This blog is mostly about images. A photo captures a moment in time and lets us slow down long enough to see the rich texture of the life all around us. It's mostly for my own amusement, but if you stumbled here somehow, please enjoy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

By Any Name

I think it was Shakespeare who commented that a rose would smell as sweet by "any other name".  Yet words (and names) mean things.  We attach meaning and significance to people, experiences, locations, even pets, by the names we give them.

"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches;"  (Prov. 22:1)

Friday, June 24, 2011


The first word that came to mind when I shot this image of an "expectant" pod of soon to be glorious blooming Asiatic Lily didn't seem appropriate as the title for a blog.  I hope you enjoy the thrill of beholding the potential represented in this shot.  Stay tuned for the "birth"!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

That's like comparing...

You could probably argue that apples and oranges have more in common than what makes them different yet we hold them out as the example of contrast, as if it were ridiculous to speak of them in the same sentence.  I wonder how often our words suggest we have focused solely on what separates us to the neglect of great similarities.

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." (Prov. 25:11)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

In Memory

We're all missing Dad Herrmann this Father's Day.  This little angel was given in his memory by our Chicago Church family.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Can a dad be forgiven if he is partial to his little girl?  This beautiful young woman came into our lives 18 years ago today and we haven't been the same since.

We had a bit of a start that day when the doctor showed us the perfect knot our new daughter had tied in her umbilical cord in utero.  We gulped hard to think of the outcome had she pulled it just a bit tighter.  Cindy worded plaintively what I was afraid to think, "Is she OK?".  The answer resounded in that little room from a doctor sensing our fears, "Very, very OK!".  Truer words never spoken.  She has brightened our life at every turn.

Love you so much, Julie!  Happy Eighteenth Birthday!

Oh, and she graduated high school this week too.  :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beating the Heat

We've had some "dog days" and it isn't even summer yet.  This displaced polar bear seems to have the right idea!

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Gen. 8:22)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


How do you capture 25 years of life spent married to your best friend?  I doubt that it's possible.  In truth, I fear that too many words might detract more than they'd add.

But I sure love that smile!

"Her price is far above rubies." (Prov. 31:10)

Credit: Ryan Eisenmann, photographer