures and just over all enjoyed myself.  What a gorgeous area, if you are ever in CO – the place is FREE!  Take the Jeep tour as well!

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2016

Ah, colors!

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And sun flares!

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2017

My nephew, Rhys and I went out one day to Millinocket and took a boat load of pictures…  We worked on perspective, and then he worked on his appetite.  Smile

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Sunset – Deer Isle, Maine.

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Always trying to find a new way to view the world. 

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Best of April

The great thing about being a Traveling PTA – well, the travel! 

I adored New Mexico – vastly different than the eastern side of the US – and I’d go again (I totally want to retire in Alamogordo!)

2016

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Angry Sky – pretty much says it all!

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2017

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I love working on perspective – getting down on my belly, back, looking up or down at something.  We typically look at the world from one POV – standing upright and head on. 

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One of my VERY few cell phone pictures – and HDR’ed in photoimpact – I couldn’t miss out on this really cool looking metal and rope bell hanging there.

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This was sort of my “rust” series.  It’s amazing what mother nature does to the world at times. 

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Sand Beach, Stonington, ME – This has been my BEST selling photo.  I had so many requests via Facebook that I sent along canvas prints – there are great colors in this shot!

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Best of February

This is the best of my February’s.  It’s interesting to see what I was doing in Feb of each year.  Sometimes there are no pictures from certain months, and sometimes to many to pick from!

2008

It was not often that Storm got onto the couch, usually when I wasn’t home!

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2011

I had just gotten my “newer” lens.  A wider angle that was used – but worked astonishingly well. 

 

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2016

In 2015 I began working as a traveling PTA with Alegiant Healthcare – and its taken me many different places.  Colorado, Mass, all over Maine, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico.  Which is where these were taken, at the White Sands in Alamogordo.  The door handle is from the Ekland Hotel and Clayton, NM

 

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2017

Maine!  I spent a year in Deer Isle/MDI area. 

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Dessert Flowers

Don’t let them deceive you!  These flowers are very small!

But very pretty.  The white sand sticks to the oils of the flowers and in the sunlight looks like star-light, and sparkle. 

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I could go walking here every weekend.  It really is a gorgeous tapestry. 

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This bug kept running and face planting in front of me.  Id’ take a few steps, and it would scurry and – faceplant!

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Wicked set of steps. 

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This has been here thousands of years.  That’s a lil awe inspiring.

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I finally got a shot of a ROADRUNNER

Las Cruces Tourist Jaunt

So this is not a picture of Las Cruces.  Instead, its a picture of the angry sky the weekend prior, and a sand storm had just ended and another was picking up.  Sky  not happy.

(Between Roswell and Alamogordo)

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I stopped in at Fort Seldon, in Radium Springs for a short lil dash through the ruins there.  A lot of the walls have fallen, and not much to take pictures of.  But I did get three nice close up shots of a wagon.  Still playing with my new lens, as we can see.

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I headed into Las Cruces and visited the Mesilla/Downtown historic area.  Lots of places for great gifts, jewelry, Mexican blankets, artisans, and sweet lil spots to snag pics. 

I took two different pictures of the same thing, one when I got there, and one before I left (I had parked close by) I was aiming for the sun to move away so that the sky was a darker blue to contrast the brick. 

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I love the peppers on the adobe.  I love the colors that they use down here.  The dark teals and the vivid reds. 

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Just a random, cool looking ladder. 

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Random, cool looking wooden door.

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I swear, I love the doors and windows in this part of the country. 

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A bench from the late 1800’s, said to be one that sat outside the courthouse where Billy the Kid was put on trial. 

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Common, everyday, light fixture.  I just liked it.

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