Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its fifth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

June 1, 2017

ALISON & GARY GET MARRIED

... at the end of this journal entry you will find instructions for accessing the complete set of wedding pictures ...

... alison and gary decided to get married, and they asked me if i would take pictures ... alison's a most dear friend, so it was a great joy to say yes ... i asked john if he'd work with me, if for no other reason than i've found that sharing a gig like this makes it much more fun ...

... little bella was dressed fancy for the occasion ...

... the bright sun made things difficult, but after a bit of searching i found a spot behind the house that was nicely shaded ...

... what a nice looking couple ...

... "i want to remember forever this moment" ...
BY JOHN MEADER
... how two people dance together can say much ...
BY JOHN MEADER
... an exciting moment ...

... everyone seemed to enjoy the dancing ...
BY JOHN MEADER
... at sunset alison and gary took a few minutes for a little evening stroll ...

... a perfect kiss in a perfect sunset—a perfect moment in their most perfect day ...
BY JOHN MEADER
... now, the details ...

... the full wedding album is at shutterfly (link below) ...

... at this site you can order prints, make books of pictures, etc., all of which will be mailed to you ... if you set yourself up with an account (no commitment, easy to do), you will also be able to print to your local target or cvs (if you do so make sure you do not check "overnight" or "one day," that raises the print price considerably ... as a general rule, your pictures will be available for pick-up in a day or two ... important note:  when you pick-up the pictures pay close attention to the bill ... !!! ... cvs especially, it's not unusual that they'll try to charge you for overnight printing even if you didn't ask for it) ...

... you cannot download the full-quality files from shutterfly ... if you'd like to do your own printing, alison and gary will have the full-quality files ...

... when you open the album there's a little "slideshow" button in the upper left—way cool ...

... if you've any questions about shutterfly you can drop me a note in the little "message" box in the upper-right corner of the journal ...

... john and i hope you enjoy these pictures, and that they help us all to better remember alison and gary's wedding day ...