I had the great opportunity to shoot a family just before Christmas. As soon as I got inside, this is the first thing I saw..."Ah!" His mother said he felt asleep underneath the Christmas tree. Children are so precious.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I did want the best to be last but google-blog is not cooperating so umm, yeah. Awesome black and white of CJ covered in snow clinging to his eye lashes. He so handsome! Momma baby is becoming a man (sniffle, sigh). happy face.
Christien is covered head to toe in snow! He was nice enough to come get me knowing I would want the shot before he shook it off after helping clear the driveway.
Christien was out clearing the driveway but the wind was not working in his favor.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
My poor dog Molly and I take lots of walks with a neighbor across the street, in warmer weather, to the pit and other locations. So much so, she gets excited when she our friend outside. On this particular day, her and her husband were outside clear snow of their cars and off their driveway. Molly cannot understand that they are not going for a walk. She just know, people outside, my pack friends will go walking and "I" want to go too!
She got glued to the window watching them, wagging her tail and anxious to be out there. I had to get the shot!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Although I was born in New England, I am not always a fan of the low temperatures but I am a huge fan of how beautiful the snow blanket everything in a white dust of wonder! We got pounded this weekend and here are some of the shot I took.
I was in my kitchen when just out of sight I saw a black bird duck behind the tree. I didn't think much about it. I thought it was just another Raven carrying a red wrapper. I went on about my business when I notice something kept ducking in and out from behind the tree as to play peak-a-boo with me. So I decided to watch the tree and see what was going on because it clearly was not a Raven. I waited and waited only catching a glimpse but never enough to identify what kind of bird it was. It was kinda funny how it would duck out from one side of the tree, then back. Duck out from the other side of the tree and then back again. Finally, it occurred to me that the bird may have seen me as well. I was standing there in plain view with a deep red plush robe. I took it off and put on a darker jacket (it was still cold; I turn up the heat but it would take a while before the house got warmer). I carefully went back to the window and finally my luck and patient paid off. I could see it was a large woodpecker. I never saw one so large. It is about size or little bigger than a pigeon. I slip out of sight and went to get my camera. Fortunately for me the woodpecker was still there doing its little peak-a-boo on the tree which I now know to be him looking for a spot to home- in on to bore into in search for food.
This is a Pileated Woodpecker. The closer shot is the male and thanks to Molly, my dog, who was looking up, I also got a shot of his female companion sitting higher in the same tree upstair from my bedroom window.
It was pretty cool sight for Molly and me.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Our Small Business Class spent our last class at Robie's diner eating breakfast, sandwiches and sharing our finals; business plans while enjoying hearing about the history that contributed to creditation to the landmark it has become. Here are the pictures from that day in a slideshow uploaded to YouTube to share with the rest of the class.