Saturday, November 29, 2008

Support Canine Companions -Buy Caroline's Cards


This is Caroline. I met this young lady with cerebral palsy a few years ago. She and her dog Sajen are quite a pair. I met them when they were training in agility. Sajen was trained by the CCI and the two of them were paired in 2004.
In addition to doing lots of things with Sajen, Caroline uses the computer to create some wonderful images. She just opened her own online store where you can by her cards for Christmas and support the Canine Campanions for Independance
You might just find the perfect Christmas cards and gifts for the season. A portion of every sale goes to CCI, one year she managed to raise over $1,000!








Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving cat and dog photos!


Pilgrim came last year at Thanksgiving time, he has been a true joy and wishes you Happy Thanksgiving!






Molly also wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!












Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Caption Contest for Salty Dogs

Click here to go to the current picture that is needing a caption!

Good Luck!

The Look of Love!


The look of Love! I am thankful that both of my boys have found true love. In today's world it seems harder to find, but they are lucky guys.
John the youngest , fell in love first in high school. Kara and he have been married over three years.


Kevin, took a little longer but he and Blair were married last summer.





Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas card shoots!


the subject is Christmas cards. This is my son John and his wife Kara. It is alwasy hard figuring out which pic is the best !








CAPTION THIS! Win a copy of Salty Dogs!


Here is this week's photo of a funny Salty Dog!
Leave a comment with your caption to enter. The best caption wins a signed copy of Salty Dogs!
Good Luck!

And the Winner is!



"I just know I left that bone here SOMEWHERE!!"

by Bermudabluez




Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scroll Down to enter the caption contest!


See the post below to enter the caption contest to win a signed copy of Salty Dogs!
Just leave your best caption for the photo shown in the post for a chance to win a copy. Best caption will be chosen on Sunday night!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Haiku Friday!


On the edge of dawn
Between horizon and sea
The sun slowly rises

Push and pull of tide
Rearranging shells and sand
Mixing old and new



Bread, Glorious Bread!

The perfect food, to me, is bread! I have just started doing food photography and find it almost too much fun!




















Thursday, November 20, 2008

Caption Challenge! Best Caption wins signed Salty Dogs!







Starting this week, I am having a Caption Challenge!



I will post a new pic each week and on Sunday announce the winner. The best caption will win a signed copy of my photography book Salty Dogs .

All you have to do is leave a comment with your caption! I will then notify the winner to get your address.



Now check out this Salty Dog and leave a caption for him!



If you want to see the book you might win , check out my Salty Dogs the Book blog or visit my website


Jean M Fogle to see more learn more about the book.



Good luck and please pass this on to your friends!

Be Open to Change!



You never know where life might lead you! When my husband Terry gave me Molly, our JRT, I would never have forseen where she would take me and what she would teach me.

She has taught me to learn new tricks.


Don't be afraid to get down and dirty.



Be kind to those smaller than you.




Be curious each day and try to stay out of trouble.





Make new friends.



Live each day joyfully!







Be polite when asking for food.






Deal with disappointment! This is the picture that Molly feels should have been the cover of my book








To never be afraid to dig deeper to achieve the goals you seek.







Accept what you can't change with good grace.








Allow new friends into your life!








Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today's Shoot-Antique Ironstone China

Today I took pictures of antique ironstone china.









Luckily I have a friend that collects it and she was gracious enough to let me do a shoot.



Here is the makers mark, Mason was one of the first companies to manufactor ironstone.
Orginally it was white, many pieces have a distinctive greyish blue color such as the middle pitcher in the next picture.






Transferware is when they began to add patterns to the china. Patterns were drawn on copper plate then transfered to paper then to the china.




Here are five of the colors, blue, black, cranberry, brown and purple.





















Here is a nice variety of color and of the types of dishes and plates available.












Different shaped plates were popular.



Self Portrait Challenge!

Today at Shutter Sisters
you are asked to do a self potrait.
The challenge for me was that it is 25 degrees and cold.



I also find after 50, you really dont llook that good looking directly down at the camera, hence my picture!