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{ Project 52 – Week 30 and a Sneak Peak}

Theme for this week “A letter of the alphabet.” I chose “A” for Apple and Ana.  This week I took Ana our exchange student visiting from Spain to the Johnny Appleseed Farm in Ellington, Connecticut. Together we created my photo for this weeks challenge and did a personal photo shoot for Ana. What fun and laughter…

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  • DarcyJuly 29, 2011 - 2:22 pm

    Love the little one with the A of the ladder and then the second to last one. Nice!ReplyCancel

  • DarcyJuly 29, 2011 - 2:22 pm

    Love the little one with the A of the ladder and then the second to last one. Nice!ReplyCancel

  • HectorJuly 29, 2011 - 5:18 pm

    Muy buen trabajo, ellsa se ve hermosa!ReplyCancel

  • HectorJuly 29, 2011 - 5:18 pm

    Muy buen trabajo, ellsa se ve hermosa!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ToddJuly 29, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    How wonderful. She is such a pretty girl. Great subject!! I have to agree with Darcy’s choice. But, they are all very lovely photos and great memories for Ana & you.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ToddJuly 29, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    How wonderful. She is such a pretty girl. Great subject!! I have to agree with Darcy’s choice. But, they are all very lovely photos and great memories for Ana & you.ReplyCancel

  • AnaJuly 31, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    I love the photos Catherine!
    Thank you very much, I had so much fun doing the photoshoot and playing hooky this day.
    🙂ReplyCancel

  • AnaJuly 31, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    I love the photos Catherine!
    Thank you very much, I had so much fun doing the photoshoot and playing hooky this day.
    🙂ReplyCancel

  • Vicente and TeresaAugust 4, 2011 - 6:20 am

    Catherine,
    You are really professional.
    Fantastic pictures from fantastic person.
    I am impressed seeing in real time the happiness reflected in my daughter’s face.
    Thank you again for your time with Ana.

    Vicente / TeresaReplyCancel

  • Vicente and TeresaAugust 4, 2011 - 6:20 am

    Catherine,
    You are really professional.
    Fantastic pictures from fantastic person.
    I am impressed seeing in real time the happiness reflected in my daughter’s face.
    Thank you again for your time with Ana.

    Vicente / TeresaReplyCancel

  • Sandy HenryAugust 6, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful…These are so nice love the mix of colors.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HenryAugust 6, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful…These are so nice love the mix of colors.ReplyCancel

Buttonwood Farm – Sunflowers for Wishes

Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?  It’s simply stunning! This past week I had the privilege of taking a trip with a few photographer friends to Buttonwood Farm in Guildford Connecticut. I have never seen so many sunflowers in one place…over 4 acres of blooming sunflowers. The wonderful family who owns this farm grow…

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  • SharonJuly 28, 2011 - 7:38 am

    Catherine, these are beautiful photos. I will need to take a trip to this farm. What a wonderful idea you are doing along with the farm. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 28, 2011 - 7:38 am

    Catherine, these are beautiful photos. I will need to take a trip to this farm. What a wonderful idea you are doing along with the farm. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • LauraJuly 28, 2011 - 11:07 am

    Catherine, You do beautiful work. I am definitely going to buy one picture maybe two! Great idea and I love the organization “Make A Wish Foundation” which helps out so many children. Very thoughtful of you.ReplyCancel

  • LauraJuly 28, 2011 - 11:07 am

    Catherine, You do beautiful work. I am definitely going to buy one picture maybe two! Great idea and I love the organization “Make A Wish Foundation” which helps out so many children. Very thoughtful of you.ReplyCancel

  • KarenAugust 2, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    I just placed an order for some of your wonderful sunflower pictures! Also, since I know Ana, your Exchange student and her aunt, Rosa from Valencia, I was thrilled to see the outstanding photography work you did with Ana. I know she has grown in maturity and become more outgoing since I saw her in Canada 2 years ago and you’ve helped her even more in that process, I’m sure. God Bless you and know that you’ve made a difference in her life. Karen YatesReplyCancel

    • CatherineAugust 3, 2011 - 7:46 am

      Hi Karen~ Many thanks for your kind words and for your order of sunflower photos. I will be making a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation in September from the sales. God Bless you too!ReplyCancel

