Well, it will be about two weeks when I’ll be taking on a challenge…
With the frigid temperatures in New Hampshire, one of my dogs and I will be traveling to several areas in NH living out of a truck while we search for healthy food and charitable resources. I will be taking on some of the daily struggles the homeless do in order to survive. Follow me during Dec. 26, 2011 through January 2nd, 2012 as I visit NH homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens throughout the week.
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It’s been a long week, loaded with inspiring people, learning from some of the best photographers, while having to drink lots of coffee to keep up with the daily agenda… My type of week!
The above photo was the last photo I took before boarding my plane to head home.
I attended the League of N.H. Craftsmen 78th Annual Craftsmen Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH. There were over 200 vendors who had good weather and a constant crowd of people browsing and buying artisan fine craft work. Workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions were scheduled throughout the day. I spent a day observing an array of unique creations from non-metal jewerly to outdoor sculptures. The following photos are of just a few of the many artists I have met and admired at the Craftsmen Fair.
The first two pictures below are of Nancy Tobey demonstrating the process of making glass beads.
The following photo is of one of the many outdoor sculptures displayed on the grounds of Mount Sunapee. Isis, is a mixed media sculpture, created by Debora Homer O’Leary.
Jim Lambert from Hillsborough, N.H. creates his work using a variety of materials: antiques, recycled materials, newspaper, old electrical wires, then turns his idea into a finished art by painting a face, adding colors, and a message. I really enjoyed talking with him about his creative process.
Beautiful day in Ogunquit, Maine… A day being a positive impact on strangers through conversation, a smile, or with a compliment. Throw in good food, a few drinks with a friend created a wonderful day filled with great moments.
A day with my friend and our cameras in hand made the day even more memorable. We both scouted the town for the perfect photo opportunity. With no timelines and no pressure to “click and move on”, we were able to enjoy the day at our own pace. We walked Marginal Way with our cameras ready in hand. We stopped and snapped many photos whenever something intrigued us. In between moments of shooting, we would share the angle of capture, thought process, and even new ideas for recapturing the subject. It’s hard to find someone who grants you the time to be creative. There are just a few people I can do this with. I’m so lucky to have those that inspire, motivate, and share with me the same passion.
Ok, I need to explain the photo below… In one of the hotel’s gardens (off of Marginal Way), a dragonfly is found holding on for dear life as the winds try to pull it off. Look at how strong the wind is by how the dragonfly’s wings are angled. This dragonfly stayed on through many wind storms. After taking many photos and the wind finally settled, the dragonfly flew off.
Lenny was mistreated in a number of ways during his early years and he has the scars to prove it. With all the cruelty Lenny was victim to, he still wags his tale and is eager to please. His story is much bigger than we will ever know. Lenny was rescued by WOOFFUN, a volunteer animal rescue organization.
My dogs and I welcomed Lenny into our home while the proper placement was made for Lenny to spend the rest of his life. He was my first foster dog and the experience was very rewarding. Lenny spent his time being a dog: running free, playing ball, socializing with me, guests, and my dogs, while having all his needs met.
The day came for Lenny to meet his potential new owner (adopter/s). For me to know Lenny may have a final destination called “home,” packing up the truck with Lenny and all of his things made our final ride together exciting. The final process for placing a dog with a potential new owner is call the “Meet and Greet”. Lenny’s “Meet and Greet” was a total success! ”It was a match made in Heaven!”
Lenny, welcome to your HOME! Your life is now full of devotion, happiness, and stability.
I’m already missing his happy face and his desire to enjoy life like nothing else matter’s, other than today.