Thank Volunteers in an Especially Unique Way

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Remember, if your church, school or organization orders 10 or more service appreciation plaques, you qualify for a custom design featuring the image of your choice (i.e. interior or exterior shot of your building, etc.)! So not only will the plaques be personalized – but they’ll also truly be one-of-a-kind designs. Once we’ve created your … Continued

On Blessings

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What’s that saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees? 🙂 Blessings are everywhere…good reminder to have a grateful heart so they can be seen and recognized!  

Finding Beauty Everywhere

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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. I couldn’t agree more! Then again, since I’m an outdoor photographer, that probably doesn’t surprise you. 🙂 I found this little slice of beauty in my own backyard after a morning of light rain left everything covered with droplets. Let’s all see some beautiful things … Continued

Sad Ending for a Mighty White Oak

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Distressing news is coming out of central Massachusetts this morning. According to the Boston Globe, a massive tree in New Braintree – hundreds of years old and believed to be the largest white oak in the state – was destroyed by an arsonist. The tree had a circumference of more than 20 feet and was … Continued

Try Kindness

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I ran across this little quote attributed to Mr. Aesop (he of fable fame) and thought it was worth sharing. Sadly, kindness, politeness and respect for one another seem to be in short supply. Nearly every day as I scroll through my Facebook news feed, I can count on seeing caustic and often vitriolic posts … Continued

Service Recognition

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New designs…in the store now! Personalized service apppreciation plaques for volunteers, staff members, or anyone you’d like to thank. These two newest options join the dozens of others in the collection. We’ll mount and frame your plaque for you, or you can purchase it unframed – your artwork will arrive ready to slip into the … Continued

Strength From Joy

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The Bible tells us to “Rejoice always.” Really? There are days I don’t feel much like rejoicing. Maybe you know that feeling, too. The challenges life throws our way can sometimes pile on…to the point that rejoicing may be the last thing that comes to mind. But it is precisely when it feels like not … Continued

Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it. A lovely analogy…

The Thrill of Victory…

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Remember Wide World of Sports? If you do, then you know how Jim McKay introduced the show each week: Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety in sport…the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat… And if you’ve been watching the Olympics at all, you’ve already seen plenty of examples of thrilling … Continued