Friday, January 25, 2013

"High Rockies Tranquilizer"

If you've ever had the opportunity to hike up to the top of the falls (any falls will do), chances are you'll run across a gathering pool en route.  The mesmerizing sounds of the babbling brooks winding their way down the mountain seem to erase the tensions and relax the soul.  If you've not stopped to absorb this tranquility, take note:  you're missing out on one of many benefits the Rocky Mountains have to offer.  

Monday, January 14, 2013

"A Survivor"

In today's world of digital photography, including everything from economical point-and-shoot cameras, to elaborate Nikon systems with interchangeable lens running into the thousands of dollars, it's no surprise to find an Ansco blackbox camera in an antique shop in Eastern Tennessee. Buried by the digital revolution, this reliable companion probably captured its share of 4th of July picnics, church socials and family vacations in its heyday.   But thankfully, sitting next to this relic is a proven survivor:  a jar of homemade Apple Butter.   And if you've ever slathered a healthy dose of this breakfast staple on a golden-brown slice of toast, you'll know why I've used the word "thankfully".  Just think about it for a moment. If you're old enough to remember this homemade delight, doesn't it make your mouth water, especially if you were to add a few strips of country-cured bacon and two eggs over-easy?  

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Rejoice!!! Rosie's Arrived."

It was just about 5 years ago when I was asked by good friend David Acree to photograph him and Biscuit, the family's much loved canine member.  Biscuit's health was failing and David wanted to present a little momento to wife Bobbie for Christmas in the form of an informal pet portrait. Sadly, before the Christmas present could be opened, they lost their beloved Biscuit.

It was only recently that a less demanding schedule and revised lifestyle prompted David and Bobbie to go "take a look" at a new litter.  And a quick look was all it took, especially when it was discovered that there was a direct linkage between a particular little female Golden Retriever and Biscuit.  So welcome Rosie to my blog, but more importantly, to a new loving household.

Congratulations David and Bobbie on your new addition to the fold!!!