Category: Animals

the days of summer.

· August 2, 2013 · 12:13 pm · Animals, Personal, Seasons, , , , , , ,

Summertime is here and I couldn’t be happier about it. Even on the hottest days, I will take it over dreary winter. I’ve spent time hanging out with friends, eating in biergartens, visiting with cool animals and cooling off in the mountain lakes. Looking forward to the next few warm weeks before autumn sets in. (Although don’t get me wrong, fall is also one of my favorite times of the year!)

Here are a view glimpses of this summer…

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anna maria island…

· July 19, 2013 · 1:44 pm · Animals, Landscape, Personal, Travel, , , , , , ,

I hadn’t been shooting all that much over the past 2 weeks while I was in Florida, so I decided to head out one morning with just me and my camera and enjoy one of my favorite things in the world…a walk on the beach. It was a beautiful morning and hardly anyone was out, apart from the birds. :)

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a food and lifestyle photography workshop, part 2…

· May 16, 2013 · 10:51 am · Animals, Food, Travel, , , , ,

As day one of our workshop ended, my head swirled all night long of all the things I had already experienced and the people I had just met. Little did I know, each day would seem to be better than the last. On the second day we visited two farms.

The morning was spent learning about cheese from a local artisan cheese maker. We listened to him talk enthusiastically about his work. Even though he spoke in Italian, if you watched his hands you could almost understand.

(Emanuela was nice enough to translate the rest for us!)

As we stood in his olive groves sampling the many cheeses he makes on his small farm I couldn’t help but wish I could stay there forever…

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After lunch, we toured his farm and got to see his magnificent property. I was ready to pack up, grab my entire family, and move right away.  We saw his famous pigs, chickens and goats and stared out over the rolling hills below.

We end our tour, sadly saying good bye to the farm, Paolo, and all his loving dogs and make our way back to our home for the week. We settled into our farmhouse for another evening of great food prepared by Nadia, Emauela, and her beautiful mother. We talk the night away like old friends and wait to see what the next day might bring…

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· March 29, 2013 · 3:58 pm · Animals, Personal, , , ,

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit of a dog fan. Just a little. So needless to say when I got to see these new born pups…I was in heaven. And of course I had to bring my camera. ;)

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