Category Archives: Christianity

An Eternal Love BS You Know You’ll Never Mean

Today is Logan’s birthday, so I have to wish him a happy birthday!


Burgertime: Desination Grille
Happy birthday Logan!

I hope your day is filled with quality garage sale finds and a ton of photo opportunities!

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Today is also Derrick’s birthday, so I also need to wish him a happy birthday!


Day 323 - November 19, 2022
Happy birthday Derrick!

I hope your birthday is filled with camping and some tasty face melting guitar solos. Probably some Pink Floyd as well.

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Time to share more alternate BLACK & WHITE images for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. These BLACK & WHITE images I took on July 3.


Last Penny - 2024

Last Penny - 2024

Nature's Amen - 2024

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Still Life

Black & White Alternate

Vest & Ron

Bokeh - Black & White

Bokeh - Black & White

Bokeh - Black & White

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

Yankee Doodle Pops

3 days of glorious BLACK & WHITE images shared! 4 more days to go!

Post 5,250

Can you believe that this is the 5,250th entry in the blog known as “An Artist’s Notebook”? Every 250 posts or so I like to take a moment to reflect on where this post has been and post a lot of meaningless stats.

As always on these posts, I like to start by quoting the very first “An Artist’s Notebook” entry that published on August 9, 2006. That first post that published 6,296 days.

That post that started with these words:

So here is the first journal entry. I felt like having as pretentious sounding name as possible for my journal. I have a few goals about this journal. My main goal is just to actually write in it. My second goal is to be as truthful as possible towards my true thoughts and feelings. I have another journal on another website, but it is really just a collection of sarcastic statements and cheap jabs at open faced sandwiches. This journal is meant to be about what my achievements and failures are in the world of art. What projects I am working on and what I have accomplished and what I have failed to accomplish. What I am photographing and what I am thinking about entering in photo contests. What I am thinking about. It might not always make sense. It might just be things I need to write down because they strike me as poignant or inspirational. This is in a small way an online “idea box”.

Since those words, I have posted 5,250 journal entries. This website is still something of an “idea box”. Sometimes I’m just working stuff out here. I don’t know why, sometimes I need to work stuff out in public. But this website is definitely more than just an “idea box”. It is a place where I post a few thoughts and a ton of pictures. I’ve gone through a few photo projects on these pages. From THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT to the 9 EMOTIONS PROJECT to THE SELFIE PROJECT to the POSTCARD RECREATION PROJECT to name just a few. This website has also created a community with THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE. Which is one of my proudest achievements. Even if it sputtered and spit and barely survived in its first few years.

On these reflective posts, I like to publish a bunch of statistics that me and Joe Duff find interesting. So I might as well get to it.

Every post in “An Artist’s Notebook” is tagged with at least one Category. It is one of the easiest ways to navigate around the website. They are listed at the top of each post. Here are some statistics about Categories:

THE TOP 10 MOST USED CATEGORIES (RANK IN POST #5005 & INCREASE SINCE BEGINING OF 2024)

10. Carla – 632 (#10 – 39)
9. Formal Portrait – 655 (#6 – 6)
8. Teresa – 657 – (#9 – 49)
7. Road Trip – 657 (#8 – 32)
6. Macro – 662 (#7 – 26)
5. Jesse – 754 (#5 – 54)
4. Animals – 833 (#3 – 34)
3. Art – 842 – (#4 – 75)
2. Flowers – 1,010 (#2 – 40)
1. Black & White – 1,221 (#1 – 27)

No categories dropped from the Top 10. The categories with the best shot at cracking the Top 10 in the next 250 posts are Shannon, Nature, WPC-Submissions, Candid Portrait, & Still Life.

