I had an 8 a.m. portrait session today. The Hamblin Family. They have 3 adult children, and two of them had their spouses. We met at the Smith Farm for some photos.
We took some photos with the grove in the background, and in and around the farm. (I don’t feel comfortable taking portraits in the grove. To me, the grove is a sacred place. I have no problem taking photos in the grove, but the directing and posing people and the amount of talking necessary to do a family shoot in the grove, to me, is a distraction from the reverence of the grove.)
It was a very beautiful, crisp, fall morning. I loved it. So, I took a walk through the grove and stopped at my favorite place. Sat for a while and pondered the events that took place there.
Palmyra Temple – Early Fall 2009
Using my iPhone, I pulled it out and got a GPS reading on where in the grove I was. I found it very interesting that I was directly behind the temple (see above photo) . Now, I could not tell that I was, because of the trees, but with the GPS screen in photo mode, I could see the temple and exactly where I was in relationship to it. Very cool.
Even in the fall, flowers in are in bloom here…
I came home and worked on the studio and office. I had to rebuild a threshold for one of the office doors. Talk about a lot of work. Discovered carpenter ants in the old threshold. (I’m sure that contributed to its weakening.) The other two thresholds were scraped, and patched and puttied and painted. They look quite nice now.
The floor had a crack that ran the full length of the room. I patched it. Patched and painted the doors. And, a lot of small little things that needed to be patched or touched up.
Finally, around 3pm I decided it was time to get some client work done. And now, time to do my blogs.
What a day. It feels like it has been two days worth of work crammed into one.