Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday...


Sunday...

I am behind again...somewhere I am getting comfy being. The beginning of my week was spent in Baltimore...the roads were clear, the parking lots were piled with snow taller than I...and I know for those who know me you are probably not impressed with the description of height!...all the same, it was amazing to this California Girl...the end of the week was occupied with my MIL having a heart attack, several hours of alone time with Giovanni, and my daughter sharing time with my Father and her son...

Today, I tried to reconstruct the photos that I lost when my G10 went missing in Baltimore. My "system" was off...and I think that the rain and mud in the Logan Steakhouse parking lot claimed my G. I had been shooting down in Hood and Clarksburg on the previous rainy Sunday, and in my haste to pack and set the house, I neglected to download...a mistake I will not make again.

I am now the owner of the G11...by default. I did not realize how much I loved my G10, until I was trying to set the settings on the G11...another one of many electronics that is smarter than I am.

These are my 2 favorites from today...the ladybugs I did not shoot last week, the barn I had. It was interesting to repeat a previous journey...it seemed shorter today...I knew where the exciting views were...and did miss the rhythm of last weeks rain...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Memphis


Memphis

Rarely do I post 2 pictures in a day...though after being undecided as whether to post one of my Beale Street favorites and the most outrageous view I saw, I decided to go with both. Memphis was unusual, nice people, full of great food though the work was stressful.

Wednesday morning greeted me with a roach in my bathroom, and NO I do not stay at Roach Motels...that should have been a clue as to how the day would go...and in hindsight...it was.

The first picture is one of the Bar buildings on Beale Street...perhaps a want to be New Orleans, though empty at 5 pm. The second is a toilet seat...yes, that is correct a toilet seat in the shape of a guitar...what will they think of next?

Next week is Baltimore, and the following week I will be dining with my Son for my Birthday...priceless...I wonder if I will journey back to Eastern State...I will see.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New and Old

New and Old

I feel closer to finding my way than perhaps I have ever been. The last days have brought a sense of peace, which I may be disrupting tomorrow...sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

This is a picture I shot on the way home from the beach on Wednesday. Again, I have traveled past this barn many times...and this week I was lucky enough to stop and shoot. I love the combination of the new and the old...and wonder if the next time I pass this way if the new door will be painted to match the old red...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Beach

The Beach

In between "duties as assigned", I took a side journey with the pugs to the Beach today. They were overjoyed to travel, and pugtona on the sand. We met a man who had 3 pugs, and he said Jack and Hannah were beautiful...who was I to disagree...!!!

There were several sights on the ride to the Beach that I have seen previously, and wanted to photograph. The advantage of traveling alone is that you can start and stop on your schedule...and we did.

This is a picture of an "out" building that I have wanted to see up close and personal. I also met a cat who had seen better days...he or she was not impressed with Jack's chatter...which is intermittent on any car ride...with the exception of a "missed call", a fabulous day...


Monday, February 8, 2010

Baltimore...Canceled

Baltimore...Canceled

Thanks to Mother Nature and 26 to 30 inches of white wrath...I am grounded for the week. I have decided to take some time and take a journey that has been in the back of my mind for the past 2 weeks...perhaps that will help reconcile some of the challenges I am dealing with...perhaps it will not.

Next week is Memphis, and I am looking forward to getting back on the road, and having a week of distraction...seeing sites that are new...my camera is ready to go!

This is a picture I took yesterday on the way back from Clarksburg...it is similar to a car I shot last year that was a turquoise blue...one of my all time favorites. I loved how it was sitting off in a field on the side of the Roadway...calling my name!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superbowl Sunday

Superbowl Sunday

Another day that I had not imagined over the past few months...seems to be the reality of the day...I missed the potential clam dip that might have been copied... Last night was a Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser that I volunteered to assist via my PugSavers connection. It was at the Sugar Mill in Clarksburg...somewhere I had been 2 years ago, that involved a visit and lunch at a Biker Bar...last night and today was much more sane...possibly...

Today I took a ride back to the Sugar Mill to take photographs. It is wonderful place filled with my favorite subjects, peeling paint and rust. I am learning to shoot alone...that is a change from the feeling of partnership...and there are some shots that are potentially fabulous that go undone because the risk of navigating the landscape and isolation alone are too risky...there is the concern that no one could hear you scream...

This is a shot of up the back view of the Sugar Mill, I love the view...and that I had bravely navigated several other shots that felt isolated. I am again learning to be a big Girl...and hoping that this will be the last time this exercise is necessary...