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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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Today it didn't rain. So I finally made it out for a walk. These photos are in no particular order. The ticks are bad this year, make sure you wear spray and check for ticks if you're outside. I've heard the snakes are bad this year too but fortunately I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Expedition Oklahoma
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So 11 days ago I took these photos... we ended up in the cellar for the first time during this storm. We had storms on May 9th too, but I was shooting a wedding that day. I'm making a baked potato at midnight..I wanted spaghetti but I'm settling. I don't... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So why not catch up on a few blog posts. These won't be wordy posts just posting some photos that I've processed so I don't feel like I'm behind on everything. When your hobby becomes your part time job, it is still a job. But, I haven't yet found a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I'm finally sucked into ancestry.com. Like seriously... I'm also not getting anything done because I'm rebuilding the family tree (which I already know fairly well) and working on my husband's side. But the other night I was in Rush Springs because I went to town with my sister so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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I haven't even posted photos from last week's storms... The sirens went off later - but not for this storm. We thought this would be coming our way. It did and dumped a few more inches of rain on us. I feel as if I've barely posted pics or been... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Here are some images from May 1st. I can see why winter is good star watching time. We have a lot of cloud cover right now so there won't be a lot of astrophotography for May. I'm behind on posts! I'm behind on edits! I'm never caught up! I'm behind... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On May 7th I accepted a job offer. I will be teaching history again in the fall. Good news! I quit teaching in 2010 and I actually started the landscape photography to help with my teaching (and I never had the chance to use it). Now I'm excited to be... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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We were fortunate in my part of the state. We did get some much needed rain. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I left the house with the intention of checking out the meteor showers. I left and there was not a star in sight. But as I drove down the road I spotted some cloud to ground lightning!! This of course is my newest thing to photograph! So I was definitely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Upon a star, or other nonsense that those wonderful Disney Movies taught us... (also, I'm a dreamer and absolutely loved the new Cinderella movie). So, here you go, some star images from a few weeks ago I hope you like them. Insert motivational quote... or something profound about the universe.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So this afternoon I was called out to the yard by the boys and the husband to see the dogs meeting a new creature that they haven't encountered before. I believe I was called out because they thought I might not see the snake and they'd scare me. I don't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, Hutchinson Kansas doesn't look like much. It's actually a pretty cool town. Last Saturday we went to the Strataca which is a museum, but not an ordinary museum it's 650 feet underground in a salt mine. This is the ONLY place in this country where you can tour a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The weather alerts were out for a string of violent storms to hit on Wednesday afternoon. So I grabbed both my camera bags and my tripod and I left to go walk a few miles with my dogs before the youngest got home from school. So I'm trying to start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Took the dogs on a walk and went out to the back pasture and my Dad was busy plowing. My Dad was born in 1937. He's still out working every day. He's always doing something. My Mom also works every day. I have amazing parents. I got there in time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, while my oldest was learning to parallel park (I know, I know, I could teach her but everyone who rides with me is terrified). She terrifies me when she's driving and I can't handle it very well. My anxiety does not make for a good drivers education teacher. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I dropped the kid off for her driving lesson at the train depot in Pauls Valley. We made it just in time for the Amtrak between OKC and Ft. Worth to arrive. The Heartland Flyer is it's name. We had an hour to spare before the Toy Action Figure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, it's been a couple of years since I've stopped at Pauls Valley and yesterday I had to be there for a few hours. My oldest son and I decided to visit the museums in town and the Toy Action Figure Museum was the main attraction. Oh hey! I love... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last Saturday my Sister and I set out to go to see Rob Thomas in Concert at The Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. Since we were spending a day to go see the great Rob Thomas (of Matchbox Twenty fame) in concert we decided to make a little side trip... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Sister is finally warming up to us. She's kind of stand-offish for a dog but she's definitely got personality. She didn't go on a walk today since Pumpkin was spayed yesterday the dogs had to stay home and couldn't go out and play. A steady mist was what was happening... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I'm tired of Facebook. I'm tired of twitter. I'm tired of Buzzfeed. I'm tired of Huffington Post. I'm tired of Slate. I'm tired of Jezebel. I'm tired of Breitbart. I'm tired of reading these high click worthy blogs who are filled with yellow journalism - "Yellow journalism, or the yellow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, I while I was waiting for a letter in the snail mail about my graduate application, in my inbox it pops up that a decision has been made about my application to OU's Fine Arts program. This was the decision: So, we love to write about our success but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The kid had been delivered so he could continue his journey to school and I turned my car around and headed down the road a mile only to see a skinny dog in the middle of the road. Now, this was a dog that I've never seen before and he... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Saturday I spent the day with my Native Sisters at Norman as we had a group dinner waiting to go see the film "Drunktown's Finest" at the Native Film Festival in Norman. Our group luncheon before the film festival was with a J.D., PhD, Two girls who recently the White... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So, school canceled before the rain turned to ice and the ice turned into snow. Pumpkin is a door dasher so if the door opens she runs out. She didn't want to stay outside today. I didn't want to stay out today. I felt obligated to catch a few frames... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma