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Saturday, August 24, 2013

What on Earth Have I Been Up To????....

For you regular readers....(who I am surprised have hung in there with my blog all this time!)...I again issue a huge apology.  I am an awful Blogger in that I go months at a time and not post a single new blogpost.

It never used to be that way....

But then things got busy!

I have been blessed in that I am now doing photography on a regular basis and actually selling some of it! 

When I am not out hiking to take the photos out in wonderful nature, I am post processing them and selling them. 

Oh, did I tell you I also make stone jewelry and sell that too?? 

So, that is what is I have been "up to"....


I am enjoying every moment of it.

So much for retirement, eh?  (She says with a happy twinkle in her eye).

So, today, I just stopped in to say hi and tell everyone I miss them terribly and think of so many of you, so often.

Here are just a few shots of where we have been over the last few days, capturing with my lens.

Enjoy, my friends!  I hope I can stop by this winter and read your blogs again. I have missed that terribly! 

If you'd can "friend" me on Facebook, I tend to publish pictures more frequently on there. But only if  you want to hear about the other funny things in my life.  Just ask to friend Joan Haara.
And if you do, when you request to be my friend, remind me that you are a blogger and your blog name in a message attached to your friend request. Otherwise, I may refuse your request. (You'd be surprised how many people try and be your friend with devious reasons).  Also message me here attached to this blogpost to let me know you will be asking to friend me on Facebook, so I know it's coming).

Thanks, and hope to talk to you again soon!  Have a wonderful autumn.  I know mine will be CRAZY as it is the most beautiful season of the year here in the U.P. of Michigan and the time when I am out almost every day, all day, taking photos.....


Hilary said...

How lovely that you're keeping busy making money by doing what you love. Your photos are wonderful as ever. I'm glad you stopped by to update us. I am not a Facebook type so I'll just have to wait until your next update here. ;)

Brian Miller said...

oh wow..i want to visit some of those trickle falls...and good on you for selling some of your photography as well...that is awesome....

Ruth Hiebert said...

I have missed you and your beautiful pictures. I will be sending you a friend request on Facebook for sure.

Unknown said...

I haven't always commented on your photos on Facebook, but they are truly amazing! I'm so glad you're selling them....hope you are making a bundle! This one on your blog of the butterfly is just beautiful!

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! I am glad you are having fun selling your photos ! We are trying to but it is slow for us . We have joined a horse club as their photographers for the second year and it is awesome and yes we have had some good sales from it ! Is your face book page the same name as your blog ? I will try to find you on FB ! Thanks for sharing and best of luck in your sales !

CrazyCris said...

More beautiful photos! It's wonderful you're being able to sell some prints! Good luck with that! :o)


Unknown said...

OK Joan my next check in on FB I will send you a Friend request...I am glad that I am not the only blogger who has been neglectful lately, like you lots of things happen, trips, etc and time flies.

Kathy said...

What lovely photos! And from Baraga County, too. Have been to the Silver River Falls. These are the ones up in Herman, right? My friend lives near them. Sounds like Life is keeping you pretty darn busy.

Linda said...

Your photos are gorgeous!

LindyLouMac said...

Hi there, just called by to have a catch up,of your lovely photos. Not sure if you know what has been going on in my life, but I have also been absent from blogging. I am going to take up your offer of linking up on FB my virtual friend. :)

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I retired in June 2008 and started my blog in November 2008. I worked at several jobs as a Registered Nurse prior to retirement. I LOVE being retired! Blogging has offered me a whole new venue to start writing again and to share new hobbies such as gardening, birdwatching and sharing my nature photography. If you like my blog, PLEASE click on "follow this blog". Having a lot of followers reading my blog gives me incentive to continue to do photography and to continue to write. I also LOVE comments, so I encourage you to leave me a comment after you read my posts. Thanks everyone, for taking the time to read me!!

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