I did not realize it, but I had a whole tree theme going in yesterday’s *E* Session.  Dana and Michael were great and so were the surroundings.  Upon looking at the images as they were loading in this morning I thought to myself: “wow, I worked the environment hard”

I’m not sure if I was perhaps still celebrating earth day, or high on the pollen, but we had a good time and created some fun images for them.  There are lots more, but these are the few that stood out.  Check back next week to see more from this session.

Can I get an Amen!?!  This is what it’s all about!  Great day, great place, awesome people, and us with our cameras.  The location was Childress Vinyards, and Kristin, Brian and their families had a blast.  I’ll skip the blog chatter (does anyone read that anyway?) and get right to the images.

Pumpkin Update

April 15, 2009

This will be the last pumpkin update until Halloween, but based on the last comment left on the previous post I wanted to show that even though this stuff might look a bit gross at first, it quickly changes to lush green-ness.  Here’s what it looks like this morning with nothing visible but the stem!

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Spring

April 10, 2009

This has nothing to do with photography but it’s cool and I had to share.  I’m all about the compost pile.  I don’t get it when I see my neighbors bag up their grass clippings and put them out to the curb for trash pickup.  After thanksgiving I put our halloween pumpkin near the pile and just left it.  After a few months of winter it had turned white and deflated.

I happened to look closely at it yesterday and the skin that is usually orange has become translucent and essentially become a little greenhouse for all of the new seed sprouts, protecting them from the cold.  The growth is busting through and soon my back yard will be a Charlie Brown pumpkin patch.  Ahh the magic of nature.

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As promised, more from the west coast.  We started out at Stanford where Nikki is finishing up her studies, then on to misty, foggy San Francisco where the weather changed about every five minutes and kept things interesting.  From there we went over the mountain to the coolest little beach town and shot a little more before stopping for dinner.  All in all it was a great day!