  • KarenAugust 2, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    I just placed an order for some of your wonderful sunflower pictures! Also, since I know Ana, your Exchange student and her aunt, Rosa from Valencia, I was thrilled to see the outstanding photography work you did with Ana. I know she has grown in maturity and become more outgoing since I saw her in Canada 2 years ago and you’ve helped her even more in that process, I’m sure. God Bless you and know that you’ve made a difference in her life. Karen YatesReplyCancel

    • CatherineAugust 3, 2011 - 7:46 am

      Hi Karen~ Many thanks for your kind words and for your order of sunflower photos. I will be making a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation in September from the sales. God Bless you too!ReplyCancel

{ Project 52 Week 29 }

Theme for this week “Get In Close.” The sunflowers are in full bloom around our state and a perfect time to photograph them and get in close on the bees that just love them! The first photo is the one I entered into the weekly challenge…the others are just to share. I do hope you…

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  • MargeJuly 22, 2011 - 11:08 pm

    I LOVE the Sunflower(4th)beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • MargeJuly 22, 2011 - 11:08 pm

    I LOVE the Sunflower(4th)beautiful!!ReplyCancel

Welcome Ana Marti!

Summer has been extremely busy and our family has been away on vacation so blogging has been put aside for a bit. Sorry…but we’re living life and that is so important. I would like to introduce you to Ana Marti, our exchange student from Valencia Spain.  Ana arrived in America on July 8th and will…

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  • shirley toddJuly 21, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Ana, enjoy your visit at my niece’s house. They’re a wonderful family and I know Catherine will make it alot of fun. You are just so cute!! I hope Catherine and Michael go to Spain to visit you and your family one day. Hugs, Shirley Todd from Denver, ColoradoReplyCancel

  • shirley toddJuly 21, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Ana, enjoy your visit at my niece’s house. They’re a wonderful family and I know Catherine will make it alot of fun. You are just so cute!! I hope Catherine and Michael go to Spain to visit you and your family one day. Hugs, Shirley Todd from Denver, ColoradoReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 21, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Ana, Welcome to our country! You will have a wonderful time with Catherine and her family. She has lots of energy and loves to do things. You’re having great weather for visiting. Enjoy your stay.ReplyCancel

  • SharonJuly 21, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Ana, Welcome to our country! You will have a wonderful time with Catherine and her family. She has lots of energy and loves to do things. You’re having great weather for visiting. Enjoy your stay.ReplyCancel

{ Project 52 Week 28 }

  The theme for this week “Sweet Relief.” Our family just spent this past week at  Scarborough Beach in Narraganset, RI.  Love, love, love Narraganset!  We were blessed with the most spectacular  weather…sunny and hot!  To cool off Michael had a blast skim boarding into the ocean catching a wave and some air! He’s pretty…

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  • sandy henryJuly 17, 2011 - 10:18 am

    I just love this shot…taking air…the freedom of being a kid in summer. SWEET. I remember jumping in the cool New England water for the sweet relief from the heat. Brings back memories even though I never skim board…it looks like a blast. ReplyCancel

  • sandy henryJuly 17, 2011 - 10:18 am

    I just love this shot…taking air…the freedom of being a kid in summer. SWEET. I remember jumping in the cool New England water for the sweet relief from the heat. Brings back memories even though I never skim board…it looks like a blast. ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ToddJuly 18, 2011 - 10:58 am

    What a great photo, Cath. Michael is so lucky his Mom is a photographer. His life is captured so beautifully on film.ReplyCancel

    • CatherineJuly 18, 2011 - 10:08 pm

      Many thanks Sandy and Shirley. I so enjoy watching him as I’m trying to capture these moments of joy….and quite the excitement. Luckily I got many good photos and we’re going to make them into canvas prints for his newly decorated surfing bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ToddJuly 18, 2011 - 10:58 am

    What a great photo, Cath. Michael is so lucky his Mom is a photographer. His life is captured so beautifully on film.ReplyCancel

    • CatherineJuly 18, 2011 - 10:08 pm

      Many thanks Sandy and Shirley. I so enjoy watching him as I’m trying to capture these moments of joy….and quite the excitement. Luckily I got many good photos and we’re going to make them into canvas prints for his newly decorated surfing bedroom.ReplyCancel