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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Day of the Month - Kentucky Sunsets


In a rather roundabout way, just discovered an exciting blog photography meme started by Jan at Murrieta 365 . Saw the first entry on Pamela's The Dust Will Wait blog. She had seen it on Lisa's Chaos photography blog. Anyway!

Jan is calling her new meme First Day of Each Month. Here are her directions: "The goal is to capture one thing repeatedly on the first day of each month. It can be a landscape, a person, an animal, a project; whatever your focus is fine. It can be a record of where you are each first day of the month." Interesting exercise, right?

I decided to photograph Kentucky sunsets. Regardless of the season, we have some spectacular evening light shows or just a quiet dissolve into night. I'm anxious to see what the year reveals. So, here we have Kentucky Sunset 1, taken on January 1, 2011:



Now in the interest of full disclosure I did not shoot this wonderful photo. My friend Janice did. But since the time, date, and subject was right I'm sure she won't mind my using it. Next month I'll do my own!

If you'd enjoy seeing some more beautiful photography from all over and on many subjects, just click on Jan's webpage for a list of other First of the Month players.

( Top Photo Credit: Kentucky Sunset by Garry Walter)

10 comments:

Jan said...

I'm so glad you've joined in. Kentucky is such a wonderful place and has so much to offer; I'm looking forward to many sunsets on the First of the Month.

Sayre said...

That's such a beautiful picture! I might have to join in on this meme too. My picture will be a little late (obviously), but it looks like fun!

Pamela said...

this will be an interesting change process....

gorgeous colors by the way!

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot n subject. I am still trying to figure out what subject I want to focus on every month. I may use my pin oak tree in the back yard. Glad you joined in Faye. Jan also has another fun meme every Sunday...SOOC.

The Church Lady said...

So beautiful! I was actually thinking of photographing sunrises since I have the pleasure of seeing them from my kitchen window every morning! I plan to join in next month.

joangee said...

Gorgeous sunsets, you are lucky! All too often ours are obscured by cloud and rain.

Debs Carr said...

That's amazing and those colours are more like the ones you'd find in a painting, rather than an actual photo. Beautiful.

kaye said...

so beautiful :)

Icy BC said...

That is just gorgeous, and beautiful colors!

lisaschaos said...

That's gorgeous! I look forward to seeing the next one. :)