Mark, freshly married.
We're back from a highly successful trip to Santa Fe: we managed to marry Mark off to his lovely bride, we got in a little sightseeing, and Alex pulled off her flower girl duties with great aplomb. A wonderful time.
(In between doing all of this, I was overwhelmed receiving all your messages of positivity in my last post -- thank you, it's incredibly heartening to know that you are enjoying Chookooloonks as it currently stands! I'm also very eager to take all your suggestions for enhancements into consideration. One that I'll definitely put back into rotation is mentioning which camera and lens I used to take my photographs. I hadn't realized that this information was helpful to you, and I'll happily return to including that data on each of my posts. And while I can't promise to tell you stories every day, I can certainly try to incorporate more into the site -- I'm happy you enjoy them! But otherwise, other than experimenting with a few ideas I have floating around in my head, Chookooloonks will remain primarily what you see here today. And again, thanks so much for all all your encouragement.)
So after a really lovely little weekend away, I'll be sharing images with you in the coming days. In the meantime, happy Mother's Day to you all (where, in this instance, "mother" is defined as "anyone who as ever cared for anyone else with focused and loving intent." Because people like that should always be celebrated.)
Morgan, officially Mark's better half.
By the way, the 5 winners of the little notecards in Friday's post are: Tracy ("I have been "lurking" here at Chookooloonks for about a year..."), Shannon ("I personally like your site just how it is!..."), Libby ("I actually love your blog as it is..."), Sarah ("Goodness, I have to agree with Maude, your first commenter...") and Jennifer ("I'm with Maude in that I often save your blog for last..."). Thanks to you all -- I'll be contacting you via email to get your addresses.
Images: Photographed with Nikon D300 and Nikkor 24-85mm zoom lens.