Welcome to my One Hundredth (that is 100th!) My Town Friday Shoot-out. Starting in March of 2009 with PEOPLE, spanning well over 2 years, learning about my towns, about my camera and very much about myself. Along the way, I have met many wonderful ‘shoot-out gang’ members. Being invited in, at the very beginning by Patty H in Maryland and Gina when they were first conceiving ‘My Town’. Getting to know Gordon and Chef E while putting together the Friday Shoot-out blog, and working that blog for nearly a year before turning over the reins to Doreen, et al. Corresponding with Pauline, Jarielyn, Mark, and many others, off and on over the years; enjoying moments of total understanding and acceptance. So many great moments like ringing the bells for Barry and participating in the final honorary post after his passing.
You all know by now that I post based on where I am on any given Friday. I routinely enjoy giving you bits and pieces of Nova Friburgo and of Rio de Janeiro in Brasil, and from Houston, Texas my hometown, but I’ve also brought you topics from France, Italy and from other cities in South America and I hope you have enjoyed this trip through towns and cities around the world as much as I have. A big Thank You to all that have passed through my computer bringing me interesting topics, laughter and tears, from my town to yours and back.
And the one hundredth – Simplicity.
Another view, another mood from the veranda in the mountains north of Rio,
As the day begins in the Valley Stucky, Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brasil.
June 14, 2011