november 13, 2019

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” ~ Unknown We may have lost an hour of daylight, but look what a glorious view I have to usher me home from work. That’s a pretty good trade.

december 6, 2018

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” ~ Sydney J. Harris     I left my allergist’s office this evening and realized that the row of houses on Limestone street in front of the downtown skyline remind me of the row houses in San Fransisco known as The Painted Ladies. The difference is that there’s a park across the street

september 25, 2018

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” ~ TinyBuddha     They’re construction a building across from Rupp Arena that’s butt up against a six-story parking structure. That alone isn’t anything to write about, but I’ve never seen a wall this tall that didn’t have support beams. When I saw it from the corner of Maxwell and Broadway (top) I thought there must be support on

august 16, 2018

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh     There was no way it wasn’t going to rain last Saturday before the weenie dog races, but we had time to watch the warm ups and the lightning. It was interesting that they warmed up going the opposite direction of the race. But, ya know, everything else about harness racing was new to

may 11, 2018

“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.” ~ Marianne Williamson     This is Cheapside. It used to be a thru street between Short and Main, but today it’s used as a pavilion and outside courtyard of sorts. This is where Lexington’s Farmer’s Market meets on Saturdays during warm weather months, and this

april 3, 2018

“Note to self: My current situation is not my permanent destination.” ~ Unknown     I said today was going to be a tumultuous weather day. Lexington has been spared, so far anyway, but north of here got slammed pretty good. Boy, it sure made for a beautiful sky when I left work, and it was so nice to see the students studying out in the sunshine. I feel sorry

february 17, 2018

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” ~ Vincent van Gogh     This is a photo from January of Short Street near Upper. It was a beautiful morning despite the frigid temps. Today was not like this at all. It poured a cold rain most of the day. That gave me plenty of time to read and relax. Last week was one

february 4, 2018

“You yourself are your own obstacle. Rise above yourself.” ~ Hafiz     Again, last week, we were treated to beautiful winter sunsets. This one didn’t come with remarkable clouds exactly, but it’s radiance was unmistakably gorgeous. The view from the top of the Limestone Street garage begged for a pano. Alas, I did not oblige, but I did snap a few. I have never regretted taking the time to

january 19, 2018

“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach     Some reflections are interesting. Some not. Prowling around downtown Lexington provided plenty of fodder for the lens. I wish I’d had more time to explore

january 18, 2018

“Let them judge you. Let them misunderstand you. Let them gossip about you. Their opinions aren’t your problem. You stay kind, committed to love & free in your authenticity. No matter what they do or say don’t you dare doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth.” ~ Scott Stabile     Winter skies offer subtle sunsets. They also tend to remind me of Doctor Zhivago. I don’t know