Friday, April 29, 2011

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

At my age I've seen numerous smiles. 
And, even caused a few.

And, I never get tired of them.

Hope your day is filled with smiles today...

see you tomorrow.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul.

I had to laugh to myself as I looked out on the deck this morning... there was this pot with ONE lonely little flower that came up from last year.

Even though the winter had been tough, he made it.

Our lawn turtle just looked on with pride.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Babies are such a nice way to start people.

I don't know if it's just me or what, but,
if seems to me the older I get
the faster they grow.

It would be nice to have them remain a baby just a little bit longer.

Just so we could hold them and cuddle.

seems all too soon they loose that desire.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

 I was able to catch the Grandkid in some cute Candid portraits during the party...



And Zach, the birthday boy ...

Monday, April 25, 2011

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

This weekend was one of our Grandsons 6th birthday.
It was a lot of fun and I had the opportunity of taking lot of pictures. I was in heaven.

Even the sun was out.

One of the valued guests was this lovely little girl named 

( you'll get to see much more of her )

Well, the birthday boy and his sister had been drawing on the patio with their chalk. I thought I  would save it with the hope of finding a good use for it one day.

And I did. I combined the two gifts together.

sending it to Finnley's Mom.

I should have saved it for Mother's day.

I really liked the out come.

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Thanks again for stopping by.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather. ~Terri Guillemets

Seems as if I'm in a rut or something. Lately it's either birds, baseball or flowers...hummm

but, I have never seen these little guys
lined up for a bite and they're really
quite attractive .

I'm glad they stopped by.
And I'm glad you did too.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. ~Rogers Hornsby

All  week I've had the pleasure of photographing at least one baseball game a day this week.

These kids are so great.

Then I post them on line so the families and the athletes can all enjoy them with me.

at the end of season I make a DVD for the coaches.

please bare with me through the season. I know I will want to share some of the action with all of you as well...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

I'm always amazed with new growth...

you can't wait for it to start...

but, by the time the weeds start in...

you wish it would slow down some.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Our newest resident

 Had a little friend stop by today, I think he was house shopping...

...he finally spotted a rental he liked.

so he got the Mrs and they went to Ikea for new furniture.

...and Mr Frog and the welcome wagon waited.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

All God's angels come to us disguised.

With tomorrow being Palm Sunday, thought I might try something of a more religious nature.

My wife has these beautiful ceramic Angels...
I put them to good use.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.

This morning I woke to an amazing surprise, the sun was shining. No rain !!!

Got up and started dancing around the kitchen like a Disney character from a classic movie...

As I started up the old coffee maker I glanced out the window

and as I  looked out to enjoy our mornings mischief makers eating their breakfast and singing...

 I thought to myself what a fantastic morning...

Then all of a sudden the biggest fastest cat I have ever seen jumps up from under the  deck and EATS the bird...
Right in front of me !!!


Youth is a disease from which we all recover.

Today was a special day.
Today one of beloved Grandsons
turned  18 years old.

It all passes so fast, it seems like yesterday...

Our young soccer player.

as a young athlete

And as a man..

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Monday, April 11, 2011

We do not remember days; we remember moments.

a light showing us our way home.

The remnants of an old friends home.

an unfamiliar face in the crowd

The last glimpse before slumber takes us.

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Making new from something Old

We do not remember days; 
we remember moments.

a light showing us our way home.

The remnants of an old friends home.

an unfamiliar face in the crowd

The last glimpse before slumber takes us.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yesteryear and today...

I just had to bring back more color. So, here are some from last year and some from this year.

trying my hand at texturing again.

Last years Fuchsia I believe.

this was is just a few days old. 
Some sort of pansy.

And my birth flower...carnation

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