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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 March

 

Aw, winter months!  The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.

2012

Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work. 

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2013

Perspective. 

Remy and Storm. 

Remy is our resident flirt and Storm was our “big dog” for 15 years.  She wasn’t a jump on the couch when we were there, but she did like to stick her nose up over the edge and give you “that look”.

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2015

This is Emerson.  Emerson has the best smile.

‘nuff said.

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2016

2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went.  Not to northern NM, but more south. 

No.  Snow!

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So this guy!  I was staying at an RV site, what had tiny cabins (awesome deal, btw!!) – and caught a glimpse of something behind my car before taking off for a day of exploring.  You got it – a peacock!

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Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great!  I never got around to going there at sunset.

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Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)

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My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture. 

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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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Desert 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.

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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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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