Pot, trivet, table

Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real. ~ Ralph Fiennes  An interesting study in textures – the pot, the trivet, the table.  

Frog turd

“It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach” ~ French Proverb We have lots of geese around my workplace, and they leave presents all over the concrete.  This one caught my eye, I thought it was a frog.  Did it fool you?

Honeysuckle 2

More versions of the original honeysuckle image.   

Honeysuckle 1

Honeysuckles are nice orange flowers that the hummingbirds love.  I messed with the colors.  For the next few days, here’s some various recolorings.  The original is next.   

Neighborhood sunset

“How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.” ~ George MacDonald, Scottish author, poet and Christian minister (1824 – 1905), particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels  Just another sunset outside my front door – wish I had a direct view of the western hills, but no, I…

Pepper seedlings in the field

“We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.” ~  Russell M. Nelson I have no idea if these are peppers, or if they are, what kind they are.  We'll find out!  Just another day on my way to work.

Apricot season

Most towns in the Central Valley of California have an annual harvest festival celebrating a main crop in the area.  Gilroy has it’s famous Garlic Festival, nearby Watsonsville has its huge Strawberry Festival in nearby Monterey, and my little hamlet has its Apricot Fiesta (yeah, definitely small town web site that needs help).  This picture,…

Kids snacking after church

“Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God.” ~  Lenny Bruce Although Lenny Bruce was known as a comedian, this tidbit has a lot of truth in it.  Many churches are just meaningless social clubs, self-righteous hallelujah clubs, or something worse. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the…

White flowers

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Same as yesterday, just another color.

Pink flowers

“The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.”  ~ Matsu Basho, Japanese poet (1644 – 1694) Flowers is perty.  That’s all I have to say about that.

Sunset over the Central Valley

“Sunsets  are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” ~ John Lubbock Just another day out in the valley.  Ahh.

Wife’s birthday cake

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln  Our friend Richard is a pastry chef, and instructor of such at the California Culinary Institute.  One fantastic benefit, besides his winning personality and good looks, is we get awesome cakes for celebrations.  This…

Field under a hot afternoon sun

“You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip.” ~ Jonathan Carroll Panoramas are fun.  This field is along Hwy 5 just south of Tracy, CA.  I just like the feel of the open…

Another prickly beauty

“He that has a good harvest must be content with a few thistles” ~ Spanish Proverb Most of us know that thistles have beautiful purple flowers (you can see the remants here), but after they go to seed, they are still pretty – but don’t let the fluffiness fool you.  They are still prickly!   

A different kind of tuna

If God would choose a plant to represent him, I think he would choose of all plants the cactus. The cactus has all the blessings he tried, but mostly failed, to give to man. Let me tell you how. It has humility, but it is not submissive. It grows where no other plant will grow….

Love those old pickup trucks

“When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis.” ~ Elvis Presley Ahh, the classic pickup truck – and this one can be yours for a mere $14K – I guess it’s in good shape!  this little guy has an 8 cylinder engine, and…

Would you let Sasy fix your computer?

 ”Advertising is the lubricant for the free-enterprise system.” ~ Anonymous I don't know if I'd trust this guy to repair my computer, but maybe his prices are as low as his advertising budget!  Just another sign along the country roads.