If you get the book: Top 10: Defenders (Wild Wicked Wonderful) Paperback – August 1, 2016 by Virginia Loh-Hagan Edd - Open to chapter 1 - the very first picture is mine! This is the first time I have found one of my photos in a real published book! I have been in newspapers, magazines & online web pages, but this is my first book!
Now as some of you may know, I am originally from Chicago. Before I bought my little farm here in Indiana I had a year and a half detour to northern Alabama - just for fun. You know the song Sweet Home Alabama? The line "Muscle Shoals has the Swampers?" Yep, that's where I was. There was not a ton for me to do there unless it was outside exploring, as I knew very few people. I spent a massive amount of time just exploring all over the place with my camera.
One beautiful February morning I decided to get on the Natchez Trace in Florence, Alabama and go south through Mississippi. The road is AMAZING! If you like road trips and ever have the opportunity...DRIVE THE TRACE! Anyway, I was a ways into Mississippi I saw this little armadillo eating bugs out in the grass. I hoped out of the truck, camera in hand, and got lucky enough for him to just hang out and let me take a few pictures of him. About the time I got this shot and he stood up to look at me, I thought, I am in the middle of nowhere - on my belly - 20 feet from a wild armadillo - do they bite? Fortunately for me, he was only interested in his bugs.