Tag Archive | Summer

Monday August 6, 2012


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Papillon, the Butterfly a sure sign summer is in full swing. I was walking into the kennel and saw this beautiful Swallowtail sucking the nectar from the flowers. I ran in, grabbed the camera and snapped close to fifty photographs. These were two that captured my eye. There will be more posted in the next few weeks.
August, is a busy time for me because I am always photographing dogs. Look for additional canine portraits to also be added to the gallery.
Enjoy, the warmth and beauty in the days to come. Before we know it, winter will be here.

Tuesday June 26, 2012

Summer, has arrived and with it has given us an array of weather. We’ve had heavy rain early mornings and by mid day the sun is shining. Some days it is pure sunshine and blue skies all day. Birds are singing all the time. There are so many species that come to our feeders, including one Hummingbird. It has been years since we’ve seen a Hummingbird here on the farm. We believe it is due to the feral cats, not their food source. I am trying to capture this little bird for you to see.
The beautiful canine above is Reese, a crossbreed. He appears to be part Beagle and maybe some German Shepherd in there too. He’s a true gentleman to be around. He is featured today and is also in the Canine Gallery. The camera just loves him. His dark eyes, eye rim pigment and coat color just shine. I am honored to be around such a sweet dog.
Be well, until next time…..

Saturday June 16, 2012

Summer, is almost here. The weather has been just beautiful this week. It has gave me the opportunity to do somethings I love. I got out on the motorcycle for a few short rides, which always revitalizes me. I also was able to take some photographs. I have added several new photo shoots to the Canine Gallery .
Pictured above is a wonderful Labrador Retriever, Brady. We have been caring for at the kennel since he’s a young puppy, and have watched him mature into the lovely canine he is today. We enjoy him every time he visits. He’s very photogenic.
Happy Father’s Day to all the great dad’s out there.
Be well, until next time.

Thursday May 31, 2012

It Seemed Like Summer….
This week we had a taste of what promises to be a warm summer. We experienced above average temperatures along with some severe rain storms. When I think of summer, I think of long days of sunshine, taking a ride on my motorcycle, and relaxing times. The sad part of all that is, for me summer is a busy time. I am busy in the boarding kennel, busy snappy photographs, busy canning, I could go on and on.
My husband Bob is a huge fan of Barn Swallows. A sure sign for us that spring is here. We have nesting pairs that return almost to the day, each year. I’ve tried so many times to capture these very fast birds, sleek, little birds with no real success. I am not the kind to sit with the camera on the tripod, just waiting. I want to feel the shot, feel the adventure of getting that snapshot. As you can see I snapped a few photographs. Are they the best picture, no but it is for Bob that I posted it. For him, this is part of spring.