Category Archives: Family/Friends

My Little Ray of Sunshine

It has been a while since I have posted some photos of my “Booger Bear”, my granddaughter Quinn.  What a shine and smile she brings to my life…..

Somewhere In Time

I have the best memories as a child going to Mackinac Island.  An enchanted place where you do not hear cars as all transportation is horse-drawn or pedal power.  The only way to get there is by boat or plane.  A magical place with lots of history.
I had forgotten about it until in 1980 when I was watching the movie “Somewhere in Time“.  On the big screen was the Grand Hotel.

On our return visit to Michigan, Mackinac Island was a top priority to share with my family.




Military Honors

I add these photos to my blog in honor and the memory of Homer Canfield,  my wife’s Uncle.

I have written and re written this experience and nothing in my words can truly do justice to witnessing a burial with a Military Honor Guard nor am I able to express the range of emotions felt this beautiful sunny day in West Virginia.

The photos below were taken with the families permission.  I pray these pictures honor Uncle Homer and his family…..

Honor Guard
Honor Guard

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Kaylyn Test Shots

I wanted to put together a cheap home studio and see what I could do with portraits. The studio was less than $100 and Kaylyn and I did these in about 30 minutes. I am thrilled with the results, but very concerned as a father!!

Playing with Zebras

Over the long Fourth of July weekend we did a short day trip to the North Georgia Mountains.  On the way back we saw a sign for a zoo and thought we would check it out.  The zoo was closed but we found a split rail fence along the side of the road with a surprise.  It was a simple split rail fence with chicken wire on the inside.  On the other side of the fence were about 15 zebras and zebroids (also zedonk, zorse, zebra mule, zonkey, and zebrule).  There was also a Watusi Bull from Africa.

kaylyn and Jarrett Petting a Zebra
kaylyn and Jarrett Petting a Zebra

We pulled over and walked up to the fence and after a while they came over to us.  We pulled long grass from our side of the fence and fed it to them.  They were very friendly and gentle and it was an amazing experience.

Watusi Bull
Watusi Bull

The Watusi Bull never came to say hi.  He seemed a bit unsure of us.

We spent about 30 minutes playing with these incredible animals and I think we were all just a bit stunned by this unique and rare experience.