Sunday, January 1, 2012


Going to give this a try again. I'll see how long I last. Yesterday I found a group of Trumpeter Swans in a field so thought I'd go back today and get some pictures of them. But there were fewer today than yesterday and with the weather they were not very active. So I headed over to the Ottawa Wildlife refuge and found a few over there and took some pictures, along with the usual resident ducks and Canadian Geese. Used my Minolta AF Reflex lens as I need practice using it and I thought the swans would be a good large subject. And incidentally about the swan with the neck band, I did a little research. 3AO was born in August of 2004 and she seems to have a fan club out there. Going to have to make some regular trips out there to see if we have some cygnets to this year.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Sunday we had a special Planned Pethood adoption event since the holiday was on Saturday, our normal day to have it. My foster JRT pup Jessie wasn't happy being in her crate, so I was holding her and had passed her off to another foster so I could go take pictures of a dog that was out of his crate. And so I took this picture of her when she spied me.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Well going to give this a try again. And tonight we had a beautiful sunset, so a great start to the year.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Saturday I attended the Old West End Festival parade in Toledo, OH. What a visual feast for the eyes. I loved the colors. And part of the parade is the Pooch Parade.


Wow, I can't believe I've let it go so long without posting on this blog. Anyway, Friday evening I volunteered with Planned Pethood at the Great White concert at Toledo Harley Davidson. After my duties were done I went and got the camera. By then it was dark, so I got to try some shooting at night. I was pretty fascinated with some bikes a lined up that one of them had neon lights on.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


How is it that my foster puppies always seem to have the worst pictures. I took Crystal out in the snow today to get some pictures of her. She's a 10 week old lab/spaniel/collie mix. What a cute little fluff ball. She is available for adoption with Planned Pethood


For some reason the cold of winter doesn't inspire me to go out and take photos. Well I did go take pictures of the PPI dogs today. There are over 40 puppies in the program right now. There is a litter of puppies that were rescued from the Lucas county dog pound when they were just 2 1/2 weeks old. Before they would have called them pit mixes and they never would have seen the light of day. But thankfully times are changing and PPI was able rescue them. This little cutie peered over the shopping cart and I got her picture. And the other pup is Cupcake. Also with Planned Pethood I rescued Cupcake and her litter mates from the Ottawa county pound earlier in the week. I'm fostering Crystal, a litter mate.