Friday, July 17, 2009

Back for Some Splashing Cool Conversation at Ye Olde Summer Watering Hole

This photo is called "Keeping Cool." These two horses were happily splashing around in their watering hole just like little kids. Photo taken at the Southern Cross Ranch in Madison, Georgia back in May, 2007.

What a long, strange trip it’s been … and the journey continues.

So what’ve I been up to?

Driving back and forth like a mad woman between Ohio and New York to participate in not one, but two art shows at the same time. Right now I have two photos on display: “Memories of Ellen” is up at the Market Street Art Center in Lockport, New York. “Intergalactic Scenic Overlook” … the photo that won first place back in February up in New York … is up at the Zanesville Art Center in Zanesville, Ohio.

“Memories of Ellen” is named after a childhood friend who grew up and moved away. In fact, this is the playhouse in her backyard. Link to the Market Street Art Center:

“Intergalactic Scenic Overlook” … as mentioned in an earlier blog entry … here’s a link to that blog entry:

And here’s a link to the Zanesville Art Center:

Worked on a short-term, time-sensitive technical writing contract assignment during the month of June. Long hours, but so rewarding to work with manuals in foreign languages from Spanish to Japanese as well as with excellent supervisors.

Feeling a bit under the weather with one thing or another, just now feeling like my old self again.

Attended a 4th of July picnic at a relative’s house. Most memorable moment was hearing from across a smoke-filled backyard, “Mom, he’s got one of the sparklers in his mouth …” Don’t try this at home. Even though someone else actually did.

So that’s what’s been up with me. I look forward to visiting blogs now that I’m here … Wow I’ve missed you guys! :-)

Question for Readers: So, how have you been spending YOUR summer vacation?


Poetic Artist said...

I am so glad you see you back..I was worried..LOL..No Really. It is strange how we become attached to people that we have never meet. I am proud of your work and you must be tired..

Mary said...

I've been wondering what happened to you! Glad to see you back :-) Congratulations on having photos in two shows. Your photos are worthy of any honor you get. I was in Zanesville a month ago. I thought of you while in that area, since you had mentioned the Hocking Hills area in your blog. My summer so far is in my every other season :-)

Mary said...

Forgot to say how much I like the horse photo! Really nice!

Cindy said...

Hi CD, I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for the wonderful comment you left. Please come back anytime.

I love your photos. Especially the Intergalatic Scenic Overlook - it's gorgeous. I look forward to visiting your blog again. ~Cindy

Montanagirl said...

Nice to see you back! I've missed your posts and wonderful photography. In response to your comment on my blog: My photo of my Dad was on page 42 of the Country magazine, not on the cover (I wish!). Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog again.

Janie said...

I love the horse photo.
And both the photos you have in New York are great! One is about memories, the other about dreams of the future -- at least that's my humble opinion.
Both are thought provoking, anyway.
Good luck with them and with your budding career!

Mami said...

Thank you for stepping by my site and leaving warmful comment.

I like the horses photos.
And your works very splendid and beautiful.

Jenn Jilks said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and the haiku compliment! You were very kind to say so!

Jenn Jilks said...

P.S. Great photos! I was distracted and hit 'return' before I was done. Dang cats... :-)

Judy said...

I love your photos. They are awesome. My son is an artist here in Kentucky. Thank you for stopping by my place.

CountryDreaming said...

Thanks so much everyone for the kindness of your warm welcome back. I look forward to spending time here and in your blogs with friends old and new. :-)

EcoRover said...

All good wished for those art shows, despite the commute. I had to dig out an Eastern U.S. plant guide (from my Allegheny daze) to answer your Coltsfoot question--it's not a Western species. Turns out Tussilago farfara is, like Lion's Teeth (Dandelion), an introduced species and also with good herbal qualities. Here in the West, our "false dandelion" is native.