Sunday, July 31, 2011


We've had Maverick for the weekend... didn't get to pick up the camera or get much post-processing done on photos, but it was worth it. :)  He has the best hugs :)
Here is what got done... many more to be added to this set

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The :"Rock Stars" were released today

The three eaglets from NBG were released back into the wild today. It was an amazing sight.

Eagle release

Got a few photos done last night

These are the misc. other critters I photographed on my trip to East Texas.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Last day of vacation... spent the day playing Wii with Maverick and converting RAW photos to TIF & JPG. Now to add watermark and upload.........  long process. Have reduce amount from 1000 to about 400. That helps :)

Wednesday, the Wildlife Center of Virginia will be releasing the three eaglets I have been following plus two others. Amazing. They will be doing a live feed of the event....... 
Eagle Cam

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Back Home

Exhausted, but worth it. Had a GREAT day with my sister yesterday. We left early in the morning and spent all day wandering back country roads.  I took just over 1000 pictures. Of course I won't keep them all, but it will take some time to go through them all and get them posted. Please keep checking back for the latest additions. My sister has 4 hens. They have 5 nests built, but it seems the girls like the togetherness and share 2 to a nest :)  Didn't get to get a picture of it... it was just too hot to hang out midday at the roost. It was 105 in the shade!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Atlanta...... Texas that is :)

At my Mom's home out in the country. She lives on my sister's property. It is wildlife central here. My sister has 2 horses, 6 dogs, 4 chickens and bats..... Then there is the native wildlife. There are squirrels, lots of birds (mostly cardinals), deer, dragonflies, rabbits and a fat raccoon.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Visiting soon

This weekend I will be in East Texas visiting my Mother and my Sister. Will leave early Friday and come home on Sunday.  Had to turn down a paying job, but feel this visit is important. My sister has had some health issues lately and I want to spend some time with her.
Hope to take lots of photos while there. They live in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a pine forest. Lots of critter subjects :)  Just 4 days more.........

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

New photos tomorrow.......

Getting my stuff together for a Photo club shoot.... Tail Light Streaks.........  AWESOME!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Please help me support my Favorite Animal Shelter

Please help me support Good Shepherd Rescue of North Texas by voting every day at the Animal Rescue Site. The winner will win a large cash prize for their shelter.

Animal Shelter Contest

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I need money ...............

Got to get some paying photo jobs or win the lotto... there are so many props I want to get.  Looking at vinyl backdrop/floors. Then need some posing props......... want to set up small studio in our spare room.
I am getting so many ideas on pics to take, but don't have the setups yet.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Other props

Peas in a Pod in two sizes... Halloween costumes

Let's play ball... Baseball props. Have a bat but couldn't get to it when I took this.

Teacups. Actually planters. Butterfly one from Hobby Lobby other from Wal-Mart

US and Marine Corp flags.. used as backdrops or as baby wraps

Angel wings, Butterfly wings and Fairy Wings

Wood Props

Yellow slickers... baby and toddler/small child sized. Used with Mermaid set or with ducks for "Spring" shot

Flower clips and ducks

Have LOTS of Christmas decorations/props as well, but not posting now.  Have lots of ideas and just have to wait until I have some "spare" money to get them. Football, soccer ball, and basketball... Lots more crocheted stuff that I will buy or make myself...My sister has cut down a sapling for me to use with the hammocks. Will pick it up in 2 weeks. Want a poser so bad, but just can't afford now.Stores will be selling  Halloween stuff soon and I can get some cute outfits then.  I have a light kit I bought a while back but don't know how to set them up yet. Another project :) **sigh**

Slings and Hammocks

Neutral Cheesecloth from Treasured Moments by Tiffiney

newborn hammock by Azireland

fringe hammock made by me no pattern. It is reversible. One side has the browns other the golds and rust

sorry bout the focus.. large hammock made by me no pattern... thinking of adding long finge to this one too

Things to lay on or in

My "Mermaid" setup... all items from ebay. Clam shell is a party  chip bowl, I crocheted seaweed from faux fur yarn
from Garden Ridge

Easter Leftover from years ago

Doll bed from The Shop Woodcrafters and the custom pillowtop from Treasures Doll Shoppe

gift from my son
cocoon and wraps for newborns. Made some got some online with person no longer on Etsy.

gift from my son

Hats, hats and more hats

Assortment of stretch caps and headbands from Den of 10 Bears

3-6 month sized Cupcake Hat by Ryleigh's Closet

Newborn - 6 months Froggie Hat by Crochet Me Something

Toddler sized Mohawk hat by ChicBebe

I crocheted this Issac hat.. pattern by RAKJ Patterns

Girls Rose hat by Sagittarius 09

I crocheted these elf hats with no pattern... newborn and 3-6 sizes

I crocheted these Newborn sized and toddler sized Sock Monkey hats.. Pattern by Sock Monkey Kook

I crocheted this football hat for newborn with no pattern

found this old style girls hat in second hand store

Newborn - 6 months Pom-Pom  Hat by Crochet Me Something

Preemie sized hat crocheted by me with no pattern

Shades of Brown hats by Copper Ridge Designs

purchased in second hand store

"costume" sets

Mermaid set for 3-6 month baby - from Monday Design

Little Bear Cocoon Set

 by Kari O Designs

I crocheted this.. bumble bee pattern by Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Koala Bear set by Crochet Me Something

Koala Bear set by Crochet Me Something

I crocheted this.. pattern by UpAbove

I crocheted this..Cartoon Mouse pattern by Calleigh's Clips and Crochet Creations

Mermaid set for newborn - from Monday Design

Backdrops, blankets, drapes, scarves

Just to give you an idea what I have to work with.  I have been collecting stuff for some time now and just recently have started using it all :D
Will divide into categories because there is so much.
Will start with Backdrops, blankets and drapes.

Muslin backdrops.... also have 10 ft. black diamond cloth

I crocheted all but the pink one

 Fur blankets: black and brown and two textures of white

rich velvets and brocades.. make great drapes for maternity and backdrops for babies

scarves make great drapes for maternity and can be used as hammock or backdrop for babies