Archive | March, 2010

Pic of the Month: March ’10

Heidelberg Photoshoot fun usually starts with a phone call. Well, this one ended a little different than normal. “Well James! I’m so glad you are still in the office” I heard David say after picking up the phone at around 4:45 at the end of long day at work, “we’ve got a little project for […]

Woodland Wildlife Paintings on Fungi

Black Bear on Phellinus rimosus

If you love Appalachian wildlife, I can’t think of a better way to display it than on a Phellinus rimosus, fungus! The fungus grows like a shelf on Black Locust trees, and when broken off can make a beautiful upright surface to paint images on. It is as if it was made for this very […]

Public Education, Noah Webster

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and […]

How to Gain Weight Control

Oh, no! I can’t get it zipped! I had just completed making a skirt. I had measured and I thought it would fit perfectly. But no, to be comfortable I would need to somehow make it two inches bigger or else tighten up the tummy! Wll, I chose to loose the inches! It really wasn’t […]

A Special Photoshoot

The other day, Robert called me up on the phone, “Hey, James, you available for a photoshoot tomorrow?” After seeing Robert and Clayton working so diligently on a special project, I was expecting, and looking forward to this call! By the next day, I had all the equipment ready; camera, lenses, soft-box, light stand, transmitter, […]

Dear David,

Surprise! From the oldest of the Staddon sons to the youngest of Staddon sons: a proclamation: to recognize the anchor-position you have in our family David! Believe it or not, one of those things that the oldest in the family worries about is whether or not the younger ones will always follow his good example, […]

Winter lingers

Cozy home in the hills

Although the weather station predicted about three inches of snow on Thursday and Friday followed by partly sunny weather for a few days, the snow didn’t stop and by Saturday morning, thirteen inches had fallen on top of the existing eight inches and more was still expected the next two days! Although very snowy, it […]