The Perfect Picture

I have about 20,000 pictures in my personal portfolio. Probably one-third of them could be deleted and not really missed but that is beyond the purpose of this post.¬† I have a list of about a hundred or so that are 5stars. One of the top ten in that category is shown below.¬† I entitle it¬† “Box of Eggs”.¬† I think my attraction to this picture is because of its symmetry. My Aspie traits are particularly¬†honed to order and symmetry. I found the picture in¬†a Des Moines museum¬†some years ago. So, for this artsy Saturday, I give you a “Box … Continue reading The Perfect Picture

Hinterland Beauty

¬† ¬†For this artsy Saturday I wanted to give you a simple picture that I took about ten years ago while traveling through the middle of our country. I don’t really recall exactly where it was taken; it could be almost anywhere. ¬†But I think it shows the beauty of the country. The general saying is that 50% of the people live within 50 miles of a coastline. While the oceans are beautiful, those folks are missing another type of beauty if they don’t visit the hinterland once in a while. Continue reading Hinterland Beauty

A Bunch of Marbles & A Box of Eggs..

Sometimes beauty show up when we least expect it. ¬†That is the case with the pictures below. Who would have thought that marbles and eggs are beautiful? ¬†But, at least for me, these pictures prove that they can be. I really don’t know how I came to associate these two pictures together. The marbles were taken at a prairie museum in a high plains State and the eggs were taken four years earlier at a Des Moines museum. Somehow they both crossed my mind simultaneously to make this post. If we just stop and take the time we can find … Continue reading A Bunch of Marbles & A Box of Eggs..

Creative Beauty

To me certain things are necessary to call something beautiful. Most often they are form, symmetry, and color. Just the right combinations of these three almost always result in something being beautiful. To add the adjective “creative” to the beautiful tag means something that didn’t exist prior to the beautiful thing. Most often that is a man-made creation. Being a car guy the picture below is one of those objects. I was not enthusiastic about the Avanti line when it was created in the 1950s by Studebaker or when it was resurrected by the Avanti Car Company in 1963. But … Continue reading Creative Beauty

About Dreaming…

TL Banner¬†¬†I know the image of an old person is generally not linked to a dreamer but that is just what I am. Many think old people are just supposed to “sit back and watch”, their dream days are behind them. To that I say poppycock…. ūüôā

Dreaming is a lifelong process that never ends. My earliest dreams were to try to touch the sky. For some reason I have always been attracted to looking up. Even as a very young boy in the early 1950s¬† I could be found lying in the grass on a summer night looking up at the stars and dreaming about them and what the future might hold for me. Continue reading “About Dreaming…”

My Visual World…

Being deaf my world is primarily visual. So one of my most endearing hobbies is photography. I got my first 35mm camera right out of college. It, besides my 1970 Mustang, ¬†was my first extravagant purchase. ¬†I ¬†have upgraded cameras many times since then and now have a fully digital GPS enabled one¬†sitting beside me on all of my micro-RV trips and even around the homestead. Most of the posts here at RJsCorner are primarily words ¬†but I do intertwine them with occasional pictures such as in my search of America. ¬†I think it is about time to put more … Continue reading My Visual World…

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder…

This is the official kickoff of a new category for me so I thought I would delve into the origin of the title. Here is what I found: Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn’t appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. Shakespeare expressed a similar sentiment in Love’s Labours Lost, 1588: Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean, Needs not the painted flourish of your … Continue reading Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder…