Saturday, October 8, 2011

Photos for a cause ..... 10-7-11

I did it again friends..... I volunteered taking photos at Joplin Humane society Adoption and Rescue Resource Center..... These are some of the cuties I got to spend time with yesterday.... If you live in the Joplin Mo Area you should come meet them :)   

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Photos for a cause......

I am a photography hobbyist with a point and shoot camera..... but yesterday I got the chance to put my hobby to good use!  I donated a couple hours of my time to go around with a pro photographer and take pictures of animals in need of adoption at the Joplin Humane Society!  It was challenging, difficult, messy, wonderful, inspiring, add all the great adverbs you can to this list because I could go on forever! below are a few of the adoptable pets that melted my heart!   if you are around Joplin go see these fur faces..... they would love you forever!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Duncan loves R and D!

YUP my dog definitely has a love affair with my niece and nephew...... he follows them everywhere and keeps tabs on their every move when they are around!  I can't hardly stand the cuteness! :)

One last nod to summer

As you all may or may not know, Fall is my favorite season. The changing leaves and crisp air just inspire me!  But before I just jump head first into fall, I want to give one last nod to the beautiful summer that I had by showing you some of the summer flowers in my Dad's garden back home. (he has quite the green thumb, me .... not so much.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pow Wow

I have a very mixed heritage. I have Scottish ancestry which is a very strong source of pride on my moms side, German ancestry from my moms side as well, and other European decent that I have no clue about because somehow it has gotten lost in translation through the years. However my Great Grandmother was full blooded Cherokee and my grandpa has always been proud of that fact. He did family history research and looked up old Indian records so that my cousins, sisters, and I could actually claim this Native American heritage. I have sat at my grandpas feet and listened to him talk about the past, and my great grandmother and have always always always been proud when I heard the stories.  With this being said, I have NEVER EVER been to a pow wow.  So this last weekend I remedied that fact and attended my very first one!

 I  enjoyed the fancy pants dresses worn by the indian princesses (yes they had pow wow princesses)

and the elaborate warrior dances!
sorry its blurry but they just danced so FAST :)

The women were the most lady-like example of beauty and strength I have ever seen, and the men were true manly warriors! I can tell that this is a group of  proud people and I was honored to be able to spend an evening with them! The amount of respect at these dances was the most amazing part of it all. They treasured family, tradition, and togetherness. The Drum beat and chants echoed  the emotion of each song with voices getting louder and softer with every beat!