Posted on March 8, 2010
The first week in March just ended and for those of us living in Maine, I’d have to say we have been fortunate. Granted the last few days of February brought us near hurricane conditions, creating much damage and inconvenience, but having temperatures edging very close to 60 in March is quite a blessing.
So, what did I do this weekend? I cleaned out my garden on Saturday and on Sunday I visited my friend’s farm, hanging out for over an hour talking and taking pictures. The following images are all about joy and the carefree bliss that is so evident in children and animals.
Posted on January 31, 2010
For those of us who live in Maine, it’s a known fact that somewhere in the midst of all the winter months, we do nothing but dream about the return of summer. However, when you are blessed with a January thaw and the temperatures soar above 32 degrees, there is a special magic that soothes us. Over the years I have developed a true love for the peace and quiet that winter gives. The extreme temperatures, in both summer and winter, are the most difficult for me to tolerate.
About a week and a half ago I was at a friends house. When I arrived it was still pretty cold, but it slowly warmed. She has two beautiful children, a huge herd of goats, horses and three Bernese Mountain dogs. Speaking of dogs, if you should ever want the most gentlest of giants, the Bernese Mountain dogs are amazing. Below you will see some images of their interactions with the kids.
I’ve been trying a new approach with my photo editing. I’m learning the art of combining textures with vintage actions. I’m loving how the pictures take on a completely different meaning. Or maybe what’s really happening is the true meaning is shining through. What do you think?
Have you ever seen so much joy!!
Kea in “the zone.”
Soldier is such a flashy boy. Year-and-a-half old, sweet as can be. His mother is Kea (Halflinger) and his father is a Gypsy Vanner.