This year I have decided to again participate in the ‘Project 52’ group of Beautiful Beasties. What this means is that you’ll be hearing from me every Friday! Yep, every Friday throughout 2015 I will post my Project 52 image, there will be a set theme each week. But thats not all….this works in a blog ring, so when you have read my post and get to the end, there will be a link to another fantastic pet photographers website, so you can check out their interpretation of the weeks theme, and so on continuing around the blog ring all the way back to me

Beautiful Beasties is an international network of professional pet photographers, of which I am very privileged to be a part of. Within the network a group was formed for photographers who wanted to participate in a project, a 52 week project. Each week a theme is chosen and posted, then we all go out and take a photograph or series of photographs to fit the theme, then we all post onto our own websites and form a ring by linking all the websites. That means you can look at my images and then follow the links all over the world to see what other pet photographers are capturing.

Happy New Year! 2015 is upon us and I am excited about what this year may hold for us!

**As I have missed the first few weeks, I will play catch up with a few posts this week and next, my first ‘official’ week with connections to the blog ring will be Friday 30th January.**

Our very first blog post of the year for Beautiful Beasties Network is Introductions. So, I’d like to introduce you to myself, and more importantly, to my dog, Skarla & some of my Flock of Chickens, that you will be seeing a lot of in the coming weeks & months.

Lets start with Skarla, here is her 2014 Xmas picture,


Skarla is my best friend, my confidant and my snuggle buddy, she is 6 now and in her prime! Skarla loves to sneak into the house and sleep on my bed, chase the rats and possums at night and generally just hang out wherever the Family is, she is a beautiful soul and I love her to bits!!

Now, the chickens, we currently have a flock of 6 Girls and my rooster Magic, the flock is a mix of breeds, colours and sizes, Magic and 3 of the Girls we hatched last year under a broody hen, you may have already read about the chicks and seen their growing up pictures. Magic is now very much coming into himself as a rooster – crowing and strutting proudly around – he and I are slowly coming to terms with who is actually the boss!


Next are 2 of his 3 Girls who hatched with him, Happy Feet & Turbo



Now that Magic is crowing these Girls should start to lay soon.

I also have 2 Girls who are rescue Hens from – Sydney Hen Rescue – these Girls were rescued from a battery farm and are now living and laying happily in our little flock..



There is also Snowball & Blizzard, but I’ll keep there photos for another post.

Oh, and the pet mice! I’m sure they will feature son too.

I hope you enjoyed this little introduction, stay tuned for the next instalment.





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