THE TOP 10 NON-HUMAN CATEGORIES
10. Candid Portrait – 504 (#9 – 16)
9. WPC-Submissions – 563 (NR – 27)
8. Nature – 568 (#8 – 26)
7. Formal Portrait – 655 (#5 – 6)
6. Road Trip – 657 (#7 – 32)
5. Macro – 662 (#9 – 26)
4. Animals – 833 (#3 – 34)
3. Art – 842 – (#4 – 75)
2. Flowers – 1,010 (#2 – 40)
1. Black & White – 1,221 (#1 – 27)

Photoshop dropped out of the Top 10.

The categories with the best shot of cracking the Top 10 in the next 250 posts are Still Life, Photoshop, Naima, History, and Self-portrait.

THE TOP 10 HUMAN CATEGORIES

10. Willy – 379 (NR – 27)
9. Vest – 388 (#10 – 29)
8. Micky – 399 (#8 – 29)
7. Logan – 428 (#7 – 37)
6. Kim – 441 (#6 – 35)
5. Mom – 473 (#5)
4. Shannon – 615 (#4 – 30)
3. Carla – 632 (#3 – 39)
2. Teresa – 657 (#2 – 49)
1. Jesse – 754 (#1 – 54)

Jay dropped out of he Top 10. The categories that have the best chance of breaking into the Top 10 in the next 250 posts are Andy, Jay, Jen, Sara, and Derrick.

If you have spent any time on the Photography 139 website, you know that on the left sidebar, the “Top 100 Categories” are listed. I thought I would give a little bit of coverage to the Bottom 10 of the Top 100. There are currently 208 categories used on the website. I could cover the Bottom 10, but no real reason. Some of those categories probably need to be purged. I do like to cover the Top 10 of the Bottom 100 though.

THE BOTTOME 10 OF THE TOP 100

10. Nathanial – 82 (+29)
9. Layla – 84 (+8)
8. Commercial – 84 (0)
7. House – 91 (+1)
6. Writing – 92 (0)
5. Becca – 92 (+2)
4. Pastor Sarah – 93 (+2)
3. Pufferbilly Days – 95 (+4)
2. Tenderloining – 96 (+25)
1. Faust – 96 (+4)

The following categories have either fallen out of the Bottom 10 of the Top 100 or climbed out of it:
Andree, Flat Earth Joe, Self-Portrait Project, and Sabas

The following categories have the best shot at dropping back into the Bottom 10 of the Top 10:
Russell, Nate, Jill, Blogging, Sabas, and Lowell.

The following categories have the best shot at climbing up into the Bottom 10 of the Top 10:
Andree, Photo Journal, Self-Portrait Project, Flat Earth Joe, and Mary.

I’m now starting to track what categories have had the greatest gain. These are the ones that have the greatest gain since the beginning of 2024.

THE TOP 10 CATEGORIES BY GAIN

10. Kim – 35
10. Andy – 35
10. Michelle – 35
8. Logan – 37
8. Elizabeth – 37
7. Carla – 39
6. Flowers – 40
5. Teresa – 49
4. Jesse – 54
2. Still Life – 72
2. Street Photography – 72
1. Art – 75

THE TOP 10 NON-HUMAN CATEGORIES BY GAIN

9. Nature -26
9. Nature – 26
7. Black & White – 27
7. WPC – Submissions – 27
6. Road Trip – 32
5. Animals – 34
4. Flowers – 40
2. Still Life – 72
2. Street Photography – 72
1. Art – 75

THE TOP 10 HUMAN CATEGORIES BY GAIN

9. Scottie. D. – 33
9. Linda – 33
9. Sabas – 33
6. Kim – 35
6. Andy – 35
6. Michelle – 35
4. Logan – 37
4. Elizabeth – 37
3. Carla – 39
2. Teresa – 49
1. Jesse – 54

If you are wondering what is your best way to improve your Photography 139 Score and crack the Top 10, it is simply to be active in THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE or go on trips with me or participate in various other photo projects or be related to me. Now these aren’t necessarily the 10 people that have influenced my photography the most, but these are the 10 people that have made the largest imprint on this website.

I can tell you the people that have influenced my photography the most, but that is a tale for another time. But I’m pretty sure you can guess who.

TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHY 139 PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES (LAST 365 DAYS)

To View the Gallery, Click on its Representative Image

Naima at Dickcissel Park
10. Naima – 72,941 views

Rodan139: Des Moines River Valley
9. Drone – 73,421 views

9 Emotions Project - Anders Runestad
8. 9 Emotions Project – 98,062 views

WEEK 32 - COUNTRY - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
7. Weekly Photo Challenge Year 3 – 124,533 views

Bonaparte, Iowa
6. Town Sign Project – 127,555 views

Tenderloin Trail 2.0: The Feed Mill Restaurant
5. Tenderloining – 134,777 views

Jackson County - Saint Donatus
4. Town Sign Project Auxiliary Images – 172,671 views

WPC - WEEK 449 - TIME - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Year 11 – 192,976 views


2. Instagram – 212,131 views

WEEK 388 - FRAME - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
1. Weekly Photo Challenge – Year 11 – 289,984 views

Galleries that fell out of the Top 10 are:
Las Vegas 2023, Weekly Photo Challenge Year 9, Selfie Project – 2022,

Galleries that fell just outside of the Top 10 are:
Life, 365 Day Photo Project -2013, Memphis – 2023, New Orleans – 2024, Phot Journal Rejects.

But what are the most popular single images of the last 365 days? Don’t worry, I’m gonna feed you baby birds.

Top 10 Photography 139 Images

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest - 2023
10. 2,475 views

RedzBand - 05-30-2008
9. 2,508 views

Watermelon Day - 2023
8. 2,812 views


7. 3,774 views


6. 3,875 views

Color the Wind - 2023
5. 3,999 views

Ben Baier - 2024
4. 4,020 views

Boone County Fair Barbecue Contest - 2023
3. 4,305 views

Kentucky Road Trip - 2013
2. 4,816 views


1. 20,050 views

If you are interested in checking out some of the milestone posts of the past, I got you. Click on any of the links below to check them out:

Post 1
Post 750
Post 850
Post 1,000
Post 1,101
Post 1,200
Post 1,447
Post 1,718
Post 2,500
Post 3,000
Post 3,252
Post 3,751
Post 4,000
Post 4,250
Post 4,500
Post 4,757
Post 5,005

I think that is enough. We will check back in, in another 250 posts.

I’m Selfish, I Know, I Can’t Let You Go

Time to clear out more of the proverbial backlog. These are a collection of pictures that I took back in August of 2023 but never fit any other “An Artist’s Notebook” posts. But are good enough that I think the world should see them. Some were taken on a trip to Dickcissel with Naima. Some from the drive home from watching Logan and Nathanial compete in a competitive barbecue contest. Some from my yard. And more from Dickcissel.


Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

A Butterfly

A Butterfly

Moingona School

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Guthrie Center, Iowa

Panther, Iowa

Panther, Iowa

Panther, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa

Rippey, Iowa


Panther, Iowa – Ghost Town
PANTHER


Perry, Iowa
PERRY IA
CULTURE & COMMUNITY THRIVE HERE.

Stop Sign on 17.

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Dickcissel Park

Always feels good when the backlog gets just a little bit more cleaned up.

Jeffersonian Visit IV

Today is Bethany’s birthday so I have to wish her a happy birthday.


Minnesota State Fair - 2019
Happy birthday Bethany!

I hope it is an amazing birthday filled with tons of super deep questions from Nora!

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Time to share the balance of pictures I took on that trip around Greene County with Teresa.


Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Jefferson

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County - Deal's Orchard

Greene County, Iowa

Greene County, Iowa

Greene County, Iowa

Greene County, Iowa

Now I’m suddenly itching to hit an orchard.

The Big Easy – Day 2 & 3 Phone Pictures

Today is my mother-in-law Colleen’s birthday, so I need to wish her a happy birthday.


Baby Tri-Force 1st Birthday Party
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope your birthday is magical!

