Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paws Up- Trick Training for Dogs



Molly knows how to do paws up, but I needed a sequence of shots showing how to train it.






















She got so excited about the treat since it needed to be visible in the shot, that she turned into a





Land shark!



Beware of losing fingers during trick training.




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sitting Pretty


Molly shows the trick Paws Up or Sitting Pretty

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cardinal Feathers

From red, to orange to flamingo pink , the deceased cardinal's feathers were a joy to photograph!














Friday, July 17, 2009

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is a must see sight when you are on the Outer Banks of NC








Expect lots of stairs








The view from the top is worth the climb.The maritime forest has an incredible array of colors and textures.




























Chihuahua Puppy Shoot!


Nothing more entertaining than a puppy shoot. You never can predict how they will behave.

















Ever feel like this?



Yuck! This chihuahua says it all, it is cloudy, gloomy and I dont feel like working!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Molly Opens the Door




Molly loves to do the trick
Open the Door.
First we warm up with the
Take It command. She knows to
take the leash we use for the
door trick.

Next I send her from across the room
and tell her to Open the Door.





Mission Accomplished!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Tomato Hornworm Invasion



Funny how quickly you are reminded of why you stopped doing something! About twenty years ago I gave up vegetable gardening due to all the insect and pest problems.

I decided , like many others, to get back into vegetable gardening.
I got a quick reminder last week when some of our tomatoes were almost stripped of not only foliage, but the green tomatoes!

Tomato hornworms were discovered but only after alot of damage was done. Keep your eye out for this one, they are pretty but very , very hungry!

Vacation is Over-It is back to work!



Back to work for both Molly and me! Molly didnt get to go to the beach with us this time, so I know she was glad to get home again.

I had pictures to take for a new book, and she was willing to be the victim.



I know she was happy to get back into our old routine again after staying with my friend.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Locavore-Fresh Fruit time

This week I finally found an orchard that still grows Lodi apples. Years ago, it was pretty popular, one of the first apples of the season, but not it is hard to find.


I like it for making applesauce, very tart and flavorful, and my favorite applesauce.

While I was there I picked up sour cherries. When these cherries are ripe they are very sweet, but many times they are picked early for freezing.

This winter, we will be enjoying cherry pic and applesauce.





Now I just have to process them all!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Social Networking Tshirt

http://despair.com/ Check out this tshirt. Its headline is Social Media-Unlocking the Awesome Potential of Behavorial Disorders.
This shirt says it all!