Portrait of our little dog that took up at our house going on 6 years now….. although he is getting old….,he still has spunk!
Our house has been very busy lately…..along with the usually stuff…our son graduated from High School….
Here he is with his little sister and cousins….
Before that he and 16 of his friends asked me to get pictures of them before prom….must say I was so trilled to do this….
The theme was superhero…the boys found superhero shirts to match their date’s dress…and of course the matching bow ties and and vest….
Don’t let anyone fool you….teenagers can be a lot of fun… These guys were truly wonderful to be around….and loads of fun to photograph! Thanks guys….
Yesterday was Mother’s Day….we don’t typically do the traditional Mother’s Day thing….guessing we don’t because we were living in India when our kids were small and that Holiday didn’t come printed on calendars made in India….to my credit me and my daughter had a great day out and about together….and part of that included taking these guys picture. I thought they were interesting and the fuzz ball that was once a yellow flower was delicate and fabulous with all it’s detail.
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Went on a Bird Walk with the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society this Saturday and was suppose to be looking up for birds and getting their pictures…..but I couldn’t keep my eyes off the ground. It had just rained and the forest was a mixture of beautiful greens and browns…occasionally the sun would lend some dabbled patches of light…and the forest floor would radiate with song. Oh yes…I really enjoyed seeing the birds…even got to see a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo…but the things on the ground made better pictures….
So here is Mr. Turtle….a new red eyed friend I made….I think I caught him in the middle of eating his lunch.
And here is Mrs. Sime-Mold….she is doing her thing…her little arms (the small strands of yellow) are busily looking for a new source of food….she’s got to keep the family happily nourished and together.
So what do you do? That question has caused me much grief over the years….not that it is a bad question….but how do I answer it?
You know…all the stuff that goes behind such a loaded question like this one. Am I successful? Do I measure up? Is the person asking me the question…sizing me up?
I come from a long line of Jack-of-all-Trades…my ancestors weren’t drifters…but they did have a bit of gypsy in them. My Dad’s side came from the mountains of North Carolina. My Dad’s brothers taught me how to fix cars, roof houses, and generally how to fix almost anything. My Mom’s side came from northern Alabama and almost all of them had a stubborn artistic streak of one kind or another.
So what do I do? ….instead….I like to think in terms of what I have become. I have become a person that I like hanging out with…I have the freedom to be artistic on my own terms…I get to go on adventures with my family…and most importantly I get to view life from a different point of view….
I do have a job…but what my paying job is…is not important.
Instead…I’m an explorer of life and I have all the fun of capturing life as I see it….even if it’s a cow’s nose.
I love the creative life and the freedom of creativity…
White Symphony is a collection of pictures I took at the University of Georgia Botanical Gardens of mostly white flowers…
Unfortunately it was mid-day and the sun was blaring hot….so it was a bit tricky keeping the whites from totally washing out…
UGA has a beautiful collection…really a must see for anyone in or around the Athens area.
Today I met this little guy….he was crawling out of a disposable cup that we had planted a few bean seeds in….his back leg was tapping as if he were listening to some music…
The first few photos I took… his gaze was distant….but with this shot he was looking directly into the camera….. Goes to show anything can look cute at the right angle.