Monday, December 30, 2013

End of the Road

is just ahead

as we count down to the final day of 2013

Take time to enjoy the beauty around you

make the effort to see it

When I took this picture I had the thought that 2014 starts a clean slate
                      to follow a fresh path.



Sunday, December 22, 2013

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…. how lovely

When an idea to make a skirt out of tree boughs popped into my head I wasn't entirely sure I could pull it off.    But I crafted what I thought was a pretty workable model - but schedules got in the way and we had to delay our session.  And unfortunately the tree skirt above did not survive the week and a half inside and you could say she became "threadbare".
When our schedules finally merged the photo of that "model skirt" sparked not only my interest but Sarah's as well.  So I quickly crafted another skirt for Sarah and she pulled it all together magnificently.  
With the winter white snow cover our next choice was a simpler more thoughtful look.  

 …again keeping with our "tree skirt" idea.

Tis the season to be merry… and a little twinkle and sparkle certainly brightened the day!

looking ahead for the new year I'm seeing a black veil with a red feather hat and smokey eyes….   ;)  stay tuned



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Home for the Holidays….

finals are done - time to go home and spend time with the family and get ready for the Holidays

as well as a great time to update their head shots

After the session a special request to photograph the siblings together for the grand folks

             ... priceless

enjoy and be merry,


You Can Choose the Cleared Path…..

 or you can venture out on your own.

I choose to venture 
 and will take that with me into 2014

The warmth comes from within



Friday, December 13, 2013

Gingerbread Building

 with love

….and sticky fingers  ;)



A Christmas Tradition

Preparations for the Nutcracker at St Paul's School

 As the curtain opens…..
 and the snow gently falls….
 the dancers set the stage aglow….with a truly beautiful performance



Friday, December 6, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…..

join along with some of our "community" elves
If you look closely you may recognize a few...

The WLNH Children's Auction begins on Tuesday!



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Too Much for One to Handle

….sometimes it takes two

The holidays bring joy in the simplest of ways…  find your joy and make this holiday the happiest ever!



Monday, December 2, 2013

Gathering With the Family at Thanksgiving….

over the river and through the woods

celebrating another year to be thankful….  with an extra special celebration for 50 years of marriage

when the family first began.

Congratulations Roger and Marlene!



Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

All Be Thankful

a friend on the front lawn this morning.  He is cautious but comfortable enough to visit here often.  I'm thankful that he decided to say "hello" on this day of Thanksgiving.     

No bullets to dodge here - just the harmless click of a shutter.  I'm glad I didn't pick up all the "drops" yesterday ~ he and his friends were able to have a Thanksgiving feast of their own.  Just looked back on my photos from the day before ~ almost 50 apples were around the tree.

Gives me pause to think about how much of what we do or don't do affects others in our lives.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Horse's Ass

Backed Up Against The Wall

I saw this scene and thought it simply looked odd but hysterical at the same time ~ so I took a picture had a chuckle and went on my way.



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Selective Lighting

….can make for seductive lighting.  A fun process with interesting results.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marine Corps Honored Tradition

A privilege for me to observe the 238th birthday celebration for the Marine Corps League

 Signifying the passing of tradition, knowledge and history to our next generation of Marines
 "experience" and "youthful" spirit come together
to carry on the values and tradition of the Marine Corps with honor and respect.



Friday, November 8, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013


It will make you smile

laugh   [laf, lahf]
1.  to express mirth, pleasure, derision, or nervousness with an audible, vocal expulsion of air from the lungs that can range from a loud burst of sound to a series of quiet chuckles and is usually accompanied by characteristic facial and bodily movements.