Etsy Store for Sharon S. Jones Fine Art Photography

Sharon has just added new photos to her Etsy store recently and is always adding new images as we travel about. Great photography is a true art form and Sharon has a great eye(I may be just a little biased because she’s my wife). She has something for everyone I think. Our favorites are black and white but she takes great color shots as well.

We search out places that are off the beaten path during our travels and that is where many of the shots are taken. We sell signed prints in a variety of sizes as well as give quotes and ship “ready to hang” signed and framed pieces.

Please take a look around the store here. Her photography store can also be found by searching the Etsy stores for “SharonSJones”.

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3 Miles at 9000 Feet

I went for my run this morning after coffee and a relaxing breakfast. Most of the campground here is already closed for winter season. Just the loop were in is open until mid October. So I decided to just run here in the campground through the closed loops. It’s really nice not having to worry about traffic like we usually do.

I managed a 9:48 pace for 3 miles. Not a great pace for me but I’m happy considering the 9000 foot altitude and hills here. Should be some good training for the San Antonio Rock n Roll half marathon in December. I’ll take a break for a day or two, then do another run. Though, I may not go more than 3 miles at a time till I get to lower ground!

On the writing front, I’d like to thank those who have recently purchased my novel “Indian Paintbrush by B. K. Jones” from Amazon or CreateSpace. That’s the best encouragement to keep working on my new novel. This is what will ultimately allow us to finance our traveling lifestyle and find new sources of inspiration.

Here’s to a relaxing day in the Forest.

Brian

Our Last Stay in the Mountains For the Summer

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Our new “spot” for the next 10 days or so is in the Silver Campground in the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft, NM. This is our 3rd time to visit this area this summer. What can I say? We love it here.

Complete freedom is almost over for this year. We’ll be in Fredericksburg, TX by 24th of the month to work, but plenty of playtime too, at the Fredericksburg KOA. We’ll be helping them out 2 days a week for our site probably through next April.

It’s an adventure when we’re traveling around wherever we want and seeing new places and meeting new people. But it’s nice to get back to our winter home and friends and we’ll enjoy the downtime. When that’s over, we’ll certainly be ready for adventure again! I guess we’ll never grow up. I hope not anyway! Been there, done that, got the T shirt.

Brian

Sharon’s Daily Photo… An Old Mine Near Silverton, CO

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A Nice Run On A Rainy Day

It’s been raining the last couple of days, an oddity here in west Texas. It makes for nice running weather though.

I’m preparing to run the Rock n Roll San Antonio half marathon for the 4th year in a row. The run is on December 2nd so I’m trying to get some regular runs in and increase my mileage.

It’s going pretty well so far. I ran 4 miles today at about a 9 min mile and I’ll try to go up a mile once a week or so on my long runs until I get to 12 miles or so. That’ll give me a little time to taper off and rest a little before race day.

Unfortunately, the rained delayed us leaving for the mountains of New Mexico a bit. Our trailer is parked in a spot where I have to pull through the mud to get on the street, so we decided not to risk getting our home stuck. We’ll reevaluate in the morning and hopefully be at 9000 feet near Cloudcroft, NM tomorrow afternoon.

Till then….

Brian

Back to the Cool Mountains

It looks like we’ve concluded our medical visits in Lubbock for the time being. And since we don’t have to be in Fredericksburg, TX until September the 24th, we’re going to once again escape the heat of west Texas for a couple of weeks. So, this weekend sometime we’ll hook up the house and go back to the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft, NM. It’s not a bad drive from here, besides going through the middle of oil field country.

Hopefully, I can get the new cover for my novel, Indian Paintbrush, mostly figured out and have the new version available around mid October. I’m hoping it will be more appealing to new readers after that. It’s amazing how things that you think shouldn’t matter can make or break you when your marketing something. It’s become apparent to me that when it comes to self publishing, writing the manuscript itself is all I’m good at. Maybe I’ll learn the other stuff along the way.

I’d really like to get my next novel finished and out to readers before the end of this year. I’m sure I could do it, but I seem to be spending much of my time still working on the completed one. I have always believed, and still do, if you write quality material, you’ll eventually be recognized by the fans of said material. The thing about any writing is, everyone’s writing is unique to them. Each writer just has to find his or her fans, then make their writing available to those fans. Sounds easy, right? And, as I have to keep reminding myself, it takes time. Sometimes a long time.

While I keep looking for new fans and making my writing available to them, I’ll keep living this magnificent life of writing, travel, and self exploration. I’m living as close to my dream life as I ever have, right now. To me, that means I’m going the right direction. If you have a dream, it will stay only a dream unless you actively pursue making it a reality.

Since the link feature on WordPress seems to be inoperative right now, please check out the “About Us” page of this blog. There you can learn what we’re about and find links to my novel and Sharon’s photography.

Brian…

Sharon’s Daily Photo… Riding Through The Aspens

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