Monday, September 29, 2014

Green tree, singing bird

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” - Chinese proverb





Or hang out with you on the beach for a bit, while you photograph him/her!! 
;)

Ocean air, salty hair

"Ocean air, salty hair."

My intial orders to the Tampa, Florida area have ended, more are expected to surface soon. In the meantime, my groom and I have decided to stay here in Florida for awhile.

I have absolutely, fallen in love with Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. We are currently living in a hotel about 150 steps from the beach.

The beach is gorgeous, my neighbors are amazingly sweet and the atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. This is mostly a tourist area, so, the locals are friendly and generous.

This is Hudson. His family lives about an hour away. He is 3 and he loves to spend his time with his daddy.

His daddy was fishing and he would feed the birds. His daddy was not initially aware of this fact.

:)

Balloons and my graduation

I successfully graduated from VPD (Video Production Documentation) August 8, 2014.
My graduation and my final weeks of school at DINFOS (Defense Information School) were a whirlwind, I apologize for my gap in blogging.

I am extremely proud to report that my classmates and I are now officially 25V. (Combat Camera) for The United States Army Reserve. I was away from our puppies and my loved ones for just over 8 months.

Just before VPD ended I received my first official mission. It was in an area near Tampa, Florida. I was very lucky, I reported just 7 days after graduation. I cannot disclose much about my first mission, but, I learned quite a bit. I took several hundred photos, wrote captions, a news story and helped shoot video. 

I fantasized and day dreamed of having my first official photos released publicly. Because, I find humor in life, my first official photo for the United States Army is.... a balloon. What?! Yes, a balloon! 

I loved my time at DINFOS and I look forward to more missions and more "balloons".

I included some others that were released, after the balloons. ;)