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Had a lovely trip down Route 9 last Sunday, reliving memories from past trips down this same route, and speaking to a dear old friend along the way. Stopped and took some pictures along the way. Then I met my lovely daughter, Kiryn in Tarrytown and we went over to Piermont to see the spectacular artwork of Mary Altobelli. What a lovely day! Dined at Pasta Amore and saw a brilliant full moon before the day was done.
How do I let so much time go by between Blogs? Perhaps it's because I get very little feedback. Is anyone reading????
I started writing this blog when I was working at The Poughkeepsie Journal and I wanted to see if I could share some traveling experiences and tip as well as photographic knowledge with peers on a regular basis.
Somewhere along the way I fell off the wagon and would like to try and come back. So, if you are reading this and find it valuable in any way, PLEASE comment!!!
This past weekend I had the joy of participating in a Milky Way shoot in Pocontoc, Texas. I always love going out with my fellow photographers to try and overcome the challenges of space, settings, weather, bugs, atmosphere, and the unknown. We had all of the above to contend with on Saturday night and I don't feel like I got the very best images, but I had a blast!
First of all, we had to meet early and stop off for good barbeque. Coopers in Llano had the very best brisket I've ever ta…
My husband is terrific with wood - he has made many fun things from cradles to a puppet theatre to a giant tractor that now lives on our front lawn - and he recently discovered the art of making wooden pens. He's enjoying the variety of woods that he can craft the pens from as well as the varied looks that he turns out. I recently posted some of his pens on Facebook and he immediately got a few sales, so I thought it would be fun to document the process of pen making and let folks know how they might purchase one.
It's interesting to see all the pieces and parts and the effort that goes into forming the tubes that become the pens. He has to select the exact drill bit (and he has MANY to select from)
Here he is positioning the drill on a tiny X
It's a delicate maneuver. He actually has to go up and down several times so the sawdust doesn't accumulate and mess up his work.
The smoothing process is interesting to see. I know I'd have bumps all over mine if I tried…
That means 1,000 welcomes in Gaelic and we really did feel welcomed!
Ireland greeted us with sunny, warm weather, very unlike what we had been prepared for. I was looking forward to a cold, foggy trip to the Cliffs of Moher – thought that would make great photography – but as we approached it, we found ourselves shedding layers and were quite surprised, and challenged, to discover bright sunlight displaying the cliffs to us in all of their glory. I set the tripod up and attempted a panoramic view. Don’t think I captured it, in it’s noontime sunlit glory, but it we did witness a spectacular vista.
We drove on, frustrated by the roads. Driving was more challenging than we had ever anticipated. We were prepared for the left side of the road challenge and even the perplexity of the left side driver’s seat. We’ve both driven stick shifts, albeit not on the left, but the twisty windy roads that weren’t wide enough for the traffic…and ongoing, constant impatient cars behind us really made i…