Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Much Warmer

“A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.”
Author unknown

Shannon and Ana├»s… daughter and granddaughter

Sunday, July 28, 2013


“Variety is the spice of life”
American proverb

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a poodle?

Friday, July 26, 2013

...And Sorrow

“He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy.”
Kahlil Gibran

Saturday was full of happiness but two days later was full of sorrow. On Monday, we attended the burial of our good friend, Lynn Murrin. She had plenty of sorrow in her life but she always responded with joy. And that is how I will remember her.

The picture of the roses was taken on Sunday. They were supposed to be given to the parents of the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony on Saturday. That didn’t happen because one of the guests passed out during the ceremony. The guest recovered but it took a while so we removed the rose exchange part of the ceremony to save time. It was a day full of surprises.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


“When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.”
Arthur Dobrin 

John sees the wedding surprise that Shannon snuck in... a New Orleans style brass band!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


“The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it ‘jumping up and down’.”
Rita Rudner

These two lovebirds are jumping for joy because today, July 20th, they will be married.
I’m jumping myself because I am the father of the bride. Smiles all around.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Quit Puffing

“I want all hellions to quit puffing that hell fume in God's clean air.”
Carrie Nation

Especially if the hellion is leaning up against a gas pump. This is the lonely
gas station in Kalaupapa, the former leper colony in Molokai, Hawaii.
There are no roads that connect Kalaupapa to the rest of the island.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Down Low

“Don't hang your hat higher than you can reach”
Belize-an Proverb

A sunhat on a table… very reachable.

You can see this in color over here at the Red Umbrella.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

By the Sea

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
George Bernard Shaw

I spy a tiny sailboat.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Budding Sartorialist

“Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,”
George M. Cohan

A day at the beach (Laguna Beach that is).
Happy Birthday America!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Curb Appeal

“I don't judge others. I say if you feel good
with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly.”
Sarah Jessica Parker

A close up of a gutter somewhere in America.