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Hello friends!!

So you may have noticed that I have been a bit absent lately....

Well, we went on a road trip to Colorado to see my Sis and Bro-in-Law - what a blast that was. We haven't been on an extended road trip like that in years, and I had forgotten how much I enjoy being out on the road. Didn't miss the stresses of flying (worrying about being late, long lines, cramped and uncomfortable seats, irritating people trying to shove their entire house into the overhead bin, etc.). Nope, we took our time, stayed overnight in a beautiful hotel in Santa Fe, NM up and back, and had a blast! A few hiccups along the way like a busted window regulator in my truck, had to MacGyver the window closed until we got to Denver :laughing: and then my tired old mountain bike broke bad enough to give me an excuse to buy a brand new one :woohoo: Other than that, an absolutely wonderful trip!!!

My stress level has dropped dramatically since I changed jobs, and my work-life balance has returned to a more appropriate level, so I am actually finding that I have more time to spend/enjoy family and the things I love again (mountain biking/cooking/playing my drums/and photography of course).

I also decided to purchase a new barbecue grill, went with charcoal - :laughing: I haven't cooked on charcoal in probably 25 years, and boy did I ever forget how GOOD charcoal grilled food tastes!!!

So anyway, I have been a bit preoccupied lately, and have had a hard time sitting in my den in front of the computer for extended periods of time when there's so much to do outside!!

Until this weekend..... yes, this weekend I have a darn good reason to stay here in my den....it's supposed to be, wait for it..... 115 degrees outside today :faint: Seriously!?!?!?! REALLY!?!?! :bleh: I so need this insidious heat to STOP!!! Although it's a pefect time to log in and get caught up on :devart:, eh?  You bet'cha!! So here I am, back in the saddle again, got the iTunes playing, cup of coffee, and pretty soon I'll fire up Photoshop and Lightroom and put together some photos to share!  .....in the wonderful air conditioning, of course ;)

Thanks so much for all of your continued support, comments, faves, and most of all friendship!!

Here we go, ya hoo!!! :sprint:

Michael
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: The air conditioner.,.. and iTunes
  • Reading: More like proof-reading, eh?
  • Watching: Time fly by.... in an instant!
  • Playing: No time for games right now...
  • Eating: Outstanding Charcoal Grilled Goodies
  • Drinking: Water, water, and more water, and coffee.

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Birth of a Storm by lil-Mickey
Birth of a Storm
This is the sky scene that greeted us as we walked out of the grocery store yesterday afternoon. Looked pretty spectacular and the only camera I had with was my iPhone, so there I was in the grocery store parking lot snapping a photo of the sky :stupidme: and looking like a moron! :laughing: Who knew that this little puff ball would turn into the fierce lightning show we experienced last night! :wow: Of course, we only got a few sprinkles while other parts of the valley had torrential rain....typical of my weather luck....I swear I live in the hole in the doughnut. Sometimes I think the rain avoids me on purpose, just to tease me ;)
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Mountain Weather by lil-Mickey
Mountain Weather
A beautiful example of the weather that rolled over Brainard Lake while we were visiting. Storms like this rolled in and out the entire day, it was awesome!! :excited: This view is actually looking towards the Denver area....way down there ;)
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Argentine Central Railway Shay No14 by lil-Mickey
Argentine Central Railway Shay No14
Another glorious exhibit at the Colorado Railroad Museum, the Argentine Central Railway Shay Locomotive No.14 :wow: What a sight to behold all dressed up in her narrow gauge beauty!!
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Starfox2o12 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
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Thank you for faving Fly away ~:heart:~
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Thanx for the watch bro!!!!
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Thanks for the llama
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And Thank You For llama Budge Thanks
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Nobu Llama Thanks plz
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the fav! Thanks by scolz
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Many thanks for faving our ginger kitty in "Your Move". I see you've been busy posting photos - good to see you back to your old self!! :D
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Thank you for the Llama:)
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jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for the :+fav:! :heart:
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TheDewdropFairy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding Eternity to your favourites thank u by littlebluewildfire
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alsalearning Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the llama :D
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Lukaszade Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Photographer
Thx for the Llama :)
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ScarletPhoenix1215 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Love your work! Your pictures are stunning.
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ZENSTATION Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Digital Artist
THANKS FOR THE LLAMA.
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dlamprop Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
thanks for all!
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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FreeForms Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav::hug:
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notmor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanx for the llama :)
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3xhearts - free to use by Undead-Academy 3 in 1 Hearts -Free To Use by Undead-Academy Thank you by funkypunk2:iconttaasst: Fella Heart Kiss (Love) by Ehsartem
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THX 4 THE LLAMA!!! :woohoo: :hug: :iconiamhappyplz:
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thank you so much for the :+fav:! :hug:
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Thanks for the llama :)
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