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Friday, July 18, 2014


I think we often get lost in our own little world...sometimes oblivious to what is going on around us.  I know I am guilty of that.  As long as everything is bright and sunny in my little world....I tend to forget that others may not be experiencing the same forecast in their world.  Sometimes it is stormy all around us and we don't know it.  Let's be thankful when we have those sunny days!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our personal space....our planet

Wow!  It is July 15th today.  Normally in the midwest on any given July 15th the temperature hovers between 95 and 100 F.  Today however for the first time in a long time.....we had Spring!  Low 70' nice I went outside and took a picture of our home planet!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Camaraderie in the Latin Quarter

In the Latin Quarter of Paris, there is aways someone to talk to if you get up the nerve to try our your French.  The French are very proud of their language and and rightly so... a beautiful language it is.  If you make it to the Latin Quarter, stroll down the narrow streets in the early morning when the restaurants are just beginning to set up for the busy day ahead.  You will find someone who wants to talk!

The image is called a cinemagraph....see anything unusual?


Sunday, February 9, 2014

OK...You can stick around a while yet

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I am burnt out on winter.  Or at least I was until tonight.  On the way home, I took a detour down Denzer road.  We have some land for sale on this 2 mile long stretch of road in the county.  As I passed by one of my favorite views, I paused for a look.

I grabbed the camera and walked across the open field to where I could get an unobstructed view and the peacefulness of it all with the quiet winter night closing fast helped make this unending polar vortex of a season seem a bit better.  With a view like this, old man winter can stick around a while yet.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Oh for humidity and the smell of fresh cut grass

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Ok....I know it is only January, I know in Australia it is summer right now, I know in Florida it may be in the 60's, But how about the Midwest?  I woke up, looked outside and went back to sleep to dream of the late afternoon last summer when I watched the free spirits of youth swinging on the perfect tree, with the musty smell of cut grass at the end of an 85 degree day.

I have never wanted to travel into the future to see what is in store but I long to travel to the past....reliving the best moments of my life.  I guess I just have a hard time dealing with reality.  High of 16, not a color out my window other than brown.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

From our house to yours, we hope you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas with family and friends.  This is also a great time to reach out to those who are not as fortunate and share the season with them as well.

(if you look real close as might see someone you recognize!)

Dan and Karen

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Play of Light

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It is a play of light.  Painting or photography....light and shadows for the image .....without light and shadow, there is nothing to frame our point of reference.  Snow is one of the best performers when it comes to the dance of light and shadow.

Today was our first major snow of the season and it was one of those postcard snows.  Cold crisp air cleans out the cobwebs and compliments the Christmas season like a warm fire and your favorite glass of spiced wine.