Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Las Vegas at night - July 4th celebration
Las Vegas at night – July 4th celebration

Fireworks were bursting in air last July 4th courtesy of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. I tried to capture the feel of the moment with my little Nokia cell phone camera.
We got the real firework show afterwards. It started to rain, thunder and lightning soon after the man-made show was over.
I thought the first show was nice, but the second one was best!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

The Old Mill endures
The Old Mill endures
The Old Mill – Pigeon Forge, TN


I visited this place for the first time when I was just a teenager (many moons ago.) The Old Mill has been functioning since the 1800’s, which provided a grist mill for the townsfolk in Pigeon Forge. It also provided electricity for the town until 1935. The giant-sized water wheel continues to harness the flow of the Little Pigeon River as it did back then.

This is a wonderful place to visit and shop if you’reĀ ever in the area. These photos are from two years ago when I was vacationing back east. I couldn’t resist going back to this beautiful and enduring place!

The Old Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you go to their website at http://www.old-mill.com, you’ll discover a delectable assortment of stone ground grains, baked goods and handmade pottery items for sale online.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Newborn to this world
Newly born to this world

Our humanity begins at conception, living in the comfort of our mother’s womb until the day we are born into this world. What a miracle of life! As I gaze at this photo of my grandson when he was ‘newly born’ I marvel at the absolute beauty, definition and function that sums up the many parts of the human body. All humanity is given the greatest privilege of all God’s creation, that is, being made in His image.

Oh the depths of God’s wisdom and knowledge in His creation of us! We are all born with the need to love and be loved, just like our Creator.

Every time I look at this photo I just want to pick up my little grandchild and hold him near. Even though he is now 6 years old, and lives out-of-state, I hold him as close to my heart as the day he was born!

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:26,27 KJV