I am super excited to announce the gallery show I am taking part in. The theme for our work is love. The show came about from a desire to explore love in new context. All of the photographers in the show are women who primarily shoot weddings. You can check out some of their wedding work on their sites: Jacklyn Greenberg, Tina Parsadanov, Val McCormick, Mary Marantz, Jane Shauck, Krystal Prue, Carla Ten Eyck, and Nikki Nicole Rinaldi. I am honored to be among these women, who are not only fabulous photographers, but extraordinary individuals.
So it has been a few days since last I wrote, but I did have good cause for the delay. Dave and I spent the last few days celebrating our third anniversary. And for this super special celebration, we did something I have been wanting to do since the fall after I met Dave. We backpacked on the Lost Coast in Northern California.
In my family, we get a double-wammy, two for one special on birthdays. My Dad was born on July 13, 1940 and 62 years later, my nephew Scott was born. Scott is a super great kid. And my dad is wonderfully supportive. While I can’t be with them to celebrate their special day this year, I wanted to share a small reminder of my love. A little trip down memory lane- a few favorite images from when Scott was much younger.
Dad teaching Scott to blow bubbles…
This one goes out to my dad- a BIG HAPPY Dad’s Day to you! I just want you to know that I am working on the photos you want. Here’s one special fave!
I love you. Thank you for your support and your patience!
And here’s one for Dad Lee- Happy Father’s Day to you, too!
We love you. Thank you for your generosity and dreams.
The Yankee Candle Company flagship store is like a playround for adults and kids alike. Of course, there are candles- every shape, size, color and scent of candles. But there is also an array of other gifts- from food to toys to christmas ornaments. They even have a fabulous romantic award-winning restaurant, Chandler’s. I am fascinated by this place. There are so many things to see and hear and smell and touch. Of course, whenever visitors come, we now bring them here.
Here’s a few from our most recent visit with my parents…
Gotta love the pickle ornaments!
Discovering New England has been a most pleasurable task. A couple of college friends introduced us to the delights of Maple Sugaring season by bringing us to our first Sugar Shack. What is a Sugar Shack? you might ask. This is where they turn maple sap into maple syrup. It takes something like 40 gallons of sugary watery sap to make 1 gallon of sweet maple syrup. And most of these places simply boil the water away, a process that takes quite a bit of time and some careful attention.
We have visited several maple syrup farms and hope to visit even a few more. We started with the North Hadley Sugar Shack. Not knowing what we were in for, my friends Peter and Surita brought us here for a delicious brunch. The pancakes were great and, of course, so was the syrup. The sugaring room wasn’t open when we visited there. We actually learned more about the sugaring process when we ventured out on our own to Steve’s Sugar Shack. Steve showed us the ins and outs of the process.
What a treat to visit the Smith College Conservatory last week. The bulb show certainly brought fabulous color. And I was equally astounded by the variety of tulips and other bulbs. On top of all of that, the smells were intoxicating. It has been a busy couple of weeks but this was certainly a welcome respite. Here’s a few images from our visit….
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It seems like every day is a snow day here in Northampton, MA. The kids have been getting off school left and right due to this winter’s multitude of storms. But there is one kid that couldn’t be happier, our puppy Max. He LOVES the snow. Here’s a few of him going nuts….
We live very close to the Norwottuck Rail Trail, which runs from Amherst to Northampton. We took a short walk along it on the one day above 50 degrees. It was so foggy it looked a lot like San Francisco in the summer.