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Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

  

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Hoist The Colors

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

= Ralph Waldo Emerson =

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The Black Velvet Coat

In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal!

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine


The Courage Of Our Hearts

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Daft Like Jack

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That Dog Is Never Going To Move

~ JAVIER ~

Columbia's Finest Chihuahua

Simple. Easy To Remember.

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Tuesday
Apr142015

Walkies and waggies

On Monday, Audrey and I took Dagny to a local park.

This park is new, having opened in late 2013.

The fairly lavish fourteen-acre facility -- construction of which cost taxpayers nearly two million dollars -- gained instant notoriety by being the place where a three-year-old boy, playing there last summer, was killed when a tree branch fell on him.

Following the macabre accident, the park was closed briefly. Yesterday was my first time to see it, although Audrey said she took newborn Dagny there last July, just to get out of the house.

It's a beautiful park with several fantastic play areas for kids. 

Yesterday it was all but empty. There is no sign of the unthinkable tragedy; the trees are beautiful and the breeze was delightful.

I've always loved play equipment, especially swings. Did I ever tell you that on our first date, TG and I sat in a little park at night, on a carousel-type installation, and TG nearly became ill?

My beloved is afflicted with motion sickness. I am not affected in the least by motion; it's getting up early that makes me sick.

Anyway the park where we took Dagny yesterday has a huge shallow-bowl type swing that immediately caught my attention.

It's like the love child of a hammock and a flying saucer, with a suspension bridge as godparent. I had a great time swinging languidly and looking up at the trees, hoping fervently nothing would fall on me.

When I finally vacated the disc-swing-thing -- I've since found out that at least one of its commercial names is Biggo Swing -- Audrey got in and I handed Dagny to her.

They both loved it.

After enjoying that for a time, we walked around -- walkies -- and took pictures of Dagny, who turns ten months old today.

We couldn't help but notice, situated near the three play areas, at least four tall shiny black poles supporting sophisticated (and expensive) ominously Orwellian multi-directional security camera balls.

No telling what those cost. Can't kids just be cut loose to play anymore, without cameras being necessary to catch the moment when someone gets hurt -- or worse -- and a lawsuit inevitably ensues?

Guess not. Because you never know what might happen and when it does, we must know precisely where to place the blame.

At the tail-end of our visit I spotted a Boston Terrier who turned out to be named Toddy. That's the waggies part.

For a look at all of my shots from Monday at the park with Dagny, click here.

And that is all for now.

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Happy Tuesday

Saturday
Apr112015

Come Saturday morning

Andrew is participating today in the eighth annual Mountain Man Memorial March.

He's marching to honor the memory of TSgt Herman "Tre" Mackey III, a boom operator who was killed in the line of duty on May 3, 2013, when a KC-135 crashed in Kyrgyzstan.

March on, Andrew. Way to go buddy.

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Happy Saturday ~ Happy Weekend

Wednesday
Apr082015

Words for Wednesday

Last Christmas, Erica gave me some photojojo lenses for my iPhone 4S. I may have told you about them before; if so, sorry for the repeat.

I love all of the lenses (I keep them in a blue-velvet pouch along with a wee green plastic dinosaur) but I guess if I had to name a favorite, it would be the macro.

This purple flower is actually a weed so tiny, you can't see it in the yard (growing amongst the dandelions and other infinitesimal ground cover) unless you're standing right over it.


But there's a world in there. And the macro lens -- itself perhaps one inch across -- lets you see it.

I bring the flowers inside and put them on something black and I have so much fun taking their picture, it's insane.

Then I edit my tiny-thing photos and put pretty words on top, and click save.

Most go to Instagramville but I saved this version just for you. I hope you like it.
  
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Happy Wednesday
Tuesday
Apr072015

April sixth at Augusta

TG spent yesterday at Augusta National. He took the Nikon D3100 along.

For somebody who rarely (if ever) uses a camera, he got a few great shots.

Even though he never misses televised coverage of the Masters, TG said he'll enjoy watching the tournament this weekend even more than ever before.


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Happy Tuesday

Monday
Apr062015

Those were the days

Here we have Javier's reaction to Mondays in general.

These pics are from when he had teeth AND a thread stuck in one of his claws.

