Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Libbey files

From time to time, Libbey takes my camera and goes crazy, taking picture after picture of all sorts of fun and delightful things. I'm always inspired by her creativity and outlook on life! So, without further ado, please enjoy some of her work!

"Looking for a place to go"

"What book should I read?"

"Peeking and listening to a conversation"

"Can you find me?"

"Best friends"

"Fighting over the crown"

"Felicity, get that horse out of the house"

~All captions by Libbey~

Saturday, June 27, 2015


This past week I began an experiment with self-portrait photography. My gear included:
-Canon Rebel t2i
-50mm lens

More photos coming soon!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Give Us Men!

Give us men!
Men--from every rank,
Fresh and free and frank;
Men of thought and reading,
Men of light and leading,
Men of loyal breeding,
The nation's welfare speeding;
Men of faith and not of fiction,
Men of lofty aim in action;
Give us men--I say again,
Give us men!

Give us men!
Strong and stalwart ones;
Men whom highest hope inspires,
Men whom purest honor fires,
Men who trample self beneath them,
Men who make their country wrestle them
As her noble sons,
Worthy of their sires;
Men who never shame their mothers,
Men who never fail their brothers,
True, however false are others:
Give us men--I say again,
Give us men!

Give us men!
Men who, when the tempest gathers,
Grasp the standard of their fathers
In the thickest fight;
Men who strike for home and altar,
(Let the coward cringe and falter),
God defend the fight!
True as truth the lorn and lonely,
Tender, as the brave are only;
Men who tread where saints have trod,
Men for Country, Home--and God:
Give us men! I say again--again--
Give us men!

-Josiah Gilbert Holland

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wrapping up the photo challenge

Day 23: sunflare
Basking in the afternoon glow.

Day 24: animal
Faith is not amused by Gary's antics.

Day 25: pink
Hanging around.

Day 26: close up
Break time!

Day 27: from a distance
He was feeling distant that day.

Day 28: flowers

Day 29: black and white

Day 30: self portrait
Till next time!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

19, 20, 21 & 22

Day 19: orange
Gary is getting buff.

Day 20: bokeh
Bokeh is so fun to experiment with!

Day 21: faceless portrait
I am experimenting with low lighting and exact focusing here.

Day 22: hands
Libbey is one of the craftiest people I know, and she excels at whatever she learns to do. It's amazing!