Over the holidays, I traveled to Eureka California, which is known for their restored Victorian-style buildings, one of which has been named, "The Pink Lady." (The Pink Lady in cocktail lore is a drink that... oh, here, look it up yourself; you're just browsing the internet right now anyway, right?). While taking photos, I spotted … Continue reading The Pink Lady’s Toast
Every plant that stands in the light of the sun is a saint and an outlaw. Every tree that brings forth blossoms without the command of man is powerful in the sight of God. Every star that man has not counted is a world of sanity and perfection. Every blade of grass is an angel … Continue reading Saints, Outlaws and Uncounted Stars
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. ~ W.C. Fields Meadows Plus!
And the turtles, of course... all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be. ~ Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss - so wise! Box Turtles? YES! Boxed turtles? NO!: Much better? Turtles stacking by choice, not by accident. Turtle stacks! Do you have a favorite turtle stacking technique? More Turtle Obscurity
Remember Bubba from "Forrest Gump" and his litany of ways to cook shrimp? The kitchen at my current job is well-stocked with a variety of snacks. The guy who stocks the snacks is extremely proud of the current pantry. As I've repeatedly heard this week, he stocked, "Pumpkin spice creamer, pumpkin spice yogurt, pumpkin spice.... … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Serenity
The Bodie pulpit, quotin' from a Psalm**, "Praise waiteth for thee O God in Zion," Hath me in mind of once hiking along Taylor Creek Trail — nature glorifyin'! ~ Camp Host Chad (**Psalm 65:1a, King James Version) More Zion: The Most Polite Park Zion Vacation Homestead
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Thomas Carlyle Happy Wednesday, Campers. Here's to those who persevere! (Especially when they feel burnt out, isolated, or are barely hanging on.)
Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson I thought I knew the before and the after, but maybe I have them backwards? A picture is … Continue reading Before & After Insight
Yes, a four-part series of bird pictures. Take your pick of my responses: A. I'm sorry. B. You're welcome. I've had this quote on my (bird) brain as I looked these photos over: Put a bird on it. ~ Portlandia I'm not a fan of hipsters, but that sketch is hilarious. Look it up yourself. … Continue reading Four, the Birds: Birds, Plain. Bird? Plane?
"When life hands us lemons, children, what do we do?" All together: "Make lemonade!" "And when God closes a door?" <crickets> "Anyone?" <crickets> "Chad, you know this. Think of windows!" Chad: "...we make window-ade?" <giggling> Chad: "Am I close?" "Sorry, no. Think of what opens." Chad: "...we make window shades?" <sigh> "No. Anyone else?" … Continue reading Roadside Art: Stained Glass Windows