Saturday, December 31, 2016

Make A Wish

December 31, 2016
[at home]

2016 has been a pretty bad year for many, me included. I know that life is a series of ups and downs, but it seems that this year was lacking any kind of balance - there were way too few ups to compensate for the many, many downs.  So what I wish for in the new year is simply more balance, and for a few things to stabilize, in my life, as well as in my friends' lives, and throughout the world, actually. 

Pilot Me

December 30, 2016
Morgan County (GA)

Over the waves and through every sorrow
Savior please, pilot me

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016
[at home]

Black Friday Antidote

November 25, 2016
Sandy Creek Park, GA

This is our idea of Black Friday: Sandy Creek Park was closed, or rather, unstaffed, today; they opened the gates for a few hours and we took advantage of that. Unfortunately, there were no keys to the dog parks. People with smaller dogs lifted them over the fence, but I couldn't do that with Tessa so we walked the trails instead, and sat for a long while on the boat dock watching a few kayaks paddle by. Loved it!

I Smell - Autumn!

October 23, 2016
Morgan County (GA)

October 22, 2016
Rabun County (GA)

We went on a quick trip to the North Georgia mountains, on this beautiful (but chilly) fall day: US 441 to Black Rock Mountain State Park, which was so crowded that we only stayed 10 minutes; then off along some scenic highways where we stopped at less crowded overlooks, like the Popcorn overlook (above).

Cotton Time!

October 16, 2016
Walton County (GA)

Back Home

September 25, 2016
Barrow County (GA)

On the way back from Atlanta, we stopped in the lovely Georgia countryside. It's a post-city ritual. 

In The Studio

September 25, 2016
Atlanta, GA

Today, we drove to Atlanta for a photo shoot with Amanda Jones. The session was paid for in full by Petplan USA, Tessa's pet insurance who is going to feature Tessa and her two tumor claims in Fetch! Magazine in December. They will have access to all the photos, but so do I! It was a wonderful experience and I think the results were amazing - Amanda photographs dogs without props (except the occasional toy) - dog pure - and she truly captured the essence of Tessa.