Monday, June 22, 2009

I'll Never Forget...

This is a scripture in the Bible that my mother lived by, "I have faught the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith". I have placed a section from the verse on each of the three leukemia bracelets (one for me and the other two for my girls) in memory of her. On the back of each bracelet the inscription is "Azzie" (Azilee my moms name) lives thru (Gwen, Brooke, Dessi)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cam's Wishes...

Happy Father's Day Daddy, I love you. To all that do not know, this is my nephew Deon and his son Cammeron.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


for potential photo shoots. I saw this barn while driving thru the city of Kettering and thought it would be nice backdrop for a portrait photo shoot.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Bee Keeper

I was given the rare opportunity to digitally witness the excavation of a bee colony. This excavation occured at my job site. Bee's are fascinating creatures! In a bee colony such as this, 3 types of bees exist: the queen, worker, and drone. It was estimated that this colony contained approximately 15,000 bees. The queen is responsible for populating the colony and can lay up to 1500 eggs a day. The drones (male bees) have no stinger, pollen baskets, or wax glands. Their main function is to fertilize the queen, they die instantly upon mating. Workers are the smallest of the 3 and the most numerous in the colony. The worker bees clean out the cells, feed the brood, care for the queen, remove debris, handle incoming nectar, build combs, guard the entrance and air condition and ventilate the hive before going into the field. Once in the field they forage for nectar, pollen, water, and plant sap. And the not so surprising part - the worker bees are FEMALES, who knew?

The bees seen in the images below have been relocated to a bee farm.

Thanks to Jim Staffan (The Bee Keeper) and Steve Goetz (The Apprentice) for allowing me to learn from you as well as capture this event on film (digital - of course).

These two images are my favorite. (you can click on any image to enlarge - including the slideshow)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Back To City Life...

My goal is to shoot more portraits this weekend - but in the meantime I needed to post a blog entry. Here are two more of the statues from the City-Life collection that is in our town for the next few months.