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I didn’t take many phone pictures on Day 2 and Day 3 in New Orleans, so I’m combining them into one post. Day 2 is when the work begins on setting up for The Big Meeting. Day 3 involves a “training” session and then finishing off setup. But I had sometime to explore on those days.

Here are the pictures:


Day 2 - New Orleans
I started Day 2 with a leftover beignet from Cafe Du Monde.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Then I took a walk up to Jackson Square to see if it was open. It wasn’t.

Day 2 - New Orleans
But got a nice view of the Saint Louis Cathedral.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Then I walked down the river walk and found this cool collection of love locks.

Day 2 - New Orleans
I would love to know this story.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Preach.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Tony and I got to the Convention Center while they were still putting the booth together.

Day 2 - New Orleans
This is by far and I mean by FAR the fastest internet we’ve ever had in a booth.

Day 2 - New Orleans
These snacks were delicious!

Day 2 - New Orleans
The booth put together.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Back at the hotel. I’m kind of a connoisseur of southern mayonnaise. This one has ALL the yolks.

Day 2 - New Orleans
One of my goals was to ride the trolley.

Day 2 - New Orleans
They stopped the trolley so this girl could take a graduation photo with it.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Inside trolley.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Pralines!

Day 2 - New Orleans
That night I had supper with Kim, Michelle, Diane and Gina. Afterwards I ended back up at Jackson Square.

Day 2 - New Orleans

Day 2 - New Orleans
This is the New Orleans Holocaust Memorial.

Day 2 - New Orleans
Final picture I took before going back to the hotel.


Day 3 starts with a 4 hour training session that feels like 8 hours.


Back to the Convention Center.


Got done early enough that I could see the inside of the Saint Louis Cathedral.


They took credit cards.


It is pretty in there.


The altar.


I didn’t take a horse and carriage ride. But I wish I had.


Best name for a restaurant. Ever!


The Rolling Stones played the Jazz Festival the night before.


Taking the trolley to the Garden District.


This guy openly boozed on the trolley. Was super friendly.


Nood Fountain in Audubon Park.


Back on Canal Street. Maybe my favorite graffiti ever.


Last cell phone picture of Day 3.

Still 4 more days of cell phone pictures left to share.

The Big Easy – Day 1 Phone Pictures – Beta

When we last checked in on Day 1 of my trip to New Orleans for work I was just about to get on the plane in Saint Louis to finish the trip to New Orleans.


New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Goodbye Saint Louis!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Thanks Southwest! I’m sure I won’t hate you by the end of this trip.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Southwest! The last of the great romantics!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Well, what is yours?

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Getting close!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
On the ground!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
And they didn’t even lose my luggage!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
We have to find our own transportation from the airport to the hotel now. Like commoners!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
View from our room. Not bad!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
So this is Bourbon Street.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
My church is getting new shirts. I’ll just say this idea was shot down.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
“So I lay prostrate before the LORD for these forty days and forty nights, because the LORD had said he would destroy you.”

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I don’t get why this is such a popular combination in New Orleans, but it is.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Kim!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I wish I would have had some Fat Boy’s Pizza on this trip.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
I know a few.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Seems like the kind of church that has credit card swipers in the sanctuary.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Never had any ice cream on this trip either.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Best shirt I saw in New Orleans.

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
Trolley!

New Orleans Work Trip - Day 1
3rd best shirt I saw in New Orleans.

Most of Day 1 was spent resting in the hotel and wandering around Bourbon Street and the Jackson Square area. This was by far the day I took the most cell phone pictures. However, there are plenty more pictures to share from the rest of the trip.

On A Long and Lonesome Highway, East of Omaha

Today is a very important day. It is the birthday of somebody very awesome! One of the most awesome people out there!


Stephanie Kim - 2009
Happy birthday Steph!

I hope your birthday is as amazing as you want it to be!

Since my trip to New Orleans, not feeling great since I got back, and adding Bokeh to my house, I’ve missed a ton of birthday wishes, just trying to keep this blog current and everything else. So happy belated birthday wishes to Kelly, Saydie, Becca, and Michelle. Sorry I didn’t get the job done on time!

