Shooting Maxine and Sally

As you probably know, I occasionally get a chance to do volunteer photography of rescue animals needing a furever home.  One of my biggest clients is an awesome organization called Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue.  They’ve grown to cover several state now, and are entirely foster based.  This means all rescued animals have been placed in a temporary but loving home until they find their furever home.  Recently one of their fosters brought Sally and Maxine to me.  Here they are:

Escorting PFC Brandenburg

From his obituary:

PFC William Edward Brandenburg, age 17 of New Miami, was Killed In Action on Monday, November 22, 1943 in Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands in the Pacific Ocean. He was born in New Miami, Ohio on January 3, 1926 the son of Robert and Mattie (Rice) Brandenburg. William enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on November 27, 1942

From other sources I learned that he was killed in the invasion of the island of Betio, the largest in the atoll, two days after landing along with about 1000 other service men.  His remains were there on the island until recently being returned to the US and having been identified with a DNA match with family members.

I, along with many other Patriot Guard members were honored to escort him to his final resting place.  Welcome home Marine.  Thank you for your service.

Gardening and Yard Work

Well, we’re WAY behind in getting our gardens placed, mostly due to money.  Things are just now starting to pick up with the new job and it’s slow going.  We found a few bucks to get started yesterday and we decided that one of the things we decided we wanted was some window boxes on the back stoop, so we started there.

As part of the process we also got a hosta to fill one of the holes in an existing bed.  When we got to that, I found myself annoyed with a branch hanging over. That lead to getting out the loppers. That then lead to getting out the chain saw.  By the time the dust settled we’d trimmed back a mass of stuff along the horse farm fence that had been bugging us forever…