lil' Wood

Here is the first portrait of baby Wood at 24 weeks. Angie thinks he looks like Layla and has a big nose, my mom and Angie's dad think he looks like me. Can you really tell from this angle?



Many of you saw the family portrait in our Christmas Card. Here is an outtake from the day we shot those pictures. We had to bribe the girls that if they smiled nicely that we would also shoot a silly picture. Here is to a Merry Christmas to you!



The Big One

When I got in from hunting tonight Ella showed me the picture that she colored. Angie said that it looked like the deer (in the upper left) had curly hair. Ella explained that it wasn't hair and that it was a buck and he has antlers.

Crazy because tonight there was a big buck only a little smaller then Ella's nine point that she drew, running around the woods. I actually called Angie on the home cell as it chased two does towards the house. She called me a minute later to tell me that I might as well come in because the buck had chased them through the yard and past the pond (heading away from my stand). I was trying to figure out why Ella's buck had such a big smile. Either the buck caught the doe it was chasing or it is heckling me because he got away.



Kitty lover

I am starting to get the feeling that Layla's mother is not the only one that loves cats. She wouldn't leave this kitten alone at Abe's birthday party this past weekend. By the end of the day I was wondering if it was still alive or if it had been strangulated. BTW, photo by Angie.



A Fairy Tale Fourth

Here are a few of the entrants from our first ever themed parade at our Fourth of July Kids Carnival. The Frog Prince was awarded best of show by our judges Adam, Stacey, Henry, Abe and Sammy Ranck.

The Frog Prince

Peter Pan

The Stothard Family

Hanzel and Gretel

Little Red Riding Wood



During a recent princess dress up session I made these portraits of Layla.



Mother's Day portait

Here is a portrait of Ella shot by John Tully. I asked John to photograph me and the girls for a mother's day portrait for Angie. He made some pictures with his digital camera and also used up a roll of B&W film in a medium format camera that I had bought from an estate sale. Between all the hamming it up and cheesing for the camera John made this one frame that felt the most natural of all of them.



Dancing Princess

Ella had her first dance recital on Friday, the Nutcracker. She shined under the stage lights, it was nice to see how proud she was of herself. She loves to dance but I think getting flowers from all the family that showed up was her favorite.






shining the frames

Sorry for the nearly three month hiatus. I realized that when I am not posting on Wood Frames I am also not making pictures of anything or anyone in my life. I dusted off the camera and shined up wood frames a little bit. Here is to no gaping holes in publication in the near future...


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Stick in the mud

The girls decided to play in the mud near the construction site for our pole barn. It started out all fun and games until Ella got her shoe stuck in the mud. She pulled her foot out when trying to get it unstuck. You thought she lost her best friend. Layla started crying just because Ella was crying and pretty soon playing in the mud wasn't so fun.






Trash can diaries: A bugs life

I am not sure what the deal is with this drama surrounding our trash can but it makes for interesting video.