Sunday, June 29, 2008

Clesie Learns to Jump in the Pool

Our Yellow Lab Ecclesiastes, aka Clesie, learned how to swim this week. It's great to watch how quickly he learns new things. Not long ago he wouldn't touch the pool water, so one day I gently helped him sit on the first step. After a few hours the curiosity got the better of him and he ventured deeper into the pool. Soon he was venturing down the stairs to retrieve his toys.

I showed him how to jump in from the side of the pool and after a few minutes he was doing it on his own. Now he just loves the pool, and retrieving anything we throw into the pool. He often jumps in just for the fun of it!

"Look dad, I got my eye's on the prize!"

"Got it!"

Clesie's failed attempt to walk on water.

"Dang it, I thought if I had faith as small as a mustard seed I could walk on water."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Emily & Brett

I had another great weekend working with Jan from Photomementos. We Couldn't have asked for better weather. The ceremony was at the Atonement Lutheran Church and was beautiful, it was a great day for everyone.
The Reception was at Club 1000 in downtown Kansas City.

The First dance and the highlight of the night, Grandpa dancing.
Everyone had to stopped and watch.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Another Storm

Here we go again, another storm. Fortunately, nothing was damaged. With high winds blowing the rain diagonally across the sky, the lightning and thunder that accompanied was absolutely amazing. Like a song in loop mode, this scene went on for hours. Our yellow lab wasn't so intrigued though. It scarred the tar out of him.

Too lazy to get a tripod, I sat in a kitchen chair and rested the camera on the back of the chair. Camera mode was "bulb", "F4", and length of time the shutter was open, well that was just a guess.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Three Inches of Rain

Like most parts of the U.S. the storms seem to come every week. In Kansas City we are on a record setting pace for tornadoes. Last night the forecast called for 3 inches of rain, fortunately we only received 1 1/2 inches.

Soon after I took these pictures the wind increased so much that the trees in our back yard looked as if they we're going to snap in two. Fortunately they did not.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Lees Summit 2008 Downtown Days

Friday we went to the Less Summit Old Times Day for some much needed rest and relaxation. For the entertainment we listened to Big Woody’s Blues Review and Monsters of Mock Tribute Bands - U2.

Here are a few pictures from the events.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Steve and Summer

Recently I had an opportunity to do a venue shoot for Photomementos Studio in Lees Summit, MO. Had a great time at the Kemper Museum of Art

All photo's are property of Jan and Marco at PhotoMementos
Jimmy Douglas©PhotoMementos

Monday, June 2, 2008

Kira & Jeremy

Here's another wedding I helped PhotoMementos Studio in Lees Summit, MO. This wedding was in a park off the Plaza. I had a great time with Marco!

All photo's are property of Jan and Marco at PhotoMementos
Jimmy Douglas©PhotoMementos