New Dawn Requested

June 30, 2014 - Sometimes it feels like a re-start would be in order. Today is one of those where I might want to request a new dawn,...
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Looks Good on You

June 29, 2014 - I retired two years ago today. I am hearing more frequently that it appears to agree with me, or "You're looking happy!"...
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Blackberry Heaven

June 28, 2014 - Our house is surrounded with blackberries. They are in the house-less lot next door. They are near the pond just over th...
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Busy Bee

June 27, 2014 - Now that title sounds trite. Judy had gone to the lot next door to check on the status of the ripening wild blackberries...
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Defying Gravity

June 26, 2014 - I do not know whose job it was to drill into these rock cliffs, insert large bolts and fasten them to an iron plate....
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Symmetry

June 25, 2014 - Life is about balance. And some stuff just ain't important...
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A Shoebox Won't Work

June 24, 2014 - I've got a storage problem. I've been taking photos a long time. I bought my first camera in college. I used film. So I...
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Gonna Get Wet

June 23, 2014 - On our recent trip to Bryson City, NC, we took the southern route through Chattanooga and alongside the Ocoee River. The...
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Happiness

June 22, 2014 - Midway through our meal yesterday, our waitress said, "Happiness is a choice. I choose to be happy." Her affirmation cau...
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Ten Steps

June 21, 2014 - One Sunday morning, I arrived at this church to be the guest preacher. I've been to a lot of churches, but I had never s...
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Rain

June 20, 2014 - Disclaimer: this photo was taken two years ago. But, this is exactly what the deck looked like on Friday afternoon. Jud...
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Cowboy Way

June 19, 2014 - The Nashville Public Library offers noon concerts on Wednesday during the summer. And since it is Nashville, and it is M...
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Lemonade

June 18, 2014 - Saturday's train ride was a round trip excursion from Bryson City to Dillsboro, NC. As towns go, Bryson City is not larg...
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Deadhead

June 17, 2014 - It has become an evening ritual. Elke and Michael gave a yellow daylily to Judy for Mother's Day when we lived in Ben...
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Polarizer

June 16, 2014 - My friend Byron Jorjorian always (maybe always) has a polarizer on his lens when he is shooting photos. I admit that is...
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Complete Retirement

June 15, 2014 - I've been to Great Smoky National Park numerous times, but this last weekend was the first time since I retired So, i...
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Giant

June 14, 2014 - There is a statue of Athena in the Parthenon. She is 42 feet tall, and mostly covered by eight pounds of gold leaf. The...
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Parthenon

June 13, 2014 - I finally visited Nashville's Parthenon at Centennial Park. It's a fun place to spend an afternoon or more.
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Juvenal

June 12, 2014 - Many of the birds who visit our backyard feeders have been bringing their young. This is an immature Red-Bellied Wood...
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Deere Pride

June 11, 2014 - I don't know how old the boy was, but he was John Deere green through and through. This tractor is older than him. It...
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Small

June 10, 2014 - Last year, we drove clear across the metro area to learn about counting and banding hummingbirds. The diminutive bird...
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Eight

June 09, 2014 - Today is Madeline's eighth birthday. Last year, we had a pool party which included water balloons. I remember my eigh...
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Strawberry

June 08, 2014 - Strawberries are good, fresh from the picking, or with shortcake, and whipped topping or ice cream. Or you could make t...
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Pentecost

June 07, 2014 - Today is Pentecost. The liturgical color is red. And the symbol is fire, or a flame. Did you ever think how noisy thi...
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Centered

June 06, 2014 - Breathing deeply, noticing the beauty all around you, and centering on God's love. The moment lasts. Life lingers. R...
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Energy

June 05, 2014 - Where do you get your energy? I'm thinking of emotional energy, spiritual energy. I enjoy being with people. I like t...
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Now

June 04, 2014 - I have always been a reflective person, examining my life, my faith, my practice. And recently I have authored ten af...
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Letters

June 03, 2014 - Not much mail comes any more, not letters anyway. There's email, and texts, and twitters, and probably a hundred othe...
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Peoria

June 02, 2014 - Peoria in June. This was my view from my suite in the Pere Marquette Hotel looking west toward Methodist Hospital in...
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Overhead

June 01, 2014 - Did you ever watch fish swim in the water over your head? Maddy, at the Tennessee Aquarium.
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