Fire PhotosHumans have been fascinated by fire since its discovery. It has been given symbolic value in religion and art. The ever changing organic flames are captured in photos of fire.
Photo: High Flying FlagOne windy day in my hometown of Bandon, Oregon, my husband and I hopped in the car and headed to the children's park, by our local library. Here, I had an appointment for a photo shoot with my best girlfriend and her precious miracle baby of a daughter (long story).
Scenery: Cross On BeachMy husband and I just recently moved to our new home closer to the Bandon beaches. While climbing rocks and trudging through wet sand, my husband found a still-unidentified white object bearing a crucifix on it.
Photo: In Time of Need (Haiti)My sister who is a RN was sent out to help in Haiti when the earthquake happened. In this picture, she had just helped deliver twins.
Photo: Stop to Smell the RosesI took this photograph of myself on the webcam in my office a few days ago. The roses are fake, in fact, from a thrift store in the area for only a couple bucks. This is a reminder to stop and smell the roses, whether they're fake or real!
Scenery: Cross Of LightI got a new camera and have started taking pictures of sunsets. I tried to get a picture of one through my boys upstairs bedroom window, and this is what I got. We used it at both of my husband's parents funerals in their slide shows.
Scenery: Travel from Sea to Shining Sea!As some of you know, I recently drove across country. I left Chicago on March 27th and headed for Falls Church, VA. I stayed a few days with some friends, and then left for Oregon. My trip was adventurous to say the least.
Photo: The Smaller Things in LifeIt never has failed to amaze me of the excitement of a little kid, in finding joy in something that we over look everyday. It's times like these that we need to stop and think about what we are overlooking and missing in our everyday routines.
The Gemini GirlsUpon discovering my close friends and I all had 'Gemini' birthdays in the 6th month of the year, we became 'The Gemini Girls'. We have used that excuse for years to get together for breakfasts, shopping and whining about husbands sessions.
Photo: Papa's HandsAlyssa's papa was working on the car and she wanted to help with the car.
Photo: Standing OutUsing Life Savers candy, I made an abstract photo using a few red and one white lifesaver. It can be used to convey various meanings, but "standing out" or "being different" is what I was going for.
911 Memorial Made by ChildrenThe young children, on this day, September 11, 2010, made a tribute memorial to the twin towers and to the people who lost their lives on 9 11. Our cat, Tiger, liked it so much, he decided to take a cat nap on it.
Scenery: Jet Stream 9/11 TributeMy living room and patio face the direction of our small airport here, about fifteen miles away from my home in Richland, so I often see takeoff jet streams from the planes.
Photo: 59 Years Of ComfortableMy parents had been married 59 years when this picture was taken. My dad was in the middle of fighting cancer and on chemotherapy. He had taken a fall the previous day and scraped his head.
Purple Hand From Creative PaintingEvery year, Full Spectrum Farms hosts a "Family Fun Day" for Families whose lives are affected by autism spectrum diversities. This year some one forgot to put out the brushes at the paint station. The kids found all kinds of ways to paint.
In Memory Of DadMy Dad, who has passed away, enjoyed sitting out alone and thinking thoughts that only He and God knew about.
AMA Fundraiser: Climbing for GrandpaPictured is my dear daughter Melissa who participated in the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Arena Climb in Wilkes Barre, PA, in memory of my dad and her grandpa who recently passed away from lung disease.
Life's PathUpon the passing of my grandfather I came across this photo and I was struck by the poignancy and poetry of life's journey.
Photo: Bad Hair DayMy friend, Karen, who lost a 15-year battle with breast cancer, decided to just go ahead and shave her head when starting chemo, knowing from the last bout that she would lose it anyway.
Tribute to the MilitaryWhile our son was serving in the Air Force during Desert Storm in Iraq, I made several tributes to him and his fellow servicemen. First and foremost was a 16x24 foot flag flowerbed of red white and purple petunias.
Chloe and Her Friend Gambler (Horse)Last year my husband lost his job due to the downward spiral of the economy and we had to move in with my sister-in-law who had a large ranch and graciously took us in. My 6 year old daughter Chloe developed a very close touching relationship with "her horse" Gambler.
Photo: Red Hot TamalesRed Hot Tamales. Red Hat Society In Springfield, IL
Miracle BabyMiracle Baby only weighing 14.2 ounces at birth.
Egg On His Face But He's HappyGregory da Silva, A Symbol of African Unity. Who is that Guy with all the Eggs on his head that you see at all the bestest Festivals in South Africa? His name is Gregory da Silva - An Artist Comedian, Storyteller, dancer from Benin West Africa. Gregory da Silva ( Egg Man ) was born in Benin West Africa, Voodoo Country
Release Your Inner ChildI am 56 years old. Snoopy and the Peanut Gang are my favorite friends. Every day, I must buy a toy for myself because my childhood was so beautiful, it's so difficult to part with it.
Thrifty KoriThis is Kori, who lives about 40 miles from me. She is 14 years old and has already saved $3,500 toward her college education. She helped her neighbors "cowboy" and they gave her six calves that looked weak or had been rejected by their mothers.
Inspiring Screen SaverI use this as my screen in my computer. It's nice to take a break and meditate on God's awesome artwork.
Amber's Make a WishAmber's Make a Wish. Amber's Make A Wish visit to Disney where she meets Stanley.
An Angel Among UsAudrey, an angel among us!
Traveling Millenium MaryHere is a picture of the Traveling Millenium Mary that was at our church. I believe she is most beautiful.