Friday, August 28, 2015


One thing you will notice about this blog is 
the fact that it is heavily loaded with photographs.
I love taking pictures.
And slowly, very slowly, over the years of "taking pictures",
I am learning a little about photography.
Not as much as I want to know.
But then, that's the wonderful thing about life...
There is always so much to learn!

I have vowed to never stop learning...
to never stop trying new things.

There is one thing that I know for sure...
If someone else can do it, then you and I can do it, too.
Patience, perseverance, and practice.
Those three p's are the key.

And so, on my journey through life I am trying to capture the highlights
through the lens of my camera.
I am trying to do more than just "take pictures".
I am trying to capture the essence of a moment, a place, a person, an animal.

I have to admit that animals are my favorite subject.
And one that definitely requires patience.

I have found that the easiest way to take good animal photos is to just sit amongst the
If you sit long enough, they give up on trying to figure out your agenda.
Once they forget about your presence, they start to do what comes natural.

And this is where the photos get good!

Sam is always a great subject.
He is usually very lazy and loves to just "chill".

Bobby, on the other hand is a mover and a shaker.

Getting him to stay still and not be on top of you is a challenge.

And there is nothing more difficult than taking a photo of a cat in your face!

So, we sit and we wait.

And the magic happens.

And gets better.

Until, eventually, we have exactly what we want!

Now, Oakley, on the other hand is a whole different story.
He is wary of the camera.
Camera shy, really.

He is my wise old man...not an ounce of ego or pride in him.
He is loyal and true and loving.
Best. Dog. Ever.

And now, after my amateur photos,
here is a professional treat for you....
Mackenzie's newborn photo...


Well, Friday is upon us once again.
We are off to Pittsburgh this weekend for a wedding.
Amanda and Tim and friends are minding the farm for us.
I'll be back on Monday with more "Tails From the Farm".

Enjoy your weekend!...and make sure you take time to learn something new!


Peter said...

Back in the days of real film my father would take wonderful photos of friend's children. His technique was to show them the camera and then take shots until they got bored with the camera or forgot it was there. Then he would put the film in and take the real pictures.You would have liked him.

Moggie said...

I love your photos, I guess because I love animals. Even your flower and veggie pics are terrific...I enjoy them better than some blogs who post picture after picture of close ups of flowers - nice, but they don't tell a story...yours most definitely do...that's what sets them are a storyteller, in pictures as well as in words.

Thanks for taking the time to do this every day.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wonderful photos!

littlemancat said...

Excellent advice about the three Ps. And your wonderful photos are perfect examples. Love the interaction between your animal friends.
And oh that grand-baby!

Karen L. Bates said...

Yes, it takes lots of patience with animals....and kids. Great the rug! MacKenzie is just so darn precious...great shot will be getting lots of practice with that soon!

Anonymous said...

Your new granddaughter is precious!

Patsy from Illinois said...

I have tears in my eyes when I look at the photos of Sam and Bobby. If they can get along like this, why can't we all do it? I think that last photo of them would be an excellent photo for a pet food company. Maybe worth checking into.

Agent X, not said...

Your blog always brings a smile. You have a way of capturing and conveying the gratitude, attitudes, and blessings that are thought, and too often left unspoken. Thank you for is a pleasure to stop by and visit.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hello Bev,
Priceless is right! Mackenzie's photo tugs at my heart.. .She is such a doll.
And as for Sam and Bobby, they are outstanding! I laughed so hard when I scrolled down to Bobby's tail in Sam's face.. And the next four of them are so endearing... Oakley is such a beautiful and stately dog.
Thank you so much for sharing, Bev.. You really have an eye for the camera lens.

Missy George said...

Wonderful pictures of Sam and Bobby..Ya done good...Enjoy your weekend..

Laura said...

Great photos! Have a great weekend!

Tracy Byers said...

Mackenzie's photo is so precious- what a treasure! And the animals- I feel like I know them through your wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing!

Country Gal said...

I hear on this sister . I to love photography have for many years long before digital it is a passion of mine as is nature so for me they go hand in hand and I to am still learning myself and there are so many different styls of photography to !. Even the pros say there is still so much to learn of photography. Wonderful post and photos . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Lynne said...

There aren't words . . . fantastic, wonderful, beautiful photos of your animal family.
Really, really great photos Beverly . . .
and new born Mackenzie, how can you resist . . .
all sweetness!
Enjoy your wedding weekend . . .

Jill Cooper said...

I always love your pictures but these are just stunning! You are really good. Thanks so much for sharing your life and your animals with us.

daisy g said...

Gorgeous photos. You're right, patience really pays off when it comes to taking pictures. Safe travels...


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