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Fall Ripple Affect – retitled Serenity Pool – in its rightful home


I borrowed this scene of Indiana autumn from my Clay County neighbors. In this case, the “grass IS greener ” on the other side. I have woods and farmland, they have that and more. They are truly blessed, and I for them allowing me to drink in their view. This one is “busy” but gives you a snapshot of the colorful season we are blessed with each year. The ripple effect disturbed the reflection,  but I like it, because it reminds me that in addition to the heavens and the earth, God also created the fishes in the sea.  It also is humbling because I realize that no matter how hard I try, I can’t recreate perfection.

In 2017, I retitled the 2014 landscape image “Serenity Pool” for the River City Art Association Juried Exhibition hosted/sponsored by Union Hospital to celebrate its 125th anniversary in Terre Haute.

This April, Fall Ripple Affect  went to my neighbors with the Serenity Pool in their backyard.

Fall Ripple Affect retitled Serenity Pool

Word on the Street: Remembrances


Today is the traditional Memorial Day, first observed in 1868. The first Indianapolis 500 took place on May 30, 1911. And my dad took his first breath on May 30 in 1932.

In 1968, when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moving the national Memorial Day observance to the last Monday in May, the long holiday weekend and “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” played host to our most celebrated family tradition! Grandma’s fried chicken, croquet, and double the cake and ice cream because my dad’s brother was born on May 31st.

I took this photo after Mom and I decorated Dad’s grave in Croy’s Creek Cemetery that overlooks the Putnam/Clay county line road. My dad’s mom was a member of  Croy’s Creek Church and many of my ancestors are buried in the church’s cemetery.

Mom and I also visited Clearview Cemetery to honor my stepdad, a World War II Navy veteran. This sculpture is about the height of a lectern and overlooks State Road 340 (a former alignment of U.S. Highway 40 – “The Road that Built a Nation” – now designated the Historic National Road) just west of  Brazil in Clay County.

In memory of “The World’s Greatest Dad,” my stepfather and other national heroes before and after him, I dedicate this post to them and share with you the Word of hope that Jesus taught us to pray: