My twin brother tied the knot in August!  My son and I were asked to record the festivities for posterity, which made me giggle because I am not a wedding photographer!  Never mind that this is the 3rd wedding this non-wedding photographer has photographed.

My images are not technically perfect or perfectly posed.  My mantra has always been to be a fly on the wall and capture the imperfect, unrehearsed moments.  Hopefully I did just that.

Who knew putting on shoes could be so funny?!

My two brothers.

Never a straight face when the family gets together.

Welcome to the loony bin, Susan.  There’s still time to run!

Stacey has some amazing images of the most recent solar eclipse.  Click here to see her awesomeness!

 

Catmint grows in one of my gardens.  Prolific and robust, the tiny purple and blue flowers attract vast amounts of bees with what I expect is their sweet nectar.  From early morning until dusk, the sound of their buzzing calms even the most frantic among us.  That is assuming those that are frantic aren’t allergic to bee stings!

Next up is Stacey in NY, whose backyard hammock time has increased since summers arrival.

Colorado’s spring snow storms can come late, hit hard, and create memories of legendary proportions.  May 18 was such a storm.  What had been a bright sunny 75 degree day, morphed into 30 degrees and 18 inches of the heavy-wet-branch-breaking wet stuff.  Awesome for the kids who aren’t ready to give up sledding for the summer.  Not so awesome for the lilac bushes just about ready to bloom!

Please click here to follow me to Krista’s One for the month of May.  With school almost over for the summer, hopefully we’ll find Krista with her feet up, reading a stack of novels with a bottle of wine nearby, and snuggling her golden retriever.

This is an iPhone photo taken during my daily walk with the dogs.  The before image is rather blah, but I was envisioning something like the after image when I took the photo.  Few things thrill me more than making something out of the proverbial nothing.

Let’s pretend the dog in the photo is Waldo, who is off-leash staring at the gaggle of geese flying above and surveying his vast kingdom below.  In reality, Waldo is leashed and walking next to me while we navigate around prickly cacti and prairie dog holes, all the while watching out for rattlesnakes and coyotes!

Jessica has a very special surprise to share with us!  Click here to see what life changing event happened to her family last week.

 

What do you get when you mix dogs + water + a contest to see how far you can jump?  A diving dog competition, of course!!!

I give this labrador retriever a 10 for form and concentration.  The landing is another story, but extra points should be given for never taking your eye off the toy!

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This cattle dog(?) was The Boss!  Just look at that determination!  That drive!  The ‘I don’t care if the water is a chilly 58deg because it’s all about grabbing that toy before it hits the water’ attitude.

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There were even little dogs taking part in the wet festivities!  This little guy needed a little encouragement from his human before taking the plunge.  The second his diminutive body hit the water, the audience was on their feet cheering him on.

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Last but not least, we have a golden retriever.  The token party animal who would rather not retrieve his toy if it means jumping in the chilly water.  He even made sure to voice his displeasure at what was expected of him!

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Please click here to discover what my talented and funny friend Jessica has in store for us this month!