We journeyed to Columbus Ohio this weekend for Penn State’s match up in the horseshoe against Ohio State. With the 8 pm kick and the rivalry always strong I knew it would be an intense night. Penn State couldn’t keep up with the buckeyes and fell, 38-10.
It was an early morning for me, and for the day after a football game it seemed even earlier as I trekked out to the Bear Meadows nature land at Rothrock State forest. I was meeting some other photographer enthusiasts to have a crash course and nature walk with famous wolf and bear photographer Buck Wilde. As he shared some of his years of knowledge and tips I enjoyed learning some things about landscape photography as I photographed him journalistically.
Today was Military Appreciation day at Penn State football. When I walked into the Bryce Jordan Center for the Military family tailgate I was shocked at the crowd. Hundreds of military members were given free tickets for the game to say thank you for their service.
As two youngsters dodged me on the way for a touchdown I snapped away. When I chatted to the family, both their parents who serve our country said how excited they were to be here in Happy Valley for an experience they’ll never forgot to see a college football game.
I thanked all the military members I talked to and they got my motivation up for the drenching game. Steady rain didn’t slow down the Nittany Lions on their 20-14 win over Army.
Tragic news came from this past weekends THON canning when a carload of students crashed, killing one. Hundreds filled Old Main lawn for a vigil in her honor. Bouquets and bouquets of flowers lined the walls and her sorority sisters shared stories of her fun loving bubbly personality from the glow of candles and teary eyes.
I’ll admit I was not pleased to get myself out of bed early, presentable and to Philipsburg to cover a church service this morning. After doing video all day yesterday at Penn State football’s game I was a little drained. But when I walked into this church I was in awe.
It was gorgeous. Art history knowledge came flooding back as I looked around the sanctuary. I was there to photograph the new Bishop, Rt. Rev Audrey Cady Scanlan, whose robes and personality were just as stunning.
Ready for adorable overload! Today I spent some time photographing…and a lot of time cuddling with some pups at Centre County Paws. The story focused on the puppies that are coming to Centre County from Carolina where they don’t have room for them. Most had applications in for them by the time I left the open house event and many pups were tired out from all the play and pets they got from eager want to be owners.