O Christmas Tree

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Inside Québec City’s landmark Chateau Frontenac you’ll find a row of beautifully decorated Christmas trees this time of year. Deck the halls, indeed!

Christmas Time in the City

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Silver Bells, Silver Bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas Day City sidewalks Busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s A feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile And on every Street corner you’ll hear Silver Bells, Silver Bells … Continued

Outside My Door

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The quality of images it’s possible to obtain with a phone never ceases to amaze me. That said, if given the choice, I’d almost always rather have my camera. Still, one can only make a picture if there’s an available means to do so, and sometimes the Nikon isn’t with me! The early morning sky … Continued

For the Beauty of the Earth

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For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies, Lord of all, to thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. For the beauty of each hour Of the day and of the night, Hill and vale, and tree … Continued

Important News About USPS Proposed Rate Increases

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The postal service is AGAIN requesting a rate increase, effective January 18th if approved. This will raise the price of commercial priority mail packages by an average of just over 6%, and comes on the heels of a whopping 9.8% increase last year. Though our materials costs (on matboard, frames, glazing, ink, etc.) have been steadily … Continued

Thank You, Veterans

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To all those who have served in the military, thank you. My family is all Air Force (each of my three brothers as well as my brother-in-law). Thank a vet today!  

Color to Begin the Day

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Seeing this outside my door yesterday morning, I couldn’t help but smile. What a lovely way to start the day! At the same time, this kind of early morning scenery makes me just a teeny bit frustrated. 🙂 I have yet to find a good location (within reasonable proximity to my home) from which to … Continued

The Beauty of Autumn

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It arrived late last week….at least the calendar says so! In Grand Teton National Park, the snow showed up early (at elevation) but the leaves are taking their sweet time when it comes to putting on their annual autumnal “show.” Some of the hillsides are finally beginning to turn yellow; smaller shrubs are becoming colorful … Continued

Autumn Arrives

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Autumn officially arrived today. I’d expected to be out photographing the foliage in Grand Teton National Park this week but the conditions have been very poor (30 mile per hour sustained winds and driving rain), not to mention the fact that the foliage is late this year, so that shoot was pushed back to next … Continued

It All Began Here

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Just a little shout out to heaven today…..this is the anniversary of my mom and dad’s wedding. They’re both with the Lord now, but never does a September 20th go by that I don’t say a prayer of thanksgiving for the two of them, their marriage, and all the blessings that sprang forth from it.