Alice in Wonderland


“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”  says Alice

Alice in Wonderland


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such babies. . .

Remember I told you on Mother’s Day Daisy had six puppies?  They are almost three weeks old now.  


Yesterday,  I thought it might be a good idea to take them outside and let them play in a grassy, shady area. I put them inside a large wooden garden box to keep them safe while they were out there.

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I thought they would love it outside and this was definitely the way to go because, after all they are puppies and puppies love being outside.  



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They were quite traumatized to find out they were puppies and didn’t like the feeling of the grass at all. 

They hated it!

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In fact they cried

and cried

and cried.  

You never saw such babies in your whole life.  


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Working on Close ups

Yesterday I was suppose to have my very first real outside photo shoot with my neighbors family. Well, it rained all day.  It didn’t just rain all day –  it poured all day.

 This was not the first time this very photo shoot was postponed. We were going to do it two weeks ago but,  it has  poured the last three weekends in a row. 

spiny thing

Instead of giving up or getting frustrated  I’m going to look at this as a good thing.  These rained out sessions will only give me more time for much needed practice.  

Instead of my family and people shots today,  after the rain I went out into the yard and thought I would work on micro a little   Even though it was getting late and still drizzling I wanted to shoot something small.  Because I wanted a  small object I needed a  small hand to help.   I asked my youngest daughter to hold the sweet gum ball in the air as I worked.  She happily obliged. 

I think she did a great job too. 

I ended up taking this shot in aperture mode with an F stop of 5.6.   Since it was late in the evening, I decided to use the  flash.

What do you think??? 


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NO! I’m not Worried

If I didn’t know better, I would think someone has been snapping pictures of herself with my camera. 

If I didn’t know better, I would assume this someone is very please she has figured out just how this photography thing works; 
and maybe, she is a little taken with the fact that this “thing” doesn’t seem that hard. . . to her. 

It doesn’t bother me at all that this someone seems to be taking very nice pictures.  In fact, the next time I see this kid with my camera, I think I should take it from her quickly help her with her subjects.  

Just so nothing is miss handled.

I mean after all . . .her angeling is a little off. 

Okay, WAY OFF! 

Did you notice? 

Even though I have been studying photography and lighting and all things camera for quite sometime, I’m not worried at all that my five year old can take, maybe able to take a picture better then me.  

Yes, in fact, I’m very excited for her. 

very excited. . .yup! 

No! I’m Not worried at all. . .

maybe I should just hide my camera from now on.  You know, just so she doesn’t hurt herself.