It's taken me a while to get my act together and edit my photos from Shady Ladies. Just in case you all were wondering what it was like...it was fabulous!
This was the first year, so it was small and relaxing. We had such a great time and I'm so glad to see more Texas venues opening up.
Winged Thing by Linda Manning Findley
My students were lovely, incredible, positive...well, you get the idea.
And, I was thrilled to get to know Rice and Earl a little bit better and have them sit in on my classes. Rice is wonderfully laid back and supportive and Earl is a fantastic photographer...unobtrusive, quiet and kind. Just what you want in a photographer!
Having never been to Salado, Texas, I learned that it's a great place for an art retreat. There are tons of photo opportunities around town, including this bike fence, and several nearby places to get unbelievable bar-b-que, if you like that meat-and-potato kind of thing...which, of course, Wife Whisperer does. We tried a place that rhymes with shuffle without the "l" and I can't even begin to spell it but the food was outstanding.
More smoked meats at Robertson's Hams and, yeah, the sandwiches were to die for but the best part about Robertson's is the patio draped with gigantic wind chimes. They're really way bigger than they look in this photo and they sound divine. They also seem to have some sort of old door fetish at Robertson's, so I took the opportunity for a few texture photos. You can never have too many of those.