Beauty

My senses reel at the sight of it:  a high pitched hum coupled with an aroma that would both curl hair and annihilate any rodent within a half mile radius of what was affectionately known as Mrs. Charlene’s Beauty Salon. From sunup to sundown, this petite fireball cut, washed, permed, frosted and colored countless heads … More Beauty

Dawn

In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us… – from the Canticle of Zechariah Luke 1:78

Making A Mark

I’ve contemplated this photo for some time, allowing myself to dive into a sea of gratitude for all those jewels of wisdom that have made a mark in my life, words that have shaped my thoughts and actions hopefully in a positive way.  A few of my favorites are listed below. “When we get to … More Making A Mark

Repurposed Owls – Part II

Last fall, The Alley acquired a permanent patron.  Perched high on a metal beam, guarding this beloved establishment is our friend Kevin’s version of a repurposed owl.  On nights that we are open, he lights up, guarding his territory with intensity.  We have affectionately named him Owl-Lee.

Repurposed Owl

No, an actual owl was not repurposed, but some talented individual saw several items destined to be discarded and gave them a new identity.  This seems to be a new trend in and around my neck of the woods.  I often marvel at the ingenuity of these folks!

Playing

Kurt recently added Lightroom to my computer, gifting me the opportunity to play with my photos.  Though he prefers black and white, I tend to migrate to color; therefore, I was absolutely giddy when I came upon this image, taken at a Northwest Arkansas craft/antique fair a few years ago, a delightful reflection that generates … More Playing

The Familiar

It’s funny how a picture of the familiar will get overlooked time and time again, bypassed by more “showy” images like sunsets, mountains, flowers, waterfalls, or starry nights.  Today, however, I was taken aback by this old friend, who has willingly and faithfully participated in activities such as lawn maintenance, house cleaning, kid soaking, and, … More The Familiar