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Sunday, June 17, 2012  "NECKTIES"  "Neckties satisfy modern man's desire to dress in art." ~ Harry Anderson  "Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, most knowledge, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups, fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of our interest. For this great figure in our life that we know as father - it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father's Day." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.fathersdaycelebration.com/tribute-to-father.html  Happy Father's Day to biological and surrogate (one who takes the place of another) fathers, father-figures, Godfathers, and mentors - both natural and spiritual.  Speaking of sports..........Miami Heat will host Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight. The series is now 1 - 1. Go "young guns" of OKC!  I'm appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Cherry Blossoms" (remix) photo.   Be blessed and share the rest!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  (photo taken 4/4/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Sunday, July 1, 2012     "SPEARMINT SEAFORM SET with CINNAMON RED LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (2001)  "One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the BEAUTY of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." ~ Psalm 27:4, The Bible (KJV), visit Bible Gateway @ www.biblegateway.com  SOOC comes this hand blown glass, measuring 10 x 21 x 12 inches. Everyone knows that I absolutely LOVE Dale Chihuly's glass art. If art is the expression of imagination, then Dale and I both dream in very vivid colors.   "The Seaforms seemed to come about by accident, as much of my work does—by chance. We were experimenting with some ribbed molds when I was doing the Basket series. By blowing the pieces into ribbed molds, it gave them more strength. It's sort of like corrugated cardboard—or actually, like sea shells themselves, which are very often ribbed. Then the Baskets started looking like sea forms, so I changed the name of the series to Seaforms, which suited me just fine in that I love to walk along the beach and go to the ocean. And glass itself, of course, is so much like water. If you let it go on its own, it almost ends up looking like something that came from the sea." ~ Dale Chihuly, Artist  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Have a blessed day, my friends.  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Friday, July 6, 2012  "VERONA YELLOW PERSIAN SET with KOHL BLACK LIP WRAPS" by Dale Chihuly (1999)  "Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening." ~ Isaac Mizrahi  SOOC photo, hand blown glass; 15 x 19 x 18 inches  An encounter with Dale Chihuly's works is always a spectacular reminder that glass is not just something to see through or drink out of.   Artist's Statement.........."The Persians started out as a search for new forms. I set up Martin Blank and Robbie Miller in a corner of the hotshop at Pilchuck. I would make large pencil drawings for them with a couple of dozen small forms, and then I would put an X under the ones I wanted them to go for. Over the next year, we made more than 1,000 miniature experimental forms." ~ Dale Chihuly  Thanks for your overwhelmingly kind comments regarding yesterday's photo. I am elated that you are enjoying this series. I'll post a few more Chihuly masterpieces and then I'll post another subject:).  Dale Chihuly's official website is www.chihuly.com  Oh Happy Friday!  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken June 29, 2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Wednesday, July 4, 2012  "RED, WHITE, BLUE..........and YOU"  "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." ~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America (USA)  Also, in front of the nearby courthouse were 98 "Flags of Heroes" - representative of veterans of their county. Photo is here: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/23332140_T6MdZL#!i=1922274706&k=SmVm9Kp&lb=1&s=A  Have a wonderful Wednesday and a safe 4th of July holiday.  Chicot County Veterans of War Memorial  Lake Village, AR   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 5/31/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Thursday, June 7, 2012  "DELICATE BEAUTIES"  “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” ~ Dr. Maya Angelou   This summer, I am only perusing and commenting on photos as my limited time permits. Although it is summer vacation, I am not idle. This is a very busy time for me, as I have embarked upon a new and very challenging endeavor.  Don't miss a blooming thing this spring! This is one of my favorite flower captures. An abundance of colors, fragrances, and scenic views await you in these gardens. Also, I read that the meaning of hibiscus is "delicate beauty;" thus, the caption. These orange hibiscuses are amazing tropical flowers that come in many shapes, sizes and varieties.  They are known for their beauty and their large, colorful blooms.  You can plant hibiscus flowers indoors, outdoors, as a shrub, or as a simple flower.  With all of the different options available, who would not want to plant this flower?   SPEAKING OF SPORTS: In the words of Reggie Miller, we watched "greatness grow up" last night as the "young guns" of OKC defeated the San Antonio Spurs in OKC and ended the series 4 - 2. OKC has advanced to the NBA Finals........woo hoo!! Tonight, Boston Celtics will host Miami Heat in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The series is 3 - 2 with Boston leading the way. The family and I are pulling for Boston.  If Boston is victorious tonight, they will go on to face OKC in the NBA Finals - date TBD.   I truly appreciate your comments on yesterday's "Banana Tree" photo; it was the #2 photo of the day. Congrats to Maryann (aka "fotomom") for the #1 photo.  Hang in there; tomorrow is Friday.  Bellingrath Gardens and Home Mobile, AL  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 5/26/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Gorgeous sunrise yesterday!!! The water was so still and the sky had such unique color. I shot all around the harbor for over 2 hours! Unlike today, where I overslept and missed the whole thing!  Plymouth Harbor, Ma
Sunday, April 22, 2012  "THE PHOENIX"   "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." ~ Langston Hughes   SOOC........a different twist, but nevertheless, here's my contribution to fellow SmugMugger L. Perry Fuqua's "Earth Day" Challenge.   Of course, the colors were the initial attraction to this work of art.  This photo was taken as we were walking through the airport to await the boarding of our flight for home from Phoenix, AZ to Houston, TX. Unfortunately, I didn't get the artist name.  DISCLAIMER: The following views are not my personal views, opinions, or beliefs. The texts are included as background, informational purposes only. A card was given to me by a young man who was standing in the store after I snapped this picture. The following texts were written on it. Coincidentally, when I uploaded the Arizona photos and started putting the dates on them, this one just so happened to fall on today. With that said........  "The Phoenix" is associated with triumph over adversity, and that which rises out of ashes. It is symbolic of hope, purity, faith, eternity, and light. The Phoenix not only represents immortality but also an individual who stands apart from the rest, a person of rare qualities."  Additionally, "Only one Phoenix exists at a time. When the mystical bird felt its death was near, it would rebuild a nest of aromatic twigs in which it burned from the heat of its own body. The Phoenix would be consumed by the flames and then would resurrect from the ashes. The Phoenix's flight has been said to represent the capacity to leave the world and its problems behind, flying toward the sun in clear pure skies." ~ Reprinted texts from the card  Thanks for your comments on the collectible "Salt and Pepper Shakers" that landed in the #1 spot yesterday.  Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday.  Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix, AZ  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 12/31/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Sunday, June 17, 2012

