Thursday, December 16, 2010

What a difference a day makes....

La Pine Oregon first morning

La Pine Oregon first mid afternoon

La Pine Oregon second morning

Friday, November 26, 2010


Just got back from a trip to San Francisco. We stayed right by the Chinatown gate. Here are a few samples of Chinatown signage that just killed me.

Someone's aspirations I am sure. Well apparently, there ARE Alumni.

How? or From what?

Is there something in Buddha's teachings about martini's?

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Well, at least, that's what Eddie and Snookie thought I said we were going to see when we stopped off at Sam Hill's replica perched above the Columbia River. Here's what he said in 1916 and it still is relevant today and always will be no doubt..."The project began when Hill was mistakenly informed that the original Stonehenge had been used as a sacrificial site. He thus constructed his replica as a reminder that "humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war."
Bone sniffing dogs

Hmm, not a bone, but smells delicious!

Snookie overcome with reverence.

Default mode

Screw the bone angle, let's go find some poop.

Monday, November 1, 2010

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands...

I've never mentioned that we have two feline family members. Dizzy and Tuffy were feral kittens left behind by a neighbor. From garbage cans, to porch feedings, to cat housing, to darting in and out of the house quickly, to their own private bedroom safe and sound.

Tuffy, professional kneeder, keyboard typist, and chirper.

Dizzy, takes the term Lap Top literally. 
Tuffy, apparently the happy one, and Dizzy bearing witness.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Dad

My dad, Stan, turned 93 years old on September 28th. My sister and I celebrated with him on a short road trip to Leavenworth. Here are a few snippets:

Although Stan is working on his watch band, he always has deep thoughts. One of which he shared with us this trip: "Nothing ever is destroyed, it only changes shape. "
Stan's essentials

Cat in a basket in Tonasket


Stan and Terry keenly observing people in the Cottage Cafe over pie

Stan's dad's cabin originally built in the 1930's in Easton.

Famous landmark 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

High Tailing it out of here!

Driving on Rainier Avenue behind this truck. Guess it must have been a one trick pony...

Blog Paralysis

Yes it's true. It's a slippery slope. First a week goes by simply because there's no time. Then another. And then it seems too complicated. And finally, it becomes monumental. I'm talkin "blog entry paralysis". Well, I'm breakin the cycle. Yup, breakin it with an image that I find to be interesting. It's of Tika and Koko, two shepherds on a bed in very soft focus. Some might even say out of focus. Some might even say "it's the Twillight Zone".

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Has She Gone Plum Logo?

Trying to come up with a new logo for So being a literal type of gal, I thought I would start with a dog and photography. Well then I got a little crazy and replaced a camera for the photography part (thinking outside the ol box camera). And then I really went crazy...see what I mean?

Starting point
Blue mood
Did you say something?
Another starting point
I am becoming one with the camera
Schnoz competition

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lyle Lovett Sneer

I photographed Matilda yesterday. She's a cattle dog who recently had an aggressive form of cancer in her mouth that resulted in part of her jaw being removed. She is pain free, has a good prognosis,  and is full of piss and vinegar. Her mom, Tina, thinks Matilda now sports Lyle Lovett's sneer when she smiles.

Lyle Lovett's Sneer

Really happy about that hole she just dug

Cousin Arlo wondering if Matilda is a one trick pony

Fruits of her labor

Arlo moves on to more captivating stuff

Are you Lyle Lovett?

Davy Crockett

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Kate Veitch, my little aussie friend and author of two amazing books, will be doing a reading at Elliot Bay Book store this Monday July 19th at 7pm from her most recently published book "Trust". Nobody likes an empty audience. If you wish to be highly entertained and exposed to a wonderful book and read, please come! Here is a great interview with her that gives a good idea of what to expect from the lovely Ms. Kate:
Author Online
Thanks to Bill Kenower for this video interview with Kate Veitch, recorded at Third Place Books in Seattle, August 2008.
Her website address is: 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Shedding Light

Here's a peek at a project I have been working on of dogs shadows and reflections. I put together this book for a book contest (along with the help of the impeccable taste of Ms. Hayes who has that design flair covered). The book takes a bit to down load and if the pages are white, that means the photo did not load yet. Let me know what you think!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rudy Tooty

Tomorrow is the 5th anniversary of having to say goodbye to my first dog pal since I have tried to be an adult. Rudy Roy was his name. Everything I know about dog I learned from him. He found us on July 4th 1995. We kept him knowing who he belonged to but not wanting to return him for ethical reasons. We became fugitives from the law. Within a month, we moved from a condo to a house. Two years later I became a dog photographer. So here's to Mr. Rudy, my dog poet, my red dog, my Blaze. I loved that dog.

Waiting for room service with bro Benny

Pillow snarking

Synchronized sniffing

Balls I chucked out at Marymoor after he died. 

One of the last photos I took in May. He was 10yrs old. We had no idea he was sick yet.