Finding Inspiration in Small Things

Finding inspiration in life sometimes is not easy.  As a writer, I love to look at other people, things around me and events that happen in my life.  Sometimes it the simple, or small things in life that inspire me to write about it.  Although it may not seem like…

Bronze Giraffe Art

I love to see giraffes sculptures and statues.  This is one I came across in Florida a few years ago, and I just had to stop and snap a photo.  It was on display in downtown Sarasota if I remember correctly, and it looked pristine in condition.  Made you want…

Walking Through January

January is a time when the snow leaves you surrounded by a blanket of white.  Footprints across the blanket leaves a trace like soft frosting on cake. Such is the time when walking in January on a cold winter day. Misery is easy, happiness you have to work at.  It…

More Statues I Saw in Florida

Adding on to my earlier post on statues, here is a collection of photographs from other statues I saw while visiting Florida a few years ago.  I always find statues to be interesting, and I love it when I see so many of them standing around a downtown area.  They…

Statues I Saw in Florida

Florida is always a fun State to go visit.  They have all the great beaches, really.  The weather for the most part is nice as well, although it can be sticky at different times of the year.  I always carry my camera with me when I travel anywhere, and I…

The Fresh Magic of a New Year

January always impresses upon me the freshness of a New Year.  Thinking about the twelve months ahead seems somewhat magical in a sense.  It is like an clean sheet of paper in a typewriter, and you are at the keys waiting to write.  The air is crisp and cold, and…

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Living Statue Street Performers

Ever since the first time I visited Disneyland as a kid, I have always been facinated with the living statue street performers.  They have an interesting and creative way of capturing the attention of an audience, and over the years I have witnessed them in Orlando, New York, New Orleans,…

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Armless Man Creates Artwork

While visiting Miami, Florida on vacation, I came across this man who was painting a picture wile sitting out in front of a museum.  He was born without arms, and was therefore drawing the picture with his feet.  Amazing to observe, but also impossible to forget.  I cannot help but…

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Night Air Show Spectacular

Last weekend I attended the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival held here in Battle Creek, Michigan.  My wife and I were going to see the evening fireworks, and a display of hot air balloons.  One of the surprise features right after dusk was an evening…

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Fireworks on the 4th of July

There is nothing that says Independence to me than the fireworks display on the 4th of July each year.  As I have gotten older, it has become more meaningful to me this event, than in my youth.  Yesterday it was the 4th of July, and there were a lot of…

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The Quest for the Perfect Sunset

While visiting Florida and attending a wedding, I took some time to admire the setting.  Located at Indian Rocks Beach near Clearwater, I took several shots of a magnificent sunset.  I could go on and on about the details of this beautiful spectacle of Mother Nature, but instead I will…

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A Royal Shelter from the Elements

I was visiting the Binder Park Zoo this past Memorial Day weekend, and towards the end of my visit it started to rain.  If there is one thing that will universally empty a zoo of people, it is rain.  When the downpour began, I, as luck would have it was…