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What I Did On My President’s Day Vacation

I just finished reading the latest post to Rob Slaven Photography on what he did over the President’s Day holiday.  He was out taking photos.

I too had the Monday off.  I spent it before my laptop, working on photos already taken; I uploaded all sorts of photos to my Google+ site, my Facebook Page, and my Flickr site.  I also wrote and published a couple of blog posts, as well.  I always feel prolific during my days off because my weekdays are so hectic and stressful.  All I want to do when I get home in the evening is eat dinner, watch the nightly national news, then go to bed and zonk out by 8PM (hey, I get up at 4AM each morning, so to pack in enough hours of sleep, I go to bed pretty early – it has to be something really special to keep me up past 8PM).  That doesn’t leave much room for working on photos or posting them to any site or blog.

Here’s a sampling of photos I uploaded to my various sites.

0052-2_Bleeding Hearts

2668_Salmon and Water

2718_Salmon Run

2923_Glowing

2820_TeaRose

3581_WindTurbines

8930_Falls Creek

7027_Sun & Clouds on Mourne Mountains_tonemapped

8653_Dunluce Castle 5-29-11_tonemappedREV

7242_Dunluce Castle_REV_8-17-11_tonemapped

Enough fun for the time being.  Time to log in to my office computer for a little bit of work.  After that, I need to figure out what outfit to wear tomorrow, get my breakfast and lunch ready, and in general get back to the workaday world mindset.  Sigh.

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Spring

Spring – I’m wishing for it.

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year here in Texas, and the weather is pretty much perfect:  not humid, not too hot, not too cold.  The bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, spider lilies, and primrose pop up to blanket swaths of fields, boulevards, and front and back yards with blues, pinks, purples, reds, and whites.

At the same time the wildflowers are coloring up Texas, they are also popping  up in my favorite state in the whole US:  Washington.

I lived there for 10 years (Seattle), I have family there, and I hope to retire there.  I try to make it out to WA to visit family and favorite sights every year, but last year (2011) I didn’t make it because of my big Ireland trip (see my previous posts about that trip).  I generally like to visit Washington in April, to celebrate my and my brother-in-law’s birthdays.  I also like to visit during that month because my bro-in-law is a flower grower extraordinnaire and their front, side, and back yards sport tulips, daffodils, iris, and other spring flowers of every shape, kind, and color grow-able in that state.

Since the flowers are not in bloom yet down here (it’s January 21 as of this post), I’ve been digging through my spring flower photos (I’ve got a pretty large archive of stuff through which to dig) and thought I would post these reminders of the season in which I was born.

For most of these images, I used a macro lens or a wide-angle lens, depending on how I wanted to  capture the images.  The cameras vary, from the Mamiya medium-format images and Canon film cameras (which were then scanned years ago to digital format) to a Nikon D70 and D40X to the Canon 5D and 5D Mark II.

Spring is not only lovely in color, but in monochrome as well.

Spring – I’m wishing for it.

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