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Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Kiddos

These pics bring back memories for me..I shot them  years ago.. The pic of Chris hiding in the yellow art installment was shot by me shot 10 years ago :-)
The pic of Benji working on a guitar, I shot several years ago..To this day he rewires electric guitars and restores vintage amps as a hobby..

Thursday, August 15, 2013

How to be alone

I found this u-tube on another blog and wanted to copy it to keep..
Beautiful poetry, beautifully performed, and I love the photography

This video portrays who I wish to be alone, when I am in the mood :-)

If you are in the mood to be alone that is okay, more than okay ....All one can count on in the end is oneself.....

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Skunks, Skunk Pictures, Skunk Facts - National Geographic

Skunks, Skunk Pictures, Skunk Facts - National Geographic

My experiences with a family of skunks during a campout

While surfing online I came across the National Geographic website. The administrators of the website had requested reader's stories and comments regarding memorable close calls with nature. This request triggered my memory of an incident that happened to me 34 years ago!

Many years ago when I was in my early 20s I lived in Tennessee..I loved to go camping in the mountains, especially in the mid fall! One of my favorite campsites was in the foothills of Tennessee. On this night, my four friends and I had just finished our tasty dinner at our usual weekend campsite in the foothills..We were having hot chocolate while talking and lounging about.. Suddenly I noticed an alarming scene taking place. I froze on the spot and held my breath! My friends did the same! We realized too late that we forgot to put our loaf of bread away. The bread was sitting on top of the cooler.. As the skunk family paraded through our campsite to explore the possibilities of an easy snack, I realized that we were having a close call! We were nose to nose with these skunks, but they were fearless! After these skunks got their fill of bread, they calmly left the camp site without stinking it up to high heaven!.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another Fun Pottery Class

I took another pottery class with Marcia shortly after I retired from my Ben Taub nursing job..This class like my previous one was a ladies night of fun :-) This is the pie plate that I made..I baked these whimsical and yummy cookies also..Months after the pottery class, lol.. I put the cookies in this plate, and brought them to a Thanksgiving gathering at Ben and Melissa's house :-)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Retirement from my longtime job

I retired from Ben Taub, my full time nursing job, April 3rd 2013 after 28 years of service...
I made this choice after emerging from a series of life altering losses... I decided that I needed a long break from my routine before making another set of difficult choices.... I wanted to have the time to travel and spend more time with my family who is out of town...I  needed this time and space to get to know myself better..
I am the second  lady from the right :-)