Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Running Away

When considering an appropriate image for the close of 2015, I got stuck on this photo.  To me, it seems to say that time flies as many of us rush from one thing to the next.  And so, as 2015 runs away, may you have a few moments to pause and consider all the blessings in the old year and the opportunities that await in 2016.  

Monday, December 28, 2015


"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."
                                                --Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Feliz Navidad

"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."
                                                                     --W.T. Ellis

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pass It On

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
                                                              --Charles Dickens

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Light in the Darkness

"Let your light shine."
                                                                      --Matthew 5:16

Monday, December 14, 2015

Birthday Boy

Yes, it's that time again for me to post a picture of the world's best husband (in the middle wearing white) and wish him a wonderful birthday.  As seen in this shot, he loves driving one of the family's restored tractors in the annual Edgewood Rodeo Days parade.  Along with his dad, brothers and friends of the family, there is a lengthy line of orange parading through the streets -- and they love it!  If you see him this week, give him a wave and a hearty happy birthday wish.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Seasonal Beauties

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas"
                                                                        --Calvin Coolidge

Monday, December 7, 2015

La Neblina


The fog comes
 on little cat feet.

It sits looking
 over harbor and city
 on silent haunches
 and then moves on.

                                     --by Carl Sandburg

Friday, December 4, 2015

Stinky Recognized

Stinky?  Yes, due to the pungent odor of flamingos, this image has an appropriate title.  And, although I am enamored with their beautiful coral hues, this creature done in black and white is captivating.  Below is the shot of my stoic Stinky but also visit to view several outstanding images of animals, including those in photographs, paintings and more.  Stinky earned Special Merit in this recent online art exhibition.

Stinky by Stephanie Funke