They also hark back to the time when I kept my antique student desk in the kitchen, and he enjoyed camping out underneath it.

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Happy Monday

Sunday
Apr052015

A first time for everything



Happy Easter Everybody
Friday
Apr032015

SkyWatch Friday :: Rock of Ages

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

I Peter 1:3-5

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Happy Easter

Tuesday
Mar312015

Little things are looking up

OK sorry to have been silent for so long.

We've been busy tending to Javier, who is doing remarkably well.

Thanks to all of those who have emailed and texted, wondering about his recovery, and also those who have inquired on Instagram.

Last Friday was cold and rainy, and we were obliged to be at the animal hospital early.

Too early. I didn't want to drive, so TG dropped us off.

The efficient staff promptly did the intake rigmarole on Javier and since he'd be there all day, I repaired to the reception area to wait for Erica.

She arrived midmorning and, as Javier hadn't yet gone under for his procedure, we asked to see him.

We were shown to a "comfort room," where we waited for a few moments before Javier arrived. He was wrapped in a chocolate-brown towel. A catheter had been taped into place on his bony arm.

He was scared. We both held him and cooed to him and assured him that, before long, he'd feel so much better. I don't think he believed us.

Relinquishing Javier back to the animal hospital staff so that they could proceed with the operation, Erica and I went out into the cool wet spring day and back to my house.

I made us black bean and salsa omelets with rye toast and we relaxed before leaving to go to Erica's house, since Audrey and Dagny were there at home.

We reported back to the vet at four o'clock in the afternoon. Our baby had survived his surgery and was almost ready to be sprung.

A staff member named Julie beckoned us again to the comfort room. She opined as we tagged along that Erica and I look exactly alike. So I and my twin waited for our pet to be returned to us.

This time Javier turned up not wrapped in a towel but packed in his turquoise crate, the metal-grid door of which he immediately began scratching for us to let him out.

So we did, and he was soon in my arms, then in Erica's.

He was a groggy doggy. He looked terrible.

His newly-edentulous mouth was swollen and his tongue was hanging all the way out, dripping blood.

The vet tech told us that without his teeth to hold it in, Javier's tongue may forevermore spill outside his mouth. The bleeding would stop in a few hours.

(She was right about the bleeding but she was wrong about the tongue. It doesn't flop out. Now that he's feeling better and isn't woozy from sedation, Javier holds his tongue in admirably well.)

Amongst Javier's effects -- medications mostly -- were his extracted teeth, in a tiny plastic pouch. Every one of them were diseased. The vet tech assured us we'd done the right thing.

According to the veterinarian, toothless dogs (and cats) live long lives and eat hard food with no problem. I've been softening Javier's kibble with warm water for so long, I look forward to when I no longer have to do that.

(I know they make soft food but it doesn't contain enough fiber for Javier.)

Back in the car, Javier whined all the way home and it was rush hour and still raining so that was interesting, but with God's mercy we made it and got him inside.

Naturally I held Javier and babied him for the rest of the evening. He just wanted to sleep on me, so I draped clean towels all around and let him be.

Before going to bed that night, as I always do I let Javier out one last time. It was cold like winter, and still raining.

I kept an eye on him but he soon skittered over to a part of the pool area that is dark. I gave him a few moments of privacy, then grabbed my umbrella and went looking for him.

I found him huddled in some mondo grass over by the pool pump, motionless, shivering in pitch blackness and covered with rain.

What on earth are you doing, Javier? I asked him as I hauled him out of there and into the house.

He did not answer so I put him in his crate and gave him a space heater.

TG allowed that Javier must have been temporarily disoriented due to having been sedated.

On Saturday and Sunday, Javier nibbled at a soup-like kibble. By yesterday he was eating normally again.

Today he had a bath and in fact, he is completely back to his old darling self.

We've begun planning a sweet sixteen birthday party for Javier, in July. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Dagny -- who is working on a mouthful of brand-new teeth -- came over Monday late afternoon and we seized the opportunity to take her picture along with her pretty mommy, near the azaleas and the forsythia and the dogwood.

They often dress alike. It cracks me up.

Now March is gone. One-fourth of the year has melted away, like Javier's sutures are even now dissolving. Don't look down or you'll miss something.

And that is all for now.

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Happy Tuesday ~ Happy April ~ No Fooling