Sunday, September 27, 2009

50 Days ~ Day 7

Well, time seems to have slipped right by!

But wait 'til you see what I have for you today!!
It is my thought that these will take care of days 4-6. :o)

Mantis vs Grasshopper

While outside today we found this gigantic boy. He had to measure at least 6 inches!!

I soon found out he was HUNGRY!!!

In the middle of his lunch, he decided he wanted to know what I was doing...

This was all that was left!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

50 Days ~ Day 3

Ok, now I am up to day 3.
Some of you may remember a few previous posts about our little puppy Chica...

Well, she is growing up!!!

It is about time to take her to the groomer's, but I used her as my subject today. :)

50 Days ~ Day 2

Ok, I got really busy yesterday and didn't post.... I'm sorry. :)

Here is Day 2, I did narrow it down to one...

Monday, September 21, 2009

50 Days, 50 Photos, 50mm ~ Day 1

Some photographer friends and I have started a project.
For the next 50 days, we will use our 50 mm lens and shoot! :)

The 50 mm lens is a great lens, but sometimes photographers tend to overlook it and grab a different lens instead.

I know this is only day 1 and I already have two photos, instead of just one, but.....
Here they are, I hope you enjoy.

Check back, I plan to update everyday.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Off to Mexico

I'll keep this short, because I am leaving within an hour to go to Mexico for 9 days!

I have lots to tell all of you about all that has been happening...
Like for instance this past week when I went to prison!

Hmmm... I'll let you wonder about that until I get back.

See ya in about 9 days, stay warm.... 'cuz I will be! :)

One more thing, today was my Dad's birthday. Today he would have been 68.
To my mom - have a great day!! I love you!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hometown Tragedy

So, here I sit.

I just got home from a house fire. I am the photographer for the fire department.

The house is gone, and there were two little girls that did not make it out. They were 3 and 5.

As the fire was raging, the father came racing home and tried to push his way past the firemen to get into his girls. He was crying and screaming and the firemen and police had to work to hold him back. He almost made it to the door before any realized what was going on. It took all they had to hold him.
The mother was home with the girls and she made it out.

The fire was so hot, so intense, and the smoke so black that the fire fighters just couldn't get to the girls. They tried and tried and couldn't find them.

The temperature here is about 5 degrees today with the windchill taking it below zero. The water was turning to ice. We were slipping all over the scene. The firefighters were coming out with ice incrusted bunker gear.

It was a very emotional fire. Many of the firefighters were having a tough time knowing that the little girls were in there.

When it finally got under control and they found the little bodies, the fire marshall said I could go in and take some pictures of them for the department.

I did.
And now, here I sit.
Little precious girls... Savannah and Bailey.

Please say a prayer for these firefighters that are sitting in tears today and please say one for me.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Recap - April 2008

April, April...

What happens in April???
Oh, yeah, that's right... My BIRTHDAY!! :)
How's that song go? "And, whadya get, another year older and deeper in debt" hahahaha

And now we will move right on along to another topic, before someone asks me how old I am!!!

One of the projects that I worked on in April was the 46th Annual Ice Show here in Jefferson City. The skaters in the show really amaze me! They can turn and jump and spin and move so beautifully on the ice. ( I still wonder if they get dizzy when they do those long spins! )

To each skater and coach in the Ice Show - WOW!! Thank you for an amazing performance!

I really enjoy being the photographer, and I am looking forward to the 47th Annual this year!