Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Autumn and Eli










Picture from Hometown

These two cousins just love each other.  Eli is crazy about Autumn, and Autumn really loves Eli, although she makes sure she is the boss.  They both had lots of fun letting me take pictures of them, they thougth this pose up.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Driving at One

Picture from Hometown

I was at least 16 before I learned to drive.  I wish they had things like this when I was little.  Makes me wonder if he'll be driving one of those land cruisers like in Star Wars by the time he's 16.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Back home from home

Picture from Hometown 

I took lots of pictures, I'm busy editing them.  I'll just go ahead and put one in from the sunset on Christmas eve, one of the most beautiful I've seen.  Much more to come in the next few day, I'm pooped and have to hit the sack.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Denise by the river at lunch

Took some quick shots of Denise on my lunch break today, thought they turned out nice, I've been a bit under the weather lately, well a lot under the weather.  I'm so ready to get well. 

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Monday, December 5, 2005

Amy and Ole

Don't these two make a nice looking couple!  I'm still editing pictures.  I've got a few jobs lined up.   Looking forward to the new year.  I sure hope this thing grows into something nice for me.

Sunday, December 4, 2005


Today was a beautiful day, went to church this morning.  It was a really nice service about Mary.  After church I went to the beach and took some pictures of Amy and her boyfriend and two boys, and her good friend and two children.  They were a pleasure working with.  I really enjoyed it!

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Bird Watching

Eli likes bird watching like Nana.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Little Big Man is Ethan, he's walking around everywhere now, I think his favorite word was "Hot", I loved when I swoop him up and talk to him in a whisper, he makes little whisper sounds right back to me. This kid loves too eat. He makes this wonderful ahhh sound evertime you show him a piece of food. I see my Papa when I look in his eyes, but I also see myself, from pictures I've seen of myself when I was this age.


All you have to do is look into his eyes and you see a sweet sweet spirit, Eli is so polite, always saying please and thank you.  I love to see him smile big!

Growing Like a Tree

I take a picture of Autumn in this tree every year, she grows so fast.  She amazes me with the conversation she has with me now.  She's quite the little lady.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Autumn Lost her first tooth

Do you remember that first tooth you lost. Well Autumn lost her first tooth as you can see, I asked her to open wide so I could take a picture. She got a two dollars from the tooth fairy and a note you need a magnifying glass to read. Saying you need to brush more. She now got another tooth that is a bit wiggly. Is the tooth fairy making more money these days because I never got that much for my teeth.

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

I'm back home from Thanksgiving, I've found myself thinking a good bit about how much we learn from adults when we are little. I thought about this a lot while I was with Autumn, Eli and Ethan. The way I am right now with myself and the way I think about myself is the way I learned from reactions of others around me when I was little. I want to build them up, make them feel confident about something in their lives. Make them happy. God is still speaking, He speaks to me many times through them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Picture from Hometown

Well since I wasn't able to post on Monday, and it's finally working now.  This was taken on a trip to New York on July 4th.  This landmark for me was one of the most outstanding landmarks that was manmade I've ever been too.  I didn't get to go up to the top, it was so hot that day, but I did get to go up at least half way.   She was quite beautiful, and I took quite a few shots, I'll scan the rest of them, and put them in this entry as well.  Our lady liberty!  I'll never forget this day.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Baby Me

Well I didn't take this picture.  I did clean it up a bit, it was in my old baby book, all scratched, and no color to it, so I added some color to it and took most of the scratches out.  I look scared.


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Round Robin Challenge: Wabi Sabi

When I lived at the beach this was my view when I walked across the street to stare at the beach and the moonlight.  There was a new beauty each night. A wabi sabi beauty.  I used to get home have my dinner go jog, and then just sit for an hour staring at the moon over the ocean or the stars in the sky.  Looking at the picture makes me think of those fleeting moments of happiness.  The shore with it's new footprints in the sand.

Round Robin Participants

Coy...Dancing in the Rain

Karen...Musings from Mavarin POSTED!

Sara...Photographic Memories

Kimberleigh...Life As I Live It

Renee...Timeless Calligraphy Studio

Carly...Ellipsis POSTED!

Kat...From Every Angle

Nancy...Nancy Luvs Pix

Betty...My Day My Interests

Deb...Sassy's EYE


Steven...(sometimes) photoblog POSTED!

Alan...F-Stop POSTED!

Tess...First Digital Photos POSTED!


Marie...Photographs & Memories NEW POSTED!

Becky...Where Life Takes You NEW POSTED!



Friday, November 4, 2005

Autumn in Summer

Well Summer is gone, but there is still Autumn, she was having such a fun time down at the Jacksonville landing.  I think I told her not to get in the fountain, did she listen?  Nope!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween from Catwoman

I took this last time I was home, She was Catwoman this weekend for Halloween, and she went out again tonight, as a little girl from the 60's with the poodle skirt, I'll post those as soon as Sherry sends some.

