Monday, September 28, 2009

Strolling down Main

Today I was thinking that I needed to increase my happy meds.
Instead I went back to a happy place.
Life is hectic, but so full of rewards.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Solidly Enchanted

Did a post-wedding shoot tonight for two people that I truly love.
Bryan is my godson and he brought Kristen into our family circle.
She is a solid foundation for him, and he is a rock for her.
Together they have a beautiful family, which I will share with you next week.
In the meantime, here are a couple of my favorites from this evening.
A solid foundation for the two of them.

Here they are, ending the evening, with a group of their fans cheering them on.
But they didn't pay attention. They had their own little private moment.

Love and happiness to both of you and your perfect little family.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Going Green

On my Top Ten List of things I like to do, one of them is spending the day at the Botanical Gardens. We have a beautiful garden in my city and it is a never ending source of pleasure and wonder for the senses. Last week I spent the entire day wondering through the gardens until they were kicking us out at closing time. I even discovered two gardens that I have previously not seen. As an added bonus for myself, two good friends were my garden buddies for the day. One of them a Master Gardner. That really put a new twist on all the flora - actually learning the names and not just trying to describe to my local nursery "the pretty green plants with leaves that are sort of small, rounded with a point, and tiny purple - or was it yellow - flowers in either the spring or fall". Now I am armed with a little notebook with the species name and gender. The other bonus was having a buddy along who would sneak off with me to smoke. It was the perfect day. I am going to schedule more of these on my calendar. We need them.

And what's a trip without yet another shot of the gorgeous Chihuly chandelier? Here's the latest and I love it still. That piece of art always takes my breath away.

Last night we attended a trivia night fundraiser for a family member who is battling cancer.
He is 21 years old. I am happy to report that his mamma found him treatment in another state that seems to be working. We were so very thankful to have heard that wonderful news.
The event also raised several thousand dollars to help defray some of the expenses. It just goes to show that miracles DO happen and that there is nothing stronger than family pulling together to help one another. It warmed my heart to witness such happenings.
D, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

BTW - for the inquiring minds who wondered about my search parameters when I found the amazing boots, in my defense I did find these draperies on that same site first. See Exhibit A below.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Give a Sis a Camera.....

and this is what she sees.
What a pretty photo.
It has my 3 essentials for landscape -
a beginning (foreground greenery)
a middle (church and buildings)
and an end (background forest).
Way to go, little sis!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A little retail therapy

I am supposed to be finding the perfect drapes for my newly remodeled dining room.
Found these luscious leathers that I think would be a much wiser investment.
I think they would even help me take better photos.
Hmmm, I could just make a statement this Thanksgiving with some silk floral on the drapery rod, don't you think?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Baby A

Sweet baby Ava Jane
was very cooperative today.
Isn't she a beauty?
Congrats to J & G.