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Friday, July 26, 2013

a few of many,

Taking photos of a moon is not as easy as you might think.  Many attempts, over many moons and only a few that could be considered a good moon shot.   Now that I have read Rebecca’s tutorial I will keep trying and maybe someday will succeed.


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Friday, July 12, 2013

Surrounded by…

You all know that what pops into my mind when I read the FSO topic is what I usually end up going with.  Well this topic brought ‘surrounded by the sea, waves and the sky’  now I am not a sailor, don’t really even like getting wet in a swimming pool so why this phrase?  This isn’t even apropos to Houston; here I would have to say, ‘Grassland, swamp and sky.’  Doesn’t sound as romantic does it?  But this thought took me back to one of my favorite natural places in the Houston area, The Brazos Bend State Park.  Remember ‘walking with alligators’ post a year or more ago.   Of course you remember…..
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If nothing else comes from this thought process I at least got to go through my archives and enjoy the photos once again.  Now the Surrounded by photos.
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   Surrounded by the sky above, grass and swamp water

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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Road Trip Choices…

This week I have chosen to post to the FSO late.  Yesterday I was not in any of my hometowns.  Patty and I were driving back from Michigan.  Returning to Houston, meandering; weeble-wobbling to the southwest, choosing our route as we drove; letting GPS and highway signs take us ever further south and then west. In Kentucky,we saw a sign for a railroad museum.  I said ‘what fun’ and Patty swerved off the freeway.  At the bottom of the ramp there was a sign Bardstown to the left and the Kentucky Railway Museum to the right.  I said, lets go right to the museum and then come back this direction and see BARDTOWN before getting back onto the freeway - because I know someone from FSO that lives in this area. 
DSCN0964The Railway Museum has a large sign on the freeway, has a smaller brown sign when you leave the freeway, then the directions just disappear,  ?? we drove around for about an hour and never found the museum.  Found more signs that a railroad had been there, but never found a museum.  It wasn’t listed on my GPS under POI – nothing.  So back to the left we went and saw Bardstown.
What fun to visit someone’s else's hometown…. we should do an ‘other’s hometown’ visited week.
Bardstown is a sweet small town.  Lots of choices in places to eat and little shops to visit – BUT it was Wednesday the 3rd, and seemed to be closed down for the week.  We thought, ‘oh, the easy life of the South’.    DSCN0982DSCN0979 DSCN0976
DSCN1042When driving across Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, then into Texas, you have many, THAT IS A LOT of choices of things to see.  After Bardstown, the main points for us were the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky, the rest stops in Kentucky and Alabama (Great Bathrooms?) And seeing the 4th of July fireworks over the Mississippi  River in Natchez, Mississippi.     And the best – getting home after rush hour on Friday. DSCN1251