Monday, August 31, 2009

Diagnosis: Broken Foot

This is the spot on the river where we play on the rope swing....
(that's Isaiah's head in the water)

Logan jumping off the platform.....

Logan releases the rope in the DEEP end of the water...
Not pictured is Isaiah releasing the rope in the SHALLOW end of the water...
Pictured is Isaiah after crawling to shore in PAIN. Look at his poor guy.
Fast forward to the next morning...
Isaiah in the Dr. Office after getting X-Rays.

On his left foot, He broke bones #10 and #9, pictured below, right in half

Isaiah getting his air cast on.

He's off of it for 4 - 6 weeks.
No more football this season. :o(

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Race

My friend Stephanie asked me to photograph her son's cross country meet today. I think I've found a new sport I like to take pictures of! You did awesome today Mckay!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Meet Hadley. She's 7 days old. Fresh and beautiful.
She came over for her first portrait shoot today.
Hadley has 6 big brothers and 1 big sister. She's just as sweet as can be!

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Milestone Moment

Yesterday was a big day at our house. Evan got his driving permit!
I bribed him for some pictures, he was happy to oblige.
We took him out for a steak dinner to celebrate.
Dennis let him drive home.

Seems like just yesterday he was driving around the living room in this!!

Now we're looking for his first real car!

Time goes by much too fast!

We're so proud of you Evan!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Take A Closer Look

  • it protects the delicate cambium layer from bumps and cuts
  • it retards the loss of water
  • it protects from temperature extremes
  • it protects from intense sunlight
  • bark is somewhat porous, so it helps the tree breathe
  • like a scab on a wound, it protects against disease organisms
So there you have it!
I'm sure you were wondering.

As I mentioned yesterday, (the tree that tried to kill me) ,I took a walk around our yard yesterday. We have more than 70 large trees in our backyard. Each one is so unique. I wanted to capture some of their beauty.
Hope you enjoy these pictures.

This bark reminds me of Chicken Pox

Love this mossy lichen

Found lots of these creatures on my trees as I walked around.

I imagine there was a tree fort up in this tree at some point in time.

Love the color of this velvety moss

There used to be a colony of bees living in this hole. We ended their lives with a good can of Bee-Gone!

This tree looks like it's had a rough life
This is the tree our tire swing hangs from
Here's a look at the whole tree

The sappy tree
This tree grows along the creek bank. I never knew we had so much sap on this tree.
Ah-ha! Look where my kids have hidden their Popsicle wrappers.

Last fall hurricane winds knocked down one of our big sycamores. It fell into this tree splitting it.

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