Sunday, August 31, 2008

It is a busy morning at Cambridge church. Keegan Jett, center, waits with his stepfather, Price McLean, right ...

... for Jim Riddell to baptize him ...

... afterward Keegan's brother, Caleb, center, responds to Win Davis, right, during the children's message ...

... while Jim Riddell manages to somehow work a large-mouth bass caught by C.L. Gregory into his sermon (well, some of Jesus' disciples were fishermen!) ... 

... and Judy Offenback welcomes Chad Stillwell into the fellowship.

At Spring Arbor, Dianne, right, helps her mother with lunch. Margaret is responding well to treatment for pneumonia. The painting on the wall of a clipper ship under full sail is an example of Margaret's art when she was younger.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Passersby enjoy the music of Dan Bowen as he plays along Main Street in Kilmarnock, Va. Bowen can usually be found playing on Carey Street in Richmond, but he ranges as far north as Boston performing as a street musician.

Barbara and Ken, left and center, with Dianne, right, on their dock at sunset along Harvey's Creek, near Remo, Va.

Kent Eanes returns to Harvey's Creek after an evening of fishing on nearby Mills Creek. Eaves is a photographer specializing in stills for the movie industry.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Craig Martin at lunch at Kuba Kuba in The Fan district of Richmond.

Harry Gore reviews songs for a concert at the Daily Grind Coffee House and Cafe in Short Pump.

Harry Gore in concert at the Grind.

His fingers fly across the frets ...

... as Kelly Ostrum, above, and  Allison Jarrar and her daughter, Janine, listen.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Downspouts look more like fire hoses than drains during torrential rains in Short Pump this morning.

The heavy rain flooded John Rolfe Parkway, a new road cutting through Short Pump. The parkway is named for the 17th century English settler who established tobacco as the economic base of the Jamestown colony and married the Native American princess Pocahantas.

Krispy Kreme donuts roll off the conveyor at the bakery in West End Richmond.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tobie and Sadie wait for Dianne to return from shopping on a rainy summer night.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One of the beetles that spilled out of the woods on a cool summer evening along Copperas Creek.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Margaret was diagnosed with pneumonia this evening. She has a horrible, rasping cough and can't speak in more than a whisper. She'll be 90 in November. We're a little worried about her.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Coogle girls — Caroline, Rebecca, and Kelly — Sunday morning at Cambridge church.

New office arrangement, nearly put together.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A beautiful evening with a gentle breeze out of the east. It feels like a fall day, not a summer evening.

The Banghams and Jarrars at SuCasa.

In the back, Nic and Sam — SuCasa meets the Daily Grind.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Barbara proclaims herself a survivor following an open-top Jeep ride across the Wicomico River. Fashion by Barbara; hair styling by Jeep.

Lindsay Cade performs during an outdoor concert at the Daily Grind in Short Pump. The singer/songwriter is from Cordova, Tenn.

Sadie makes friends among the more than 100 people who attended Cade's performance.

Cade performed for more than two hours without taking a break—and the crowd stayed with her. This is possibly the largest audience at any of the Daily Grind concerts.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beth Spain and the bullfighter at MaMa Nachos on Carey Street. Beth was an intern in 2007 and has done several assignments for me.

Sunset reflects off the faces of the Richmond alternative rock band Conshafter as it played this evening at the Daily Grind. Sarah MaCalla, center, plays bass and sings backup for the band. She works at the coffee shop/cafe during the day.

The New York band America's Sweetheart also played this evening as part of a double billing.

A beautiful summer evening added to the enjoyment of the music.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Above: Terry Pedigo, left, and Dennis Waterman at Su Casa — one of our favorite media hangouts.

Below: Recent portraits taken this week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dianne clowning while I set up for a portrait session.

I have taken a portrait of Kathyrn and Allyson Wesson each year for the past several years. This year we began with a parody of the portrait we did last year.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Christopher Wishard and his family, left to right — Garrett Wishard, Joseph, Elizabeth and Madelyn Birdsell — watch as their tree-shaded front yard disappears to make way for the new intersection of John Rolfe Parkway with Pump and Church roads.

This afternoon a black, plastic barrier was erected 5 feet from their porch and trees that shaded this stretch of road began to disappear to make way for the new, multi-lane intersection.

Derek Eichin on his last night as a server at California Pizza Kitchen in Short Pump. He has been a friend since we met more than 3 years ago when I ordered a Margarita Pizza and he asked if I wanted it on the rocks. He graduated from university this spring and now has a position as an analyst with a Fortune 500 company.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

George Thomas leads children's church at Cambridge church. It is held during Sunday morning worship service.

Meghan Childress during children's church. Behind her, front to back, are Christopher Owen, Steven Owen, Caleb Jett, and Cabell Harver.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Liam Mclean, center, is held by Jason Owen, left, as Christopher Owen, right, and Caleb Jett look on at Cambridge church during a dinner meal for homeless families.

Amy Stevens, left to right, Kelly Mclean, Shawn and Judy Offenback await the arrival of guests during ministry to homeless families.

Sophie Harver with her mother Irene.

Teams of journalists work together on multimedia projects during a Worldwide Media workshop in Manchester.

Pat Davison, left, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Marc Kawanishi, standing, of East Carolina University, critique and coach a media team on their project during the workshop .

Teams on deadline work through lunch to finish their projects.

Kristi works on her copy and audio recordings for a multimedia package.

Baba Steve tells one of his famous stories to Worldwide Media workshop participants.

C.S. Stanley waits for the Friday evening concert to begin at the Daily Grind in Short Pump.

Susan Hayes, left, and David Brown of the Hayes-Brown Project in concert at the Daily Grind.

Dianne says, "No more photographs!"