Love What You Do

“When you start loving what you are learning, it will no longer look like work.  Everything will fall in place after that.  Just fall in love.” – A. K. Raha

I love learning everything I can about photography and I love using what I’ve learned to capture life one image at a time.  Photography isn’t work to me, it is a passion, it is fun, it is something I love, and I don’t ever want it to become a “job”.

The Swan in the Warmth of the Afternoon Sun

The Friend we Made Today

On our way home from Joshua’s championship lacrosse match today (they won!) I was observing the light around us and noticed this beautiful farm. I asked John to stop so that I could take a few pictures.  As I was taking pictures of the swans and the barn, Samuel yells – “there’s an ostrich!”.  We kind of thought “whatever, he must be being silly”, but then Joshua said it too.  Then John and I saw it.  I believe it was an emu, not an ostrich, but it was exciting to see it – it doesn’t take much to excite us!  John began to whistle and it turned it’s head, tried to figure out where the sound was coming from, then began to strut toward us (it was fenced in so not literally).  It was so funny to watch it’s head turn and it’s neck stretch as we called out to it.  I would love to know what it was thinking.  The boys thought it was hilarious.

Hmmm. I heard something.

I'm going to check it out!

I just can't figure it out...I'll keep going until I find it!

Ah ha! Humans again!

“Moooo”

A friend told me a cute story today that I thought was perfect for sharing, especially since I had a photo to accompany it.  Once, years ago, when she lived in Switzerland, she took her infant son and toddler daughter for a walk down a country lane.  The infant was in the backpack infant carrier and the toddler was walking along holding her mother’s hand.  They stopped alongside a fence that had cows on the opposite side of it.  A rather large cow came to the fence and stared through it as though looking directly at the little girl.  The little girl’s eyes became huge and her face had a look of utter fear as though she was thinking “What is that beast, and is it going to hurt me?” Can’t you just see it?

For weeks after this experience, the little girl awoke in the middle of the night crying.  When my sweet, and very tired friend would go into her daughter’s room she would be pointing off some place in the room saying “mooo”.  The cow had frightened her so much that she was having bad dreams about it.  I’m sure most parents reading this tonight have had similar experiences with their own children at one time or another. I know I have.  This story reminded me of how frightened my second son was of Scooby Doo!

A Not So Frightening Cow

A Girl and Her Dog

“Alone we can do so little;  together we can do so much.”  – Hellen Keller

 

Man’s Best Friend – Day 8

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

I saved the best for last!

Meet My Dog Daisy

Man’s Best Friend – Day 7

“His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.”  – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Meet Wilson

Man’s Best Friend – Day 6

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck

Today’s feature is a beautiful, fun loving dog who almost never sits still.  She was hard to capture because she runs so fast and would only stop for a second or two before taking off in a sprint again.  She was in constant motion.  If you look closely,  you can see it!

Meet Katie

Pause

Man’s Best Friend – Day 5

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as much as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley

Meet Coco

Enough!

Man’s Best Friend – Day 4

“Dogs love company.  They place it first in their short list of needs.” – J.R. Ackerley

Today’s images are from Costa Rica, where dogs, in many cases roam free, or at least without a leash.

Together

Where did they go?

Oh, there they are!

Which way did they go?

 

Man’s Best Friend – Day 3

“A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.” – Bob Barker

Meet Heidi - she made me laugh!