Tuesday, December 28, 2010


    I must apologize to those of you kind enough to read my blog from time to time... I have become lazy in the holiday season.

The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.

I do however promise to do better in the near future.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. 
                   ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, December 20, 2010


Our Granddaughter Naomi ( in the center ) sang in church this past Sunday

I have to admit, Jingle Bells never sounded more perfect in my life.

The three of them were sooo proud of their accomplishment.

I'm sure the Good Lords smiled as well...

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Today at our Granddaughter's Sunday School they shared a little program in which she sang...

but, while we waited our turn to listen I took a moment to capture some of the beauty before us.

Sharing the light...

A beautiful Reath

Please click to enlarge.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Our little Granddaughter Naomi loves her big brother.

She's a peaceful and loving little thing...

..and has a wonderful disposition...

until her brother pisses her off, then look out...

She'll clean is plow !!


Friday, December 17, 2010


I noticed a hunter in the yard this morning...

...something tells me she has a long wait.

I don't think anyone's home.

I would say this little VW has been there a while....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!  ~Colette

Have a great day

( click to enlarge )

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I love it when I get a chance to show off a little.
Below are a few portraits I came up with to share.

I've learned that from my side of the camera it is a game of what do I want you to feel and I see....

It can be beautiful , ugly, even painful sometimes...

But, it is alway...different.

And most often, from the heart.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010


A few joyous faces I captured at the 
community give back event  put on
by the Sumner High School
in Sumner Washington.

click to enlarge

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010


We attended a grade school concert last night to listen to one of our Grandsons sing and while there this little lady caught my eye. She was so funny. It was like she was trying to find the perfect note some where and just couldn't find it...


Wait...it's coming...wait....

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Attended a wrestling match with our oldest Grandson Tarin.

This isn't one of my favorite sports, but I have got to admit, it was a kick to watch.

And Tarin did alright for the first match of the season.
( he's on the left )

I think this is going to be a real challenge. There is no flash allowed. So, I had to be creative.

Hopefully, I will get better as the season goes on.

( click to enlarge. )

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


  I've learned living in the Pacific Northwest that there are two things you can count on...

Beauty and rain.

I remember as a young man being told that if you couldn't see the mountain it was because it was raining, and if you could see the mountain it ment it was going to rain....

Have a great day.

Monday, December 6, 2010


We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.  ~George Eliot

Saturday, December 4, 2010


There are times when i find life a little boring...
so I made this of my Daughter.

Have a great weeks folks...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I love to cook and I would like to think that someday I might even get some what good at it..

My wife loves salmon.This is what we had for supper.

Hard to believe my life is so boring that all I can find to photograph is my Supper, but, that's where I'm at.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Really a slow, lazy day around the Townley manor today, so, I guess I will share a couple of portraits I've done lately.

I really need to get out and take some pictures...huh?

Oh, well... tomorrow is another day...I hope.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Ah, today was a very special day. We were blessed with a new addition to the family.

Meet, Alyssa Riley our Grandniece.

Here with older brother Justin.

Friday, November 26, 2010


I can't speak for the rest of you, but, this ol boy stuck both feet in the trough this time . Not to say I made a pig of myself...hahaha

I had never eaten Pumpkin Cheesecake before. You can bet it wont be my last.

Pumpkin cheesecake...home made.

and of course my favorite...Pumpkin, apple and berry.

We are so blessed.

( click on each picture for a good view )