Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Unforeseen schedule interruptions affect work times.

And on top of that,  I just got home today from surgery to free nerves in my right forearm.  Several  weeks are needed  for healing (if all goes well).
 I do not want to say it ..our contract photography is
Temporarily Suspended.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

We are working to reinstate working contact with our readers. Thanks for your tolerance in this.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mildred..Grand Lady of Clinch River Raptor Center

 For now,  click for a larger view. The Facebook page for the rehab center is gone as of June 8, 2018, as is the now closed center.. And, this wonderful hawk who helped educate many children and adults  passed on late May, 2018. She was approximately 26 years old!  A wonderful red tailed hawk, she is missed, as is the Clinch River Raptor Center. Owl Ridge Rehab is open in Washburn, Tennessee. It is home for some of the educational birds formerly living at the Clinch River Raptor Center.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Nanny Goat and Two Kids, Appalachia Style

An easy drive east and we come to the Museum of Appalachia,  John Rice Irwin’s fields and woods filled with cabins, barns, work buildings and some livestock typical of old rural Appalachia.  The buildings include a log church house and one room school building carefully moved from original locations in the country and reassembled there for tourists and the rest of us to visit and get a tiny feel for life a few years ago in this part of Tennessee in and around the green Cumberland mountains.    Small pastures border the entrance road and it is in these fields we often find subjects for our photographs.  We noticed the quite small and very, very cute baby goats a couple of months ago when they were almost to short to reach their mother for milk. Today, the nanny and her two kids were in the field near the road.  They are small animals, full of energy and typical goat rambunctiousness.  We got these photos then went into the front building for a simple Sunday lunch. 
Small white nanny goat with two kids

Old Appalachian barn in platinum tone image

See a neat draft horse from the field toward this old barn at our commercial photography blog site, first page on the blog.  The Museum of Appalachia is a fine visit if you are in the area or passing through on I75.

Friday, July 15, 2016

TIME FOR A FULL REDO..Turning this Blog Around and Fresh Again

This blog was initially to cover interesting topics of nature, religion and what might come up worth considering.  The intent was to illustrate topics as well as could be with photographs from our commercial photography blog.
 reed basket, on a stand, empty but for the strrong glow of sunlight going through.,
Basket of Sunshine
 We did not want this to be just another extension of photo business marketing efforts but to have a life of its own, even if awkward at times.  This Landing Heron blog was for us to be a breath of fresh air, set apart from our gallery website 
and from our photo blog.

As time has worked on us, we used this blog to promote our photo business then moved most of that off the Landing Heron blog, trying to restore the original focus and to once again find this a place to comfortably write and illustrate a variety of topics where we find separation  from business pressures in the meantime.  We hope it works because such rest is very much needed.

This basket-full of sunshine is what we need... and is a goal of approach and attitude for this blog in its new makeover.