Wednesday, September 28, 2011


When you look out of my yard from this angle, it looks as if I'm in a forest, don't you think?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Zack Arias workshop

Great day.

Talented people.

Lots to digest.

Thanks to Zack's breakdown, lighting doesn't seem so mysterious or intimidating.  It seems accessible.  But it will take work.  Look forward to working on this.

Monday, September 19, 2011

On Duty

New Cats Have Moved Into the Neighborhood. GASP.

 Homeland Security is on the job.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Budding Photographer

The friends of the park have hired experts in weed control.  The herd of sheep includes a few goats and a  billy goat.  And perhaps most importantly, Anatolian Shepherds. These dogs are mixed into the flock at a very young age and grow up thinking they are sheep.  And protect them.

I told Olivia about them, and of course we had to go see them.  They had made short work of the creek section they were in and were having a Sunday siesta.

After getting a good look on both sides of the creek, Olivia had to go back and get her Leapster camera.


Shepherd in the flock.

This has really drawn the whole neighborhood out - people come by to just sit and watch the sheep.  They hop across the rocks in the creek, bleat for each other, the bells on the necks of some of the goats clang now and's a really peaceful scene.  Contrast that with the cacophony of mowers and weed eaters.

This way is better.  


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Morning

A dog loves a firetruck...

Two dogs really love a firetruck! But only one of them broke the rules and sat in a chair for a better view.

(whatever the emergency was, it was quickly solved with no water, smoke or ambulance)

Friday, September 9, 2011


This year I went to the Dragoncon parade in downtown Atlanta.  


Costumes worthy of a Hollywood soundstage.

And variety.  To wit:

Star Wars.

Star Trek (in all it's iterations).

My Little Ponies.


The world of Harry Potter...and boy were the Snapes good.

Lego people. Lego Star Wars people.  

Dr. Who peeps.

Speed Racer.

Men in Black and they had their memory obliterator thingamabob.


Ghostbusters Louisiana.

Ghostbusters Missippi.

Ghostbusters Alabama.

Ghostbusters Georgia.

And they all had a cool white car.

GI Joe.

And many many more that I'm not culturally current enough to have recognized.

And lots of Atlanta were there.  I was surprised.  In my photo of the banner above, there is a parking deck to the left, and you can see folks gathering on the two lower floors.  After about 15 more minutes, the deck was full of people.

I would have taken more photos, but we were so packed in on the sidewalk, I could barely crane my neck to see, let alone take any photos.  Had I been about 7 feet tall, I might have something to show you.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Small Things

This is something small, a heart, right in a neglected planter at the bottom of the deck stairs.  

I'm about 2 weeks from a photography class and I am woefully out of practice.  I need to give myself some assignments, but I think the weather is going to make it some inside assignments at best.  Maybe I will sit down with my manual and my camera and at least know where everything is, even if I haven't used it in a while :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday Afternoon

Sitting on the couch, I admired the owl pillow my mother made me for my birthday, at my request.  Isn't it great?  Anyway, I got very interested in the shadows playing on the wall.

And I started working on capturing the abtract I saw on the wall.  If you look, you can see the angel toward the bottom of the image.  I suppose because it sits on a glass table top, the angel wings repeat toward the top of the image.  This is looks black and white, but it's color, just as I took it.  I think that's interesting.

And then I went outside and sat on the hill behind the ferns. The hill used to be covered in ivy, but now it's cleared off and safe to sit on.

Very random, I know.  Have a great day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Flash Light

Just playing around with a camera and a flashlight.


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