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b….a family portrait I made yesterday….

(p)Update part II

….pay no attention to the border collie behind the curtain….

….we’re still hanging out at my brother’s house and his dogs are still crazy….

….pups….

….spending some time with Alex and Olga’s pups….

….sketchbook update….

….I just put the finishing touches on my ninetieth sketchbook….6″x9″….112 pages….

….Brenna’s Hancock….

….the first 12 copies of my new ‘zine are signed by both myself and Brenna and come with a 5″x7″ mini print….

….this is what the print looks like….

….2011….the year in photos….

….2011 was an amazing year….I was fortunate to make some new friends and ┬átravel to fun new places….thanks to everyone who made these snapshots possible….

 

 

 

….Adventures. Part IV….

….after another predawn photo shoot and epic sunrise we made plans to head north by northwest to rochester….we both used to live there about ten years ago and were excited to go back and check out a few of our favorite spots….

….we assembled the team and headed out….

….made a quick stop for pumpkin donuts….

….Berni shot some more behind the scenes photos of myself and the border collies….

….we all loved frolicking in Mt. Hope cemetery….

….then we headed over to Highland Park, the foliage was amazing….

….lunch time, vegan chicken wraps from Lori’s, one of the best things I’ve ever eaten, ever….

….dessert, vegan chocolate chip cookie….

….olives are one of my favorite foods, and we stopped at my all time favorite olive bar for a sample….

….on the way home we went to check out the view of Taughannock Falls from the upper observation deck….here’s Berni’s photo of me trying to balance my camera to take the long exposure photo below….

….we got home in time for an afternoon swim….

….part V tomorrow….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Adventures. part II….

….I woke before sunrise and headed out to photograph the elusive lake monster….

….the early morning light spilled into our house….

….the sunrise was delicious….

….as per usual Brenna had already been awake for hours, wondering why we were taking so long to get ready….

….self portrait of the day….

….it was still super early and cold so we warmed up with a few cups of coffee….

….it was definitely too early for beagles….

….Berni had the appropriate footwear for the day….

….Berni brought her point and shoot camera and snapped a few shots throughout the day….here’s Brenna getting frustrated with our leisurely morning….….Spirit, perpetually lounging….

….we started the day off with the breakfast of champions….bagel sandwiches from Collegetown Bagels….

….egg and avocado….yummy….

….Berni’s photo of myself and the border collies, at the beginning of our hike. If you look close you can see us on the left of the photo….

….Brenna and Scully were stoked and immediately commenced frolicking….

….when it comes to fetching sticks, Brenna always goes big….

….here’s Berni’s behind the scenes shot of my border collie photo shoot….

….here’s the picture I was making….

….it was a long hike and Spirit suggested we stop for a lunch break….

….luckily we were in a magical land where giant pretzels grow wild….I picked this one….

….border collies only have one speed….warp!….

….after a long hike we eventually reached our destination, Taughannock Falls, at 215ft it’s the tallest waterfall east of the rockies….

….that little black dot is Brenna running/swimming at full speed to get to the base of the falls, her appetite for adventure is insatiable….

….Berni’s photo of me trying to photograph the border collies….it was super windy and freezing cold and the spray from the falls made photography quite challenging….

….drying out….

….it was a super-fun day of hiking and Spirit was spent….

….we hit the town in search of some snacks….

….tofu and black bean burrito, score!….

….then it was time for some pumpkin lobotomies….

….watching The Addams Family and carving pumpkins….

….hooray for Halloween!….

….Monday night….

….watching hockey and making art….

 

Happy Birthday Spirit!

….Spirit turned eight today!….

 

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