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Last August I went out to Omaha to see Brandi Carlile in concert. On the way there I stopped in Stuart and Walnut to take a few pictures. Including a new town sign to add to THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT:


Stuart, Iowa
Stuart, Iowa
Welcome to STUART
Home of 1600 Good Eggs
And a Few Stinkers

But I also took a few more pictures:


Stuart, Iowa

Stuart, Iowa

Stuart, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut, Iowa

Walnut is known for its large collection of antique stores. Unfortunately I was there on a Monday and they were pretty much all closed. I need to go back this year and get into some of those stores!

Fisher of Men: Ames Campustown Field Work

Originally I was going to break off from Jay for the last leg of the Catholic Fish Fry Circuit. I was going to go down to Ankeny or Des Moines and find a place that was serving fish tacos. But, the Iowa State Women were playing Maryland in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament at 6:30 that night, so I decided to forgo the fish tacos and join up with Jay and Jesse and hit up the fish fry offerings of Saint Thomas Aquinas in the campustown area of Ames.

It ended up working out, because (as you know) I am a big fan of creepy Catholic art. Saint Thomas Aquinas delivered on that in spades. They also had plenty of really cool art as well. Also we met Father Kyle. He was the only Priest we met on any of our 5 stops on the Catholic Fish Fry Circuit. I’m not saying it is bad that we never met any clergy at the other stops. But Father Kyle definitely gets bonus points for being out there among the flock.

Here are some pictures:


Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Fisher of Men: Saint Thomas Aquinas

The showstopper here really was the dessert. This chocolate cheesecake number I had was the best dessert I had on the circuit. Delicious. The rest was solid. Potato. Good. Green beans. Good. Cole slaw. Good. Spaghetti (not really a spaghetti fan). But Good. The fish was a tad dry, but it was pretty good. Nothing a little extra tartar sauce couldn’t fix. They had AE chocolate milk as a beverage option. Yes please!

I would definitely hit up the Saint Thomas Aquinas Fish Fry again. If for no other reason than to see that amazing cross again. I sent a picture to Pastor Adam and suggested we steal (the idea not the physical) the cross for our church. He was 100% on board, but I can’t imagine it getting much traction. We recently lost a chance to paint our doors red. The CORRECT color for church doors (particularly Methodist church doors) to be painted.

Why?

Glad you asked.

“Red symbolizes the sacrificial blood of Christ that saves those who come to him. Red is also a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. Church doors began to be painted red as a way of remembering the ultimate sacrifice that others had made for their faith.”

Instead, we are stuck with boring AutoFocus* gray doors because the color “covers” better and it symbolizes thriftiness or boring. Whatever. Can’t win them all. Maybe I’ll paint the door of my house red. Stranger things have happened. I have other projects that definitely take precedence.

The next food adventure I will share will involve Des Moines’ Best Nachos… allegedly.

But…

How is my efforting to live a healthy lifestyle going?

Yeah, I’m in New Orleans. I haven’t seen a scale in 5 days. If I’m lucky I will be able to see my feet when I get back.

That is all to report for now.

*Sorry for my rough language. I just get worked up about doors!

Des Moines Farmer’s Market III

Time to share the final collection of images I took on my street photography trip I took to the Des Moines Farmer’s Market with Teresa last summer.


Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

Des Moines Farmer's Market - 2023

For the most part I am opposed to putting stickers on cars. I can’t remember the name, but I once heard a comedian remark that they like when people put bumper stickers on their car. It was a really good way of telling people “I’m not worth meeting.”

However, I’m not opposed to stickers on your car or camper that show all the places you have been. These people have been almost as many places as Johnny Cash!

Weird thing is, I love stickers. I have stickers all over my laptop, my ledger, my cooler, my water bottle. Cognitive dissonance. What can you do?

I can’t wait to start hitting up farmer’s markets again! Soon!