Week 3, day 1, the Rubber Boot Journalist is working on a series of articles on the different types of agriculture on the four sides of Mt. Shasta. This week is the north side which has everything from cattle, vegetables, tree fruit and lavender.
Week 3, day 2, the Rubber Boot Journalist continues on the north side of Mt. Shasta typing away on vegetables grown there. I'm amazed they can grow such beautiful vegetables… Read More
Week two, Day 1 of the Rubber Boot Journalist. Back in the office and setting up photo shoots for irrigation and cranberries this week as well as covering almond harvest. Here are a couple of photos from a recent harvest. Also starting a new read of falling.
Day 2 of the Rubber Boot Journalist wrapping up a potato article in the Klamath Basin today. Aren't all these new colors in the skins and flesh just fabulous? I also printed more of falling to… Read More
October 21, 2013
Today is my first posting of the Rubber Boot Journalist. For those of you who don't know besides writing romantic fiction I am a photo/journalist for agriculture magazines. So I want to give a sense of what I do every day. I just returned from Seattle at the Emerald City Conference and learned so much for improving my writing and I took a little time to do some sightseeing with the Seattle Underground tour. Would highly recommend it if you're in the area.
Whenever I pass a freshly plowed field it gives me the same thrill as an unopened book--full of potential, surprise, and pleasure. And just like that book beckons me to peek beneath its cover, the sight of that rich, dark earth ready for planting beckons me to curl my feet into the freshly tilled layers and feel its coolness between my toes. My connection to farming is a gift I cherish from my childhood spent on a dairy surrounded by Holstein dairy cows, an assortment of dogs, cats, hamsters and the occasional jackrabbit my father found orphaned while cutting alfalfa. For me, there was no more peaceful place on the planet than lying on a bale of freshly bound hay, inhaling the heady aroma of alfalfa, while staring up at… Read More
I’ve got a little something special for you today. An interview… But first, a question. When you think photojournalist do you think a writer-photographer out in a war torn country? I do. Prepare to look the career of photojournalist in a different light with this interview with Kathy Coatney. Jean: You were a photojournalist for years. What drew you to this profession? Kathy: You know it’s funny but I kind of fell into writing and was pushed into photography. When my youngest started kindergarten in the early 1990s I decided to go back to school and took a writing class. And then another on freelance writing and decided I liked it. At about that time I also plunged into writing my first novel so I decided to write a… Read More