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Joy
"I know where I come from, how bout you" ~Eric Church
Interests: music, running, photography, family, traveling, concerts, Graduate School, Insanity
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I'm so glad I drove back to my New Mexico home from Oklahoma yesterday instead of today! It started snowing this afternoon. So just a couple of shots of the winter wonderland up here at 7,000 feet. I love the snow... if I don't have to drive in it. Or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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When my youngest son was two and we lived in the shadow of this mesa he called it "Home, home Zuni." My first full year teaching was in this ancient pueblo. I didn't know a lot about the southwest until I moved to Zuni. It was a learning experience, personal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Just down the road from my new home is El Morro National Monument . My last visit was in 2010 when I went to a workshop at Crow Canyon sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This natural pool provided the run off water so people could stop and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I have returned to New Mexico. I had an opportunity presented to me that I couldn't turn down. I've been here nearly a month now and am slightly settled in. Here are some images from my initial drive out on September, 24th. I lived in New Mexico in 2003-04. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The small town of Wood Lake Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I don't even know where to begin with this blog right now. So I'll begin with a summary of the places I've been this year. I won't include my New Mexico trip in March. In May I had the wonderful experience of going to a wedding of a long time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Insert Inspirational Quote Here.... There might be a few that inspire me below... I don't need inspiration transposed on my images. I don't need peaceful nature when I share these images. I have already found what I need when I create these images, during the moment I'm chasing the light.... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Photography when done for my own happiness is a form of mindfulness. It's a meditation. But, often when I'm shooting for others it is stress, anxiety and the desire to perform and please people. The days I want to escape the most are the days when the puffy cumulous clouds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Finishing a batch of images and found the last shot of my Pumpkin. Related articles Early Morning Sardis Lake Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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There are a lot of dog pictures on my blog. Dogs are a huge part of my life. My big dogs, my little dogs, puppies, my sister's dogs ... I love dogs. When I was small my Aunt Billie took me to get my first puppy, a Collie which we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last night I was chatting online and one of my friends said she was driving up to Oklahoma from San Antonio to go to Sad Paw Paw's Cookout in Purcell. Well, I've vaguely read posts or tweets about Sad Paw Paw and how he had a cookout and only one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today was the fourth trip to the dentist over what began as a routine filling for one of my children. It has been a stressful three weeks. The clouds suited my mood. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So one of the subjects I teach is Economics. One topic of economics is "trade-offs" whenever you choose one thing over another it is a trade-off. Just like having a full time job, family and long commute, that is a trade-off that I make five days a week. So because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A deeply spiritual woman who lived her life in the spirit of the 19th century. My Grandma was a throwback to a simpler time. She was 41 when my father was born in the late 1930s. She was sixteen when the Titanic sunk. President Grover Cleveland was in office when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I've been wanting to stop and take a few shots here for ages... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I hate Sunday nights. I know I have to begin the drudgery of another week. A fifty mile drive and then work and all before 7:25. Today I kept looking at the outdoor temperature and looking at the bright blue skies and decided to go ahead and go out for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I had a better shot but it wasn't in focus. Which is how night shooting goes sometimes. This was taken on the 2nd of January. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So Christmas 2015 we finally celebrated in the family room that we envisioned had the potential to be so nice for a very long time. The tree is already down. I knew that if I didn't take it down right after Christmas it had the potential to be up until... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I finally had time to go on a walk on December 21st. Free of the obligations of photography edit and my full time job I finally took the dogs out on a walk before the craziness of the preparation for the Christmas holiday. Now that Christmas is over I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On December 5th Velma had a community dinner and Christmas Parade. This is the first town I've lived in that does a community dinner. It's nice I think communities need secular get togethers. Small town America -- It was a good evening. I haven't been shooting much. I'm finally almost... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So right now I'm baking a pound cake. It's my blog right? I can make a category for recipes, right? YES - I can. 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup stick butter (margarine will work but it won't be as good) 1 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract 5 large... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A couple of years ago I was staunchly in support of wedding photographers not charging outlandish prices... Until I overbooked. I know that you can crank out a wedding edit in a week if that's all you do. In retrospect now I realize why it takes a month to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Yes I did photograph the stars briefly last week... If the wind dies down I might go out tonight. My stomach has been bothering me this week. I guess it's stress, I feel like I'm drowning and I can't stay afloat. I have so much work to do. I will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma