“People should learn how to play Lego with their minds. Concepts are building bricks” ~ Vitorino Ramos
Some friends of ours like to really go for it on Halloween – here they are in their home made Lego outfits at our local Halloween fair. Of course, the teenager looks angry ;).
“The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does” ~ Anonymous
My little girl with lambie in one hand, tail in the other. Patterson Halloween parade – hundreds of kids from local schools walked down the center of town to parade in their costumes. I like small town life – the schools were all close enough to downtown to walk.
The groves were God’s first temples. ~ William Cullen Bryant, “A Forest Hymn”
Took this photo outside my building at work. Not quite the same as Vermont, but at least we get a little color and a chance to wear our sweaters before it gets warm again in a couple months. Of course, I enhanced this photo a little with an HDR filter – you can see the artifacts on the tree trunks, but that’s ok.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them
Missing out on raising children would have been missing out on life – nothing else compares – not fulfilling your potential, seeing the world, or accomplishing great things. To successfully enjoy lovingly parenting your children is the second greatest mission one could find, second only to participating in the gospel.
“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, ‘What a lovely sermon!’ but ‘I will do something.’” ~ Billy Graham
I preach once a month at my evangelical church. First major step, after choosing a subject, is to white board out my message. Here’s a part of the board from a recent sermon.
A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
These hard-shelled pods are along the walkway behind my workplace. I have no idea what they are. You?
Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture. ~ Bruce Jackson
If you look closely, you can see a foot bridge in the shadows. Some variations:
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. ~ George W. Bush
This sign on my way in captures the age-old anti-incumbent feeling that rises up during times of bad economy or other crises. However, this time, I think it’s more popular than ever, in part due to the hubris, heavy-handedness, extremism, and far-leftism of the current administration.
But this year, conservative voters don’t even care if you have an R next to your name – if you’re liberal, they’d rather lose to a democrat in an effort to get a conservative in there than support you. Good on ’em – principle over power.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God. ~ Honore De Balzac
I wish I had the photoshop skills (and the software!) to clear up the brightness differences from stitching this panorama together – the blues don’t change like that in real life. But the clouds were really fun this day.
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. ~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American writer, perhaps most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia (worth reading).
I’ve taken a couple other pics from this vantage point.
Vermont’s a place where barns come painted
Red as a strong man’s heart
Where stout carts and stout boys in freckles
Are highest forms of art.”
~ Robert Tristram Coffin
Though hampered by the overcast sky, I was still able to capture a little of the beauty of this Vermont home.
A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do. ~ Chuck Norris
I typically don’t like putting these reverse images up, but the sky color on this one intrigued me.
If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
More colorful sunset stuff.
“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” ~ HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Three monitors is where its at for productivity at home.
- Monitor 1: App shortcuts, monitoring applications, chat
- Monitor 2: Main work area
- Monitor 3: Browser
You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten. ~ Captain Von Trapp, The Sound of Music
More overcast but pretty scenery from Vermont at the Von Trapp Family Lodge (you know, Sound of Music).