Photography & Photoshop

January Garden

In my garden right now, all the seasons of life are happening and all at the same time.  Some things are just beginning life, other things are in the bright sweet middle spot in the life cycle and other things are all but played out. A tender hydrangea bud promises of beautiful things to come in the months ahead. Plump winter berries provide a vivid spot of red in a gray January winterscape. Neither rain, nor hail, nor sleet, nor snow… shall cause this stubborn leaf to loosen its grip.  This is the only leaf left…

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Thinkin' Out Loud

Brambles

Not far from where I live is a two-lane road that used to connect one small town to the next smaller town. Most of the other streets around here have been turned into four-lane roads lined with stoplights, Starbucks and subdivisions with fancy sounding names.  But not this one. It has no curbs or sidewalks — it is a lane, it is a breath of country in a burgeoning suburb. For a half a mile or so, you can drive along under a canopy of Live Oaks and past long stretches of Kentucky white fences that…

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Photography & Photoshop

Glow Stick Gone Awry

One of the things that Sean got in his Christmas stocking from his Memaw was this sort of glow stick gone wild. It’s three glow sticks on a battery-powered stick that spins like a fan when you push the button. So the two of us, being the odd, offbeat, creative types that we are, decided to see what would happen if we went into a dark room and took some pictures. We got some very interesting images.  Here are a few of them. Life is short.  Take a lot of pictures.

Bloggin' Buddies, Faith, Hospitality & Manners

Shouted Greetings

Yesterday I was eavesdropping chatting on Twitter and I saw that my friend michaelsownmom was talking about how her little boy waved and shouted a greeting at a woman who was walking down the street, but the woman didn’t respond. And understandably, that bruised his feelings just a little. I replied to her that my six-year-old does the same thing – if someone is walking down the sidewalk in front or behind the house, he’ll stop what he is doing and holler Hi There! and wave with his hand high in the air, sometimes until they…

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Tuna

Another Kind of Spotlight

I wrote about Uncle Claude here recently and how he was a major influence in AD’s life. As such, we often talk about him and we often talk about him to Sean. Oral tradition, the telling of and retelling of family stories, connects us to those who came before us, those who had a hand in shaping us in some way.  Their stories are our stories and our stories are our history.  It is the through the knowledge of history that we know from whence we came, and to some degree, for better or worse, who…

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