Debbie (Photo by Lala)

(Photo by Lala)

I do believe that Debbie’s first trip with the Crazy Women was the one we took to Fossil Rim. Debbie is a respiratory therapist and I had worked with her for some time at the hospital but really did not know her very well, but it was on the drive to Fossil Rim that I found out that she is a mother and a grandmother and she talked about her family. It struck me at that point that we work with so many people, yet we know so little about each other. Used to be years ago, there was actual down time at work… time to chat, to share a meal and to bond but in today’s fast paced, budget-conscious world, that has become a thing of the past. Actually… it is a bit abstract in our minds.

As you will remember, we had a challenge for “Abstract” images, and I was not truly prepared for how difficult the crazy women would find this challenge. I decided on each outing from then on, we would try to train our eye to find abstract images. So on our trip to the Dallas Arboretum I looked down and saw patterns in the stones we were walking on and I said… get close and capture just that part. Suddenly… for whatever reason, that was a “lightbulb” moment for Debbie. Now abstract made sense. She was excited beyond belief and took off looking for more abstract images.

We kept losing her. The group would walk on and then we would turn to realize that Debbie was no longer with us. “Where’s Debbie?” We would call… and no answer so one of the crazy women would backtrack and would find Debbie engrossed in another abstract image. I think we have created a monster! And from that time on she has been known by the alias of “Abstract”!

She sure gave us a good laugh and it is always a joy to have her join us on our trips. I only wish I could have known Debbie better while I was still working.


6 thoughts on “Abstract?

  1. Ok. Let me start again. I posted prematurely. I really do appreciate everything you have done for me since I have been in CWPC. I also wished we had had more time while you were working to get to know each other but now we have a second chance!! I cannot tell you how good it feels to go with the crazy girls. I love my family but there are just times we need to get away for a few hours. I especially enjoyed the day at the Arborteum when it was just the two of us. Thanks again so much and I look forward to many more outings.

    • It’s been delightful Debbie and I’m so glad to have you in the club. And yes, there is more fun in the future. I was so thrilled to see your framed photos on the mantel!

  2. Debbie,
    It’s a joy and pleasure to get to know you personally.
    I remember when you first purchased your camera last August for your birthday. Just like me, were so excited. After the cemera purchase, the rest is history, from the hoodman, to extra battery pack and now a very nice tripod for Christmas.
    I always love it when we are together in a photo day. You are so focused on a subject that you cannot hear our “Abstract” calls. LOL. Thanks for whoever invented the cellphone, at least we always found. LOL.
    Thank you for being such a wonderful person.

  3. Debbie
    Like I have mentioned in a previous post, I have enjoyed getting to know you better! Having my first outing with you at the DWA last week was a lot of fun! I can see how you earned the name “Abstract”!! You are very sweet and thoughtful and a real pleasure to be around! I am looking forward to more outings with you!!!

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