Friday, March 7, 2014

Here I Am Again

Well, it's been a long time since I've blogged on this site……Nov. of 2012 to be exact, and truthfully, I haven't blogged much on Muzenews, either, except for participating in Picture Perfect nearly every week.  I never felt really comfortable with this site and how it functioned and felt that the new Muzenews site operated more in the way Multiply did.

But now, .ning will be moving to a new platform and as such, it will be more expensive for the administrator to continue supporting Muzenews on her own dime, so once the transition is made, users will have to pay $25.00 per year to use the site.  I know that isn't a huge amount of money, but I have a problem with having to pay in order to blog, especially with how seldom I blog anymore, so it looks like after the transition over there takes place, this will be where I'll be blogging, every now and then.

The thing is, I spend most of my social networking time on Facebook and many of my connections from Multiply and even going back to the 360 days are there, too.  So blogging on a regular basis has taken a back seat for me.  But, I do want to keep open the option to blog, if I get the urge to do so, so I guess I'll be popping over here more frequently.  I still don't think this site is as user friendly as it was over on Multiply and then on Muzenews, but I guess, with time, if I begin to use this site more often, and become more familiar with it, it will begin to make sense to me.  Time will tell.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Moved Again

Not sure how much time I'll be spending on Blogger as I have discovered a new site that is being developed by the Picture Perfect group.  It is called muzenews.ning  It seems, to me anyway, to be a lot more user friendly than this site is and it is similar to how Multipy worked.  Many of us who have participated in the weekly Picture Perfect themes are already there.  I'll pop in here, from time to time, but I think my new blogging home will be over at muzenews.  Here's the link to the site if any of you are interested in checking it out.  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Picture Perfect - "M" Is For......


The Sandia Mountains form the eastern boundary of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This was taken from the top of Sandia Peak which is over 10,000 feet in elevation.  These mountains are about a 30 minute drive, east of my house and I see them from my back yard.  I love this mountain and trust me when I say that I never again want to live anyplace that is flat.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Picture Perfect - CALL OF THE WILD

My trip to Africa last spring was made for this week's theme.  This elephant was about 6 feet away from our Land Rover when it lifted up its trunk and trumpeted at us, giving us his "Call of the Wild."

Friday, October 5, 2012

Picture Perfect - AGLOW

Since the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta opens tomorrow morning, this shot of one of the "dawn patrol" balloons, glowing against the dark, pre-dawn sky, seemed appropriate.  The "dawn patrol" balloons launch, prior to the main ascensions, to check out wind conditions and determine if it is safe to fly. This was taken at last year's Balloon Fiesta.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Picture Perfect - CONTRAPTIONS

When in Spain, last year, one of the places we went was to an olive oil museum.  Who knew there was such a thing?  Lol.  I sure didn't.  Anyway this contraption is an old olive press.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Picture Perfect - Freestyle Week #4 - Breaking Bread

Last year, on a trip to the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, we did an overnight trip to Morocco.  While walking through the Kasbah, we came upon a bakery.  The women who lived within the Kasbah walls would bring their bread dough to the bakery and the baker would bake the bread.  In this shot you can see finished loaves of bread.  Upon our arrival, we were given samples of bread that had just come out of the oven.  So delicious!

Because this is a freestyle week, I am going to bend the rules a bit and also put up a few shots I took inside the bakery so you can get a feeling for the working conditions there.  Trust me when I tell you, it was hotter than h--- down there.