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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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A day trip from the Royal Gorge to Grand Junction, Colorado. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A visit to the Royal Gorge in Colorado. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A trip to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So it was my first time to have a child of mine compete in athletics at the state level. My youngest boy competed in State Track and Field last weekend. I've been a runner for years so to have my son competing in running is just awesome! Once we got... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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That it's time to work on this blog. A few weeks ago I went to El Malpais and wanted to do some night photography. This wasn't a good evening. I was homesick for Oklahoma. I just wanted something normal. Driving around in the desert to shoot the stars. My divorce... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Sunset at Pine Hill New Mexico Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Blogging... despite the incredible amount of content that I have. I've got an amazing archive of all of these places I've visited. Yet, I have writers blog. I just don't care about sharing myself on this format as much. I don't worry about my images and content. I don't need... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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My blog is nearing the state of one of the lost ones. Seven years I've worked on "Expedition Oklahoma" but this last year and a half have been the hardest to maintain interest and stay motivated. I have also spent the last six months in technological limbo; a failed internet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Expedition Oklahoma
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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