Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Favorite Photo swap - August

Wow - August really seems to have flown by!  It's my favorite month for several reasons -- Mostly because I love hot weather, and also because it's my birthday.  I love celebrating and make it a month-long event, if I can!  

I'm happy to share some of my favorite photos from the month, and hope you enjoy them.

I hosted a new co-worker for 2 days, and while she was here, we made a quick stop in to the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond.  This historic building was designed by Thomas Jefferson, and is steeped in elegance and classic touches.  It's a must-see for people who come to visit me!
Ceiling of the Rotunda
Jefferson Hotel lounge area 
This next one was a little perk my husband and I caught when a large luna moth was just chillin' on the side of our house.  It was so big, I had my husband put his hand next to it for perspective.  I keep hoping he'll come back, but so far, we only saw him once.  (The moth, that is...)



Anyone who's checked out my favorite photos each month knows I usually include at least one picture of the dogs.  This time, they cooperated, and let me snap a picture of them both on my bed.  Leia is the b&w cutie on the left, Pica is the brown hound on the right.  


Definitely, a highlight of August was the total Solar Eclipse.  My son and I watched it with the special glasses, and I compiled this view from the shots I got.  The photo on the bottom shows the shadows that the trees made on the driveway -- That was so unique!  I loved the eclipse way more than I thought I would, but it was really special!



These next two photos show the pretty flowers and walkway my son put together.  He's got a great eye for design and made this look easy!  If I tried to do something like this, it would look so thrown together.  But I just love how this turned out and I really appreciate having my son home!

 
















So that's it for my photos this time around!  Thanks for posting a rating for me, if we're partners on Swap-bot.  I'd love to see your swap too, if you care to share.  I hope you have a wonderful September.  

                          Be blessed,

            Ilyse - Happy Mom on Swap-bot!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

My Favorite Photo - July - from Happy Mom

Welcome to my blog where I post many of my electronic swaps for Swap-bot, and where I share a slice of my life with friends near and far.  Nice to have you here!  This post is my offering for my favorite photo swap for July, and I hope you like the selections.  


These first photos come from my trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit my son.  We went up to Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain and toured around the city's downtown area.  We celebrated his 24th birthday with a great dinner out.  
In fact, we had several wonderful meals while I was there.  
 

These next two are true throwbacks!  I was cleaning out our extra closet and came across some relics.  The photo on the left is my old radio station jacket from when I was the morning DJ at WZOK in Rockford, Illinois.  I also found a jacket from Rock 106 in Augusta, Georgia and a bag of old rock band T-shirts.  I'm hoping to find someone who makes quilts from old shirts, as that would be amazing!  I also found some old photos.  The pic on the right was taken when I was the Program Director of WRXL-XL102 here in Richmond, Virginia.  That car was "the Big Yellow Taxi" that we drove to all our events.  How about that hair?!
 

This last batch are the doggies for the month.  Leia loves the water...Pica is a great co-pilot... and the two of them take over the bed when I'm not in it!



July was a busy month, but I think August is even busier!  Work has picked up and I'm on the road every week.  I've already got some great photos for next month's swap, so even if we're not partnered by Swap-bot, I hope you'll drop by to check it out.  I'd also love to see your photos, so feel free to forward your swap to me too, if you care to share.  

Hope you have a great month, and thanks for posting a rating so I know you've received this swap!  

 Love & Hugs,
Ilyse - Happy Mom