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Putto in Fall


The explosion of fall color was fashionably late in my corner of the world. Unfortunately the season peaked in late October – after the annual Parke County Covered Bridge Festival (more posts on fall and festival later).

Fall Putto

This Putto is the same garden statue featured in my Putto in Spring post and my (winter) Under His Wing photo.

Here is the Summer Putto to complete my four seasons collection.

Summer Putto

May the angels watch over you and keep you warm as the summer sun.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.”

Many more blessings in the coming year!

20/52 Mother’s Day Tribute: Driving Miss Rosie


My mom celebrated her 75th birthday on Easter weekend. I surprised her with another angel (she has about as many angels as she has Elvis memorabilia),  a tube of  lipstick (she won’t go out in public without it) and a “celebrity” photo session.

Mom never learned how to drive. My dad chauffeured her around for more than 50 years. When he passed, I and mom’s karaoke friends drove her wherever she needed to go.

Actually Rosie, is not her real name. To her dad, she was his “little rosebud.” When I was growing up, everyone in my family had CB radios, so mom went by the CB handle Rosebud.  She got the moniker Rosie when she started wearing a western outfit and matching rose to karaoke night out with the girls.

Along comes the second love of her life and what does her doting husband buy his Rose who has everything angel, everything Elvis, everything but a driver’s license – yup, a car! Since he passed last year, I have been driving Miss Rosie around in her Cadillac Eldorado.

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.