Back at home base

I’m back home. First off, I apologize to all the people whose blogs I follow. I don’t know if I’ll get to everything I missed while I was gone. I’ll get to some, but probably not all. 

You see, November is around the corner, and I plan to NaNoWriMo my way through it. That’s on top of trying to edit a number of pieces and sending them out. And on top of that, working around the house (big painting project coming up), selling stuff on eBay, and probably other stuff I’m forgetting right now (I’ve been up for about nineteen hours).


And photos! I’ve been neglecting my photos and that’s a problem because some of the people who visit here could not care less about my writing (casual or fiction) and are solely interested in the photos. 

I don’t have any current stuff ready for public consumption, so I looked back to 2006-2007 and picked out a few photos that readers might not have seen.


I tried getting a mix of stuff, but primarily flowers and other trappings of Summer.


I even did me a B&W shot . . . 


. . . although I also have the color version as some people are adamant about preferring color in their photos.


Not sure which I like best . . . perhaps I like both equally well but for different reasons.

Most of these shots, not all, are taken from my visit to Cranbrook (Michigan). Others are from the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids (Michigan).



Some are from my yard . . . 



Some are from a little rest area in Ute Pass, part of my daily commute for the better part of eight years. 


As usual, readers can click on the photos to have a larger version open in another window or tab. I did not add these to SmugMug because it’s a short post.

I hope this brief update gives readers who come for the photos a “fix” until I get back into my routine.

I also plan to summarize my experience at Viable Paradise, primarily for people who will attend next year and are looking for an idea as to what one can expect. Related to that, I plan to take a few of the shorts published in this blog and re-write them, edit them, using what I learned at the workshop. Curious readers will have a chance to comment on the before and after of the pieces. 

And with that, I bid you goodnight. I have snacks to eat before I sleep. Also, before I sleep, a tall glass of orange juice should hit the spot. Thank you for reading (for them who read all these words), and/or thank you to them more visually oriented; I hope the photos were to your liking.

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