Sidewalk moss grid

Give me the man who will surrender the whole world for a moss or a caterpillar, and impracticable visions for a simple human delight. ~ Bruce Frederick Cummings I thought this was a nice contrast of colors, and animate v. inanimate.

Red leaves in the lot

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ~ Robert Browning Nice contrast, pretty red colors. Here’s a bigger version

Colorful fall streets

“Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.” ~ Anonymous Colors down near by boy’s school. Pano below. “Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that…

Boy in the rear-view

“A boy is a magical creature – you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can’t lock him out of your heart.” ~ Allan Beck There are certain times when your kids are just adorable – mostly when they are quiet ;). Like when they are sleeping, or in the moments like this…

Old Truck Rear

Trucks are Americana – they speak of our dedication to the classic Puritan virtues of hard work, self-reliance, and practical utility.

Frail but adventuresome

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” ~ Sven Goran Eriksson What a bold little vine!

We are like leaves on a tree

“If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree” ~ Michael Crichton I took this in the back yard of the bride during a family wedding. Knowing your family history is really interesting, and you can trace certain family…

Autumn lake

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878) American romantic poet It was very overcast during my trip to Vermont, but here’s the best photo I could get of the fall colors. Hope you find it beautiful!

A feast for the eyes

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  ~ Chinese Proverb This photo is unedited – just a beautiful ornamental vine.

Roots of murder

Another tree stump which eerily looks like a human body. I take this second day to remember the victims of 9/11, and to remind us that Islam is not just another religion, it’s a violent, misogynistic, pedophilic, domineering, anti-semitic, and perverse religion that has shed blood since its inception, and one of the main enemies…

Remembering those cut down in mid life by Islamists

In the seventh century of the Christian era a wandering Arab, of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius with the preternatural energy of a fanatic and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of…

Truck cab shadows

I thought that the sun coming through the back window guard was cool.

Flowers in the bucket

These flowers look better in the picture than in real life, but they fill the decorative buckets outside of my workplace. Nice mix.

Roadside lily

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.  ~Henry Beecher My drive to work is filled with beauty, including flowers both wild and cultivated. Anyone know what this is? Here’s some other versions, including the original (first one below).

Tree eats house

The trees are God’s great alphabet:With them He writes in shining greenAcross the world His thoughts serene.~Leonora Speyer This little one-room barn is on my way to work – abandoned, and being eaten by this tree.


“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins My youngest child has a funny, big personality. This is us pretending to be irritated with one another. She’s a crackup.