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ltcherrypn says:

I am recently divorced. Prior to my marriage I was a star athlete, world champion powerlifter and nationally recognized natural bodybuilder. I was training for the olympics when my husband proposed to me. I made the decision that love last forever not gold or the glory of winnng gold in the olympics.

My (ex) husband then spent four years making me feel like I was the ugliest person in the world, the stupidest and that essentially I was his persona charity case.

I have not laid eyes on him in over a year - the divorce became final only days ago. It was not until he was gone that I realized how far I had fallen from where I was before the mental abuse. I spent the last year rebuilding my self esteem. Now, I am going to document my rebuilding of my life as and independent and proud woman!

Today is August 9th - This is where my new journey begins! This is my self portrait...

Just Me- Day 1
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drab chicken [deleted] says:

good for you, cherry!!! i'm cheering for you
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Dragonhide says:

Welcome!!!

Don't let anyone drag you down, fly and be freeeee!!
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Яick Harris says:

Welcome -- your self-esteem is safe here.
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MarySesami says:

Welcome to the group!
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RobW_ says:

Cherry! Welcome. There are nice folks here. And if Glory takes you under her wing, you can only fly!
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Lalalian says:

Hi! Welcome, welcome!!!

I just had a sneaky peek at your stream and your pix are great! Love the red hat ladies {:->
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CollardGreens says:

I'll add my welcome...Rob is right - good stuff here. OK - your turn, how bout that daily photo?

CollardGreens: Oops!
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

well, girl you're coming a bit late but
are welcome anyway
hm
could you just read the rule please ?
you are not supposed to post a pic in the pool before it is in your topic
one pic a day on your page
and one a week on the pool
is how we do it
now
you can play !
:-)
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RobW_ says:

Firm but fair, that's our LBT, gently enforcing the rules. You're lucky you escaped the attentions of the guru!
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ltcherrypn says:

Comedy Catch - Day 2

August 10, 2007
Today I went to the local Comedy Club to see ETTA MAY one of the female comedian's on CMT "Southern Fried Chics". The club is small hole in the wall and a well kept secret to the locals here in town. It is nice to see big names like Jeff Foxworthy, Seinfeld, and others show up at a small place like this.
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ltcherrypn says:

A Special Gift - Day 3


August 11, 2006
This weekend a very special man brought me flowers because I wasn't feeling well. He is romantic and sweet. He has told me he loves me and wishes that I would say the same to him. After what I have been through, I do not want to rush anything. I am protecting my heart, but most of all my identity. That is what my exhusband took from me. I feel like I still have so much more to discover about myself. This man may pass me by, but I cannot risk losing myself again. He must have patients, because I will not rush. It has to feel right, it has to feel perfect, It has to be real...and most of all, I have to feel like I can still be me.
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ebilflindas says:

Welcome to the group!
Just took a stroll through your stream--you certainly have some remarkable images!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
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ltcherrypn says:

Thank you. Funny, I was doing the same on your page. You are very talented.
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Dragonhide says:

that's a great rose.
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Ladybadtiming is a group administrator Ladybadtiming says:

OK you got it !
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RobW_ says:

Very beautiful flower pic! and the comedy club is good too, and I will compliment you again on your SP. I have also taken a quick look at your stream, I need to spend a lot more time there, and I am impressed with the sumptuous colours and compositions I see there. Frames are very controversial on Flickr, but i think you have used them very effectively in these two pictures.

I have no expertise to offer you any relevant advice, or to understand your state of mind, and what you suffered to get there, but since you introduced the topic, I will simply urge you to be sensitive to your suitor's feelings, and if he is really a good man, and possibly right for you, don't run the risk of losing him by focussing on your own fears and baggage. But who am I to offer advice?
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ltcherrypn says:

No...please. Advice is welcome as well and critic of photos. Not turning to a cold heart is hard...need people to alert me when it is happening.
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sunshinecity says:

So wonderful to have you here!! Glad you joined... better late than never!
I look forward to reading and seeing more!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
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ItinerArts says:

Welcome! Regerding advice, the phrase I'd recommend is "cautious optimism."

