Category Archives: Front Page

Iron Finials with Ice

Winter Wonderland

Winter road trips northward can be risky endeavors.  Part of our family lore is the recalling of an ill-fated trip to Oklahoma one Christmas morning.  At the halfway-point of our trip, finding the roads impassable, we enjoyed a holiday feast of convenience store burritos then … Read More

Southern Zambia Village in the Late Afternoon

Late Afternoon Illumination

Colorful fabrics.  Warm smiles.  Tall grass. If you ever have a chance to spend a day in a southern Zambia village these are a few of the beautiful images that will become etched into your memory. But stick around until the shadows grow long and … Read More

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A Gift Remembered

Her face is unknown to me.  Maybe her image is captured in some of the photographs I took that chilly morning.  I don’t know. Her face may not be remembered, but her simple act of faith lives on. Two Sundays, six days separating them, I … Read More

Science Hamster with Magnet

Getting to the Point

Kids.  Almost a hundred of them. Pencils.  So many pencils. Friction.   Wearing down those pencils.   Pencils that need to be sharpened. It’s a bigger problem than you might imagine. There are the regular old crank pencil sharpeners.  This Old Crank has been through … Read More

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Who’s in Control?

God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken … Read More

A Rest in the Prickly Pear Patch

Time to Be Still

Scratching out a living, finding our place in the pecking order, preening, nesting, tending our chicks;  like hens in the chicken yard we are usually on the move.   Before a finger presses the shutter to capture an image we are on to the next … Read More

Green-eyed cat among the succulents

Another Pesky Spot

Cats come and go in our neighborhood.  Most don’t impress me too much or last too long.  Spot was an exception.  A yellow cat with no spots whatsoever, he lived on our street for years and years, coming and going as he pleased.  He was … Read More

Bee feasting on nectar in a red hollyhock blossom

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers in my garden make me happy, happy, happy. What made you happy today?   Blessings,    

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Seeds of Hope

  The story is reaching its conclusion.   The show began in the warm days of summer.   Bright little leaves were followed by more, larger and laced with purple. It would be worth growing the purple hyacinth bean in the garden just for the leaf’s pleasant heart-shaped outline … Read More

Fredricksburg flags

Freedom and a Fall Morning in Fredricksburg

I didn’t come for a ceremony.  The beautiful fall  morning in  Fredricksburg, was perfect for a window-shopping stroll; cool, clear and not-too-crowded. With the exception of my long -awaited and giddiness-inducing visit to Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities, I have more interest in the buildings the shops occupy and the gardens that … Read More