Thank You to Pastor (and the Ministry Staff)

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We are honored that so many congregations choose us to help them say “thank you” in a tangible way to pastor, priest, and ministry staff via our personalized appreciation plaques. This time of year we’re always busy with Pastor Appreciation mementos…but what’s nice to see is that many folks choose to show their appreciation not … Continued

The Beauty of the Sky

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The sky is so changeable – and often maddening for outdoor photographers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Many compositions are very dependent on what is going on above, which means it can take scores of attempts to get the image. Though my desire to photograph the Supermoon was again thwarted this month (it was not visible at the horizon … Continued

On Troubles Down the Road

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“Silent Cal” – Calvin Coolidge. I’m in the middle of a very good biography about him. This quote attributed to him is so very true!

Personalized Pastor Appreciation Plaque

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The countdown to Pastor Appreciation month has begun! Here’s another one of the newest personalized plaque gift options to hit the store: Each one of our appreciation plaques is personalized for the recipient. These are a unique and memorable way to convey thanks without breaking the budget. We create our plaques one-at-a-time using premium materials. … Continued

New Designs for Pastor Appreciation

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Many congregations take advantage of Pastor Appreciation Month to formally convey thanks to members of the ministry team. While we’re enjoying the last lazy days of summer, October seems light years away. In reality, it’ll be here in less than six weeks! If you’re planning something in conjunction with ministry appreciation at your church, browse … Continued

Summer at the Garden

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Late August already: the new school year is just around the corner for some, while others have already returned to class. The last few months seem to have moved unusually quickly. Still, there’s more summer to enjoy. With overcast providing nice, even light last Friday afternoon, I grabbed the camera and headed in to Portsmouth … Continued

A Nod to National Lighthouse Day

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A friend informed me that today is National Lighthouse Day. Who knew there was such a thing? That said, I think it’s a fine idea. I love lighthouses! (And I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not alone…) ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been spending a fair amount of time at Nubble Light at Cape Neddick, Maine this year … Continued

Stand up for Jesus

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Stand up, stand up for Jesus; The strife will not be long; This day the din of battle, The next the victorโ€™s song. The soldiers, overcoming, Their crown of life shall see And with the King of glory Shall reign eternally. Lyric: George Duffield

Night Falls on the Zakim Bridge

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Show me a bridge and I’ll probably want to photograph it. ๐Ÿ™‚ One which has been on my shot list for a couple years now is the Zakim in Boston. Actually, its formal name is the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. Quite a mouthful, so you can see why most locals refer to … Continued

Nubble Light at Daybreak

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Last week I opted for a change of venue….moving from Rye, New Hampshire to Cape Neddick, Maine to shoot Nubble light at the beginning of the day. This necessitated an additional bit of sacrifice in that I have to give myself an additional 15 minutes in the morning to travel the extra distance. This means … Continued

Fireworks

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Some of you know of my quest to find the “perfect” location from which to photograph the Independence Day fireworks in Portsmouth, New Hampshire last week. I spent months – literally – thinking about where I might go to get the shot I had in mind. Ultimately, it came down to the fact that I … Continued