Jump

I finally had time for a fun photoshoot recently.  This is my friend Kelly, who is luckily athletic enough to be able to jump 25+ times so I could get just the right shot.  The session took place at the Cultural Center, and I want to thank my friend Michelle for the use of the room.  I’ve been looking at it for years, knowing that it would be perfect for photos of some sort :)

Come Back, Summer!

I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that knows me that I hate, detest, and loathe the winter and all things cold.  I grew up on a beach in Florida.  There’s apparently sand and sunshine in my blood and I’ve learned that it’s impossible to fight my basic, primal, beach-lovin’ urges.  I recently returned from a trip to visit my family and friends down there and I’m all ready to go back.

Chicago had it’s first 1+ inch snow fall today.  Now, I don’t know if everyone on the road this morning had never seen snow, or if they were slowing down to gaze at the winter wonderland, but my commute to today’s shoot was just a little under 2 hours.  Honestly, that’s… that’s just… grrrr….

So I’m happy that I just found some images of my summertime tomatoes.  I love growing tomatoes.  I usually have ones of all different shapes, sizes, & colors.  I’ve grown everything from white ones to black ones and all shades in-between.   I freeze and can them too so I can enjoy them throughout these cold, evil winter months.