As I was shooting this photo I was struck by how this little girl is growing up. Gone is that sweet round face and the toothless grin of yesterday. Today, when I saw this through the lens, I could see the beautiful young lady that she is becoming.
Meet Jackson. He's is the very pampered pet of my friend, Sandy. A full sized standard poodle, he stands taller than me on his two back legs. He is gentle enough to let her dress him up at will. Today, it was this very colorful, eclectic knit scarf.
And here is Kip. He is the other very pampered dog of Sandy's. Kip will tolerate a bandana, but no scarf for him.
And here are all three of the pampered pooches, watching their mamma leave. Notice Beanie in the lower right window? He doesn't like anyone near him. Jackson is on the far left, standing on the bench with his head touching the ceiling. Bye-bye mamma! We'll be waiting for you right here.
My friend, Colleen, is known far and wide for her famous brisket. I drool when she tells me she is making a brisket. Her family risks life and limb to grab a piece before it is served. She made one last week. Guess who it was for? ME ME ME! I couldn't wait to dig in and savor each bite! Not only did she send me the brisket, but a fruit salad with my favorite - blackberries, the buns, provel cheese, and a yummy rice casserole!
As I was heating the brisket last night people started coming over. What? You're hungry? That smell? I don't know what you're talking about.
Okay. I had to share, but nobody got to eat anything until I made this perfect little plate for me and took a photo of it.
My tribute to Colleen. Queen of Brisket (and many other things).
Thank you, dear friend. We enjoyed every single bite.
Isn't this a beautiful sunset? I took it while illegally parked down along the river. Across the road there was an open field with over 20 deer grazing. It was all just breathtaking.
It's hard to imagine that there is beauty to be found in the frigid temperatures we are having. Glen found this for me and I went back late yesterday to shoot it.
It is my statement of January.
Tomorrow I will be sharing on of the most thoughtful, nicest gifts that I received for my birthday. It came from my very best friend, who also shares her birthday with me. Happy belated birthday Colleen. Hope you enjoy your books as much as I will enjoy your gift!
Another birthday shout out to my friend, Kayte. She also shares the same birthday as me.
These little pink shoes, so loved and so cherished Had to be put to rest as the shine did perish. Sadly, they no longer fit the little girl who loved them so. They took her many places, with so many more to go. One day they were shiny and new but the miles were hard on those pink shoes. They traveled to school, on field trips, to church, shopping, and movies, then home on their perch. They jumped rope, rode a bike, fast on a scooter, took many hikes. They were good sturdy shoes for the girl's little feet but now it is time for this little shrine to be put in the scrapbook of mine.
My mother was sweet enough to notice that I had brought my camera along when we had to run out to do some errands. After the errands were done, she asked me if I had wanted to take some photos. Of course, if she didn't mind driving in the snow. (she's getting pretty brave) I had this place in mind to shoot the big old tree. What a bonus it was when she went down a side road, looking for a good spot to park, that these four beautiful horses were feeding! As I was aiming my camera out the window, the black one in the pretty red coat turned, looked straight at me, as if to pose. It was as if he was saying "Here you go. Take this photo that will get you really excited. I'm not going to stand here all day like this."
Thank you, black beauty! What a great way to start my 2010 portfolio!
I love projects. Especially those I can finish. In the confines of this blog, and that of my imagination I will post 100 photos this year, 2010.
It is an exercise to develop my skill and expand my vision beyond what I see with my eyes. My theme is CIRCLES.