Gemuetlichkeit Days

Yesterday my family and I went to German Fest – I can't pronounce the official title, Gemuetlichkeit Days – and had a good time listening to this amazing polka band, ate a bit of food, and, of course, drank beer.

A fun event, German Fest brought together the community of Jefferson and surrounding towns to celebrate German heritage. There was Hammerschlagen, a drinking game where you take turns flipping a hammer before you (attempt to) drive a nail into a tree trunk. The more you drink, the more fun the game gets.

The festival wouldn't stop until midnight, but we only spent a few hours there before heading off to the Essan Haus in Madison.

One Happy Pupper

Today was the first Sunday off in little while that I wasn't working so of course, I spent most of it lazing around, reading, watching a bit of La Traviata and then, finally, taking Parker for a walk. The sun was gorgeous, unlike yesterday where it rained most of the afternoon, so I thought a quick walk around Palmer Park would be fun. It was beautiful and the sunlight lit up the remaining summer flowers perfectly.

There is an expansive sunflower field up in Madison and, due to scheduling, I never was able to make it up. However, I was so happy to see these little patches of sunflower-ish lovelies around the walking path.

For Shayla

One of my best friends in the world is getting married later this month! She is one of the most beautiful women I know, inside and out, and while thinking about her, I was reminiscing back on a photoshoot we did many, many years ago when I was just getting into photography. The early light was gorgeous (thank you, Shayla, for getting my butt up early enough for it!) and her and her many horses were a dream. Here are a few of my favorite shots from that day. Congratulations!!