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?
Greetings, Campfire Tale-ians! I've been on an excellent vacation, but I hope you enjoyed the frame and poetry posts I left for you before I took off. I also hope you enjoyed Independence Day. I did! I traveled back in time on many (oh, so many) levels. I don't even know where to start. Seriously, … Continue reading Road Tripped
With so many loose photos scattered around this site, and prompted by our discussions of windows, I decided to get organized with some frames. But now I have too many frames! Wanna buy one (or 9)? These three are the most traditional, and fit large photos: On the smaller side, more frame than photos, are … Continue reading Wanna Buy a Frame?
Draw nigh, weary child, Find shelter, rest, shade. Let's muse on the wild, The places you've strayed. Summon up a stream, River, brook, creek, rill. They flow where they dream, Bring life where they spill. Evoke clouds, wind, light - Observers on high. Not earthbound. In flight! Bear witness; pass by. Tarry. Soon you'll go, … Continue reading Eye See You
You've been enjoying our comparison photos, right? I didn't hear you. RIGHT? That's better. Today, let's - as they say in Poker - show our hands. European (on the left -- your left, as you are facing the screen) vs American (on the right). And no, that was not meant to be a political statement. … Continue reading Same/Difference: Hands Across the Water
"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
I find that it's best to take one step at a time and cross each bridge as they come to you. ~ Michael Stuhlbarg I hear you, Michael. You're talking about getting your steps in for the day, right? Which would you choose: Stairs? Bridges? Stair bridges? Sorry, I'm tired. I wish I could take … Continue reading Bridge or Stairs?
Unable to decide between California or Chicago vacations, and waiting for the universe to send you a sign? Good news! Campfire Tales is here to help, just as with International Parks. Having both roamed across California AND visited Chicago in the past year, here are the "signs" that guided my trips. First, the ONLY California … Continue reading Sign Off: California vs. Chicago Vacations
Rest. Get it? "For rest." For rest, for rest, forest. (groans) Aww, man! Tough crowd. Other great tree posts: Tree Dreaming The Fall of the Pioneer Cabin Tree Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees
Let's say you are visiting a national park or landmark in a country not your own. First and foremost and for the record, all the signs are awesome. I barely passed many a foreign language class, so I seriously appreciate help any way I can get it. That said, here's my question: Which country's signs … Continue reading Sign Off: International Parks