Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I am newly



obsessed with figs... lucky me I have a tree in my yard last week i roasted some with chicken and rice, tonight I made fig and blueberry muffins.

construction

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A different kind of camp




Camp Turning Point is a week long program for at risk youth from four counties in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. In addition to lectures, gang information, and art lessons the kids participate in an Equine Assisted Learning program. The program challenges students to focus on team work and problem solving. Today the challenge was to figure out how to take a twisted halter, set it right and put it on the horse, they then had to lead the horse around the small arena set up for the camp. For most of these campers the Equine Assisted Learning program was the first opportunity they ever had to handle a horse. I had horses for most of my childhood and I understand the power these animals have to heal the soul. I wish I had better moments, but for as young as these kids are they are hardened some how, I hope the time they spent with Fsbo the horse helped them soften a bit.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My name is Rebecca..




and I photograph kids at camp.. and love it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

My name is Rebecca...

and I photograph kids at camp.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Early ...


from the triathlon....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Awesome...

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1137259.html

Awesome...

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Jerome





A little story on the Darlington S.C. Sanitation Expert Jerome McCall...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Multimedia...

http://www.scnowcommunity.com/index.php/multimedia/comments/young_chefs_academy/
The most recent of my quick hit multimedia pieces...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Favorite things...

I love dropping in on people.. I had time yesterday to pay a visit to Gerald Griffin a former mail carrier in Effingham, S.C. Griffin's house is a popular stop on Highway 52, for more than 20 years Griffin has been planting Zinnias and Petunias in his front yard for people to enjoy as they drive by. "So many people from Lake City and Kingstree stop and tell me how much they appreciate the flowers." says Griffin of his many visitors. "It really makes their day." Griffin saves the Zinnia seeds from year to year and every spring around the 10th of April he plants the three rows of flowers, "I'll bet there are thousands of plants in there, three or four different varieties, but I don't remember the names of all of them. This year there are a lot of pinks and reds, I'd like to see more white and yellow ones but you can never tell what you are going to get from year to year."







One of the many things I love about my job and the editors here at the Morning News is the amount of trust they have in me and the amount of freedom I am given as a result of that trust. I brought this quick little story about a man and his flowers back to the paper and they found the room for 4 photos..

amazing.. lucky.. exactly where I am supposed to be.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

illustration number 3 million...


A recent study found that about 10 percent of the apparently healthy middle-aged participants with no symptoms of stroke were injured from “silent strokes,” researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pressing...




my patience with press conferences...