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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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How do we as a society slow down? How can people find peace when the only nature they experience is a photo on a computer screen? I'm trying to leave my camera behind when I walk (for the most part) because I don't 'need' it. I know the landscapes I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I can #hashtag a post title, right? So it is #NationalDogDay and after a long day at work (one hour commutes both ways) and a full day of teaching I came home and picked up my lovely dogs and took them to the farm for a walk. Exercise for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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So I'm sitting here thinking about writing lesson plans, which I haven't had to do in a few years. I'm thinking about how I can get the curriculum to connect with people who may have not have the same experiences that I have. How do I make the connection in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On July 31st my daughter and I went to Hot Springs. We got to Arkansas a day earlier than we usually do and decided to take a vacation day sight seeing. I hope next summer we can do even more of this. What was my prior knowledge of Hot Springs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Thursday night was amazing, we drove up into the Ouachitas on Talimena Scenic Drive which connects Talihina Oklahoma to Mena Arkansas. I had to go to the dentist on Friday (no fun at all) so we drove out and got a motel room in Talihina and went up to watch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last Saturday I thought I had a headache. It continued to grow worse and by Sunday night I had an unbearable toothache. So I made the dreaded trip to the Choctaw Nation Hospital to the dental clinic. Of course I took my camera and wide angle. I do love to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Saturday was a busier day than I planned on it being. I met a bride and then headed off with my friend on a brief road trip (across the state). We went and visited some of my cousins and then we had a little time to kill. So we stopped... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The night I shot the farming photos (a couple of posts ago) I shot these photos in the back pasture. I have more to post. Not sure if I have the energy tonight. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Such love this tiny dog has for this man. Milo is on the counter. Milo don't care. Milo is sure of himself. Milo is confident. There is only one Milo. Scratchy likes to sit on my printer. I stayed inside today and avoided the heat. It was not a bad... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went over to capture some images of my brother cutting Sudex last night. I had a busy weekend complete with a wedding (work) and a birthday party for small children (friends and family). I spent the weekend working on edits and staying indoors out of the miserable heat. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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The floor is stained. But it is not finished yet. I'm ready to have this room done! I need to put a final coat on the door. This weekend was a wedding and a birthday party. No more weddings until September for me though! Related articles Tuttle Creek Lake 2015... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I think this room would be a "den" back int he good old days of the late 70s or early 80s when it became one. We had our ceiling textured today. I like this style. Probably not in style anymore but I still like it. I started painting over it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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What can I say about my June trip to Kansas and Nebraska? I enjoyed it. But, it wasn't that great for photography this year (not like last year). It was extremely hot in Kansas and then in Nebraska it was rainy, oh and I was sick and my schedule was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Heritage or hate? I don't hate the rebel flag. I don't hate the people who use it to symbolize who they are. Just as I don't mind Christians who say the Rainbow is God's promise or the Gays who use it as a sign of unity for the LGBT community.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Everyone should take a minute to watch this video about the online harassment that women receive about their looks and appearances. Blogger Takes Off Her Makeup A bunny at Toadstool Geologic Park It was a cool, rainy day the day we went to Western Nebraska. We stayed the night at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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When we first looked at this house we were amazed with the space (compared to the 1300 square foot trailer that we were living in). We were also amazed with the price. We were not amazed with the amount of work and money that needed to be put into this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Since it's been filling my Facebook feed all day long I thought I had better go out and see what kind of shots I could get of Venus and Jupiter tonight. I shot this with the 70/200 - it didn't turn out how I wanted it to, I think my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A few images I shot on June 14th.. I was heading out to my Mom's house and turned around and went back and grabbed my tripod and camera because I could see the distant thunderstorm. I knew they were bright and close I didn't really think anything about it because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today I have spent a portion of my morning discovering new photographers, exploring photography blogs and reading about photography. As I look at different amazing portrait photographers my inner voice tells me that my work is awful and my photography sucks. Which, rationally I know this is not true. Being... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Velma had a "Super Summer Celebration" on June 26-27th and it culminated with a fireworks display on Saturday night which I attended. It gave me the opportunity to try to shoot fireworks properly using the tripod. Before the show started I was on the lookout for stars. I didn't run... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Just a test shot from the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 lens that is my newest acquisition for my photography obsession. I'm very pleased. I couldn't get a defined Milky Way shot from my Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 lens which I purchased a few years ago for shooting wide angle shots with my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I went to Nebraska and now I'm in the middle of a massive home renovation project- I've been shooting but too busy to post or catch up, I still have portrait work to finish. Never ending story.. I'm tired. Goodnight. This was shot south of Garden City, Kansas a couple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So once again we traveled over to Sulphur to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area to see if the recent drenching rains have helped fill Little Niagara and the streams last week. Today we returned to swim a little but didn't end up staying long. So this is two weeks worth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I had one day I was looking forward to this month. Today. We had concert tickets for a show in Dallas. Last night we had a record amount of rain dumped on us and North Texas, this morning Dallas was flash flooding and the Red River is nearly at our... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma