Inspiration in the Rain!

Real Estate Agent with Broker Associate PenFed Realty 0496522

  I have made many new friends in the blogishpere in the past six + months I have been on AR.  Two have really stood out as an inspiration to me.  Richard Weisser has an artistic touch with photographs and encourages/inspires me to charge the batteries in my camera.  I no longer leave home without my Cannon in hand.  Who knew I would enjoy taking pictures?  Will I ever measure up to his abilities?  Maybe or maybe not.  However, I know he likes trains and I couldn't resist stopping the car and taking this pic for him!


The engineers stopped for a burger while I grabbed this shot!


C Tann-Starr is also an inspiration to me.  She juggles a busy lifestyle with work and family but always has time to offer encouragement and her knowledge of legal ease.  I love her turtle runs and it inspires me to post blogs about anything I want.





Chelsea and Siggy were happy to take a road trip.  They are going to love the minions!



"Thanks guys!  I really appreciate your influence."  I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way.

Comments (54)

April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Mel - what a wonderful tribute to your friends.  These two are very special, as you are! Have fun on your trip to see the minions.

Nov 10, 2008 08:43 AM
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

Great pics!  It's neat how many people can influence us here without even meeting them in person!

Nov 10, 2008 10:35 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Melodious,my love, I apologize for not macking the phone with you lately. I've been trying to be a good girl and get a few things done. They are putting down fiber optic lines over here so sometimes I am off line dealing with the growing pains of an all digital mandate (LOL). My kids are crazy, hubby is crazy and I must confess to having a screw or two loose lately. Having self-directed Minions will do that (LMAO). BTW, Melly-Mel: Phone tag, you're it! Skype me, bay-bay! I izz back onna line! ;-)

Nov 10, 2008 10:51 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Chris Ann- My Chelsea is a nut.  It is a good thing she is so cute!

April- I think I have talked them into coming to see me!

Patricia- Yeah, right!

Nov 10, 2008 11:07 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

C- You are the shiz.

Nov 10, 2008 11:08 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Mel - even better! 

Nov 11, 2008 08:03 AM
Conrad Unnerstall
Chapman Realty - Brunswick, GA
Associate Broker, Homes Brunswick Georgia 912-280-0088


You, Richard and Carolyn are three of Julie's favorite people in The Rain....some days I get jealous.....

Nov 11, 2008 12:54 PM
Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

Mel- I agree 100% that both of them are an inspiration to Rain, but so are you. Thank you for sharing this.

Nov 11, 2008 04:03 PM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Inspiration is such a strong word to describe these two. Their both great and deserving of the recognition.

Nov 13, 2008 02:57 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

I agree, we all have our inspirations here. and learning that the best blogging comes from the heart is probalby the most important!

Nov 13, 2008 07:43 AM
Greg Gorman
John R Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate

I love Rober & Tann's post too because they're positive and motivating. Chelsea and Siggy seem to agree! Thanks for sharing and warm greetings from Paradise.

Team Paradise Logo

Nov 13, 2008 09:06 PM
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

Those are some awesome pictures Mel!  And you have some really great friends here too!

Nov 14, 2008 02:12 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Mel - they got me carrying my camera everywhere again, which I haven't done for years. Chelsea and Siggy are going to look really funny if they keep their heads out of the window all the way from Texas to New York.

Nov 14, 2008 02:17 AM
Jason & Amber Gardner
Hasson Company, Realtors - Sherwood, OR
We're Committed to Your Success!

This is such a nice post.  Much like the friendship ball that rolls around in the rain.  Good for you for showcasing AR elite.


Nov 14, 2008 05:35 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Yes I know Lake Tawakoni. This was a great highlight you did. Richard and Carolyn are two of my faves here as well. A secret? YOU are too!! Oops, let the cat out of the bag on that one. Don't tell anyone! : )

Nov 25, 2008 12:03 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Melody you are so right, there's a lot of inspiration right here in the rain.  Chelsea and Siggy look like they're having fun!

Nov 25, 2008 06:40 AM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Sometimes I have to hear things over and over again before they sink in.  I need to START TAKING MY CAMERA WITH ME IN THE CAR!!!  I can no longer use the excuse that it is just too hard or too complicated to figure out how to get the pics off the camera.  Things are just too easy these days!! I'm gonna do it!!

Nov 25, 2008 08:45 AM
Jackie Cross
Real Living All Florida Realty - Port St Lucie, FL

Thanks to AR I think many more of us ae taking along our cameras.  I used to carry it in the back of my vehicle but now it sits in a compartment ight next to me as I drive.  Thanks for the post.

Nov 25, 2008 07:36 PM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Hi Mel, When I clicked on your "feature" I got Richards' photo and was confused for a moment...... guess I shouldn't multi-task so much..... Congrats on the "star"!

Nov 28, 2008 05:47 AM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Melody, you'll have to look into joining the various Photography groups!

Nov 28, 2008 12:15 PM