Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!

With the holidays on us, I thought I would try my luck at a few cards, in advance.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

I got bored while the wife was getting her hair done, so I took a walk.

I started looking up at the trees and was fascinated by the silhouettes with the plain sky behind...

So glad I keep my camera with me all the time.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons.

When I was a young man it was a very special treat to get away from Grandma's clipper and get to go into town for a "real" haircut.

Grandpa would make it a special day. We would do lunch at the counter at Woolworths 
and then to the barber shop.

So cool to sit high in the chair with the grown men in their chairs next to me. And at the end ,the barber would put that sweet smelling stuff on
 your neck and behind your ears.

I could feel the cool air dancing around ears as Grandpa and I would
 walk back to the car.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

fun in the neighborhood. winter is coming

Our neighbor behind us decided that their tall tree next to their house was a threat in the high,


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Monday, October 31, 2011

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

Some days I look at all the wonder blogs
and ask myself...why do you even try 
to compare your work to theirs...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Really great friends are hard to come by...

My honey and I were busy shopping and doing odds and ends all days, so I thought I would share a portrait I made of some very lovely friends of ours.

Sorry it's not more exciting today...

(back row)Eilene and Connie
(front row) Savannah and Karen

The walsh and Abbot girls

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Monday, October 24, 2011

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face.

 A sweet young lady who grew up as a neighbor and her lovely daughter gave me inspiration for this portrait.

Thank you Sarah

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Eat, drink and be scary.

Halloween is one of the biggest times of the year in our neck of the woods. Everyone is involved.

neighbors come from far and wide to join in the fun.

We have pigs as big as bales of hay around here...

My Son showing is daughter 
the proper use of a giant
pumpkin sling shot

Wooo wooo !!!

Zach with sister in close pursuit...

Ahhh, a well deserved rest.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our road trip to Packwood, Wa.

We spent the day traveling to meet some dear friends we hadn't seen in years.

They live at a high elevation up the side of Mount Rainier.

Even though it was raining, it was a great trip.

stocked up firewood for the winter

Elk were everywhere...

in the field, the roads, the yards...

Most of the guys meet at the river each morning to cash in on the local limit of salmon and steelhead.

The changing of the season is just breath taking.

it's really hard to maintain a garden or a flower bed.
The deer and Elk  are not afraid to camp out in the front yard.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.

 A couple of our little ones enjoying
the wonders of the season.

our little pumpkin heads.

They're just a maze-ing kids

There goes Mom's new sheets.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Some days are just too nasty to go out
so, I stayed in today to enjoy my
wife's company and share her 
lovely little house plants

I have no idea what they are...

The only ones I truly know are...

the ones that look like cactus.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

One of the many things I love about sports is the crowds that come to watch ...the lovely candids.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011