Let us Rejoice

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This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. My nephew sent me this snapshot earlier in the week. He completed an 18-month gig supporting a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company yesterday, so his final Boston to Billings (where he lives) commuter trip is now in the rear-view mirror. … Continued

The Cosmic Traffic Jam

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If you live anywhere in the path of totality for next Monday’s total solar eclipse, you have no doubt been hearing about it for many months. Here in eastern Idaho, it’s all-eclipse-all-the-time! A family about ten miles south of where I live happens to own a butte along with a lot of additional land – … Continued

Beautiful Mornings

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Since arriving in Idaho just over two years ago, I’ve had this view from the back deck of the house. Though I miss all the trees back East, it’s been nice to have expansive views of the sky. And as a morning person, I enjoy a clear view of morning at is breaks! You’re looking … Continued

On “Sunshine”

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Whether it’s a positive attitude, or a kindness, or the myriad other ways that “sunshine” can be expressed to others, I think what Mr. Barrie says here is true. If we convey these things to the people around us, they’ll be a part of the fabric of what we are, too. Food for thought.

The Calm Before…..

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Well, I don’t know if it’s exactly a storm – but in just a few short weeks the pace will pick up for many! School will be starting again. Along with classes come the many associated activities like sports and marching band. Lessons. Scouting. Many churches who take a summer break from choir, Sunday School, … Continued

Celebrating Good Friends

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Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.  I don’t know who penned that saying, but it’s true. What would life be without friends? Real friends. I’m sure you’re conjuring up some of your closest compatriots as you read those words. One of my best friends happens also … Continued

Perusing the Calendar

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I suppose I think this every year, but once we get to the Fourth of July, the rest of the summer season seems to accelerate. This is an interesting dichotomy since August is associated with long, lazy, hot summer days. So on the one hand we’ve got the dog days, and on the other, the … Continued

Soaring

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I had the good fortune to attend an air show last weekend. It was the very best kind of air show: LOCAL! The Idaho Falls Regional Airport, along with many sponsors, hosted a fantastic event which was headlined by the Blue Angels. The Air Force was also represented with its latest generation fighter, the F-35; … Continued

Notice Things

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There is beauty surrounding us, if only we take the time to see it! I learned early on as a photographer how important it is to slow down and look at your surroundings. Really look. Another important lesson? Never forget to turn around! Sometimes the shot is 180 degrees from where you started out. If … Continued

Stained Glass

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I was recently back in Chicagoland, where I was born and raised. While in town, I had the opportunity to photograph some beautiful stained glass windows at a Catholic church in the far northwest suburbs. They’re an interesting mix of imagery, all with a bit of contemporary flair to match the style of the building. … Continued

Summer!

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Depending on where you live, it may have already felt like summer for quite a while……or perhaps you’re still waiting for warm temperatures to arrive. Either way (and though Memorial Day has become the unofficial beginning of the summer season), today it arrives in earnest! Fun fact about the summer solstice: though this is the longest … Continued

Flag Day

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We always observed Flag Day when I was a kid growing up. The house mount for our flag was in a spot that wasn’t all that easy to get to, so we only flew our colors on holidays (i.e. Memorial Day, Flag Day, etc.) I loved the fact that I was charged with making sure … Continued