Just love seeing pictures on Facebook from others. There are some very talented people out there taking excellent photographs!
Archives for June 2011
Okay, many people know Donna Gaddis and know of her photography. Well, I asked her if I could use one of her 4th of July Fireworks photographs in my Project 2011 – for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday. She sent me to her fireworks photographs and said I could choose one. Well, they were so beautiful and so many, that I couldn’t decide so I made a video to showcase her 4th of July fireworks pictures, just in time for our upcoming 4th of July!!!
Thank You Donna, you do awesome work!
If anyone out there is looking for a top notch photographer in the Pickens County area for your family portraits, school functions, senior pictures, etc., you should give Donna a call (678.602.7554Mobile) – I promise, you will be thrilled with your photographs!
Donna Gaddis’ 4th of July Fireworks!
Courtesy of www.ebirdseed.com
While you’re enjoying this year’s Fourth of July festivities, take a moment to think about how your actions could affect your friends in the sky.
Firework safety is not only important for humans, but it’s also vital for birds. If touched, a live firework can burn or injure a bird. If ingested, the combustible and toxic ingredients in fireworks can cause a bird gastrointestinal distress. And if experienced too closely, the loud noise can damage hearing or cause unnecessary stress.
If using personal fireworks, consider this:
1. Wait until birds are done feeding before you break out the firecrackers and sparklers. The darker and later it is, the more likely birds will be finished eating and gathering.
2. For your own safety and for the birds, never light fireworks near trees, bushes or brush piles. Sparks may fly and birds may be nesting.
3. Remove birdfeeders and birdbaths to discourage birds from coming too close during the celebration. If it’s easier, cover your backyard bird feeding accessories with a sheet or tarp. In the end, make sure no ash or firework debris is left in their feeding space. Try a birdfeeder brush to help clean things up!
To see an extreme example of the danger of using fireworks near birds, check out ‘Fireworks likely cause of massive Ark. bird kill’ by USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise.
Remember to do your part to keep Independence Day a time of celebration and fun for all!
This is Callie. She’s so sweet & approximately 7-8 mos old. She’s nearly house broken, loves her crate, walks well on a leash, doesn’t mind cats & will be a calm companion. She’ll be ready for adoption through Pickens Animal Rescue in a few weeks…gotta fatten her up first. Let me know if you’d like to meet her!
If you’re looking for a pet, adopt from Pickens Animal Rescue. These animals need permanent homes; they are loving and will give you and your family manyyears of joy.