Monday, January 29, 2007

Sunrise on January 29th

Sunrise on January 29th
Originally uploaded by CaptPiper.
Today was Sam's 17th birthday. I want to write more, but it's late and I'm out of energy. Need to go to bed. Later... Goodnight.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Linda's Story

Linda's Story
Originally uploaded by CaptPiper.
Whenever I see these graves with lambs and little angels, I always wonder who this child was - what happened.
This is the grave of my cousin.
She would be my cousin once-removed, or my first cousin's daughter. Linda was the first-born of my grandparent's great-grandchildren, her father the first born of the grandchildren. I was one of the last. So Linda lived and died before I even came along.
I won't dwell on her life much except to say that she was a much-loved child with white blonde hair and she was smiling in her pictures. Linda was three years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. There wasn't much they could do in those days. She contracted pneumonia and the combination of the two illnesses put her in the hospital. Her parents sat by her bedside and waited and prayed, but Linda went into a coma.
As the end drew near, suddenly Linda sat up in bed. She looked past her anxious parents toward the door of her room. She held out her arms and said, clear as a bell, "Jesus!"
Then she fell back in bed. Two hours later she died.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

So You Think I'm Making Cupcakes at 9:00 P.M.?

Why is it that your kids want help with their homework, buttons sewn, food cooked, and jeans washed right about the time you're ready for bed?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rosehips on Ice

Red Berries in Ice
Originally uploaded by CaptPiper.
Oh JOY!!
Flickr responded to my request for help and were able to show me what the problem was. I needed to follow a specific link "Head over to Google now" and I was just going straight to my blog site.

All is well and
I'm BACK!!!

Our ice storm on Sunday night provided some great camera fodder - Many glittering gorgeous sights.
Very enjoyable as long as one did not lose electricity.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

January 6, 2007

Well, here I am, still working on getting Flickr and blogger to work together like friends.

Meanwhile, I need to be cleaning house, so I'm not in the mood to write much.

When you ask for actual "help" as facetiously suggested by the help button in the upper right-hand corner, you are required to go through several pages of FAQs before they admit they will not actually answer your e-mail, but will glance at it, and if they get a lot of the same question, they will add it to their FAQs listings. I'm so disenchanted.

I've been working on this watercolor, on and off, since Thanksgiving. Almost done. Needs depth, but I'm afraid of overworking it.