December 29, 2012!!!
Hello World!!!!!!!! I have arrived in the WORLD OF BLOG, or WOB…. I am not real sure where this blog will take me or us, but I could not resist an invitation I got recently, to give this a try!!! I am have been messing with photography since I was very young, taking my first photo somewhere around the age of four, I think. And, I have always had an interest in “stories”. I think my mom said I started telling stories as soon as I was able to talk. In one of her recounts, she told me that one day I woke up from a nap, came into the kitchen where she was preparing a meal, and began to tell her about the dream I had just had about me and a bear. It would seem, she never said a word during the whole story telling process, but when it started, she just happened to have glanced at the clock. Mostly likely to see how long I had taken a nap, the interesting part, according to her was, that I came into the kitchen, started my story, then talked for 30 minutes, before I gave her a chance to say anything!!! That was only the beginning.. The stories have never stopped… And, now I have a way to share them with other people. I guessing the stories will only be of interest to really bored people are who sitting in an airport and have run out of web pages to review, on their tablet.. So, when all the surfing is done, people can come here and look for something to pass the time. Hopefully, this will be fun for all of us..
I am a retired person who now spends a fair amount of time each year traveling. As time time goes by, I get further from home and find more interesting things to see and do. Several years ago, about the time I retired, I started a small website, to share my photo hobby and my travels, with my friends and family. Along with the photos, I share the stories of how the photos came to be to include the challenges. Most of my photos have come from the trips I have been doing, and most of the stories have also come from the people I have met along the way. I have learned that I remember the people I meet and their stories, far longer than I remember the place. I never expected that, but that is just how it is, and I am okay with it.. However, it did come as a surprise to me. Hopefully, I can do these wonder people justice by sharing their stories!
Right now, on this day, I want to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!!!!!!! Be safe in the new year and come back here soon to see what has been going on!!!!
I also have a website, which is www.tomballardphotography.com
Please check it out sometime… It has large collection of my travel and adventures for you to enjoy.
Tom Ballard …………………………