A Smile For You

Creativity and imagination always make me smile. When I pulled into my parking space at the mall, I saw this sweet little beauty smiling back at me. I tried to imagine the person who puts eyelashes on their car headlights. What a unique idea! Do you give names to your car?

Batting eyelashes

Smiling across the parking lot

A sweet set of wheels!

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Rocky’s Big Adventure

This is a project I have been working on for the past few weeks. It is a 23 page children’s story book coloring book about the little Saw-whet Owl found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree. I saw the story. after Thanksgiving, on the morning NBC News show. Apparently the little owl was trapped in the tree when it was cut down in upstate New York, and spent three days there while the tree was being brought to Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York City. It was found by a worker and taken to a wildlife sanctuary, where it was given food and water. The owl seemed to be fine and was released back into the wild several days later.

I thought it would make a great children’s story. So, I created the illustrations from the pictures I saw on the News Story video clips. I made up the story as I thought it might have happened, and decided to make it into a coloring book as well. I self-published it this week and had it spiral bound so the pages would lay open. I also got heavier weight paper so the colors would not blead through. Now I will pass them out to family and friends with children who will enjoy the story.

Rocky the tiny Owl

Wrapped in Spruce boughs took trip

Visits New York City

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A personal commercial shout-out:

My Granddaughter Ashley, is in a Masters of Arts program at Adler University. She does beautiful art work, making hand crafted book ear rings made of miniature books, that actually open up , as well as many other items.

Please check out her Positive Fibes, Etsy site at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PositiveFibes?ref=search_shop_redirect

Sculptures of Heidelberg Castle

There are so many things to see when you are a tourist visiting an old castle for the first time. One of them is all the magnificent sculptors standing high on the Heidelberg Castle walls. Walking through on a guided tour it is easy to miss all the beautiful detail that was put into them when the castle was build many years ago. Take a look and appreciate that these were all made without the help of modern tools!

Samson stands in stone

Bloody jawbone killed them all

Summer wheat will burn

The Flow

Steel Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River – Edmonton, Alberta

North Saskatchewan

Cars flow above river’s flow

Both will freeze over

Steel bridge long gone … cars still flow

Traded for concrete four-lane

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I took this photo many years ago from the top of the CN Tower in Edmonton, Alberta. What a different perspective from the top floor. Security would not let us up there these day!

This is written in the Tanka form.

Footprints

Today was a beautiful day for a walk around the park. As I was walking, I looked down and was captivated by the prints on the pavement. Leaf prints and, in the mix, a few dog prints as well. What an interesting canvas for art prints!

Leaves and Puppy Dogs

Stamp footprints on the pathway

Rain soon washes both

iPhone Photo: Dwight L. Roth