It is I, who is the writer of others accomplishments.
To embellish on myself is a journey I have never taken......
For years I have only admired beautiful photographs from a far never dreaming that some day I would begin to take pictures that would change into photographs of my own that has made me smile and now I have some of my own pieces of art to put on the wall.
I work full time for American Family Insurance and in my spare time I am writing a book (That by the time I have finished I won't remember what the heck I was writing about). My only child a daughter, is grown, and I am so proud of the woman she has become. My love for animals and the outdoors started exceptionally early growing up with many animals large and small. When most teenagers were out doing well what you didn't want your parents to know I got my first horse and spent every waking hour that I wasn't in school at the stable.
Progressing through the ranks I finished out my teen age years at one or the other a horse show or rodeo arena. Into my early twenties I went into a different direction by way of Thoroughbred races horses, racing through out the country. Over 20 years of equine competitions and management came to a quick halt through an injury (With a horse) and I retired at the age of thirty.
(What amazing photographic opportunities with the horses, moments lost forever because I was young and it never dawned on me that I might not pass this way again.)
It wasn't long and the fever for competition with a beloved animal entrapped me again with its drug taking me to field trialing English Pointers hunting upland game birds for the next 20 years.
In the Spring and Fall, all though retired from competing with my English Pointer(s)
I am still judging the field trial dogs of the National Shoot To Retrieve Association.
Finally I am slowing the pace down and have taken advantage in bringing my love for photography to the fore front.
My sister in law told me about a local photo club that met at the town library, finally getting up enough nerve to go, I took some of my pictures of my dogs with me and shyly asked them after the meeting if I was good enough to be in the club... Three years later here I am loving every click of the camera, I couldn't have done it without the love of my family and the support/friendship from the Jefferson County Photo Club High Ridge Missouri.
Please visit their website at : www. jeffcophoto.com