You may think the only thing I do is blog about boots,shoes and gardening.  Well, that’s not true.  Among many of the hats I wear, I am also the photographer for Gearcor’s online stores.  I thought I would take a minute and share a bit of the fun.  You know the old saying~ believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.  This can often be true in the world of advertising.  The seeing part, is what I am talking about here.   Creating images of products in their element isn’t always easy to do.  Part of the fun of photography is creating an image that captures people’s attention. 

 If you visit,  which is another Gearcor site along with  gardenshoesonline, one of the header photos you will see is this picture of the Kamik Elle rainboots in eggplant.  This shot looks like it was taken on a very slushy day, but in reality, it was dry and cold with no snow or ice at all.  This is one of the fun parts of my job~  I get to be part of creating an illusion with my camera.  For this shot, we brought in snow from a local ice rink.  When they resurface the ice, it creates (ice shavings) snow.

 A quick hosing of the parking lot in an uneven area with a few chunks of snow strewn about and we have a slushy, messy day that reflects the boots in the puddle.  Just the look we wanted to show you how great these boots can make you look in even the worst conditions (real or not) and your feet stay dry and warm to boot! (Sorry I couldn’t help myself on that one.)

For these Muck Boot Crocs, they wanted them next to a real crocodile. ( The model and I say thank goodness for photo shop)…but it made for another interesting photo shoot.  To see this photo I am referring to, you will need to click on this  link ~rainbootsonline~ then click on the  rainbootsonline logo in the upper left hand corner of the site until you see a couple of fun pics I took out in the urban jungle.  With a little photoshop effects, you have a crocodile on the city streets next to these great boots that look terrific in any setting.

~ And FYI ~no models, were eaten in the making of that shot.

So this is how it’s done, a lot of creative, rescourceful people, cameras and photoshop. 

I love what I do.




Grand Dog Fred and Granddaughter Gracie had their first visit with Santa today.  Couldn’t resist sharing this for Camera Critters.  Hey are those Muck Boots from Garden Shoes Online that Santa is wearing?

Camera Critters

  If you want to wear something that is a bit more durable on mucky ground than a shoe, especially when the terrain is deeper dirt or mud, the Muck Scrub Boot from Garden Shoes Online should be your first consderation.

 This is a boot designed for messy chores and working outdoors. Hosing them off cleans them in a snap.  They are waterproof, comfortable and also comes in fun colors as well as the traditional green.  It has a stretch-fit binding at the top that snugs your calf to keeps warmth in and the breathable Airmesh lining keeps your foot dry(from perspiration).

The multi ribbed tread gives you good traction and the seamless, easy to clean rubber overlay makes it waterproof.  Even the top flex foam bootie is waterproof as well as snag resistant.  It has a kick rim for hands free removal and natural rubber reinforcement in the toe, heel, achilles, and shank areas.  If you want a boot that goes on and off easily and keeps your feet dry and comfortable, the Muck Scrub Boot is a great choice.

blue and white crockThe rain came Monday and it kept coming and coming, well we were like a sinking ship with water coming in from all around.  My husband and I both stayed home trying to keep up with the water.  2 sump pumps and two drains but the floor isn’t perfectly even so the water pools if you don’t keep up to it.  So sweep we did!  But notice those awesome Muck Boots that kept my feet and legs dry and

  Fashionable too wouldn’t you say?

 Hey….it’s not easy looking lovely when you are sloshing water around in your cellar for hours.   another bean pot

While I was spending that quality time in the basement I came across those crocks I spoke of last week, my old ones that I wasn’t sure where they were.  Found em!  So here’s some more pots that I have accumulated. These are all pretty good sized. The blue and white is great, but it has some hair line cracks.  I like that it is stamped from our city.brown and white pot

 I hope all of you are faring the weather.  It’s hard to know what season we are in with rain, then snow, then forty degrees and back again to snow and frigid temperatures.  Oh well, it is January in the North East after all.  It is supposed to be 6 degrees tomorrow at some point. Brrrrr.  But at least there isn’t an Earthquake so I will quit complaining now and count my blessings. 



The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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