Positive Thinking

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Life can sometimes serve up generous helpings of challenges, setbacks, and adversity. Even though the head knows how important it is to keep the chin up and focus on the positive, the heart may still at times feel heavy. Just as it seemed there was some “piling on” with a series of issues here at … Continued

Blue Skies

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Though it’s not quite September, a glance at the sky where I live yesterday afternoon might have had you checking the calendar to be sure. After a front came through taking the humidity away along with it, we were left to enjoy the crystal clear, deep blue skies that are a trademark of early autumn … Continued

Wings of Angels

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“The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the most unlikely people.” This is so true!!! By the way, this lovely window is just one of the many you can see at the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows in Chicago. Admission is free; highly recommended. You’ll see 150 works of art … Continued

Notice Things

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The current issue of Northern New England Journey (AAA) features a delightful piece entitled “Father Knows Best.” In it, the author reminisces about leisurely Sunday drives she enjoyed as a kid in the mid-1950s with her folks and siblings. They’d meander about, sometimes to nearby towns, other times going further away. As a landscape photographer … Continued

Kind Words

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Unkind wordsĀ – both written and spoken – seem to be everywhere these days (especially online, which seems to bring out the worst in some people). Unkind words can sting and stick. But kind words are no slouches…they can be pretty powerful, too. Mother Teresa had the right idea about their potential impact. Here’s to spreading … Continued

Friends…God’s Way of Taking Care of Us

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“The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” Abraham Lincoln I severely sprained my ankle a few days ago in a freak accident while doing yardwork. The emergency room doctor gave me the bad news that I’d torn the ligaments, which means recovery time will be up to 6 weeks. My trip down … Continued

RIP Phyllis Diller

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Not too long ago, I featured a great quote from Phyllis Diller here on the blog (“a smile is a curve that sets everything straight”). I loved the thought, and when I saw to whom it was attributed, it brought to mind great memories of her act – she was a larger than life personna, … Continued

Beautiful Prescott Park

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Located on the banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is 10 acres of prime property known as Prescott Park. Nestled within it is this little formal garden…one of the prettiest places in town. I try to do some shooting there every year. The image below resulted from a session earlier this week. … Continued

Sunny or Cloudy…What’s Your Disposition?

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William Arthur Ward, author of Fountains of Faith, was a prolific writer whose articles, meditations and poems were published in a variety of publications. He’s often quoted; there’s a good chance you’ve come across one or more of his memorable lines somewhere or another. When I saw the one pictured below, I knew I had … Continued