Another year of my life is on the books now…so to speak. Yes, I have neglected this section of my life, and web page. I promise I’ll try to do better in these upcoming months. As most people do, I tend to reflect at the end of the year….OK just what do I have to show for 2009… well, the economy tanked- and artist as always take, a big hit. Two galleries that I had prints on display folded. OK, bump in the road, not a good year to see the bank account grow…OK, move on, and improve my skills… keep going. I did get some great shots this year; from the dramatic refuge sunsets to fast action polo to seductive portraits…I still continue to receive praise and compliments from my friends, and more importantly fellow photographers. I feel I have grown, and improved, so this year was not as bad as it may seem! I’m trying to think of which shot would be my favorite for the year… wow there were so many… this may not be my favorite, but it sums up ME pretty well…. I call this one, “Dusty Boots”. I spent a week in July at home in Lafayette, Indiana. The Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair was going on and two of my brother’s grand kids were showing their horses. I had spent ten years in 4-H as a child, and those are some of my fondest memories…I hadn’t been back in probably over ten years, and it has been mmm 30 since I participated. My family thinks of me as a city girl now… but my friends here all know I am still very much the country girl inside. I don’t get to see my family as much as I would like, and often feel that I have lost touch with them. This photo came about after I looked down and realized that I was still, very much, “a Sosbe”. One does not get the opportunity living in Savannah, in July, to wear ones Levi’s an Boots! Of course the kids all thought I was off my rocker, when I was trying to corral them in a circle for this shot… the sun was not helping so we ended up with a line. But here we are, myself in the middle, surrounded by Kaylee, Kolbee, Keegan and Koree. As you can tell, I’m still part of the family!