january 3, 2016

posted in: photography | 0

“Let today be the day you finally release yourself from the imprisonment of past grudges and anger. Simplify your life. Let go of the poisonous past and live the abundantly beautiful present.”
~ Dr. Steve Maraboli

 

upside down and blurry
upside down and blurry

 

The Michler’s Christmas Fair – way back the first of December – doubled as an excuse for the Happiness Gals to convene for our Christmas celebration. Not all of us could be there (we missed them), and none of my shots are very good. So, since I’m rarely in the group photos, I thought I’d lead off with a blurry self-portrait courtesy of the fair’s tuba player. That we’re missing excellent pix of the day is irrelevant really. What mattered was that we were together sharing conversation, laughter, and good cheer. I love my gals. They’re such a blessing.

 

back here
back here

july 4, 2014

posted in: photography | 0

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn.”
~ Unknown

 

4th of July self portrait
4th of July self portrait

 

The weather could not have been better; mid-70’s, low humidity, and one tiny cloud that high-tailed it to the state line right fast. It was the perfect day for the Fourth of July. At an hour and thrity-five minutes, Lexington’s parade was the longest I ever remember. If the kids were expecting floats, candy, and Shriners in funny cars they were disappointed. There were a couple of floats, little candy, and no Shriners at all. They’d all been replaced by politicians. I’ve never seen so many in one place. It didn’t matter, though. I had a great time. Then, we grilled out, watched lightning bugs, and played with sparklers like we were children. It was a beautiful day.

 

sprinkling sparklers
sprinkling sparklers