Sunday, July 31, 2011

Soaking Wet Crazy Man!

A soaking wet crazy man ran thru & trashed my house today.

Toby was on the loose this morning. He ran in my backyard, Stella darted out the back door, & Toby jumped in the lake. I sure hope Stella didn't get any crazy ideas, since she'd get a major shock in midair. Then Toby ran away. While I was getting dressed, Toby ran in my house first shaking disgusting lake water over 4 newly professionally cleaned mirrored doors in my bedroom. Then he proceeded to drip lake water all over my bedroom carpet, new family room rug & the rest of the house. I finally caught him in my kitchen, put on a collar & leash, then took him home to his screened in patio. After I took the leash off, he pushed past me as I was leaving & ran away like a wild man. Tried to catch him but couldn't. Spent over an hour on this fiasco, have a trashed house & no dog to show for it! UGH!

Stella caught a bumblebee & brought it in the house for me. She's so thoughtful.

Reflection in pond scum ... gross, yet cool.

Detail of Renee & Greg's pool.

This was a DISGUSTING web of dead bugs that came off the high-hat light fixture about 25 feet above my front door. Sooooo GROSS! Thanks Rob!

Another Mushroom. This one was by my office. I hate mushrooms but shooting them cracks me up! I'm not sure why.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Work & Play

Stupid backyard egret (that's what my dog called her). Can anyone see that house on the right behind all of those trees & bushes? Yeah, me neither!

When looking for chocolate in the office, look no further than the obvious ... the office microwave!

Yesterday Stella passed out after a playdate with Luke.

Today she had a playdate with Hank.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

PVB Sunrise

Sunrise view from the beach at the Lodge. There's only one good reason to get up early on a work day ... fishing with Snowman.

Sinker silhouette

Nice cast Rob!

John caught 2 pompano, 2 whiting & a catfish.

 Catch wanted some of John's fresh Mayport shrimp.

Rob brought his double-wide so Kent & I got to take a break.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday After Work

Since Stella was going to get a shower after work, I let her have an extended hose-play session. It doesn't get any better than this for my water lovin' pup.

Drying out on the back steps.

While walking Stella in the park, I shot Mushrooms v2.
Click here for v1 

I totally made up this dinner recipe as I went along. London broil served over short grain brown rice with blanched snow peas mixed with scallions, sesame oil, black & white sesame seeds topped with dry roasted sunflower seeds. Yum! The snow pea recipe is the same I make to go in the seared spicy tuna lettuce wraps.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Toon & Food

Rob shot his latest Stella masterpiece with his iPhone & post-processed in Toon Paint. Love it!

This afternoon, I played photo assistant for Rob on his shoot for a website he's designing. It was kinda fun ... haven't been an assistant in over 25 years. I did all of my blog shooting on the iPhone.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Matt, Ilona, Maddie, Charlie & Luke

Today Rob & I photographed Matt, Ilona, Maddie, Charlie & Luke in the studio. Renee & Greg were on hand to help wrangle & replace kiddie shoes.

Either Maddie didn't love the camera, or she knew I love taking pictures of crying kids. I'm not sure which.

Charlie was all smiles!

This swing shot combines sports photography with crying kids. It's a win-win!

Maddie cracks a smile! I'm sure all the crying was because she knew I liked it.

Family pictures are not easy, but Rob did a great job! It's so hard to get adults to cooperate!  ;-)

As soon as I saw Maddie strike this pose & heard Rob snap the picture & I said, "OMG ... that's the George Costanza pose!" The resemblance is uncanny!

While I was out shopping this morning, I found this great notepad. I knew the PERFECT recipient!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Horrible Bosses & Tacolu

Went to Horrible Bosses with Renee, Greg & Rob. Might be the funniest movie EVER!

 After the movie, we went to celebrate Tacolu's 3rd Birthday. The 45 minute wait yielded some cool iPhone pix.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Friday Night in the Studio

Rob & I shot some studio pix in the living room. First, a few test shots before our real subjects arrived.

Rob shot one of his favorite subjects.

Time for the Snowfolks ...

... then some fun pix.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Swim Lessons

Stella preferred to chase Hank without getting in the pool.

Hank is a great swimmer with his webbed feet & rudder-like tail.

Anna tossed Stella in on numerous occasions. The result was a vigorous doggie paddle to the steps. She's never swam before but her instincts kicked in right away.

This was the only time Stella jumped in on her own & she raced Hank across the pool.

 Rob shot some nice 4th of July portraits of Stella in her fireworks bandana.