Friday, October 13, 2017

October everywhere - liminal advertising

October (from the Greek okt, meaning "seafood with tentacles" and the German ober, meaning "so over it") means we are tired of the clingy, hot days of summer. It's a month of thresholds; friends are leaving and friends are returning. Auf wiedersehen! Hasta la vista, Baby! and Welcome home!

Elephant Butte Lake

A dear old friend came through town unexpectedly, and we enjoyed each other's company for a while. This is the sort of enchantment one can expect in New Mexico. 

I was happy to lunch with friends, old and new, when Barbara from Me and My Dog ... rolled into town and also introduced me to another full-timer.

The pleasure was all mine when I met a new friend from San Francisco who also loves to make jewelry. I shared my borrowed studio with her for an afternoon.

Not bats.

John Vardo

... and then there was one.
Rocket Inn. Good place to stay in T or C.

Sweeties I'm with now:

Things I Like: 

Polarr photo editing. Works offline on my Chromebook. It also offers an Android app. The free edition is more than I need, and it offers tutorials. 

Daniel A. Brown (Into the Wild Blue). His work makes me forget to breathe. You can also see selected pieces at The Ranch at Taos gallery. Daniel A. Brown
"The Beauty of God"

Stories I Omitted:

Bonnie, the Angry Great Dane (ends well).
Stuff even duller than what I included.

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Jodee Gravel said...

Never dull. What a great pic of the lake - it's so pretty with all the shapes. Bats would be better :-))) Brown's colors are gorgeous!

Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, Jodee. It's a perspective that isn't seen as often as the butte side. And, I agree about his colors. Amazing.

Barbara D said...

It was so great to see you again and catch up a bit! I just realized when I was reading your post that I never did get any amazing photos (like yours!) of TorC. I just don't see what you see I guess. Amazing painting! :)

our awesome travels said...

Love your photos, nice that you met up with Barbara and Katie again.
We hope to get back to Elephant Butte again this fall.

Kimbopolo said...

You elicit soulful gazes.

Annie said...

Come see us. Your four legged sweetie would be very happy.

Good Luck Duck said...

Barbara, the photo ops here aren't everyone's bottle of beer. It was great to see you!

Thanks George! It's a good place to get back to, isn't it?

Kim, I'm just worried it's because they smell Duck.

On my way, Annie! See you two, and my sweetie, next week.

judilyn said...

"And then there was one . . ." Isn't that the other little beak on the left side of the picture? Just to the right of the two little lumpy things?

Virtual hugs,


Good Luck Duck said...

Indeed it is!