The Hill People

We’ve been blessed lately with lots of sunshine. Yay! When I was out basking in it the other day, I looked up on the hill from our back yard and noticed how the sunlight was illuminating the “house on the hill” as I like to call it. So I decided to take advantage of the late afternoon light. (You know me … I love light).  Little did I know as I zoomed out to get the shot close up that the residents were outside. I was just trying to focus without shaking the camera. I didn’t think I’d have enough time to run in the house and grab my tripod before the moment faded.

It looks to me like this couple were making the best of the sunshine, too. He probably getting the grill ready for their meal and she mixing up the cocktails. I wish they would have invited me 🙂 I would have gladly brought a nice salad. (Click the image to enlarge) Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger

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Throwback Thursday

I found this picture of my Uncle and me taken back in 1996.  It’s a bit grainy because I had to scan it. We were at a family gathering at my Mom’s house.  I remember that day. We had a lot of fun and I’m pretty sure it was my brother who took this photo.  I wish he was still with us.

My Uncle is the person responsible for me knowing what I do about light, composition and using flash, particularly a bounce flash when needed.  So thanks once again, dear Uncle.  You’re the best!  Namaste’

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Selfie

Sometimes when I get bored sitting at a long stoplight, I’ll think of ways to keep myself entertained.  (Can’t meditate – cars behind me wouldn’t like that when the light turns green).

While cleaning out the photo archives, I came across this selfie.  Doesn’t take much to entertain me!  Ha!  I took this last year and thought it was funny so I did some crazy edits.  Could it be I’m just a time traveling tourist from another place in the universe, like my friend, Zannyro?  Beam me up, Scotty!

Namaste’

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Shameless Promotion

Something I’ve always wanted to do … which I’ve kept a secret until now (except for hubby, of course) … is become a published author on Amazon.  Well, it finally happened!  Here’s my shameless promotion:  (drum roll please) …

My new title was just published … UNCOMPLICATED WAYS TO FIND YOUR FINANCIAL FREEDOM. 

It may or may not be obvious why I chose this topic to write about, so let me explain.  Many families around the world today, especially the U.S., are caught up in the debt cycle and can’t seem to find their way out.  I was there myself at one time and it was the most awful feeling – robbing Peter to pay Paul most months.

Families are struggling financially now more than ever so I feel they need simple, easy-to-follow solutions.  But the problem is that they can go online and research what to do, check out what all the financial gurus say, find experts willing to give some free advice (but later collect money for a program), etc.  and still not find something that isn’t confusing at best.  They need something they can understand and stick to.

So I decided to keep it easy and basic.  Will it work?  Yes, but only if applied.  Like anything else in life, right?

There are no reviews yet.  Hope to get some soon.  Want to be one of the first?  Buy a copy 🙂  Don’t have a Kindle?  Amazon gives everyone a free reading app for Kindle titles that can be used on smartphones, tablets, or PC’s.  Thanks and Namaste’

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Regina (Gina) Arnold is also a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist,  and photo blogger.

Just One More

I’ve finished all the editing now of the wedding photos I took and whew! What a job.  I’m only going to post this one more of the bride.

When I was editing, I felt that the look on her face symbolized the feeling that all brides must have right before they take the walk down the aisle … what do you think she’s thinking?  Feel free to weigh in and tell me your thoughts.  Namaste’

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Mr. & Mrs. Newlywed

I might have mentioned that I’ve been rather busy lately and one of the things that I’ve done is to photograph my first wedding.  Now, I’ve always said that I’m not a wedding photographer and I’m certainly not, but I did this for a friend whose son was getting married.

The bride’s family lives in the Philippines, so I hope that the images I took will help depict the day for those who couldn’t be with them.  The wedding was small and informal, but so lovely and in a beautiful church.  All in all, it was a very nice day and I had fun with them.

Will I ever do it again?  Probably not! I think I’ll leave it up to the more experienced wedding photographers … I can see why they earn lots of money 🙂

Congratulations to Rick and Molly … a caring, lovely couple.  Namaste’

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Little Buckaroo

Haven’t had much time to devote to blogging these days.  But I do miss all my blogger friends’ posts so I’m going to try and catch up in the near future 🙂

Today’s photo is one of my grandson when he was just a little guy.  His Mom sent this to me in one of those frames that you can record a message with.  In his little voice he said “I love you, Grammy.” It brings tears to my eyes every time.

He’s 17 now.  The time has flown by and I miss the “him and me that used to be.”  But we are all time travelers on this journey, moving forward in our own process of self-discovery, and each fork in the road takes us in new directions.  I love you, Little Buckaroo! I’m proud of the fine human being that you are.  Namaste’

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