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eelend says:

welcome, sweet :)
that's a very beautiful rose

eelend's 2007
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noxious bulb [deleted] says:

I am cheering for you also. YAAAY to you!
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ltcherrypn says:

Day 3 Current Mood

August 13, 2007
When I got home today I decided to pamper myself after a long day at work. I use to be the stress queen and still can be if I don't try to take time for myself. So when I got home I immediatly threw one the silk rob, got out some candles and curled up to watch some t.v. This backdrop for this photo is my silk robe...that is the dragon that you see.

I have a bad habit of putting everybody and everything above myself. It is a real effort to make sure I take a step back and do things for myself on a regular basis. It doesn't have to be big things, it can be as simple as an evening to myself just to relax from the day.
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noxious bulb [deleted] says:

Nice to see that you are doing fine now.
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sunshinecity says:

Good for you! Finding time for yourself is a much deserved and needed pampering in life!

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
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RobW_ says:

Well, your robe makes an excellent backdrop for the beautiful rose. Continue to treat yourself to relaxing, good experiences.
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ltcherrypn says:

Tonight's Hero Day 5

August 14, 3007
A couple years ago when I was still married my husband would go to his local billiard's club to get drunk. I was the designated driver and had to carry his drunken self out of the bar three to four nights a week. I actually got to be great friends with the staff and some of the other people there because when he was drinking or sobber for that matter he never paid me any attention. I had to entertain myself.

Having noticed this pattern I was asked to play on a pool league there... I was going to be there anyway and essentially by myself. My grandfather was a pool hustler to the level of his primary income was made in pool halls. I decided to do it thought maybe it is in my blood.

To shorten this story a little, after the seperation I stopped playing, but was recently brought back into it. My teammates called me up and I was recruited for the club ladies team. So I was on co-ed team and a ladies only team. My pool playing has been less that steller the last couple months...until last night.

They put me in a 9 ball match- I usually play 8 ball. It was the quickest match of the night. I never lost a match. So last night I was the hero. It was good being back in there...good being around good people and even better not having to continue to look out of the corner of my eye to make sure my husband wasn't passed out in the floor.
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Dragonhide says:

Wow, that is a great picture!!

And I am glad to know that you can go out and play pool and BE yourself without having that kind of worry/burden!
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ltcherrypn says:

Sad Day

August 15, 2007
"Why can't it just be over?" I thought it was over only to find out it is not. The divorce papers were signed and my lawyer said - "It's done." My husband was out of the country so there was no need to appear in court. He signed the papers, he signed...today I received a phone call...we have to appear in the judges chambers on Monday morning.

This will be the first time I've come face to face with him since June 7, 2006 which is the day that via phone it stated - "it's over." Mental abuse was excruciating for me. Statements like "Your a F&^king Bitch" when I wouldn't let him drive drunk, or asked him not to get drunk at all. "You are an ugly skank," when I refused to have sex with him when he was drinking. "Nobody would have you, that is why I married you,"

I was a world champion powerlifter and a bodybuilder when I met him, yet when he was done with me, I was afraid to walk into a gym. I felt so insecure out of place. I went from people asking for autographs and asking for photo opportunities to hiding behind heavy clothing and ashamed to go out.

When I did go out, I kept hearing his voice saying those things to me. I would curl back into my shell

That is the monster I am facing on Monday...face to face for the first time. I can't let a tear shed. He always said that if he left i would just "run home to Mommy," because I was "too weak to be alone". I have not ran home...I have stood on my two feet. I am planning on walking in that court room on Monday...alone. I can't cry, he enjoyed hurting me too much, he would only get a lasting satisfaction from that....

Now I must prepare for this.
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Dragonhide says:

I will be thinking of you and sending good vibes on Monday.

That is a powerful story, and very sad. It's sad that these things happen. But you go!! Live your life the way you want to. You can do whatever you want to.
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Lalalian says:

Congratulations on your win!

All the best for Monday.
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bunæn says:

Welcome aboard and congratulations on owning the table that night.

