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A few years ago, I lost all my photos.  My backup drive went corrupt.  I was able to save most, but I did end up with having lost 2011 and some of 2012.  Thankfully, I did have some backed up here, on wordpress as well as a few on disc, remember that?

 

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The above taken along the R&R tracks out back. 

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Both of these above were taken on Parent’s Mountain in front of my house. 

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This shot – took me a while to set up, mostly because the sun never quite hit at the right place.  I had to do a bit of – scouting to get JUST the shot!

 

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More perspective shots from Parent’s Mountain!

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Best of September

Ah, Sept, almost fall!  My fave time of the year.

2010

These are my FIRST pictures with my Canon Rebel SX/DSLR – Previously, anything before Sept 2010 was scanned from my film photos (still a Rebel, I’m a Canon girl)

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2013

I spent 7 weeks in Milliknocket, ME doing my clinicals.  The last two shots of 2013 are my first “long exposure” shots.   

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2014

Fall! Up on the mountain in Lille Smile

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2015

I was at my 1st New Mexico assignment for all of Sept of 2015 – what a great area too!

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The below picture was taken atop an inactive volcano – in that view, you can see Texas in the far distance.

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2016

Sunset, flowers, and views from atop Haystack Mountain Smile

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The following few pictures of of a “photo drive” I took with my nephew that summer.  We had a BLAST!

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Views from Haystack!

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2017

I spent ALL of 2017 in MAINE!  Down state and home. 

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One of my fave sunsets!  I love those colors.

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I bought some relatively cheap magnification/marco lens filters.  Most of these are at 2x

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Best of January

Someone suggested to me to make a “best of” my photos.  I have to be honest, that’s a LOT of pictures.  So I’ll be doing this every last day of the month (if I can).  I went all the way back (as far as I have saved) and rummaged around in my January folders. 

 

2014

 

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Stormy, on the couch, where she shouldn’t have been! 

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2016

My first time in Deer Isle, while working at the nursing home – I was there a short time – 9 weeks or so, but it’s a place I’ll definitely want to go back to again and again.

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2017

Snow Storms from HELL! 

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My 2nd time in Deer Isle (I just realized I spent two winters there in the last 3 years).  So many pictures to pick from – but these are my faves.

 

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August Jaunt

We barely have been able to afford life, much less a vacation.  But due to the fact that I’m now a travelling PTA and making a few bucks here and there, we can actually learn to enjoy life! 

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We headed to Machias, and then to Roque’s Beach.  Secluded, quiet, and gorgeous. 

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We did some searching for seaglass, and just took in the fresh air. 

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Then we headed over to Machais Falls.  Walked around, enjoyed the sights, and then over to Quoddy Lighthouse.

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Totally different tapestry here, rocks and not sand, but equally as beautiful. 

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We decided to keep the world simple, we grabbed sandwiches, and headed back to Roque Beach for dinner on the beach and watch the sunset. 

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Sometimes it is the simple moments in life that make life worth it and memorable. 

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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

Tourist Time, Alamogordo, NM

I began my morning not having even grabbed my Rebel.  I get in my car, look into the rearview mirror and see this blob of blue.  I dashed back to the cabin and got my Rebel.  Never leave home without it. 

A peacock.

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Then the World’s Largest Pistachio.  Nuff Said

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The Space Museum was very cool.  A lot of reading, and history.  And huge machines.  Those engines are monstrous. 

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You are never quite sure what man is capable of until you see it for yourself. 

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I’ve always loved space.  Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 a Space Odyssey.  I can stare at the sky for hours and hours.  I’ve never believed that we are alone in the word, that would be arrogant.

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The fun thing is that some of this stuff looks like its from a bad sci-fi movie.  It isn’t.  It was the actual working components used by NASA. 

I didn’t take a picture, but there is also a section on Disney and George Lucas, which I thought was very cool.  They have a small gift shop and everything is reasonably priced. 

Roswell

I didn’t drag my Rebel with me and just had some fun w/my phone.  Its a GREAT lil town, some fun stuff to see. 

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Most of the stores have these vast displays with lil green aliens.  Totally cool and campy. 

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Even the lamp posts are in on the alien deal!

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That’s right.  MickeyDees too!

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This is how we relax in Roswell.

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Me and my FitBit following the green footprints of the Aliens

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The take-way from Roswell is that its a fun, quirky, walk around town where people have capitalized on their otherworldly fame.  As they should! 

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