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Blast from the Past

MOVING TIME – New Blog Site

Moved to…PhotosAndFacets.com

Well, I DID IT!

I’ve had the quandary of my different blog sites that were spread all over – wordpress, blogger, mobileme – and finally made the decision to make my life just a little easier by combining them all into one site. This decision came after my PhotoFrenzyFriend, Lisa, turned me on to a wonderful and fun site The Pioneer Woman. Once I saw that it could be done (and in fact SHOULD BE), I made the decision to take the plunge. After a few days, it’s done (minus some tweaking over the  next few weeks).

The compilation of all…

  • No More Weighting – my scripture-based motivational weight loss blog site
  • Crop’nPunch  – my photography blog site
  • NMW ministries – my general inspirational blog site

into Photos and Facets. The birth of the new site will also include some more personal sides to me and should be…well…just a little fun! Time will tell!

At the new site, you will find all of the above…

  • No More Weighting  – will be under No More Weighting (imagine that!)
  • Crop’nPunch  – under Debbi Robertson Photography Blog
  • NMW Ministries – under Proverbs 3:5

plus some new categories to follow shortly.

Please, check out the new site, bookmark, subscribe and all those fun things and if you are already a subscriber here, PLEASE make sure to change your subscription.

Thanks for your support and spread the word!

Have fun, stay young and…

Let Your Light Shine,
Debbi

Blast from the Past: 2002 – Experience Music Project

This Blast from the Past photo represents our arrival at our main destination on our son’s Senior Trip in the fall of 2002. If this is your first post to read from this category, I suggest you read the others that led up to this one – just so you get the entire story.

This is the Roots and Branches sculpture from Seattle’s Experience Music Project. Our main reason for taking this trip was to visit this museum and as you can tell, we made it.


Blast from the Past: 2002 – Colorado’s Sunset

As I mentioned in the last Blast from the Past post, there are a few more pictures to post from our trip to Seattle for our son’s Senior Trip.

Today’s post is a couple of shots out the car window as we were traveling through Colorado. What a beautiful sight!


Blast from the Past: 2002 – Colorado’s Bishop Castle

I thought for sure I could go at least a couple days before posting the next Blast from the Past photos, but obviously I was wrong. I have so many fun pics to share from my pre-DSLR days that I just keep posting.

Today’s is once again from our son’s Senior “family” Trip. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read the first and second Blast from the Past entries.) On our way to Seattle, we drove through Colorado and just had to make a stop at a place we happened to literally stumble upon years prior. On one of our earlier spontaneous trips to Colorado when our son was around eight or nine years old, we were driving backroads near Colorado Springs and found a castle emerging in the mountain tops. We soon discovered that the stone tower facing us was the early phases of Bishop Castle. Check this out to find out more about this interesting place created by interesting people.

On this 2002 trip, we had to stop to see what progress had been made over the years. One of the most beautiful things I noticed was the stained glass windows. I’m so glad I snapped a shot of them so that I can now share them with you! If you are ever traveling through Colorado, near Colorado Springs, you must take a short drive and visit this unique and eccentric castle.


Blast from the Past: 2002 – Yellowstone Nat’l Park

While searching in my archives for photos to use in my Blast from the Past series, I discovered quite a few really good shots from the trip we took in the fall of 2002 for my son’s Senior Trip. Over the next several posts, I will most likely share these with you as I reminisce.

You see, my son was raised taking vacations across the country in the backseat of our car. Many, many, MANY hours were spent and many, many, MANY miles were crossed in our vehicles for summer vacations, weekend trips, spontaneous excursions, etc! So it was only natural that when it came time to plan a Senior Trip his last year of high school, that he would choose to take a two week vacation in the car traveling across the states.

He had already planned to spend his first year, after graduating, in Arizona at a school to receive an audio engineering degree.  Music had always been a part of his life. So, where did he want to go on this special trip? To Seattle, Washington – destination Experience Music Project at the Seattle Center.

We made the most of that trip by absorbing all that we could between here and there and back again. One of our most memorable stops was at Yellowstone National Park. Today’s Blast from the Past shots are from one of the beautiful falls within the park.  I’m sure you will see more photos from our 2002 trip in the next few days but for now, lets stop and pause, take a deep breath and feel the spray.  After a little more punching than cropping in these snapshots, you can almost hear the roar of the waters. Enjoy!



Blast from the Past: 2002 – Seattle, Washington

My first post in the Blast from the Past series is from a few photos taken in Seattle, Washington while on my son’s Senior Trip. It was full of great times and we have wonderful memories.  We drove from Texas to  Washington by way of Colorado and Wyoming.

I took these on the pier at sunset and have punched them up a little.  One of them was processed like a recent DPS article suggested to give an HDR effect. See if you can tell which one.