September has rolled in!

Welcome to September!

School has arrived and completed a week, the air is beginning to shift to crisp and pumpkin spice has arrived to flavor everything it can. Fall formally arrives on September 22nd, though I’ve always considered fall to start in September.

With fall comes fall colors. 2 weeks ago in a trip up to the north shore there were trees that were starting to gain color. Because of the dry summer we’ve had we could have fall leaf colors much earlier than normal or we can end up with no colors at all!

Here’s where we are at: 

It’s beginning! Remember if you want to do the North Shore and waterfalls with fall color we’ll need to plan for mid to late September. Mid October is when St. Cloud peaks on average, while the end of October is when Minneapolis and St. Paul tend to peak. 

With the arrival of an ice cream maker attachment for my stand mixer, the inspiration that is ice cream has been high (I haven’t made a batch yet!). Normal ice cream isn’t good for dogs due to the amount of sugar in it. You can find dog friendly ice cream in grocery stores (Ben and Jerry’s makes a doggie ice cream!) or you can whip up a batch at home!

Try this recipe:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream for Dogs!

Found on:


  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (unsalted and smooth)
  • 1 cup natural plain yogurt (low fat, non fat)
  • 5 strawberries , pureed


  • Mash the banana well until smooth and no lumps.
  • Stir in the peanut butter, followed by the yogurt.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Puree or mash the strawberries and fold them into peanut butter mix to create a swirl.
  • Pour the mixture into freezer safe air-tight containers and then freeze for a minimum of 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  • Ice cream will keep in the freezer up to 8 weeks! Yum!
Keyword dog ice cream

Don’t forget – weekday sessions will be available until October 18th with select weekends available into the fall.

2021 feels like a reset year for everyone, including About A Dog Photography. Aside from a few local sessions for an advertising arrangement, there haven’t been any sessions on the book for this year. I understand the rebuilding since covid and with photography (especially dog photography) being a luxury item that it isn’t in line with budgets at the moment. Don’t worry we aren’t going anywhere!

Additionally we’ve been funneling a ton of time and energy into Atomic Collars – from sewing to events every other weekend from May until the beginning of this month. Busy hardly covers how the summer went. 

If you were to improve, change, update or inspire About A Dog Photography what would you do?

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