Monday, February 29, 2016

Family Ties

"I smile because you are my brother.
I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it."

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dear Spring:

After a few days of above average temperatures, I must admit I have spring fever  Do you suffer from the same ailment?  Anyway, this photo serves as a reminder that we welcome warmer weather and are grateful for the reprieve from winter that boosted readings on the thermometer to above freezing.  

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming."
                                                                                   --Pablo Neruda

Monday, February 22, 2016

Feathered Friend

"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest."
                                                           --J.G. Holland

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Check It Out

Like several of my fog images?  If so, they are now available for purchase on my newly opened Etsy shop.  Along with the fog, several other of my originals are also featured in this online store, including some iconic images of Iowa and abstract black and white creations that would enhance any interior decor.  Please have a look and spread the word.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Escape Winter

If you live in the heartland and have had your fill of winter, you are not alone.  Often when discussing the weather, I lightheartedly mention how winter and I really aren't "BFF's" -- but, honestly, that's exactly how I feel.  And, when looking for some quotes about winter, I found something that echoed this sentiment precisely.  So, enjoy the dreamy photo (that I took while vacationing in Cancun) and laugh a little after reading the following remark.

I'm breaking up with you.  
It's not me.  It's you."

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day & Always

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
                                                --A. Hepburn

Monday, February 8, 2016

RMC Collection

Recently our local medical center completed a substantial addition to the existing facility and selected photographs by area artists to adorn the new space.  After touring the structure, I have to say it's an outstanding upgrade that we in rural Iowa are blessed to have in our community.  Included in this post are a couple shots of one wall that contains two of my images, Clippity Clop and Tractors on Parade.  If you haven't seen the new addition and all of the wonderful photos, stop and take a look -- you'll be impressed.

Clippity Clop, upper left, and Tractors on Parade, middle right

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Window Watch

Window Watch by Stephanie Funke

"If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull the shade."
                                         --Tom Peters

Recently this image earned recognition in a Cityscapes online art exhibition.  To see this and many other outstanding city scenes, visit

Monday, February 1, 2016


"How does moss do it, 
all day in a dank place and never a cough?"
                                                        --Bruce Guernsey