I am a self- taught photographer. My passion is pet photography, but I also shoot some portrait work as well as landscapes, cityscapes and love long exposure. Animal rescues matter, I donate a portion of my profits to local rescues.
I'm Such A Sagittarius
According to my natal chart, I'm a Sagittarius Sun, Aries ascendant, Leo moon, making me a triple fire sign. That is a lot of heat for one chart. Luckily, I have other aspects that quell some of that fire, otherwise I would be a bit much. Every sign has a ruling planet, Jupiter reigns over Sagittarius. This combination is a match made in heaven. Jupiter is all about expansion, with a focus on personal growth, optimism, and new things. The Archer's (Sagittarius) innate yearning for adventure and experience is well-served by Jupiter's influence . The Archer comes from Greek mythology, where Sagittarius is depicted as a centaur. This half human and half man wielding a bow and arrow aimed towards the sky. Creating the unique magic of the Archer, which is both earthbound and otherworldly.
A Photographic Journey
I have probably taken a million photos of my dog over the years, starting our first days together. First good photo of Buddy, he was afraid of the camera
An Insider's Guide To Boston
Boston, there is magic in this city. If you asked each person who calls Boston home what their city means to them, you would probably never hear the same story twice. Some people come to school in Boston and put down roots here. Others are born and raised here. While others come from different countries seeking a better life. Boston is and always has been a melting pot. This is what I love about my city. Boston speaks 140 languages, with approximately 25% of the population being foreign born. Yet, one thing we are most well-known for is our distinct accent. Also, our superior driving skills which has earned us the name "Massholes."
Rainy Day Money
My hand trembled as I held the dust covered sack, worn with age. It was certainly more money than I had ever seen before. My mind raced, my palms sweaty. I viewed money as a necessary evil. Even talking about money made me anxious. Pinned to the sack was a note written in shaky handwriting: Rainy day money, spend it on something that brings out sunshine. Who was this person that had this much money to stash away inside a wall? Better yet, who stashes money away inside a wall... I now regretted investigating the section of bricks that were slightly askew, in the lower left corner of the wall. Ever since I was a kid, I would notice if something seemed off and would need to fix it. I need things to be in order, otherwise I can't function. It's odd that my artwork learns to the abstract because in abstract art is anything but orderly.
Vegetarian Steak Bomb Subs
I'm not a football fall, but I do love a good Superbowl Party, those won't be happening this year....friggin Covid. When I think of game day foods, I think the more gooey and cheesy the better. I'm a long term vegetarian, most of my friends and all of my family are carnivores. When it comes to Superbowl Parties most people are asked to BYOB I am asked to BYOF (bring your own food. I've gotten some interesting reactions when people learn I'm vegetarian . There is usually an few people who will ask “ you still eat chicken, right? ” To which I respond, “no, I don't eat anything that had a face, or a mother.” So, you eat fish then? “ No, I don't eat fish either. "What about scallops, they don't have faces.” No, scallops.” The conversation could be endless, it just easier to bring my own food .
After working for weeks to loosen a section of fencing in the yard's corner, I wiggled my way through it; I was finally free. I had been in the woods that abutted my house many times, but never by myself; this was going to be awesome! The fall air was crisp and cool, the smell of the woods enveloped my senses, enticing me to go me to venture deeper into the woods. I played a fun game of chase with some squirrels, I even saw a skunk wandering around, but I learned the hard way once that they don't like to play chase. I practiced bayng my best coonhound bay. Baying is an important skill for a coonhound. Mine was getting louder and stronger by the day . The wind had kicked up a bit, blowing some fallen leaves around in the air. Chasing and eating leaves it the best thing ever!
Tea Bags and 2021
The inspirational message on my afternoon tea bag read, " The unknown is where all outcomes are possible; enter it with grace.” Such wisdom and really delicious tea. This got me thinking about all the changes I've experienced in my lifetime; both expected and unexpected. About the times I went gracefully into the winds of change and the unknown, and the times I went kicking and screaming; clinging to the tried and true, afraid to let go of safe jobs, familiar places. The following part of the quote really speaks to me.