My New Home – Diaspora*

A few weeks ago, it was announced that search engine giant, Google, would be terminating their consumer version of their social network, Google Plus (G+).

By all accounts, the kill switch won’t be thrown until midsummer 2019, but still, the end was announced – forcing people like me, who actually use it, to think about what our future would be.

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Do You Want To Try Your Hand At Modeling – for FREE?

Modeling isn’t extraordinarily difficult, doesn’t require a vast wardrobe, and it is a lot of fun! You get to try something different and new, and you acquire a bunch of new, professional, photos of yourself – and you become featured in my websites! 😁  

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Patches of Light

I don’t really know what it is about views like this, but I’ve always, always found them to be very appealing.  Is it the contrast between light and dark? A sense of direction? The feeling of hope in an otherwise dark world? I really can’t say. I just know that I’m drawn to views like this.

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Mystery closure of observatory and FBI presence in Sunspot, New Mexico

This is one of those stories that’s fascinating and makes you scratch your head in wonder.  An observatory that monitors the Sun is closed and evacuated, as well as a post office in the area – and the FBI isn’t telling anyone anything – not even local law enforcement.

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Cowgirl Couture Classic

Yesterday, Sunday, Sept 9th, marked the season finale of the “2018 Cowgirl Couture Summer Series” that is held each year at the horse arena at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.  The series is run by Amie Schneider and staff.

The summer series consists of three, 2-day back-to-back shows in the months of June, July, and August. Capped off with a larger 3-day back-to-back-to-back show in September – known as the “classic.”

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Dubious Skies

In this particular part of NYS where I live, rain has been fleeting for most of the entire summer. So catching some photos of storm clouds hasn’t really been in the works – unless I wanted to travel a few miles in just about any direction from here.  Lake Ontario is only about 8 miles or so north of me, and even in that direction, they have had more rain than at my location!

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Where does the time go?

Like I do almost every evening in the summer, I now find myself sitting in the yard under the shade tree, taking in the evening joys of summer… I love watching the kittens play and grow, and listening to the birds sing…

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Moving away from Social?

In an era when everyone and their brother (and Mother and Sister) are on at least one of the social media platforms (myself included) I’m actually trying to move away from it a little bit and rejuvenate and curate my blog.

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Smoky Skies

For the past few days, the sun shine hasn’t been quite as bright as it normally shines. The sky has been covered with a milky haze, and it’s not because of thin cloud cover, it’s because of smoke from the wild fires that are burning on the west coast.

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Lost Perspective. . .

I’m not really sure where everything went wrong, or what changed, but over the past few weeks and months, I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that somewhere along the way – photography stopped being fun, and it became a job.

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