Where do YOU want to travel in 2019?

Traveling is an adventure. Where will the road take YOU in 2019. Share it here!

Twenty-Nineteen is a NEW year…and yes, I know we are currently on day 46 of the new year. That doesn’t seem very new…however, we have 319 days of adventure left. Each day is a new adventure so that means we have 319 adventures left to enjoy! Where will you travel over those days?
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I have explored the Mother Road or one small section of it in 2019. I have visited Parsons, KS for a photo exploration and a visit with a Jeep enthusiast and Car Expert.
I have traveled to the region in the Midwest of the United States to Ozarks’ “Wine Country” and “Little Germany”. In Hermann, MO, you can go antiquing, visit several wineries, take a train ride to St. Louis or Kansas City, and explore nature on a hike or take a wine trail…. The possibilities are amazing. Don’t forget zip-lining too (in season of course)!

I have also traveled to Jenks, Oklahoma to visit some historians and aviation enthusiasts! Do you like planes?  Are you a history buff? Do you like the 1940’s and learning about WWII up close and personal? Check out the restoration I got to visit here. This is my second WWII plane. My first was a B-17 Bomber in 2016. Well, it might be more interesting after you see these photos! See MORE WWII photos Here! Join the adventures! Create your own #AdventuresWithMisha2019 ! Let’s take a trip!

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Thirteen Days of Halloween: FIVE

This session was a lot of fun. Children don’t often have a long attention span before they are school age and sometimes this discourages people to take up projects like this one. Pets tend to have even less of an attention span…depending on the breed and personality.  This young lady is a ball of energy and “Toto” was too. We did have a LOT of fun shooting and my little model loved getting dressed up to go out and play. 😀 Meet “Dorothy and Toto…her little dog too”.

A Day on the Farm
A Day on the Farm

Model: Bailey

Canine Model: Rowdy

Photographer(s): Misha Lowther

Editing: Misha Lowther

Frustrated by Social Media?

Are YOU frustrated by Cyberspace?

I read an article or blog post the other day. It talked about the frustrations of a photographer and listed the main frustrations of a lot of today’s modern photographers. Among those frustrations was blogging, websites, and social media.

Outsource! Contact Me!
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IF you are a frustrated photographer in these areas, then you should outsource to someone who loves to be involved in these areas. We tend to out source the accounting areas with not much hassle. Why not outsource these as well.

Personally, I love to blog. I enjoy social media and websites too. They are all forms of creativity. We all get frustrated at things that are viewed as “out of our realm of comfort” or “area of expertise”. Things that make that list of obligations are a source of frustration as well.

For those that are frustrated in the areas of cyberspace…contact me! I will be glad to offer my services in that area. A phone conversation or email can set things on the right track for YOU! I can be reached via email (mishalowther@gmail.com), phone, or facebook. I also tweet, blog (obviously) and would love to help YOU!

Cyberspace frustrating YOU? Contact Me!

Cyberspace doesn’t have to frustrate you. Are you frustrated because you would love to do this but don’t have the time? I can still help you. Contact me and let’s see if we can make YOUR daily workload easier!

Not a photographer? Still frustrated by social media, blogging, facebook, twitter, websites, etc?? I can still help you out. I love to blog and spend time doing all of these things. It is a wonderful thing to spend the time doing what you love! We all love our business. It’s what we do and what we create. Loving what you do makes life much happier and easier to enjoy.

Have a great day and enjoy the things around you!

Celebrate! Shamrock…

Shamrocks:

Those green plants you see every year

for Saint Patrick’s Day

This weekend is Saint Patrick’s Day! How are you celebrating it?

I love taking photos on St. Patty’s Day. Parades, people dressing out in green, pots of “gold” and plenty of rainbows to follow for that pot of gold… Lots of
FUN! I look forward to sharing photos with you here…. check back next week to see what I shot over the weekend. (see you soon)

Steam Punk BA with Yia 2012

 

Genealogy…Faded Markers…Being Remembered

This post was actually inspired by another blogger’s post:

http://lyndamichele.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/abandoned-sarah/

I have run across several people who do genealogy. If you do any research into family history, you will eventually run across things like this more often than not. It’s one of those things that we usually try not to think about (in my opinion) because it isn’t productive and can be depressing.

But if you really think about it…..How many of us actually remember 4 generations ago?

My kids don’t know my grandmother because she died when I was 12. I have great memories of her and a few pictures too. However it takes more than pictures and stories to link the next generation to someone who was special to their parents.

 this is a photo from a similar blog that might interest some:

Someone born in 1825 such as the lady, Sarah, in Lyndamichele’s blog post probably doesn’t have anyone directly tied to her with enough personal memories to keep the headstone readable….it’s disturbing to think that we have that to look forward to…

but those we love are the ones that remember us. When the people who knew us are gone…well…we are just a page in a diary or journal, or a headstone marking our final resting place….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

time heals…time helps things disappear….and when time passes so quickly as it seems to in these modern times of technology, other memories fade as well….Generations later, a kind soul who knew people or was a great part of the community in some small (maybe even invisible way) or who gets curious about the history of their descendants finds treasures like these and some even take an interest in restoring them if they can afford it….why? Simply because they are family…..Family does mean something…even if it takes a few generations to remember that….

and in the mean time, what lies beneath each fading stone (in my opinion) is just the shell of what we once were….(though it is good to be remembered) I think the spirit lives on which opens up a whole other blog post when you start talking about the afterlife…. so… feel free to leave a comment on your genealogy experience or just regarding what I have to say…  🙂

Broken Arrow, Main Street

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is but one of Tulsa’s neighbors. There is a lot of rich history for both towns. One thing I like about Broken Arrow is its support of our troops.

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This is a memorial erected at Veteran’s Park on Main Street. It is actually a memorial for the women who have served in the armed forces from the American Revolution through the present day. There are photos that make it eye-catching and draw the youngest that cannot read to the oldest who can relate the history.

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The support of our troops shows the support of those who have given us our rights to freedom and the way we live life today. Without our Armed Forces both past, present (and future) there would be no United States and our freedoms, I am sure, would be fewer. Thank you to those that have served….