Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Be Bold!

In all of our 22 years living in Maine we never had a cardinal at our bird feeder.  Scott tried everything to attract these red beauties - food, feeders, plantings and still nothing.  We had plenty of chickadees and gold finch and friends who had cardinals in their yard.  So all that was left was to dream.  When we moved to Cape Cod two years ago everything was put into storage except what we could squeeze into our cars.  Scott insisted that the bird feeder had top billing as winter was coming and the Massachusetts birds would be hungry.  So the pole and 2 feeders made the cut and a home outside the window at our rental in Osterville.  And to our astonishment and delight a cardinal was one of our first visitors.  When we moved to our Mashpee home in the spring we discovered 2 cardinals here so we clearly made the right choice in abode.  
This year our friends John and Terry sent us a beautiful glass cardinal ornament for our Christmas tree.  I nestled it amidst the silver ornaments and sent a photo to Terry.   "'Oh no I messed up your color scheme! " she said.  "It really stands out but I love it."   Me too.  I think that it's important to be different, to stand up and be bold. I read that those who attract the cardinal as their totem are naturally energetic, love life, and happily help others when they can.  Sounds like a good motto to me.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Headshots: Is it Time for an Update?

When was the last time you updated your headshot?  Unless you're job hunting most people don't even think about it.  It's nice to have a current one on hand, whether for your company website, Linkedin, or even a blog or article posting.  Many require a formal format with a traditional backdrop while others are good with a more casual approach.    The latter allows for more personal expression - and more fun!  Jim loves the outdoors so this was a perfect setting for him.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Three by the Sea

Debbie wanted photos of her girls, Veronica and Melanie, at their 
favorite beach in Falmouth so I was happy to join them and explore a new location. 

You gotta love sisters!

Debbie is such a sweetheart - she didn't expect to be part of the party but we persuaded her to join. Love the mother/daughter shots!

We crossed the street and the girls brought us down a hidden path to another favorite destination by the marsh.  

Beautiful girls in my new favorite setting!