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Charlie in Photos

Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my beloved Charlie (2007-2022). I’ve rounded up my favorite photos of him here in his memory. He was a tough dog with a big heart. He was also a beautiful boy to photograph but a bit camera shy. I’m so grateful to have these photos to remember him. Visit my personal blog to […]

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Chipmunks in the Garden

I’ve been photographing my chipmunks all summer long and have loved the photos. One of the drawbacks of inviting these little brats into the garden is their destructive habits. A few days ago I found someone had been nibbling on my favorite succulent. The chipmunk was my main suspect and today my suspicions were confirmed. He’s too cute for me […]

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A Quick Nap in the Shade

I recently added an afternoon walk to Rocky’s daily routine. It was warm and sunny this afternoon and Rocky tired quickly. He took a quick rest break in a shady spot and was back on his paws a couple of minutes later. It was just enough time to capture a a few great photos of him.

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Rocky Rebounds

This dog is not unfamiliar with difficulty. He bounced back after being abandoned and having one of his front legs amputated. That was about two years ago, and Charlie played a big role in Rocky’s recovery by making him feel safe and secure in his new home with us. Now his big brother and best friend is gone and he […]

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Belle of the Ball

I call my neighbor’s dog Bella, the Belle of the Ball, because I’ve never known a dog so obsessed with retrieving balls. 😂 She is such a fun girl and I love photographing her. In today’s photo, she is waiting for the ball to be thrown. I’ve always had trouble getting my dogs to return a ball that I’ve thrown […]

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Backyard Bandit

I set up multiple bird feeders this summer with hopes of luring birds in for close-up photos. I have a lot of birds, but I’m having more luck capturing chipmunk and squirrel photos. The birds are more than willing to swarm the feeders and hang out on the nearby perches where they can quickly swoop in for a snack. They […]

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Chipmunk Love

The summer months bring visitors that I look forward to hosting each year. This year I have fallen in love with my chipmunk visitors, who have proven to be adorable subjects for my camera. I admit that in past years I have chased them out of my garden. But rather than fight them, this year I decided to embrace them […]

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Peonies in Bloom

I’ve been waiting patiently for the peonies to bloom and finally went out to photograph them this morning. Nichol’s Arboretum is known for its extraordinary peony garden and this was my first visit. Each year, the peonies are in bloom for a short two weeks, usually around Memorial Day through mid-June depending on weather. I captured these beauties today and […]

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May Flowers

On paper, winter occurs from December through March. Here in Michigan, the dreary weather associated with winter begins in November and lasts through April. This makes May a long-awaited month.  The May flowers are always a welcome sight, one of the first clear indicators that the long winter season is giving way to warmer days with more sunshine.  I’ve been […]

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Life With Dogs

I have added a new gallery called Life with Dogs, that features my dogs in everyday life. I first became interested in photography because I wanted to photograph my dogs. I quickly expanded and started photographing other people’s dogs too. Eventually I got into non-dog subjects, but my roots are in dog photography and dogs will always be my favorite […]

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