Congratulations to June's Print Winner!

A view of the Atlanta City skyline during blue hour

The City of Atlanta

I hope everyone is hanging in there! 

Congratulations to June's print winner - Melinda P! She won the above photo of Atlanta's skyline as seen from the Jackson Street Bridge. 

She was excited to win, and I'm hoping to get a photo of her with the print soon. 

July's contest is up and running. If you're already a newsletter subscriber, you'll be automatically entered. 

The print I'm giving away is similar to the one above, only it's got fireworks! If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know I love fireworks, and of course...July.

With the novel coronavirus spreading again, I'm not gonna lie, it has me down, especially with the 4th of July weekend coming up. 

The 4th is my favorite holiday, but with no gatherings and the fireworks shows canceled, it won't be as exciting as years previous. 

I do understand it's necessary, and I hope the COVID cases start trending down soon. It looks like Georgia has had about 2,400 new cases compared to two weeks ago.

I wasn't feeling well a couple of weeks ago and got tested for the virus. CVS offers free drive-through testing in Atlanta.

The test came back negative, as I expected it would. I just wanted to make sure so I'd know if I should stay completely quarantined for 14 days. 

Since I don't have health insurance, I've been as careful as I can for myself and others. I will say, though, it was a relief not to have it.

My neighborhood's been going through its own pain lately. There have been multiple homicides and drive-by shootings in the last couple of weeks.

This murder happened in a place I walk through a few times a week - the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. 

I wish we could heal the world of all the violence, racism, poverty, and sadness. 

That's what I'll be thinking about and praying for this 4th of July. 

Despite everything that's happening in the world, I do hope everyone has a happy 4th of July, and may you stay healthy and safe. 

See you between the raindrops!