Monday, January 30, 2017

Exhibit Opens Soon

Make plans to attend this event held in downtown Dubuque on Friday, February 3, 5:30-7:30 pm. The library is located at 360 W 11th Street.  Barb and I have combined our work in past exhibits and are excited for another.  The theme for my images is Forest Fog -- some I've featured previously on this blog while others are entirely new. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Kind Word

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
                                            --Japanese Proverb

Monday, January 23, 2017

Pondering Happiness

"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"
                                               --Oscar Wilde

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Be Unique

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
                                                   --Dr. Seuss

Monday, January 16, 2017

Tree Time


"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, 
every green tree is far more glorious than
 if it were made of gold and silver."
                                                --Martin Luther

Thursday, January 12, 2017


"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
                                                                --Victor Hugo

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hungry Birds

Not "Angry Birds" but rather HUNGRY birds as the frigid, snowy conditions have created more work for these beautiful feathered friends.  For black-capped chickadees, researchers have found that each day they eat about 60% of their body weight, at night go into a regulated state of hypothermia and use excess body fat from the day to shiver all night in order to stay warm enough to survive.  The human equivalent for this overnight survival feat would be a 165-pound male being outdoors all night and in the morning weighing 15 or more pounds less.  In addition to food, scientists have found that chickadees also need a good roost that is insulated enough to help them survive.  Birch trees were found to provide that important habitat.

The point of all this is:  FEED the birds!  Many birds love sunflower seeds and, in most places, those are readily available for puchase and easy to disperse.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Dinner in the Park

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well,
if one has not dined well."
                                                          --Virginia Woolf