A Tale of Spring Hues this Easter Weekend

“Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.”    – T.D. Jakes

“The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.”    – Henry Knox Sherrill

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New Soapstone Woodstove!

Blue soapstone wood stoveVery pretty! I love it!

Good Bye Winter Skies Gallery

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Ice Storm in the Mountains

the cold seat


icy deck


chill out


cold sky


icicles 1


ice chucnks


ice chunks in sunlight


cute ice chunk


icy gate post


icicles on gate post


ice on fruit tree


more ice on fruit tree


icy buds




not hot wheels


fruit trees in ice


icy tree



icy fender


frozen tahoe


icy garden


icy raised bed


3 ice chunks


frozen rhodos


snowy icy


cold goat


one more icicle


icicles2From the frozen tundra,





Autumn & a Walk Around Biltmore Estate

I’m experimenting with a new plugin to add my watermark automatically when I upload photos to my blog library- I like that it saves me a ton of time and that I can size and position it anywhere I want. I don’t like that there are only a few fonts to choose from. You’d think that the designers of these of these things would realize that people posting a lot of photos are visual folks who are going to want a humungous selection of fonts! And even the option to easily hand-write our own autograph… anyway, this is what it is for now. I’m also about to experiment here with a new gallery plugin- so here goes- Happy Autumn!:

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Believing is Seeing

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

                                                                                                                                                                Andre Gide

Following is a gallery of this past summer’s highlights…