WEEK 1 – RULE OF THIRDS AND CLOUDS
A Photo Journal exercise in 2018. Intended to learn new things about taking photo’s and inspiring others. And to just have some fun with photo’s.
WEEK 2 – STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA AND LANDSCAPE
Theme of the week= SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) No edits! And Landscape! Now I’ll grant you this is typical Landscape that you might take a picture of but this was one of the best games of the year! BAMA vs GA ALL SEC this year! And right down to the wire to find a winner, plus 2 OT’s to get there.
AND THE TIDE ROLLED AND BECAME #1 IN THE NATION 26-23.
Coming up next week Week 3 already: The Inspiration for next week is Artistic: Land OH GOOD GRIEF – I struggled with a Landscape for last week and now it’s more landscape type pictures. hahaha And ‘something from the kitchen’.
WEEK 3 ARTISTIC: LAND AND KITCHEN
Delicious Kitchen Greens grown in North Ranch, AZ
Next week: Tell a Story using a Mirrror and Flowers!
WEEK 4 – MIRROR AND FLOWERS
Lucky enough to have some family join us for New Years 2018 and Raymond’s 73rd Birthday. Justin & Vanessa reading info boards in Wickenburg AZ Museum.
Lots of flowers at North Ranch, these are about the diameter of a quarter.
WEEK 5 Historical Event
Waiting on the Eclipse of the Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
Not seen since 1866, we were up by 4am to witness the big event.
I was bundled up in my Arctic coat. 49 degrees and calm winds.
Listening to the Coyotes Yip and Howl in the distance.
70th Annual “Gold Rush Days” in Wickenburg, AZ
WEEK 7 Fill the Frame
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
WEEK 8 Sweeping Views
After Raymond ran the PHX Half Marathon (and came in 3rd in his age group), we drove to Fountain Hills, AZ to walk around the lake.
The “Fountain” is turned on on the top of each hour and shoots 560′ if all 3 pumps are being used. 3300 acre lake.
Also walked around “The Great Fair of Fine Arts & Crafts” (on the same grounds). Over 500 booths.
WEEK 9 Still Life
And for 45 minutes we had a wonderful round of Snow Flurries while in Benson, AZ. Not exactly still life, but certainly needs posting!
Raymond at the Boston Marathon
Under horrible Winds, Rain and Cold – He Finished!
National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Gettysburg Battlefields Today! Oak Hill, PA
Home for a few weeks!
I think I’ll call this “Florida Swamp Bouquet”
NSB Walking in the Water
Lotus @ McKee Botanical Gardens, Vero Beach, FL
I was so focused on the flower, I didn’t spot the snake until I viewed the picture at home! LOL
My Walking Beach
Red Shouldered Hawk “Our Daily Visitor”
A new Alcohol Ink Technique using Saran Wrap.
You would think with a 7′ Island, I’d have plenty of room for a Prep Surface. HAHA, think again!
We were fixing the washer, so the dryer has been sitting here for a while and a couple of days ago I found myself using it as an extension of the Island.
Wonder if that means I’m going to start carrying a handmade folding table we got in The Yukon (inside the RV)?
When we arrive 22 June!
Roofing is Done and Yard Work is showing some progress!
Today: Remnants of TS Gordon overlooking THE ARCH in Downtown St Louis, MO
Last Night: My Birthday Night – THE ARCH and Downtown St Louis, MO
The Gateway Arch at Sunset, St Louis, MO
Chatfield State Park @ Sunset (Indian Paintbrush)
Maneuvers at Chatfield Lake, Littleton, CO
A day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO with
Raymond, Vanessa and Josh Church
IF you are ever near here, don’t miss this Zoo! It’s a GREAT one built on the side of Cheyenne Mountain!
We needed a couple of extra nights in Castle Rock, CO! So we boondocked in Lowe’s! GREAT place to boondock!
Near a brand new Outlet Mall that is Huge! King Sooper’s Marketplace and Hobby Lobby were next to us!
The angle of the Rig was a bit rough 7% down in the front and tilted to the driver side. NEXT time, we will find a little
more level ground. BUT, again, it was a great place to boondock!!!
“Me and My Shadow”
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford, KS
The GOOD: We are in Brenham, TX “Home of Blue Bell Ice Cream”
Dairy Case in HEB
THE BAD: We have a structural failure in our DRV. Moving to D&S Welding Monday to begin the Fix! (this is 1 of many)
THE BEST: The campground we stopped at (Before we knew of the failure): Lake Somerville Marina & Campground, Somerville, TX
E & W only, but what a view!
The Shop we stayed in for the past week also provides the shelving inside the BLUE BELL Trucks.
These are only a few they were made before we left. They’ve been making these for 30 years!
Matagorda Bay Nature and RV Park, TX We arrived at Sunset. What a beautiful park.
Birding is Wonderful in Matagorda.
Hummingbirds at Barbara’s and the arrival of Roseate Spoonbills this week.
This is Trey and Susan “in action” – checking our weights, axles, and leveling after the rebuild of our frame! In Cabela’s, Buda, TX.
We were able to spend a few hours enjoying breakfast with them, too! Never enough time, but already looking foward
to the next time we meet.
Passing Mobile Bay, AL at Sunset on our way “Home for the Winter”.
Raymond got a little carried away with a knob on his Espresso Machine – so he had to
get some pliers out to get it open again! LOL
My Grandmother’s “White Fruit Cake”
My 1st attempt at making the only Fruit Cake I eat.
Not the usual (dry, overcooked, taste like cardbooard)!
Moist and Yummy! Turned out great!
POURING Rain our 2 Resident Hawks Drenched and Hunting for Breakfast
2nd RV Site work has begun!
As we close out 2018, 2nd RV pad site work continues!
Wednesday, 2 January, work will continue.
In the meantime, we are enjoying having both boys in Oak Hill with us for the long weekend.
Missing Vanessa, of course!