Indeed, your self esteem is more than safe here. I've been here for months and my self esteem is way higher than it has any right to be.
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CollardGreens says:

Judge says to do it - go, meet, leave - forget about it. You have a direction now and free will - get on the bus gus. Mr Buns is right - self esteem is safe here - we even have some good fertilizer to make it grow.
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ltcherrypn says:

Day 6 What have we here

August 16, 2007
Today the temperature hit 103 again, but my office was 30 degrees. In the afternoon I had had enough of the freezing temperatures inside and decided to grab my camera and walk our inventory outside.

I found this tractor hidden in one of our bays, It has nothing to do with what we do, someone must be storing it here at our facility.
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ItinerArts says:

Wishing you strength on Monday.... but I think you already have it.

Don't catch a cold shuttling between those extreme temperatures. (It's the same here.)

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RobW_ says:

Yeah Cherry, you're independent,strong, and you'll fly through Monday and not look back. And yay for your pool heroics nice pic!), another reason to feel strong and independent.
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ltcherrypn says:

Thank you both. I just want to make sure I don't shed one tear, he would love to see me cry one more time. Thank you for the support!
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Dragonhide says:

If it happens, you're human and a divorce has to be so upsetting, even if it's the right thing- especially from someone that has treated you so badly.

The good thing is, it won't matter anymore- hopefully this is the END of it, and you won't have to ever worry about it again.

Don't let a "human moment" make you think you are weak- you aren't, you're taking steps on your own to improve your life, and that is powerful.

Anyway good luck, and no matter what- you're not weak.
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sunshinecity says:

i know you'll find that inner strenght and hold your head up and face your soon to be ex.

Best of luck....
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CollardGreens says:

...I got an idea - take the tractor to the monday meeting...drive it straight in through the front door and announce you are in a plow mood ! Would love to see that on YouTube !!

By the way - the tractor photo is devine !
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ltcherrypn says:

Day 7 Daily Walk

August 17, 2007
This is the garden/landscape that I pass as I am walking into work each day. Today was a hard day for everyone at work. The assistant general manager literally publically degraded every manager in the building, all at seperate times. She even went out of her way to make it public.

I enjoy my job most of the time, but it is times like this that I wish I could have a daily dose of my therapy, nature. Walking by this tree and lovely landscape each day is not always enough enjoyment or therapy before walking in those front doors to face things such as today. I feel worse for the people that work for me. As she was yelling at me she was degrading them, they could hear her. They are all good workers. She asked if I was going to stand by them...I said yes. She then said I must suffer the consequences of their failure. The worst part is what she was yelling about they had not failed at yet, she was simply anticipating failure. That is nto fair to them, I will stand by them, proudly. They are good people, hard workers...and they deserved to be treated with respect, as I do.

This is a weekly thing with the Assistant General Manager, though this week was worst then seveal previous episodes, it is a regular pattern that she has developed.

I love seeing daily photos on here from places around the world...i.e. Paris. I, like so many others, want to see the world. Appreciate the different cultures, the different structures, different foods, tastes, etc. Flickr, and most especially allows me the opportunity to see things from other places. Reading the commentary can be so eye opening, things that people see as part of the everyday ordinary seems magical to me. Perhaps someone is looking at my photos and thinking the same, which enforces to be - - - Appreciate everything, your everyday is someone else's heaven.
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laheringer says:

Love the vintage tractor shot. My husband's family (who are farmers) had a tractor like that and his mom likes to tell the story about how on Mother's day her husband surprised her with a seat pad for the tractor seat and it was the best Mother's Day present she ever got.
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RobW_ says:

Cherry, you get such vivid colours in all of your shots (except the tractor) that it's a pleasure to view your stream. Your AGM sounds like a very inadequate individual who is not doing your organization any good at all. When I worked at IBM, there was an Open Door Policy (dating from the 1920's), where in a case like this, you could appeal to a higher manager, and your case would be heard with all due consideration and fairness. It was a policy which was respected, rigorously applied, and the original complaint as well as subsequent ruling openly displayed on noticeboards after the event. Clearly one didn't use it frivolously, but in cases of managerial incompetence and abuse, it worked a treat.

I'm with you on the very wide exposure these diaries give to one, of cross-cultural, cross-generational social interchange. There is a PhD thesis in here somewhere (someone else (Phil-Fil?) suggested something similar today.
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sunshinecity says:

I love how you put it Cherry: Appreciate everything, your everyday is someone else's heaven. So simply yet wonderfully put!
It's true... I too walk in and read about people's days, maybe miles way from me and find myself lost in thought and imagiantion.
Your shots are wonderful and your persective thought-provoking!

