Wow-Look It’s Me in Your Inbox
I know, I know..You thought I had totally quit blogging, and I thought so too. But here’s the thing, this blog has always been my journal of our travels. My memory when we can’t remember exactly when we went someplace, or even where exactly we went. Yesterday we left Tucson and came to the Organ Pipe National Monument. We have been in this area before, but couldn’t remember if it was 4 years, or 5 years ago. Let me tell you time flies, and it’s been 5 years. How do I know that? Because I looked here of course. Then Al and I got looking at all the posts from that year, and started down that reminiscing road. It was fun to look back at those posts and it made want to pick up pen and paper again. Well, keyboard and laptop I suppose.
So, this is a quick catch up for the past 4 months. Again, mostly for me but if you’re interested then that’s awesome too.
Last I posted we were in Idaho hanging out with Herbert the great horned owlet. That was the beginning of July. We went from there to Teton Village for our first art show of the summer, and also one that we promote.
The show was very good in that I sold a lot of art, got to meet new people, and even had time to watch this bald eagle pair.
We then spent a few weeks in Teton national park, which of course is always good.
Towards the end of July we headed to Kalispell Montana to try an art show at Rebecca farm during their big horse eventing, event. This is one of the top competitions for dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country. The art show wasn’t super great, but I had a blast photographing the horses.
I took so many photos, and it was a must see event for sure.
From there we went to Bozeman, Mt and had a great show at the Sweet pea festival. Then it was back to Jackson for Jackson art fair, then our two shows in Teton Village. 5 shows in a row, 2 of which we promote. We were exhausted to say the least. But, the reception on my new mixed media art has been phenomenal and it was nice to actually make some money for a change.
Then my favorite time ever, September in the Tetons. We saw bears, both grizzly and black bears.
Cute black bear cubs!
Always fun to see the bison.
And of course moose.
Then it was on to Utah to Al’s shop where we could get stuff made, and restocked for the winter art show season. We did take a couple trips out to see my wild horses, or course.
We left Utah earlier than usual because we had November shows planned in Arizona, and then it dropped to 7 degrees. We hung out at lake mead for a couple weeks, visiting The Valley of Fire state park. We always stop there in spring when heading back north, but being there in the fall was great. We saw some very big desert bighorn rams, and even saw wild burros in the lake mead area.
We have done two art shows so far, one in Wickenburg that wasn’t very good, and then last weekend at the Tucson museum of art, that was good. That brings me back to where we are now. We came to the Organ Pipe National monument yesterday and will hang out here for a few days. We have different stuff planned art show wise for this winter, trying new stuff to see if we can actually succeed down here. I have been creating a lot of new images, so check that all out on my website Mary Hone Photography.
So there you have it. I’m caught up, your caught up, and I will be better at keeping this traveling journal updated.
Thanks for being here! I’ve always been grateful for all you guys, and I want to wish everyone a Happy and wonderful Thanksgiving.