Monday Photo Shoot: Get Goofy

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Getting Goofy

Hey, you feeling goofy? If your answer is yes, then you're in luck with the week's Photo Shoot:

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Get a picture of yourself or a loved one making a truly goofy face.
Because why not? We could all use a chuckle. This is not unlike the previous Photo Shoot where I asked folks to show a good cathartic yell; maybe one day we'll collect them in a coffee table book called "Emotional AOL." Yeah, that's it. We'll sell a million!

I know she's going to kill me, or better yet she may try and get even.  But this is my lovely sister Sherry, making one of her many crazy faces, hmm, I think I'll put two on here.  I can't figure out which one is the most goofy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


I loved the way this came out, it reminds me of a character in a  children's book.  Autumn In Wonderland.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Coolness in the Air

There's a coolness in the air.  Winter is right around the corner.  The coolness reminds me of this picture I took of Eli last winter. 


Monday, October 24, 2005

Old Family Photograph

I've posted a few pictures of this family before, I saw a copy of this picture from a newspaper years ago.  I looked and looked for a original copy of the picture.  Today one of my wonderful cousin Judy who also does genealogy, made my day and sent it to me.  It's still quite old, I worked on it some, trying to lighten it up some.  I always heard they had just gone to church and their horse and buggy was behind them in the picture.  Apparently though they had gone to the fair and got this picture taken. Wonder if they all fit on the horse and buggy? 

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Playing around with some photo editing

This is kind of fun, Sherry looks like Julia Roberts here to me.

Happy Excited Day

 VIVI Awards Page   Can I just tell you this has made my whole weekend.  I was so happy and excited to be nominated.  I wanted to put a picture of me to show you how excited I was.  I think this one shows. So just wanted to say thanks to everyone and congrats to all of the nominee's.  This is awesome, I keep yelling Woo Hoo!  Thank you too for all the nice well wishes and compliments.  Can't wait to see what the next year holds for all of us in J-Land, I know it will continue to grow.     BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Ellipsis...- ondinemonet
F-Stop - botdotdotdot
From Every Angle - mskatdabrat
Picture of the Day - deveil
The Road Less Taken - djzgirl71
(sometimes) photoblog - sepintx
Through the Eyes of the Beholder - dornbrau
WonderGirl - cneinhorn

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

My Papa

92 years ago a wonderful man was born, My grandfather, or as we all called him Papa.  He's been on my min a lot today.  I sure have missed him.  But he's up in heaven with my Mema.

Dance at Bougival in Jacksonville

Just so you can get an idea how tall these works of art are.  They are tree level.  I'm tall but I come to their knees.  I'm 6ft4".

Monday, October 17, 2005

Walk Into Art

Renoir - Dance at Bougival REP003 ... Image Loading

This is not a photograph of a painting, it is a photograph of a giant 20 foot statue of art.  I felt like someone from Liliput standing beside them. J Steward Johnson has an exhibit at the Cummer Museum of Art.  With giant works of art of VanGogh, Renoir, and more.  This was one of my favorite's.  This was a two story statue as tall as the tree's, I'll post more picture later that will show the true dimension of these statues.  But it was a awesome feeling that you were a fly so to speak in the painting.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Seems wedding have been on the brain lately.   I was thinking about how pretty Sherry was on her wedding.  I'm still working on her scrapbook of her wedding, hoping to have it done by December.  This one was a few seconds before she said "I Do!"

What an emotional and beautiful time.  I bet it's hard to come down from it after something so wonderful and beautiful, sharing it with all those you love. She really was beeming of love and light.

Coley and Pony


Coley is my first cousin Caia's little boy, isn't he a cutie with the pony.

Friday, October 14, 2005


This is one of my favorite pictures I took of my sister Dena, Eli and Ethan's mom.   I love the leaves in the background.


Anytime I start missing Autumn, Eli, or Ethan, I just pull up these pictures I've taken of them and it makes me feel closer to them.

Round Robin challenge: Village



I played around with a couple diffrent things, but ended up just posting this one of the quaint little village of Helen, Georgia.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cheese Crackers

This picture makes me remember Mema, she loved these cheese crackers it was one of her favorite snacks.  Now it's one of Eli's favorite snacks.  I love this picture it just has a glow to it.


Football Player or Cheerleader

Thursday, October 6, 2005


this is one of my Nana I'm working on for my mom.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Late Round Robin Challenge: Secrets

Look at this photograph, what secrets does this family hold.  There are many.  Family secrets, we all have them.  This is my great great grandfather's family.  Should I tell them.  There are many that I've found out being the genealogist.  There are sad stories, happy stories, and secrets.  Lula Payne was my Papa's aunt, he was named after her, so he passed the family secret on to me.   The family secret had to do with guns.  Back in those days most people carried guns.  Guns brought much heartache in those days as it does in the 21st century.  Loss of life due to guns touched everyone in this family.  One lost their life due to guns. Many in this picture took a life because of guns.  Two were accidents, other's were to protect the ones they loved.  The beautiful woman in the top right is my great grandmother Annie, my Papa's mom.  Wasn't she beautiful?  The picture below is of Lula Payne Ennis Giles, cause of death, gun accident.

1883-1912 Lula Payne Ennis Giles

Saturday, October 1, 2005