Hope your coming work week is better!

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jrayfarm1980 says:

Cherry -

This is a brave and safe place to be you, be who God made you. He made you for a purpose and no-one - not a idiotic, vengeful, misguided spouse or ANYONE can change that.

I'm so sorry about the trauma you've been through. I can identify with some of the angst, as my spouse chose to leave me this year, but we all also have our own special brands of heartache. Stay strong, stay you.

And welcome to our eclectic group....

And after seeing everyone's comments, I am going to rush off to check your photo stream as well!!
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

i am a little late welcoming you but here I am. Wonderful start (photographically) on the year and good luck with the rest. Don't worry about Monday, all you have to do is look at him and be grateful that you are NOT HIM and you will probably laugh inside.
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ltcherrypn says:

Day 8 motorcycle

August 18, 2007
Well, I've managed to take the photos every day, but haven't managed to upload them all. So I am playing a little catch-up.

Friday, began a long decent of tragic event in the lives of the people around me. I was preparing to come face with my husband. Felt the emotional pressure and asked everyone to just give me the weekend to myself to just prepare myself. But my plans changed...a friend of mine had a miscarriage and did not even know she was preganant. She was in the hospital overnight and was in a lot of pain,

My plans were to go to the mountains somewhere and take photos of my favorite subject, waterfalls...but due this turn of events I am staying here in the city. The most interesting thing I saw today was this bike parked outside of work. A customer actually drove it in today.
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RobW_ says:

Wow, a big mechanical grasshopper!
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ltcherrypn says:

King of the Jungle

August 19th
It is Sunday, and tomorrow I face my biggest demon...I face my husband. Today I stayed in the house, cleaning and making sure there was absolutly no reminders of him in the house anymore. This lion overlooks my living room and consequently overlooked a lot of my activiities today.

This lion has seen the fights, it has seen me sit in my living room floor and cry for hours as my husband slept in the bed. This lion has heard the virbal abuse and tonight it over looks me as I curl up with on the couch and prepare to close the door on that chapter of my life.
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sunshinecity says:

Hope the lion safeguards your journey into your new life!
Welcome, change!

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ltcherrypn says:

August 20th, Monday

Day 10 Hidden in the background

Today is divorce day. I wish I could hide behind something going into that court room.
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ltcherrypn says:

August 21, Tuesday

Divorce granted. Time to ring in a new beginning.

Day 11 Ring in theNew Begininng
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August 22, Wednesday

Day 12 Summer Leasure

I've sat here many hours and thought about the next step.
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ltcherrypn says:

August 23, 2007 Thursday

Day 13 The old Tree

Today a storm came in. Most storms in our area can first be seen coming just past this old tree,
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ltcherrypn says:

August 24, Friday

Day 14 Make me smile

This is just a small figurene in my house...always makes me smile.
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Lalalian says:

Congratulations on your new beginning {:->
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ltcherrypn says:

August 25, Saturday

Day 15 Caged Animal

Working on a Saturday...funny how looking out my window on a Saturday that is a gorgeous as this I feel like a caged animal.
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

At least you have a beautiful landscape to look out to.
Congratulations on the divorce finally being final.
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
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sunshinecity says:

Here's to fresh starts and new stories unfolding...

Love the shot from the 22nd.

sunshinecity
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Dragonhide says:

Happy Fresh Start to you...
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RobW_ says:

So much colour in your shots again! Well done on getting past that hurdle, and launching yourself into a new beginning. Congratulations, you're free!
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ltcherrypn says:

thanks, all. It has been a challenge getting the photos daily due to my typical favorite subject being nature. I have not had the opportunity to get out and hike like I normally do. So I've had to get more creative. Guess that is part of the challenge.
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ltcherrypn says:

August 26, Sunday

Gate Way of Privacy

Spending a lot more time at home. After hearing that I was going to see my ex husband again I realized that I was still scared from what had happened even thought it is a year past. So I broke things off with the guy that I was seeing. Need to be 100% happy with myself before I can expect anyone else to love me.
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Gypsy Flores Photography says:

I like this photo. I love doors, gates, entryways. They represent new beginnings, changes, closing one side is opening another. Good luck
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ltcherrypn says:

Day 17 Park Grounds

August 27th, Monday
Today I went to the park near my house. Believe it or not this is the first time I have been there since I moved here over four years ago. Very nice place to get away and outdoors when you can't disappear in the mountains for a day a weekend or even a week.

