Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vroom, Vroom on I heart faces!

This is a photo of my daughter taken at her grandparent's farm in Oklahoma one June evening. She's perched on an abandoned tractor left to rust on the edge of the wheat field that surrounds the home.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hands of the Earth

There are days when you can tell that something truly special is happening. The day I took this photo was one of those times. This was taken at our local elementary school at their very first Earth Day celebration. Who knew that one day's activities could completely change the face and environment of an entire community?

The work day was originally scheduled for Saturday but the weather was TERRIBLE. So the following day everyone trudged out in the boots to begin planting the Virginia Native Wildlife Habitat. The running joke of the day was how incredibly muddy EVERYONE got. I spent half the day talking photos of muddy hands and shoes!

Monday, July 13, 2009

i heart faces - Pets

This is Daisy our Yellow Labradoodle puppy. She loves loves loves when we take her to our waterfront property in Virginia's Northern Neck. It's the happiest place in the world for her. She runs and swims for hours on end. I particularly like her wet pink tounge in this photo. It's ready to give the camera a big sloppy kiss!

i heart faces - sports action

Summer at our house means swim team and I'm lucky enough to be one of the appointed volunteer photographers for the Hollin Meadows Baraccudas. These kids are so incredible and dedicated to their sport. And they're also a bunch of hams so I get a ton of fun photos. I chose this photo particularly because it looks so much like the kids are participating in syncronized swimming...and yet they're not! They all just happened to be timing their backstroke perfectly for my photo. This was taken on July 4 at a very fun meet.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

i heart faces - silhouettes

This is a photo I took of Max this past fall. It was taken at our house in the Northern Neck of Virginia, located on a creek just off the Potomac. One of Max's VERY favorite activities at the river is checking the crab pots. We haven't had a lot of crabbing success...but he's a devoted crab pot watcher!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Things to do near Colonial Beach, Virginia - This is the home of the Lees of Virginia and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee - Visit Pope's Creek Plantation the birthplace of George Washington and visit his forefathers' farmland. - A beautiful setting where you can pick your own food, have lunch and visit the farmer's market. - Visit the vineyards and sample the wine. - Map to Colonial Beach Food Lion - Learn more about the Northern Neck of Virginia. Our home is between Colonial Beach and Montross, Virginia in an area called "Oak Grove"; which is in Westmoreland County. The house is built on a point where a colonial-era wharf was located, called Wirt's Wharf. The Wirts were part of the family for which Wirt County, WVa was named.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

i heart faces - Hats - Adults

I'm very involved in a local children's theater and we LOVE costumes that involve hats! This photo is actually of an older teen (17) who was playing the role of a grumpy old lady. Thus, my decision to post it under adults, rather than kids. The play was Oliver Twist and the role was that of an aristocrat. My hat's off (pun intended) to the costumer who actually created this terrific chapeau for the show...and the actor who pulled it off with great humor and aplomb.