Total Cuteness

I finally got a chance to visit with Mandy in her new home and have a photo session with the latest addition to the family. Alex was an amazing little model, patient, even tempered and always ready to strike a hands

Fingers, toes, books. Everything intrigued this young man.

WonderAnd nearby was his ever watchful Batman to protect him.


Dog Days on an Apron.


I was cooking my breakfast. I looked at a lovely plate of blanched baby kale, dresses with a light sesame and tamari dressing and topped with arrugula micro greens and thought what a lovely picture. I decided to make a photo essay of a days meals. Here is how it unfolded. You click on each photo for a enlarged view.


complete breakfast

On to preparing a lunch of polenta with mushrooms,salad and pickle with some juice.





complete lunch

Dinner was brown rice with lotus root and pumpkin seeds and a sweet and sour cabbage tempe. It was my version of a dish prepared in the Kushi kitchen.

Brown Rice


 Eat Well, Feel Good, Be Happy!


Molly was the first to arrive, but then came Seamus.

then came Seamus

Oh, how they have grown,

the pups

And learned the Peanut Butter Dance.

peanut butter lick

But Molly still knows she is the Queen.

Holding Molly final


tiger crop

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Choose Peace

Choose Love

Here are some Easter photos taken with my new Nikon 85mm f1.4 lens. Still working on those portraits after finishing Photo 101 with Nicoles Classes.





Hope everyone enjoyed a happy week end.


and he will shoot.

See the Camera


See the camera…

See the subject


See your subject…..

Take your best shot


Take your best shot.

I spent time with Max, Mandy and Marie to get started on next weeks homework assignment for Nicole’s Classes Photo 101. I’m working on portraits and I couldn’t have had a more fun group.

Mandy reading


Thanks, Mandy for setting up our play date.

I’m taking an online photography class with Nicole’s Classes. Yes, I do a lot of photography but I have never been brave enough to shoot strictly in manual settings. It’s been a fun week. Three more to go.

fast shutter speed

This was taken with a fast shutter speed to freeze motion. Please note it was also taken before the storm that is dropping 2 feet of snow here. Happy shoveling all you metro Boston folks.

It’s PTI 6th anniversary. I decided to do a Valentine card that coincided with a color challenge.

puppy valentine


I used Tremendous Treats Valentine stamps and die for the card and PTI’s envelope liner as well.

pup and valentine

feb blog hop photo


For the February Papertrey Blog Hop the above photo is the take off point. Here is what I did with a black background.

card front


I used Graphic 45 papers and Papertrey dies for this card.

closer detail


Thanks for stopping by today. TGIF.