As My Blogging Friend Wally says, “YEP!”

I made a quick trip to New Orleans yesterday. While there, my wife and I visited the downtown area. I decided not to take this guys advice, especially if I had to pay for it, lol.

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My Friend Rob

I wanted to share my photography blog with you today. I thought this opportunity was such an amazing example of God’s creative beauty. Hope you enjoy!

Andy Oldham Photography

I was sitting on the patio swing yesterday when Rob flew over the fence and landed right in front of me. We were both surprised at how close we were to each other. My friend Jeff Zablow is an amazing photographer of butterflies. One of the many things I have learned from him is that you can not make fast, sudden, or jerking moves in photographing wildlife. Quite frankly, it scares them away. You have to be patient and wait for the right opportunities. Please check out his site: https://wingedbeauty.com/.

Well, today was one of those wonderful opportunities and I was determined not to blow it. Rob saw me and stood very still. I moved my hands slowly to raise my camera. He hopped up on top of the fence, uncertain of who I was and my purpose for being where he wanted to dig for worms. I remained calm…

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Photography Award

Although Christian Grandfather is an award free blog, I am pleased to announce that I have been ranked in the top 50 of most popular photographers in 2016 among my “View Bug” (photography site) peers. I feel honored in every way. When I tried to copy the award it was so small on this blog you couldn’t read it so I posted on top of one of my floral photos. the original is posted at the bottom of this post.

award_3967_edited-3If you would like to see more of my photos you can find them at andyoldhamphotography.wordpress.com

Here is the little bugger that won me this honor.

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This is the copy of the original award that could not be read here on WP.

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View Bug is a wonderful place to post your photos. You will receive instruction, encouragement, information on contests, and awards for your photography. Please visit at viewbug.com

Goodbye to Spring & Summer

Spring & summer have come and gone in 2013. I just want to thank the Lord for a beautiful flowering season. Below are some of the flowers I photographed this year. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Southern Magnolia

Southern Magnolia

Rose of Sharon Lil' KimOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACrepe MyrtleIris & AzaleaRose of Sharon - WhiteRose of Sharon Lil' KimThe good Lord blessed my bloomers this year! Why not plan to teach your grandchildren about flower gardening this fall and next spring. Together you can sit on the porch, look with pride, and talk about how beautiful they are. This is one simple way to open conversation and build a lasting bond, one they will cherish in the future.

Even the squirrels enjoyed the bounty! Laughing Squirrel-2<