Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Peace, Mon!

Dreams do come true!!! Even dreams that are decades old. yesterday, We completed our PADI scuba course and now we are certified!!!! Going on a dive again tomorrow.
We love our little hut on the cliffs. On another note, I cant remember having so many weirdos trying to pick me up, hawk stuff to me and inviting me to have a smoke with them. Here's a few pics. It's taken me foreever to figure out how to resuze photos to put up on blogger without the benefit of photoshop.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Oh Yes! and I love this song, too!

This is an emotional composition that depicts one lady's brave battle with cancer. In this music, you meet Jane's beautiful spirit and smile in the opening melodic section, then share her disbelieve, and struggle with the diagnosis, hear her dying heartbeat, then are finally lifted up by her glorious entrance into the kingdom of heaven with bells pealing.
Those kids tell that story really, really well.
So now I have a before and after for you: Here they are playing "Now the Green Blade Riseth 2 years ago (with an 8 year old manning the camera!
and here they are playing the sane piece just 4 month ago. Pretty impressive, huh?

The Velocity of Love

Just because I love them so, and I love this song.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Bokeh Challenge

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Ree, the Pioneer Woman, has issued a challenge to show her your best fall bokeh. While I can't declare that this is my best (who knows?!) it is what I could find inside the gleaming mac's metallic skin and not banished into utter digital darkness on some forsaken hard drive. What's that "bokeh," you say? It's all that fabulous, luminous, silky, buttery, part of the picture that is not in focus. The lower your f-stop number is, the better bokeh you get. Shoot wide open real close and personal for the best bokeh.
"The Fall Bokeh Shoot-Out"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Laundry Line

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Another image from Costa Rica. It doesn't get more random than this!
Only 4 more days to Jamaica, baby! And then I get to check off an item that has been on my LIST since I was 15: Getting my PADI Scuba certification!! Yoo-Hoo!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sassy Survivor

My brave, indomitable sister. 5 years and counting after stage four breast cancer!

A little something from Costa Rica:
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Just to get me warmed up for next week in Jamaica!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Poor, Neglected Blog

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I've been doing lots of things other than taking pictures the last couple of weeks. Poor, neglected blog . . . .

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Beauty From Mt. Rogers

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Today was the great annual Mt. Rogers hike: a real test for the injured and/or operated upon recovering body parts. The blueberries were ripe so we celebrated the day's bounty with wild blueberry pancakes for supper.
Here's a little sample of some Mt. Rogers beauty: