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Dear Ancestor…

October 11, 2013

I came across this recently, and being the mad genealogist that I am, I thought I’d share this with you.  I often think about my ancestors…the many great-grandparents…and wonder what they were like.


October 9, 2013

Yesterday was a beautiful day…nice after a cold, rainy weekend.  This is what I enjoyed at Greenfield Village.

2013-08-08-0156 GFV

2013-08-08-0144 GFV

2013-10-8-0178 GFV

2013-10-8-0166 GFV

2013-10-8-0162 GFV

My Garden in a Globe

May 23, 2013

One of the blogs I enjoy is As iAge where Margie shares her beautiful photographs.  She just recently also shared a really neat Photoshop Elements trick which I’ve not seen.  Check it out!

©2013 JSD Photographs

©2013 JSD Photographs

Thanks, Margie!!!


May 20, 2013

It’s unfinished.  I got so far and then couldn’t go further because there were things I didn’t like.  So I just doodled around it.

Unfinished Flower Child 8" x 12"  Pen & Ink  ©2013 JSD

Unfinished Flower Child 8″ x 12″ Pen & Ink ©2013 JSD

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

May 11, 2013
Rosemundy Cottage wisteria in Devizes, England

Rosemundy Cottage wisteria in Devizes, England ©2013 JSD Photographs

Garden in Ambleside, England ©2013 JSD Photographs

Garden in Ambleside, England ©2013 JSD Photographs



Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

May 5, 2013

Glacier National Park  ©2013 JSD Photographs

View from Hannah’s hill

May 1, 2013

Okay, so I’ve been away for a while trying to kick-start some creativity from within me. Unfortunately, it has not been as successful as I would like.  In my whole life I have only done two (oil) paintings, and those were decades ago.  One was a portrait and actually turned out quite successfully.  The other was a fairly good knock-off of a photograph, which is a no-no because it wasn’t my photograph.  That went to the curb and was immediately picked-up by a dumpster diver.

I recently attempted to do something using acrylics.  I chose acrylics because it’s an easy clean-up.  This piece is to cover a fuse box on the wall of a basement office, so I chose a topic giving the sense of looking out of a window.

As I look at it, I see lots of places that need improvement which I won’t list here.  He loves it because it’s was done by me and for him.  I would like some feedback from others, too.  Please let me know where you think I could have done better.

View from Hannah's hill   ©2013 JSD

View from Hannah’s hill ©2013 JSD

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