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 )

Thursday, November 25, 2010


We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...
From our home to yours  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Wow... for the most part today the Pacific Northwest  got a  shoot of Ol'man Winter.

We were spared for the most part here at home, but, most were not. Lots of snow and cold temps every where.

I took these two just as the snow started to fall..

It is pretty to watch. Especially when you've reached that time in your life when you DON'T have to get out in it.

Just sit back and enjoy the totally beauty of it all.

Ahhhh, life is good....

Monday, November 22, 2010


 Just like every other Grandparent in the world , we all believe our Grandkids are the best, the prettiest and the most wonderful.

Well, me too. 

And with seven of them to choose from, it can be a problem.

So, today, I'm sharing, Naomi.

She the littlest of the bunch and just a sweetheart.

Grandpa would slay a dragon for this one too.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Our weatherman has been predicting snow all day, but with hope it will hold off just a little while longer.

This morning I wandered out  because the SUN was shining.

We had a little bit of frost but just enough to make it nice for me to catch a little of our last greenry as it thawed.

don't forget to click to see it larger.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Well, folks, unfortunately , tonight was our last night of football for the 2010 season. Our boys got their hats handed to them in the second round of the playoffs. 

us 0 , them 31

But it was a fun and exciting season. 

I had to laugh. As I looked up in the stands I saw this die heart  fan sitting there as you can see. Now,let me remind you. The temp was 34℉ , raining, and a not so light wind blowing.

And here sits this doorknob in a t-shirt and shorts....

And I bet he drove there all by himself....

Friday, November 19, 2010


Oh, I'm in big trouble today...hahaha

Today is my honey's birthday and I posted this picture on Facebook.

The killer is, she doesn't know it yet.

By the time she gets to the " scold me" stage , everyone would have already seen it. Hahahahaha.

Have a Happy Birthday Honey !!!

I love you !!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


       I have to share a funny story. For the past three or four days we have had this ONE silly bird at the feeder. Others come and go from the feeder, but , not this little idiot.

  He eats a few seconds and then he flies into the window

Over and over.  I thought it had to be his reflection, but, I can stand right in front of the window and wave at him and he just keeps smacking the window.

 Today, I looked out at him and I saw this..... we cracked up.

One too many smacks...Hahahaha

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


It was just too windy and rainy out today to go find something to shoot, so I'm going to share once again.

A great friend of mine, Christina Plantinga,  that I met in a photography group on line posted a capture of one of her horses in the fog.

The minute I saw it a song came to mind.

I hope I posted the song correctly,

Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I have to admit, today was a lazy day.
I will share a little photo art work I did  instead 

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.

  ~Bodie Thoene, Warsaw Requiem

Monday, November 15, 2010


There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men:  time.  ~Napoleon

Sunday, November 14, 2010


 My lovely wife loves casseroles, It's not my long suit to make.
I"m more of a meat and potato kind of guy.

But, I try.

The wife calls things that are all combined like this...

( her favorite )

see ya tomorrow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I went out looking for a little background color for a picture I wanted to make of my pretty little wife. These two groups of trees and their background came to play.

The finished product is at the end.

click to enlarge.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Our little Granddaughter came for a visit.

Janae with a little attitude showing...

Oh, Grandpa !!

Monday, November 8, 2010


My honey and I went out enjoying the fall yesterday and I came up with this portrait.

I can see where I will put this one on the wall in the fall each year to change things around a little.

See you all tomorrow.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This is such a magical time of year to me with all the changing colors and temperature changes.

We took another little road trip my honey and I...
..and this is what I came home with.

click to enlarge

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010


But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."

I made this after I got home.

I received a Captain's citation

Visiting foreign soil for the first time.

Home at last with my lovely bride.