Monday, December 31

limited Edition

Favorite, favorite! Genuine Limited Edition 
 Peppermint Stick ice cream. An actual 1/2 gallon container! No, I am not eating it right out of the carton, my mother would have my hide.

Sunday, December 30

august and NotAugust

Sometimes the winter cold is bitter, and the summer heat is oppressive, but the changing of seasons is something I would miss if I lived in the tropics.

Saturday, December 29

just Silliness

Deer's ears...
Deer's rear.

almost the end of the Year...

at the Gazebo on Canyon Lake

Friday, December 28

raspberries for Breakfast...

doesn't make 10F into a summer's day, but at least it TASTES like it!

the only description is....


Thursday, December 27

select a blue pencil, Please

When your subject absolutely will not sit still for a nanosecond, fire off the shot through the dirty window anyway. Find the Colored Pencil gadget in Photoshop and turn yourself into an Artist! Sometimes it turns out more pleasing  than the photograph would have been. :o)

ma nature, you are an artist Extraordinaire

Macrophotography is Awesome!

Wednesday, December 26

sometimes Daybreak....

brings color of a different sort with it.

Tuesday, December 25

a christmas Character

My cherry pie has been Vandal-eyezed!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23

are you supposed to be a tree Decoration?

Epic Fail
 The only thing this fisherman was going to take home for dinner was  filet of cottonwood twig.

Saturday, December 22

shoe Nibbler

She was picking up little bits of spilled Doritos off the fishing platform. Came closer and closer and decided to sample my shoes. Having your toes nibbled by duck is a weird feeling. I would have loved a picture, but I had the telephoto lens on the camera and I am not tall enough to get within focal length of my feet.

seriously, Daddy...

Overheard this morning:

Says Daddy, "Look, honey, Santa Claus drives a pick-up just like ours!"

Replies Daughter, age about 4, "Seriously? Daddy, everybody knows Santa Claus drives a sleigh, not a Ford!"

Love little kids!

Sunday, December 16

cheap Labor

I sincerely hope that this journeyman electrician knows what he is doing and doesn't cause a neighborhood power outage. :o)

Tuesday, December 11

the canvas is...


 95 feet long! It was created by my wonderful young Art teacher friend and a gifted student artist that she is mentoring. The most remarkable thing about it (besides being 95 FEET LONG) is the fact that they accomplished it in 2 weeks, working on their hands and knees on the floor of a busy active classroom. This is Main Street Square, Rapid City. Public art to beautify the chiller unit that provides ice for the outdoor skating rink.

Friday, December 7

Wednesday, December 5

farewell, Music Man

A long life, well lived, creative soul.
Dave Brubeck

Monday, December 3

still life with milkweed and Silver

Out with the camera, looking for something of interest in the season of "everything is brown".
The milkweed pod had let fly its silky seeds, so I loaned it my Navajo silver bracelet to wear for a few moments. The pictographs by the Ancient Ones represented on the bracelet are things like protection, perseverance and the creative spirit. Rock art fascinates me.

Sunday, December 2

workin' the Infield

Further proof that geese can't, or don't choose to, read signs.

Saturday, December 1

art Deco

Circa 1936
Windom, MN