Monthly Archives: October 2012
Floydada: 4 of 4
(All the way back in the last century, my son, Nathan, was ill*, and as a result our family participated in a Make a Wish trip. His friend Dennis went with us on the trip. We went on the annual Wish Flight, where kids from all around the country were flown to Dallas, then to Orlando, via a chartered plane. Nathan and Dennis decided to amuse themselves by pretending we were going to Floydada [a small town on the Texas High Plains], rather than Florida. They videotaped various participants in the event – the CEO of American Airlines, a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendants, etc. – talking about how excited they were to be going to FLOYDADA. It was funnier, maybe, than it sounds, but I have a warm place in my heart for Floydada because of their crazy antics.)
* He’s fine now.
I very proud to let everyone know that one of my images was accepted into a juried show at Texas Tech University; the show is called High and Dry: A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World’s Dry Lands. And there’s more: the photo was selected as an honorable mention!
The photo, “How Many Fond Memories,” was featured on the blog in February. The title comes from a haiku, written by my good friend (and collaborator at
The Poetry of Photography) Laurie Jameson. I am sure her lovely words helped sway the juror!
Kudos, too, to my friend Brett Erickson, over at Plainsky Nebraskans. He’s also got an image in the show, and it’s an honorable mention as well.
The show opens on November 23, so if you’re in Lubbock, stop by!