I will probably spend a lot more time here.
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ltcherrypn says:

August 28th Tuesday

Train at base of Mountain

I am loving the park that I discovered near my house. So many great things to photograph. I plan on spending a lot of this week there and a good part of my weekend. It is not far from my house and it is a nice little get out of the house adventure.

This is a train that you will find walking along the path. This area is known for its history in the railroad industry.
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August 29, Wednesday

Chopper

I work around a lot of vehicles and bikes at my job so I get to see everything from junkers to $150,000 vehicles. This was a unique piece that came in yesterday.
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sunshinecity says:

these shots from the park are beautiful... I wish I could visit.. seems so beautiful out there!

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~magpie~ says:

Just wanted to say welcome! I'm enjoying your journal and will be back - some nice work here, and you've already shared so much with us...

Erica Day by Day 2007
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ltcherrypn says:

August 30, Thursday

Train car inside

It was crowded at the park today. I managed to find this Train cart along the trail. A nice place to take photos without anyone bothering you.

Really enjoying my daily visits to the park. If I don't get to spend some time outside then I start going crazy. Working in an office all day I don't get a lot of fresh air.

My visits to the park allow me to watch people, see neat things and yet still be to myself with my thoughts and my camera.

I can't take a picture now without thinking of RobW...he comments on the bright colors I put into a photo. Would like to keep that tradition going...in this photo though I was going for rich colors. Hope you like Robw.
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Lalalian says:

Phwoar!! That bike is pretty sweet {:->
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RobW_ says:

Oh, I do. And the subtle HDR treatment you have given to the last two. That bike is rather special. I like your park, it looks like a peaceful place to soothe your soul. Mostly I like the outdoors nature shots in your stream. Keep it up, you obviously work hard at your photography.
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Dragonhide says:

Love that caboose shot... And you have a special touch for HDR. I like it!
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ltcherrypn says:

August 31, 2007

Tank Attack

I walked deeper into my new favorite park. This tank was along the path. I love this park. I still did not get to walk the entire lenght of the park due to a storm rolling in...or at least threatening to roll in. I packed everything up and headed back to the car and never saw the first drop of rain after that.
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BellaGaia says:

Hi There! I'm a little late with the welcome wagon, but welcome nevertheless. I've enjoyed your commentary and vividly colored pix -- nice HDR treatments too. I'm off to see your photostream which has been so widely complimented. Welcome to the neighborhood :-)
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ltcherrypn says:

Thank you. It has been a pleasure for sure. Please, let me know what you think of the photostream.
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ebilflindas says:

Like I said before, remarkable images! Good stuff with the HDR--I almost didn't realize that's what it was until Rob mentioned it--nicely subtle. I especially like the 27th and 28th.
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ltcherrypn says:

Rob sold me out :-) Just kidding. Thank you. I love other people's HDR...so I started playing with it a little.
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ParaScubaSailor says:

I'd say better late than never... Welcome!

Stunning pictures, it's a real pleasure musing in your stream.
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ltcherrypn says:

Thank you so much, Para. I have absolutly loved this group and the challenge of photographing everyday ...forces me to get out and see new things.
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RobW_ says:

Interesting selection of vehicles you have in that park!
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ltcherrypn says:

September 1st, Friday

Arena Door

Everyone is eager to get off work today because of the long holiday. I wanted so bad to get out of town on a hiking trip, but due to other responsibilities, I can't.

I walked the lot at work looking for interesting things to photograph. Don't know if this would be considered interesting. To me it boring, but to some who knows.

