Monday, July 26, 2010

German shepherds

Saturday's shoot found me at Creature Comfort Inn in Strasburg VA
to photograph some great German Shepherds.

Always nice to find trained dogs that are willing to work!

That can do tricks and

just be pretty.

Finally some play time!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Add color with Repeat Bloomers

Daylilies add so much color to our mid summer gardens. By using the repeat bloomers, you get even more bang for your buck.
This is Apricot Sparkles

Going Bananas

and Rosey Returns

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chinese Crested Dogs!

The first time I photographed Chinese Cresteds I wasnt sure I liked them.
I kept looking and finally realized that I did like them, they look just like little horses.

With a mane , tail and fetlocks, they move with the grace of a horse.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Surf and Turf

Old Friends

Old Friends
Every morning this older man and his dog ran on the beach. He would run two miles then swim with his dog Molly with him.
After two surgeries she had a hard time keeping up and sometimes waits for him while he runs
I always thought of the simon and garfunkel song old friends when they went by
Long ago it must be
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They're all that's left you

Friday, May 14, 2010

RIP Scarlet Tanager

Poor timing on the Scarlet Tanager's part lead to his demise by speeding car.

It offered me the opportunity to see one up close and rather personal . The color is incredible and I didnt know that the males are only in this breeding plummage for a short while. In the summer they turn drab olive green, similar to the color on the tip of the wings here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mozzarella making!

You need citric acid and rennet
Heat your gallon of milk, add the citric acid.

Check the tempature
add the rennet

Seperate the whey from the curds

Microwave for 1 minute then knead with a spoon

after the second microwave you kneed the cheese.

Finished product