Category Archives: Photos I Took

My Children’s Books Are Now Available In Hardcover Format

The photo features the first two of my children’s book that became available on Amazon.com about a week ago: Clyde and Friends Three Books in One and The Duck¬† ¬†Upside Down. Amazon.com and others are now offering eleven of my … Continue reading

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No Star In All the Heavens

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree … Continue reading

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Signs of Warmer Times

Show Offs Yellow Beauties Spring Colors Mellow Yellow Antique Rose Explosion After sending photos of snow in my last post, I promised that I’d send some of warmer times. Here they are. I took all of these photos at my … Continue reading

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Spring Is Doing Her Thing

Like a shy but beautiful young lady, Spring is slowly revealing her glorious beauty And vibrant spirit in ever-more-colorful ways For all the world to see a little more each day. Love, Russ

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To Gnome Me Is To Love Me

When My Beloved and I went on our honeymoon we were young and on a fairly tight budget. We drove to various places. During the trip we took a detour to the Oregon Caves. On our way to them, on … Continue reading

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Beauty and Photography

(My apologies in advance to those who are experiencing bitter cold weather. This is not meant to be a bragging post. It is an appreciation and gratitude post, and perhaps a “Spring is coming” hopeful post for anyone who can … Continue reading

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