This is the edge of the arena...this is the first door to a bay of 8 where we run vehicles through every week for the auto auction. We sell 2-3 cars every 45 seconds. It is the fastest moving auction industry in the world.
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September 2, Saturday

Office Building

I drove by work today just to make sure the gates had been properly locked up after I had left. With everyone rushing to get out of there I thought I had better check on things. This building sits outside of the gate. I always thought it was interesting.
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ltcherrypn says:

September 3, Sunday

Eye of a Boat

This boat was one of the boats land born after Katrina hit a couple years ago. They are still cleaning up from that.
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September 4, 2007

airplane

I grew up at the airport because my dad is a pilot. I love it there. Today I spent the there washing airplanes. Hard work, but very good money.
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September 4th, Tuesday

Back to work. This photograph is taken from inside the arena that sits behind our offices. Looking on to what I love..nature.

Nature out the door
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September 5, Wednesday

Today we had to work from early morning until well past sunset...about 10:00 p.m. When we have a day off we always have to make it up some how.

Tire Ride

We auctioned off about 400 units tonight and a large portion of them were the box truck type units. This photograph is taken from the back of one of those units.
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September 6, Thursday


Secret Bench

After the long day yesterday I had to get away for a few hours. So off to my favorie park I went.
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sunshinecity says:

I am loving the HDR treatment.... there's so much depth and character to your shots...

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
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Dragonhide says:

I grew up on the airport too :) My dad is a pilot- retired commercial airline pilot, but he still flies his Citabria at 82 years old. Wonderful photos--

I'm totally blown away with the concept of selling 2-3 cars every 45 seconds... Oh my!
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~magpie~ says:

I find your diary interesting because of your love of nature mixed with the industrial images. Both things I am fascinated with. Keep up the good work! My recent favorites are Sept 4th & 5th.

Erica Day by Day 2007
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ParaScubaSailor says:

Great pics, and interesting snippets of stories. You make me want to know more...
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ragged division [deleted] says:

Great diary, beautiful photography :-)
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bunæn says:

You're right about the benefit of this group. It impels one to venture out into the world every day.

(at least you don't need to use any propwash when you're scrubbing down those jet jobs.)
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RobW_ says:

I agree with Sunshine about your skilfull use of HDR, and with Erica about your choice of subjects. Even the boring ones make interesting pictures.
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September 5, Friday

Reflection in the Water

Today I ventured out to an old hiking/Mountain Biking spot for me here in the area. I was actually very upset after getting there. I had not been there is several years...First, the main entrance had been cut off by some construction going on. I had to find another way in. Second, the pollution was terrible. People had gone back there to party and left their trash...there were signs of several seperate parties back there. It had turned into a dumping ground.

I took this photo which was a real challenge just to keep signs of the trash out of the photograph.
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September 6, Saturday

Butterflies on the Rocks

After a disappointing hike yesterday I decided to go to the riverside to try to take some photographs. These butterflies where playing on the banks and thought they made and interesting subject.

I walked along the river banks and saw several interesting people and things. First, a lady well into her 80's was on the bank side throwing out nets fishing. Not something you see everyday in a city such as this one. I also so a sweet couple who had pulled up chairs in just to read with each other by the water...that was refreshing to see. I passed them early on on my walk down the shore, and was out for a couple of hours...they were still there when I got back.
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September 7, 2007

Bird watching the Trains

Today I spent a lot of time in a park that I use to rollerblade in when I was in college. Been there thousands fo times, but never with my camera and never alone.

This is a photo of a landmark of shorts here in the city. We are known for our history in the railroad business. This bridge was built in the mid 1800's.
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ItinerArts says:

Nice outdoor shots. I especially like Sept. 5th!

I know what you mean about seeing a beautiful spot spoiled by people's negligence... brings my inner Hulk to the surface.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
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September 10, 2007

Light in the Tree

Today my ex husband is suppose to arrive any minute to my work place. So for lunch I took outside to try to find my peace before he arrived. Same rule as before, no tears. Can't let him see me cry, my tears is his drive.

There is a storm coming in the distance as you can see in this photo. The storm is literal today and figuratively.

So far it is 2:00 and I have not heard from him yet. Just want to get this over with...he needs to pick up things awarded to him through the divorce...his passport. That is all he walks away with is his passport.
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I have been taking the photos the last few days I just have not had the opportunity to down load them. I hope to down load them tonight and get caught up tomorrow morning.
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