Monday, March 11, 2013


This the first of several postings of flowers and other flora.  Sometimes what makes a photo special is the way it is framed, or the time of day, or where the photographer stands in relation to the subject.  I believe that this particular set of photos is especially extraordinary.  Perhaps you will agree.

Humor --


Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday school. "Well, mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved." "Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked. "Well, no, mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"

A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible; Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the verse. Little Rick was excited about the task but, he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Rickey was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know." 


  1. The photos are lovely - my favorite is the one of the wisteria.

  2. Like Laura B. I love the wisteria! But have to say I saw the first two and thought "I've got a blossoming tree in the front yard, and a hydrangea in the back yard." Just missing some Oriental architecture, and I have to deal with the Irish climate's the same-ish. I don't know what that purple hill carpet is. WOW! That's extraordinary.

  3. Gorgeous pictures! Now you just need to see the blossoming cherry trees in Kenwood Md that I drove through three days a week, growing up.