Weekly Winners (May 23 – 29)

May is drawing towards a close, and for once I’ll be glad to see it go. It’s been one bizarre month, and I hope that perhaps June will draw in some sanity.

I’ve been in Texas this week, a fact I’ve not been too highly publicizing. We came down to work, and I had a lot of things I had planned to do in conjunction with that. Get together with friends and family, for one. Making a necessary run down to Texas A&M University to handle a few things at the Association of Former Students, etc. for another. Instead, I spent over half of this week in pain and in a drugged stupor.

My toothache from last week? Ended up swelling to look like a huge goose egg on my jawline. A trip to the dentist netted me some Penicillin and prescription pain medication. I wanted to do so much, and yet I literally couldn’t. I hurt too bad from the infection in my tooth (teeth?). I foresee dental work in the not-so-distant future.

I’m happy to say the infection let go a couple days ago, but now I’m left scrambling to make up lost time. So most of my tentative plans have had to be scrapped. Maybe next trip…

Anyway, despite being “sick,” I did manage to put together a set of weekly winners! This week, I’ll actually respond to comments and leave comments with others. Last week, I wasn’t even on my computer at all for a few days, and thus was a very lacking participant. In both weekly winners and as a blogger in general. I took a sick week, I suppose you could say.

But I am back! And here to share my Weekly Winners… go visit Lotus for more Weekly Winners participants. They’re all consistently fabulous, and you’ll not regret the time spent. I promise.

Looking up
Looking up through the slats on my mom's swing, where I was sitting one afternoon just enjoying being outside for awhile. *

Water Meter
Water meter cover in my parent's yard. *

Cone
Abandoned cone in a field.

Bark
Bark. I just really liked how the sunlight was only shining on this one area of the trunk of the tree.

Ring, book, heart
My first attempt at a fairly cliche image at this point. But, its still fun to try to create a heart shadow with a ring and a book. (This book was my grandma's book of Robert Frost poetry.)

Marlin, Texas
I applied a cross process effect to this image, which I thought went well with the old time style of the signs.

American Flag
American Flag

American Flags
We were driving through a small town today, and we had to pull over to get photos of all the American flags out for Memorial Day weekend. The whole square around the courthouse was filled with flags, about every two feet apart!! It was amazing!

Goofy grin
I can't resist fun reflections. This was taken outside of Chuy's Mexican Restaurant in Waco, TX. Fabulous food, followed by a fun reflection photo. (Say that last sentence outloud. LOL! Funny!)

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All photos taken using a Nikon Coolpix L20.
(except those with * — those taken with my cell phone, HTC Droid Incredible)

All of my photos available on my Flickr stream.

Weekly Winners (May 16 – 22)

I feel bad I didn’t update this blog all week… but it was one crazy busy week ending with my laying on the couch with a toothache. :( I’m a mess right now, so I apologize for this entry being only half-way done due to lack of energy.

THE BENEFIT WAS AMAZING!!!  “Come hell or high water… BANDing TOGETHER” was one of the most amazing nights ever, and I hope to work with this group of people again on another benefit. I’m still riding a high from the night, and I can’t thank my fellow volunteers and the artists the participated enough. Over three truck loads of supplies were gathered, and over $4000 raised at the door alone!

I live in one AMAZING city. What can I say? Nashville ROCKS.

Now… photos from my super crazy week:

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Raindrops
Monday, we had a quick shower come through downtown Nashville while we set up for the benefit. I thought that ironic, considering we were holding a flood relief benefit.

Billy Dean
Billy Dean was one of our acts. He's been SO active in the benefits around down... it was awesome to have him as part of ours.

Lee Roy Parnell
Lee Roy Parnell was also one of our acts. This photo makes me giddy because... I designed our logo. Tada!

Joe Diffie
Headliner Joe Diffie was awesome. I can't say how many shows I've seen so far, but this one definite ranks as one of my favorites ever.

Lee Brice
Lee Brice did an amazing job!

White flower
White Flower

Cold beer & live music
Cold, cold beer and live music. Playing with my cell phone's camera capabilities, I was able to test out its ability to choose focal point.*

Sunset
Sunset out of my window*

Pale rose
Pale pink rose

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All photos taken using a Nikon Coolpix L20.
(except those with * — those taken with my cell phone, HTC Droid Incredible)

All of my photos available on my Flickr stream.

Weekly Winners (May 9 – 15)

Life is “sort of” getting back to normal. We’ll be feeling the effects of the flood for awhile in many, many ways. But my photoset this week shows “life in general” for me…

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Purple Iris
This Iris caught my eye from inside, due to how deep of a purple it was. It didn't last long, but for while it was there, it was breathtaking!

IMAG0053
Backstage discussions. *

Opry @ Ryman
A hallowed stage, the Opry returned to the Ryman Auditorium after the flood. Its one of three locations that will host the Ryman as the Opry House is repaired. *

Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium

Sully collage
Cat Tryptic: I couldn't choose just one photo. They all went together.
Magnolia
Magnolia *

Sounds Game
Hey batter, batter... Nashville Sounds vs. Portland Beavers

Sounds Game
Baseball diamond at Greer Stadium in Nashville, TN. *

Fireworks
Fireworks turn even the most mature adults into kids again.

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All photos taken using a Nikon Coolpix L20.
(except those with * — those taken with my cell phone, HTC Droid Incredible)

All of my photos available on my Flickr stream.