246 - More Cheating

Running behind tonight... I took a 2-1/2 hour nap after dinner and my day is gone. Terry is letting me beta read his book, so I need to get started on Chapter one (it's exciting to be a beta reader!).

One time, my parents and I set out on what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation to a state park and a waterfall and it was one of those trips where everything that could go wrong... did. One cool thing was that we got to see the moving Vietnam wall exhibit... it was amazing, and sad... it went on and on with name after name. Dad looked for names he served with but didn't find any. I think that was a good sign.

So to cap it off, at the end of the trip, we're coming home and run into a major hailstorm... I took this pic and it is one of my favorite pics, it's very atmospheric.


  1. That pic is crazy! It looks like smoke and is kinda melty like.


  2. Cool pic! Terry is going to get in trouble... keeping you away from your "other" friends. (just kidding)

  3. It looks like a scene from a Hitchcock movie - surreal and eerie. I think you could sell that one.

  4. That picture is so cool! It reminds me of being a kid and sitting at the window watching it rain and wishing I could go out and play.

  5. That picture is amazing. So haunting and wistful.

  6. Very cool pic...the waviness of the glass makes it look surreal. We love Texas weather, right?

  7. Awesome photo, Kristy. I assume the wavy thing is water droplets on the lens, right?

    And thank you very much for beta reading my manuscript! I promise not to keep you from your other friends -- for too long. ;)

  8. Ally - I know! I wish I could take credit for it, but the camera did all the work

    Ms. A - Nah, I'll still make time for you

    Robyn - If my book ever got published I think that might have been the cover

    Jerry - I always did go out and play... unless there was thunder and lightning

    TS - I like that description!

    Joe - It's actually the water sheeting down the glass (car window). But I do love that old fashioned wavy glass with the little bubbles in it, I bet that'd make for some cool pics.

    Terry - On the window -- no way in hell I was rolling that window down! Thank YOU for letting me read it. I'm loving it so far!

  9. How cool would that have been to see the moving vietnam wall exhibit... Very sobering I'm sure...

    I know it sounds sorta weird, but that was the view out of my grandparents bathroom window when it rained...(they had the crazy privacy wavy glass.very 70's)..It's a great image...

  10. Omg!It looks like the smoke from a huge fire!! That's an awesome photograph; I like the effect it makes too..kinda eerie !

  11. sweet pic! nature is so amazing.

    Have you ever heard or thunder snow?
    its rare but it's when a thunderstorm happens during a snow storm, lightning and thunder strike when it's snowing. How awesome would that be to get a pic of?

  12. Thunder snow? That sound amazing! I've never even dared imagine!

  13. very cool photo indeed!

  14. I like this! Very trippy!

    Hey Kristy! I have a cool photo to send you, but I don't know how to get it to you.... What do I do?

  15. You can email me, kristy.hutchison@yahoo.com