Monday, July 16, 2018

Wearing Art

Art is everywhere but sometimes easily overlooked.  These two images show a couple examples of how we artfully adorn our bodies, including with ink and tatoos as well as with how we dress.  Clothing, accessories and hair styles reveal a lot about one's interests, background, personal experiences and personalities.  Next take a look at yourself and think about why you like what you like regarding how you dress and so on.  What does it reveal about you? 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Eyes of a Child

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  
There are seven million."
                   --Walt Streightiff

Monday, July 9, 2018

Curb Appeal

This home is in close proximity to the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.  Some things are simply stunning and beautiful -- this is one of them.  From the blue summer sky to the delightful colors and architectural features, this charming residence caught my eye.  Let yourself imagine you were a child growing up in this home and think of all your favorite hiding places.  Just look at all the possibilities.

"Some people look for a beautiful place.  
Others make a place beautiful."
                                   --Hazrat Inayat Khan

Thursday, July 5, 2018

4th of July Surprise

On July 3rd, upon opening my email, I noticed that Silos & Smokestacks had sent its annual 4th of July greeting and corresponding photo but did not think that my image was going to be their choice.  Wow!  Immediately I recognized the picture and said aloud "Hey, that's mine."  Sure enough as the photo credit is in the upper left corner.  Regarding the picture, I took it a few years ago during the annual Strawberry Days parade in Strawberry Point, Iowa, and the man driving the tractor is a longtime area farmer and John Deere aficionado. 

Monday, July 2, 2018


"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
                                                     --Maya Angelou

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On the Beach

"To myself I am only a child playing on the beach,
while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me."
                                                                           --Isaac Newton

Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Celebrations

"There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse."
                                                           --John Lubbock