"NECKTIES"

"Neckties satisfy modern man's desire to dress in art." ~ Harry Anderson

"Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, most knowledge, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups, fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of our interest. For this great figure in our life that we know as father - it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father's Day." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.fathersdaycelebration.com/tribute-to-father.html

Happy Father's Day to biological and surrogate (one who takes the place of another) fathers, father-figures, Godfathers, and mentors - both natural and spiritual.

Speaking of sports..........Miami Heat will host Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight. The series is now 1 - 1. Go "young guns" of OKC!

I'm appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Cherry Blossoms" (remix) photo.

Be blessed and share the rest!

***#1 photo of the day and all time***

(photo taken 4/4/2012)

My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com

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Sunday, June 17, 2012  "NECKTIES"  "Neckties satisfy modern man's desire to dress in art." ~ Harry Anderson  "Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, most knowledge, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups, fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of our interest. For this great figure in our life that we know as father - it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father's Day." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.fathersdaycelebration.com/tribute-to-father.html  Happy Father's Day to biological and surrogate (one who takes the place of another) fathers, father-figures, Godfathers, and mentors - both natural and spiritual.  Speaking of sports..........Miami Heat will host Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight. The series is now 1 - 1. Go "young guns" of OKC!  I'm appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Cherry Blossoms" (remix) photo.   Be blessed and share the rest!  ***#1 photo of the day and all time***  (photo taken 4/4/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Sunday, June 17, 2012

"NECKTIES"

"Neckties satisfy modern man's desire to dress in art." ~ Harry Anderson

"Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the all-powerful, most knowledge, truly affectionate and the most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. While for sons, their fathers are the strongest person they know and someone they aspire to emulate. Even for the grownups, fathers are someone whom they look up to for the most experienced and honest advice that is always in the best of our interest. For this great figure in our life that we know as father - it becomes our utmost duty to pay our humblest tribute on the occasion of Father's Day." ~ Reprinted text from here: http://www.fathersdaycelebration.com/tribute-to-father.html

Happy Father's Day to biological and surrogate (one who takes the place of another) fathers, father-figures, Godfathers, and mentors - both natural and spiritual.

Speaking of sports..........Miami Heat will host Oklahoma City Thunder in game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight. The series is now 1 - 1. Go "young guns" of OKC!

I'm appreciative of your comments on yesterday's "Cherry Blossoms" (remix) photo.

Be blessed and share the rest!

***#1 photo of the day and all time***

(photo taken 4/4/2012)

My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com

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