Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its fifth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

November 27, 2015

THANKSGIVING DAY

... i went up to bangor to share thanksgiving day with the tracys ... we all agreed we were most thankful that baby grant, who arrived in the world eight weeks ahead of schedule, was home healthy ...

... i like this picture because tom's "serious look" was less a natural expression and more a bit of playful posing  ...

... megan helped her brother figure out the physics of making a bicycle go forward ...

... some time ago they wrapped a dead dragonfly in paper and buried it alongside the garage ... walker asked, "do dragonflies go to heaven" ... i could see megan reach for the woman she is to become in pondering the duality of the delimma that faced her ... "is there a heaven, and, if so, does it have a place for dragonflies" ... i couldn't hear her words, but from the expression on his face i know she answered as a sister who cares deeply for her brother ...

... a world in which frosty the snowman is real ...

... and another in which is to enjoy mastering simple acts ...

... mother and son ...

... brothers, intent ...

... emily, who could illustrate "smile" in the dictionary ...

... on isaac newton's face, this same expression led to "PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica," and our perspective of the universe was forever changed ...

... a gram granddaughter moment ...

... the first millisecond of an em smile ...

... megan, observing the goings-ons ...

... "pa's not lookin',  i wonder what'll happen if i bag the dog with my batman head scarf" ...

... sister boost ...

... "amazing" ...

... engrossed times two ...

... baby grant, so tiny ...

A mother's [parent's] arms are made of tenderness
and children sleep soundly in them.
VICTOR HUGO


... daniel, low rpm mode ...

... an illustration for the "parenting 101" textbook ...

... we shared a tasty traditional thanksgiving supper of japanese take-out [said emmie, "i just brought home a baby brother for my five kids, we're ordering out"] ... after, chad and i took a moment to point our 90mm macro lenses at a common subject ... this was my perspective ...

... thank you, thank you very much ...