I must tell you a bit of a story about how I came to meet Marylin before I post her entry.
You know, retirement is a funny thing. No longer do you have the same social contacts that you had at work on a several-times-a-week basis. And for those of you who know me… you know how I love to strike up a conversation with strangers. Maybe that comes from so many years of nursing… after all, we do that everyday in our work. And quite frankly, I am fascinated by people.
So this one particularly cold wintry day, I just wanted so badly to go out and shoot something and headed to the lake. The wind was whipping around and it was even colder there. Almost no one was out that day. I did find something to shoot that was unexpected… and isn’t that the great thing about photography. You can go to the same place time and time again and find something new to shoot.
It seems there was a huge fire with smoke billowing into the sky from across the lake. I had no idea what it was but took a couple shots. My fingers were numb from the cold and I headed back to the car, but on the way I ran into some crazy woman getting out of her car, WITH A CAMERA, and was also about to shoot the fire across the lake. Now seriously, what are the chances of this happening? So, of course, I had to find out more. Perhaps she knew what was happening.
But to my surprise, she was from Florida and visiting family nearby. A conversation ensued and we talked about photography, and then the “crazy women” came into the conversation. She confessed to me she was crazy, enjoyed photography, would soon be retiring and might like to join. And the rest is history.
To meet Marylin (and yes, that is how she spells her name), check out the left side of the blog. Scroll down until you come to her bio and you will realize that she is indeed a crazy woman as well as a techy woman. If you have any techy questions… please ask Marylin!
So nice having you join us Marylin and look forward to getting to know you better!
This is Marylin’s first entry to the blog and needless to say, I was thrilled to get it. She said…
” I was at Windsurf Bay Park with my sister to see the sun come up and to celebrate the New Mayan Calendar when I took this photo.”