Here’s one of my favorites I took a few years back. It’s been the subject of viral cuteness on Facebook, and has been popular in other media, so you may have seen it. The coolest I’ve seen is this huge framed print that hangs in many (if not all?) of the Boot Barns across the country! Last time I was shopping in Twin Falls, Idaho, we stopped at the Boot Barn and I grabbed a shot of my little Buckaroo Cowgirl
Last night we had a Blood Moon party out here on a dark corner of earth. Spur of the moment, middle of the week, middle of the night. Yeah, crazy. Watching the moon drift unchanged for a time, we thought maybe the reports were wrong – but then waiting for an eclipse is not for impatient people. You adjust your equipment, wait some more . . . and then it begins. Your careful settings are soon for naught. Exposure extremes are rampant, testing the tired brain. Then the blood starts to run. Dimensions change, and the moon we take for granted, becomes something different. Hours pass away as we chase the moon across the sky. (Earth Image by NASA, moon images and composite by me)
I had the opportunity to take headshot portraits of the cast and crew for the Les Miserables musical that will be at the King Fine Arts Center in Burley, Idaho, February 21 – March 1, 2014. These portraits will be included in the printed program. This is a combined cast featuring talent from Burley High School AND the Mount Harrison Heritage Foundation. As you can tell by the images below, this is a huge production!
You can purchase tickets online at http://kingfineartscenter.ticketleap.com/les-miserables/dates for $12 each, or $15 at the door. For the best seats, you’ll want to purchase early and online.
I was able to eavesdrop on their practicing while taking these, and let me tell you…. there’s some amazing talent in this play! And the set is spectacular! I can’t wait to see one of my favorite stories performed live on stage
Taken this past autumn during warmer days, but just now getting them on the blog. Such an amazing little rider this child is! I love working with her
There’s just something magical about little girls, horses, long dresses, and riding like the wind … that just take my breath away.
I had the opportunity to take portraits of some sweet dogs at the Minidoka County Animal Shelter, all who would give anything for good homes to devote themselves to. Every one of them were so happy to have attention
If you’ve never had a rescue dog, let me tell you… they’re something special. After going thru feelings of loss, abandonment, abuse, starvation, etc., a rescue dog appreciates more than a dog acquired as a puppy. They will do anything for your love and acceptance. One of my current pets is a rescue. We don’t know what her early life was like, but she seems to appreciate her home with us a little more than our other pet we got as a puppy.
Another rescue dog we had several years back was a Rottweiler that had been abused and dumped near our place. I was nervous about a “bully breed”, but he won our hearts. I did research bully breeds, and guess what? They generally have huge hearts. A dog couldn’t be more loyal and devoted to our family than our Rottie was! He spent the rest of his life with us and died feeling loved.
Ken (left), the animal control officer, helped with the photo shoot and was given so many warm fuzzy hugs. Talk about a heart melter to see these dogs bursting with love to give! They’re available now, so if you or someone you know has room in their hearts and lives for more love, send them to the shelter and they’ll find it! You can reach the shelter at (208) 438-2200.
These portraits were taken just this past Monday, November 25th, and all dogs were available at that time. I do know that shipping is sometimes a possibility, so if you are interested in one of these dogs and don’t live in the area, do call them and see if something can be worked out.