Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blonde Hair, Black Dress, Heads Turn

If They Don't Come For Your Preaching, It's Time To Sing The Blues

My guess is that Miles drew a bigger crowd. I give them points for a unique approach to Sunday mornings, or maybe its a retro thing; Gospel and Blues have always walked hand in hand. Doesn't your mind just reel with sermon possibilities? "Give Me Three Loaves, I Ain't Got Nothin", "Woe To You, Pharisees (Why I Hate Lookin in the Mirror)", "Rocky Ground Blues." Of course, I'm certain there are some real tunes out there that fit the message. Or maybe I've got it wrong; and the Jazz IS the message. Not certain.

Hopefully Jazz Sunday is icing on the cake and the congregation's eagerly coming out Sundays for community and to hear Dr. Davis preach through the bible. Thinkin otherwise gives me an ache in my soul.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Blackest of Blacks.......

...Opened the door for the Lightest of Lights.
" In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men."
For more great pics, go to Anna's site here.

Framed !-Project Black 5

Hailey's back from her aunt's house. Oh, yeah, you're glasses are black!
For more great photos by Project Black participants, including our host Anna, go here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lord of All Creation: Wordless Wednesday

To see other WW posts and variety of work, you can visit here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Life Is a Highway***-Project Black #4

***Feeling a bit indecisive, so I posted my favorite two. H/t to Robert who took the infamous blacktop shot a season back. Kudos to Anna for challenging us to get out and take pictures (and to stop truck drivers, motorcycle drivers, firemen and small children that are adorned in black)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sky's the Limit-PB 3

Anna continues to challenge us with colors and concepts for photographic opportunity.

The Doors-PB #2

Anna's posted the challenge and the list of contenders here.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Durned Cows Are Everywhere-Project Black #1

Bessy is a landmark on our stretch of national highway. We give directions like, "Turn left 3 streets past the cow market." You probably noticed she's not all black. But I noticed that the rules of this game aren't that black and white either. Anyway, I'm told Bessy's dad's black with white spots. So the stock's black, anyway.

To see Anna's challenge, rules of the game (yah, right), and a bunch of other folks who've taken some real nice pictures of things, go here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Planning the Conquest-The First Fun Part

One of the glories of taking a vacation is planning the vacation. One begins to understand how Bilbo must have felt when that first blue-bearded dwarf stood on his doorstep. There is a great sense of expectation as you chart course.

That's all it is though; charting course. Because once you actually leave your doorstep; a million wondrous adventures can occur. Encounters with strangers can change one's life forever.

Some years ago, on a trek through the East Coast, a stranger in a tavern (Is that King Aragorn in the corner, or an enemy henchman set out to destroy your quest?) recommended I spend some time in the town of Ghettysburg, even though it would take me a day out of my way. Little did I know that following the strangers' advice would spark interest in the Civil War, opening up doors to novels, knowledge, and the 97th Regimental String Band.

And so I spent a short time today visiting MapQuest, playing with routes. Playing with options. Is it worth a two hour detour to see Lake Tahoe? Is a 7:00 a.m. departure realistic? Will I save the damsel from the dragon?

"Roads go ever ever on,
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone,
Look at last on meadows green,
And trees and hills they long have known."

Herd of Bikes: 40 Word Challenge 5

Malibu, Jul 10 2008 7:30 PM-
Scientists and conservationists are alarmed at a herd of bicycles that washed onto the beach. Volunteers mounted the bikes to drive them onto nearby bike paths; but were hampered by wind, sand, and long pant legs.

To see the original challenge from Robin, go here: