6/11/2015

Catching Up

I'm having a very difficult time getting motivated to do anything. I've watched an awful lot of Netflix & Hulu...I'm up to date on Blue Bloods, Bloodline, Grace & Frankie, Tyrant, and Between. All of them are good shows & I would recommend. It's a little hard to watch Martin Sheen & Sam Waterston on Grace & Frankie...they just don't make a believable couple.
I've read a couple of books & just got through with my 3rd. I would highly recommend Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius, if you haven't read it. As a Speech/Language Pathologist, it really struck home. I just finished The Rosie Project; I'd recommend this one, too.
I managed to get in a walk with 2 of the girls yesterday. After that I grabbed my camera and walked back over to the park to play around with some of the settings. CH convinced me to take a beginning photography class at a community college. The price was right ($109); it's 5 weeks long and is taught by a man who used to teach at the university. He has photographed celebrities and political figures (including Al Gore). I have to post a couple few of my favorite from my walk in the park:
















I grabbed my camera after a rain on Tuesday & snapped these pictures of my Balloon Flower:



(I think I had my camera on automatic for the flowers, but I did the park pictures on the manual setting.)
That's just about the extent of my summer so far. Just taking it easy and enjoying my time off!

5 comments:

  1. I love your pictures, especially the waterfall ones. So beautiful. What a lovely park you have and what a great place to practice with your camera. Hope you will enjoy your photography class, although your pictures look pretty great to me.

    We've been watching Netflix a lot too in the evenings lately. Only, we've been watching some really old shows. Chuck, Stargate and SeaQuest. We've really been enjoying these old shows.

    Hope you have a great summer. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures as you learn in you class.

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  2. Sounds like a great start to summer. Sometimes, you just need to slow down. Love the pics.

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  3. You will have fun in your photography class! We offer them at the Art Museum, where I work, and they fill up so fast. Please let us know how you like them and what you are learning! Great photos already however!

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  4. Fabulous photos! You've already got a good eye, which I imagine is about half the "battle"? I need to go see if my balloon flowers are blooming yet.

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  5. I think you are doing a really fantastic job, Mary! And going out of your comfort zone...being productive and create...fabulous!!

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