Monday, March 30, 2015


I love it when Tug gets on my lap while I'm working and rests his chin on my arm.  He makes it difficult for me to earn a living..

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mulberry Tree

Somebody asked me about Mulberry trees the other day, and I honestly didn't know a thing about them. I've probably seen hundreds or thousands of them in my life, but I've never identified one.

It looks like a beautiful spreading deciduous tree.

Mulberry in the Fall.

Mulberry Tree, Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, March 20, 2015

Baha'i Norooz Greetings

Norooz greetings to our brother and sister Baha'is in Iran.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Last Fire

This is the last fire of the season.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


This is the most showy time of year for my Photinia. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Google Watch

Dennis Miller on the Smartwatch:

"Anytime I can watch 'Gone With the Wind' on a screen the size of a Bazooka Joe comic I'm a happy man." 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Newport Wedge


Best video of the Wedge I've seen. Watch this full screen. The only thing missing is the smell of the surf.

4 Days Old

Monday, March 9, 2015

Ella Rae

Ella Rae

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Religion: "A Mighty Bulwark"

And among the teachings of Baha'u'llah is that religion is a mighty bulwark. If the edifice of religion shakes and totters, commotion and chaos will ensue and the order of things will be utterly upset, for in the world of mankind there are two safeguards that protect man from wrongdoing. One is the law which punishes the criminal; but the law prevents only the manifest crime and not the concealed sin; whereas the ideal safeguard, namely, the religion of God, prevents both the manifest and the concealed crime, trains man, educates morals, compels the adoption of virtues and is the all-inclusive power which guarantees the felicity of the world of mankind. But by religion is meant that which is ascertained by investigation and not that which is based on mere imitation, the foundations of Divine Religions and not human imitations.

Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha

Monday, March 2, 2015