Thursday, December 31, 2015


We all know that at times it is very difficult to say the word "Goodbye."  But the simple phase is always mistaken as never seeing each other again...  This might be the case, so we think.

Today I entered the House of the Lord not to awe the beauty of it's architecture or ornate stained glass windows.  I also stopped at a cemetery, not to stroll about the headstones and take photographs that you often see here.  In fact, I didn't have a camera at all.

Today, I came to pay respects to my Best Friend's (Cousin by marriage) Father who passed away.   I kneeled down and cried, not for my Friend's beloved Father who now has entered the afterlife of Eternal Peace, but to those who were close and adored him. Their grieving over a loved Father, Husband, Brother, Grandfather or Uncle pains me terribly as they say what we all think is that final goodbye.

As painful and as sad as it is...  I strongly believe that there's a bright new Angel in Heaven whom will be their Guardian, helping them cope with Life here on Earth.  For there will be a day when their paths will cross as they are truly destined to meet again.

So, until that time they meet again, Goodbye!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Where will you Lay to Rest?

As the early morning sun burns off the fog, the heavy dew clings onto each and every tall blade of grass waiting to evaporate in the warm Sun.  A Bumble Bee clumsily perches on a small flower gathering Pollen as she weighs the long delicate stem down almost making the petals touching the ground.

A lonely headstone atop of a hill overlooks the escarpment of forest, rolling hills and blue skies.  "For this is where I want to lay to rest!"  Quoted prior of departing this World...  And lay to rest they did, this person with no name, no epitaph or origin for their stone is slowly deteriorating.

Faceless headstone for certain yet facing a view others would die for!  Where is your final resting place?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my Friends, Family & Loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Blissful Holiday Season.  May your warm Hearts open with love that fills the World with Peace as your Sprits reign with Health & Happiness.

All the very best to you, as well as your loved ones today, tomorrow and all your life through.

Peace, Love & Joy on this Blessed Christmas Day!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Recipe for an Angel

1 Cup Dreaming Our World into Being
1 Cup Unity
1 Cup Heavenly Touch
1 CUp Peace Within
1 Cup Thanking the Universe

Gracefully combine all ingredients into your Heart while infusing with Universal Light and Love. Gently add the warmth of your smile (Heart), let rise. Bake until overflowing with Wonder and Childlike Innocents.

Garnish with a generous coating of Star Dust and allow everyone and the Universe to breathe you. Serve and share with all the World!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Beyond Closed Doors

What lies beyond the closed doors has always made us curious.  Once the simple suggestion of "Do Not Open" comes to play, our imaginations light up with wonder.

What is it that intrigues us with curiosity that we must know what's inside closed doors that we are forbidden to enter?  You might be so inquisitive and dying to know what's on the other side of those closed doors...

It just might be too late when you find out!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bar Nuts

Horse walks into a Bar... The Bartender asks: Why the Long Face?"

Two Guys walk in a Bar with Jumper Cables... The Bartender says: "You better not start anything here!"

A Priest, Rabbi and Monk walk into a Bar... The Bartender asks: "What is this a Joke?"

An Amnesiac walks into a Bar... He asks the Bartender: "Do I come here often?"

Oh, I got a million of them and the Ale I'm drinking now is going down a real treat! You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor and still hang-on!

Belly Up!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pee All That You Can Pee

The soft giggle of a flowing brook in the forest sounds so soothing as if you were in a Zen Garden...  The pure calmness around you is the perfect time to cause complete chaos which caould rake obn your nerves giving you strong urges to flee out of sight to relieve yourself.

Pee All That You Can Pee!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Full Service Out of Service

The Service Gas Stations of yesteryear have certainly put today's Econo-Quickie-Marts Stations to shame... The art of Full Service is truly a thing of the past. Yet, there are still only two states in America the have... Well... Semi Full Service Gas Stations. They are New jersey and Oregon.

Not saying that those states have full Customer Service. Do you remember the Service Attendant asking if you needed your oil checked, then wiping the fingerprints off the hood of your car after closing it. How about simply cleaning the windshield with a squeegee all for free? It's gone forever simply by sheer laziness and the fact that it's too much work for what they are paid.

For the rest of you in the other 48 states ... Step out of your vehicle and walk over to the the man in the glass booth talking on his phone in a tongue no one can comprehend, pay him and operate the pump yourself. Be careful not to spill the fuel onto your suit or pretty dress.  If you need change, run back to that gibbering character in the glass booth who acts like you're inconveniencing him to open the register and give back what you deserve.

Oh... If you need air, you better bring a pocket full of change, because it takes a lot of power to generate the pressure you need for you expensive tires.  You're on a timer, so no Dilly Dallying.

Have a Nice Day and Come Again!

Friday, December 4, 2015


"Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine."

"Under the shelter of each other, people survive."

Thursday, December 3, 2015

New Hope


Where there's Light
There is Life
Where there's Life
There is Hope
Where there's Hope
There is Love
Where there's Love
There is Peace

No sooner than when I posted this the other day, a Hub entitled Everything Signage on Instagram hosted by Kim & Ray recognized it!  What a thrill it was to see it posted on their site along with a plethora of other cool signs.

Just want to give a heart warmed thanks to Everything Signage for the recognition.  So much appreciated!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Twilight Drive

Twilight Drive

There are certain patterns in one's life that we just cannot comprehend nor decipher.

What will you experience on your travel home tonight?  It could very well be the same scenario playing over and over again?

Read "Twilight Drive" and find out for yourself.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Toys from the Attic

Toys from the Attic

A New Gallery on Forsakenly Departed

The beginnings of a never ending on going experiment of photographing Toys from the Attic.  From Matchbox Cars and Hot Wheels to Dolls and Action Figures mixed with a plethora of toys you might have had when you were a Child!
For ages 1 to an Adult!

Christmas Gallery

Playful Christmas photos to inspire your Holiday Season and get you in the Spirit. Enjoy this whimsical series now, because like all good things, it won't last and will disappear never to be seen again!

Enjoy the Spiritual Christmas Season!


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