Once Upon a Time

May 25, 2020 - A story begins. And ends. Sometimes before we are ready. The resolution was unsatisfactory. Story threads are left hangi...
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Eternal Life

May 24, 2020 - This is the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Next Sunday is Pentecost. The Gospel Lesson from the Common Lectionary is John 17:...
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Longing for Simple Debates

May 23, 2020 - Is it Loopin or Lu-pine? How do you pronounce Lupine? For that matter, how does one pronounce Peony? Or Missouri? Or Tom...
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Missing Library Concerts

May 22, 2020 - One of our traditions since we moved to Nashville is to attend the noon concerts downtown at the Nashville Public Librar...
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Trio

May 21, 2020 - This is just a fun photo, or a bunch of photos in one. First, the red emblem on the chrome hubcap indicated that this ca...
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Robot Cat

May 20, 2020 - Today would have been my mother's 91st birthday. She died in June of 2015. I am blessed by her love, her faith, her laug...
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Honeysuckle

May 19, 2020 - My very first summer as the associate pastor at Effingham Centenary UMC I was introduced to Little Grassy Camp near Carb...
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Gardening Wins

May 18, 2020 - We went to St. Louis in February, and besides visiting with family and friends, we went to one of our favorite places--t...
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In Every Place

May 17, 2020 - Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Portions of another sermon from St. Paul appear in Acts 17:24 "God, who made the wo...
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She Was With Me Nearly Every Time

May 16, 2020 - The stress of being home, and missing family and friends, and everything else is getting to me and yesterday I was compl...
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Not So Cuddly

May 15, 2020 - No, this is not a microscopic view of the coronavirus. But is a photo of cactus at the Missouri Botanical Garden, photog...
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Ready for Release

May 14, 2020 - I've been thinking about cars and traveling the last several days, and looking through some of my photos of cars and aut...
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September in Springfield

May 13, 2020 - 2008, the hotrods, customs, gearheads, food stands were thick in downtown Springfield, Illinois. I had found a parking s...
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Loving Lane

May 12, 2020 - I love auto museums. I love cars. So I've visited the Crosley Museum in Paducah (it's a definite must; there is nothing...
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What We Went to See

May 11, 2020 - One of the places that I wanted to see and photograph on our early March trip to Hunting Island was the beach with drift...
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Not Everyone Wants to Hear about Hope

May 10, 2020 - Fifth Sunday of Easter. Acts 7:55-60 is part of the lectionary readings for the day, and follows the longer section in c...
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Rain on the Sand

May 09, 2020 - Two months ago, March 3, we visited Beaufort, South Carolina for a week of fun with our friends from Maine. We were sadd...
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Compassion

May 08, 2020 - I have heard more than one person express the hope that whenever the COVID-19 crisis winds down that they want to see ki...
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Blackberry Winter

May 07, 2020 - With this stretch of predicted seven days with colder than average temperatures and the abundance of blackberry blooms s...
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Iris Silhouette

May 06, 2020 - Iris season is well underway at the Hideaway. Two years ago Judy transferred some iris from Illinois to Brentwood so tha...
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Afterwards

May 05, 2020 - We have spent the last week waiting. Waiting for water to be reconnected to our house, after a leak in the neighbor's ya...
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Cloud Grid

May 04, 2020 - I took this photo last year with my iPhone of the convention Center in Peoria, Illinois. I had dinner with friends near...
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Unjust Suffering

May 03, 2020 - Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, and I will be teaching my Sunday School class today online. Thankfully, it will no...
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Iris Challenge

May 02, 2020 - Our irises are beginning to bloom and as I noted before, I have countless images. I find the iris, like the daylily, cha...
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Iris Macro

May 01, 2020 - Yes, this is close! Sony 7rii. 90mm macro lens. I admit I love getting close-up. I have 3 macro lens, extension tubes, 2...
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