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Friday, July 29, 2011

A Wedding In July

I recently had the honor, and pleasure, of shooting another Summer wedding.
It was a beautiful, sunny day in July and the air was filled with the
sweet smell of flowers and the sound of happy laughter..
It was such a joy to witness a new family being doesn't
get much better than that!

Hoping that your July has been a joy for you and for all those you love...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Tipp Of The Hat To Buckeye Bloggers

Yep...that's *Tipp* as in Tipp City, Ohio where a group of Buckeye Bloggers recently gathered! It was the first of these fun get togethers I had been able to attend and I had so much fun! Hopefully there will be many more such events in the future...

Tipp City is just a little North of Dayton and such a sweet town. Tipp City was established in 1840 along the Miami and Erie Canal. Tipp City was once a hub of shipping and trading activity on the canal. The city was founded as Tippecanoe City and was named after presidential candidate William Henry Harrison’s campaign nickname, Tippecanoe, which he received after leading his troops to defeat the Shawnee Indian leader Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

It's a lovely small town, rich in history and beautiful historic homes! There are lots of fun shops and several good places to pop in and grab something good to eat. All of us did both!

I have gotten to know Sue S. well over the last 2 years as we live close to one another. Thanks to Sue for planning such a pleasant day for all of us!

I was lucky enough to have met Jo not too long ago and what a joy to see her again!
It was the first time I met Pam, Debby and Pam but I surely hope it was not the last time! All 5 of these ladies are such fun to be with. Despite the heat and humidity we had a great time! If you have yet to meet these 5 ladies, do yourself a favor and pop over and introduce yourself!

So many window boxes and hanging flower baskets around town...

This sweet sculpture is in front of the library...

There was a Farmer's Market in progress when we arrived so we had to take a peek...

I loved these photographs...

This talented lady had such pretty goodies and isn't this fun? A Barn in a Bag!
Sugar cookies in the shape of the barn and all the baryard animals!

Our Sue with her sunflower purchase!

Pretty storefront windows...they must have used Sue's sunflower as inspiration!

...and this one with such a cute idea using coffee filters as decoration!
See the skirt on the dress? Yep, filters!

And filters here too!

Love the cow paintings!

This old hotel is not only beautiful but also houses a great store!

Wonderful staircase...

...and goodies aplenty.

Such a sweet little spot to rest on a hot day!

I love the name...

We found lots of wonderful things here...I think each one of us went home
with a treasure or two from this shop!

Sam & Ethel's looked interesting...I wonder just who Sam and Ethel are/were?
Love the old neon sign!

We waved good bye to Sam and Ethel (Whomever they may be!) and we all headed back down the
 street to eat at the Coldwater Cafe!

Such pretty decor...

Find anything that looks good?

I sure did!
I had one of the daily specials, a delicious spinach
and Parmesan quiche! So good...and we all know that a good
 blogger always takes a photo of their food! Right?

Talented Jo brought these for all of us! Isn't this just the sweetest gift?
And she made them using paint sample cards!
You will have to pay her a visit and see just how she does it! The tutorial is on her blog!

Isn't this wonderful? Pam K. brought each of us this sweet gift!
Her daughter makes these tiny precious is this! 
 Talent for the arts runs deep in Pam's family!
She attached each charm to an old playing card! Unique and fun!

I brought everyone a couple of bags of Buckeye Blast from
a local shop, "What's Poppin"?"
Yummy! I hope they all liked it!

This is Sue with our funny and very delightful server, Jules! We kept her hopping but I
think she liked us anyway!

I took 3 of these shots and didn't get Pam K's with her eyes open in one!
Bad photographer! Bad Susie Q! And she has such pretty eyes too!
Here are the lovely ladies with whom I spend a great afternoon!
Pam K, Debby, Pam ~Top Row
Jo and Sue S

After lunch we headed up the road just a wee bit to Troy,Ohio...another wonderful
small town filled with charm, great shops and delcious restaurants!
And such a pretty fountain in the town square...

Just a little info about the town square!

Wow! What a fun day I had! It may have been hot and humid but we still had one heckova day!
A tip of the hat to Tipp City! Thanks for making us all feel welcome!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Summer Treat

One of my favorite things about Summer is a roadside fruit and veggie stand or
a great farmer's market! I am lucky enough to have many of both from which to choose lots of
yummy seasonal goodies.

And nothing is prettier on your Summer dinner table than just picked flowers right?
Don't you love the colors of zinnias?

What is YOUR favorite Summer time treat?