You Ask, You Receive


My official! photographer! Jerry Waters turned up at the farm today, unexpected, as is his wont, while I was barely dragging pants on, and I hadn’t had a shower yet. This all reminded me of the first time I met Jerry many moons ago (see here). Jerry is always welcome, even if I’m not fully clothed or alert. Though I was a bit opposed at first when I realized why he’d come.

Last night, I told him that Rodney had given me this as one of his Christmas gifts to me.
It’s sort of like a shotgun bandolier photo frame. Really cool. (He got it at Tractor Supply, FYI.) It was very “us” because when he worked for me, part of the way we became close was when he was teaching me to use my new 20 gauge shotgun and going squirrel hunting. He told me it was for a picture of the two of us. And a while back, I’d had some reader requests for a picture of the two of us. And so I emailed Jerry last night and asked him if he would come take some pictures of me and Rodney. Of course, this meant that Jerry was here this morning before I barely had pants on and had still not taken a shower. Eventually, I decided, okay, he’s HERE, and Rodney and I got ourselves together, and here is the result, to share with you. (And one for that frame, too, of course. Guess which one.) We did the photo shoot on the tractor in the barn yard, because that was also apropo.




  1. yvonnem says:

    How awesome – you look so happy!!! Any one of them would look great in the frame, but I think I like the third one best. :heart:

  2. ticka1 says:

    that smile on both of your faces says it all! great pictures! :heart: :heart:

  3. kbiberstine says:

    They all look great! I like the third one best. Thanks for sharing!

  4. dixie428 says:

    Wow they are all great pictures. Love the 3rd one the best. You and Rodney were meant to be! I can tell by the way you look at each other! :hug:

  5. beforethedawn says:

    It’s so great to see you happy Suzanne. Jerry’s photos of you two are wonderful!

  6. Louise says:

    They are all good. Tough choice. I agree with the other comments. It’s good to see you happy. Also good to hear from you more
    often now that you are not so busy with workshops. :happyflower:

  7. Dana says:

    Awww how wonderful 🙂
    It’s a toss up between number 3 and number 5 for the frame….
    Glad you shared this with us.

  8. Marge_in_Michigan says:

    These are so neat, Suzanne. I come to your blog every day to see if you’ve written anything and love it when you do. Personally, I think #5 is perfect for the picture frame.

    Wishing you much happiness always! :snuggle:

  9. mamajoseph says:

    Too cute. Ya’ll are adorable.

  10. ClaudiaL says:

    You two are so cute together! Does Rodney have an older brother??? 😆

  11. bjwzcool says:

    You go girl!!!!! Great photos and I hope you and Rodney have a great year!!!

  12. Starfish says:

    Beautiful woman and handsome man, you make a wonderful looking couple! Happy for both of you!! Any of those pictures would look great in that frame.


  13. hallowes says:

    I like the third one best as well.

  14. DeniseS says:

    I vote for photo #3. Although, all of them could be a pick for that frame. I have read your blog 3 years this January, 2016. Read as many previous posts as I could since then, and also have a copy of your book. To see you and Rodney, this happy, makes me smile.

  15. steakandeggs says:

    Adorable pictures. I think you need 4 more picture frames. You both look so happy. Happy New Year

  16. brookdale says:

    #4 is my favorite, I love the way you are looking at each other with love in your eyes.
    Have a Happy and Healthy New Year! And keep writing those cute animal stories.

  17. zteagirl71 says:

    I agree with Dana, it’s a toss up between #3 and #5, but I’d lean toward #5 if pressed, awesome kiss! 😉

  18. Joell says:

    Good to see a photo of you again, I have been a bit concerned. Have a very Happy New Year.

  19. Miss Judy says:

    For some reason I am drawn to # 3…you look so content and at peace with your guy. Prayers for a Happy New Year!

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