I rented a Bobcat skid steer today to do some heavy work. The Bobcat was secured to the trailer with these heavy duty chains. They are solid and heavy, reminds of Jacob Marley (was that his name), when he visited Scrooge, dragging those chains. #photoaday


The corn crib is the subject once again. The emphasis here is on the texture of the wood and the rusty nails.  Years of exposure to the elements have produced this rugged texture. We are like wood, in that the older we get, we develop texture and character. The once smooth taught bodies develop texture and character earned through the experiences of life. The more texture the more experience and wisdom.  Here’s to texture. 

Corn Crib Black and White

We have this old corn crib in our yard. It’s totally useless, we do not grow corn or store grain, and it has definitely seen better days. Still, it kind of has a place in my heart. I know at one time this crib was filled with corn that was probably used to feed the farm animals.  I like the look of the aged wood accented with the rusty old nails. 


While walking with Vicki this evening along the Cass River in Heritage Park, we noticed the beautiful sunset.  As I stopped to take the shot, I marveled at the calmness of the Cass, smooth as glass and the reflection of the sunset in the mirror like water.  


Working in the yard, spreading mulch, I had to stop and take in the beautiful bloom of our Peony plant. The peony produces big beautiful flowers like this one.   As the saying goes, “sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses”, or in this case the Peony.   Take time from the busyness that occupies so much of our lives today, to stop and see the beauty of God’s creation. He speaks to us with more than words, God’s “eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. ” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Back at it…

Let’s get this thing up and going again.  Time to not just think, but also to share my thoughts via the blog and post photos once again.  The assignment, a photo a day using whatever camera I have at hand.  It may be my Nikon D300s or my iPhone Plus 6s.  Thank you for checking out the blog and comments are welcome.

To start things off I thought it might be fitting to post a shot of this old rusty lock shot with iPhone.  I like the variety of textures shown.


Senior Recital

My daughter, Amanda performed her Senior Recital last Sunday. It must have been more than coincidence that her performance was on Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate and remember Jesus’ Triumphant arrival in Jerusalem. This performance of Amanda’s was her Triumphal Swan song for her college career at Saginaw Valley State University. I know I am a biased dad, but Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff never sounded so beautiful. Amanda looked beautiful and poured her soul into each piece she played, it was amazing. Truly one of my proudest moments as a dad. Well done Amanda! Now on to the next chapter…
This picture was taken while she was warming up.