Leo© 2013 Michael Fiveson

This gentleman recently did some concrete work for me, and I was most impressed with both his work ethic and his appearance. Leo will be 59 soon, and works harder than men half his age. He was kind enough to allow me a few quick photos and I love this portrait.

Fall Pumpkin

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

With each changing season Pumpkin requests a portrait, and although a bit early this fall, I knew it would make her happy. I wonder if she has any sense of how happy she makes me with her always cheerful, loving, and playful spirit. Every night when she is already asleep I lay next to her for a goodnight snuggle that lasts several minutes. I am deeply attached to her, and try to celebrate each moment. She will be eight on Halloween.