Well, it has begun. We are officially trying to grow several kinds of tomatoes. Updates will follow on their progress. Yes, I have finally reached the age at which all good, Southern, women need to start growing tomatoes. I'll thus be running around with a straw hat, and blessing people's hearts, with a strong twang.
For years I have been trying to get the ultimate Hummingbird shot. But the little guys like to tease me. either my camera is in place, and they won't come by. Or my camera is not ready and they practically dive bomb me near the feeder. So, great hummingbird photos will one day appear on this site. But it won't be any time soon it seems.
Abby - Medical Alert
Service Dog in Training
December, 2014, after a long exhaustive search, we finally found our next, Medical Alert Service Dog. We named her Abigail, Abby for short. She is a Lab mix, and she passed all of our, aptitude tests, with high marks.
She is curious, eager to please, confident, and generally unafraid. All good qualities. She also has a good sniffer. At the moment her only fault, if you can even call it that, is that she is a bit hyper. So before each training session we have to wear her out a bit with active play.
It took only one training session to teach her how to sit, to lie down, and to give high five. In June, this month that is, she was ready to commence with more formal training. So we enrolled her in her first classes at, The Canine Ranch, in Canton, GA. Abby is excelling at every command so far, but prefers verbal commands over hand signals. She is a spunky little girl, and she is off to a glorious career as a service dog. We will be posting updates
of her progress here.
Summer days are here again.
Heat, heat, heat.
Even afer 36 years in Georgia, I simply cannot get used to this heat of summer. No matter how much I have tried, the heat still beats me up every time. Thus my husband and I will be moving to another state. No news yet as to where
we will end up though. I will miss the beauty, and the
southern spirit, very much. But, Jehovah, has created a
beautiful earth for us. Time to check out more of it.
Collaboration Wedding Shoot
On July 30 st. I had the pleasure to be part of a collaboration wedding shoot. There were three of us. Jim Harrison, of J Flash Photography, Lydia Holtmann, and me. From beginning to end, this was a tough shoot, due to low light conditions. And half way through the shoot, the bride could no longer handle the flashes going off. What made it even more demanding, was the fact that the bride herself is an up an coming photographer. So the heat was on. None the less, the three of us had no problem rising to the occasion. The shoot was a success, and the bride and groom are happy with the results.
Since I am leaving the state, and Lydia Holtmann already has, I'd like to recommend, Jim Harrison, ( - J Flash Photography, to anyone in Georgia. Jim Harrison has some serious skills, and is sure to make your special event one to remember, photographically speaking.
Also, be on the lookout for an up and coming star, Tori Schuster - Forever Shutterbug Photography. Don't be surprised if you see both of these fine folks in a collaborative effort.
Well, it was fun to shoot another wedding, but I now remember why I retired. ;-) For all those aspiring photographer out there, know your stuff before you shoot a wedding. It is a one shot deal, and you have to rise to that occasion. Just because you have a fancy camera, and some cute ideas, this does not qualify you as a professional. A fancy camera does not make great images anymore then a fancy bottle makes great wine. Just food for thought folks.