Thought for Tuesday . . .

I have not done anything like this before, but the time seems right for a weekly give away . . .

I am involved in so many cleaning and organizing activities right now because that’s my thing at the beginning of a new year, along with starting too many creative projects, of course.

I am cataloging my photographs. SO many thousands of photographs!

This is a project that is long overdue, and it’s a BIG trip down memory lane.

As I was wandering along that lane, I started feeling sad that more of these photos are not out there being shared with other people. They are beautiful and they bring joy, and they should be shared in a more meaningful way than a glance on Instagram.

So, I have decided to gift you, dear readers, with a poster every Tuesday – along with a thought for the day.

You can see the poster on the blog, but you can also download a high-resolution, printable, letter size PDF file to print for your own use. You can hang it on your wall as an inspiration for the week, keep it in a drawer, or whatever makes you happy.

My favorite idea is to collect them on a clipboard and hang that on your wall. I love a clipboard as a frame for artwork, so that is what I am going to do with mine!

The only thing I ask is that you do not share these posters on any social media platforms (and that you don’t sell them, naturally).

These are my gifts to you in hopes that they bring some smiles, some joy, some reflection into your life and make it just a bit sunnier.

If there is any story to go along, I will share it . . .

The Bluebird in this photo is a garden resident who raised a family here this past Spring. I loved watching the whole process as the parents worked so hard to find just the right morsel for the young ones, and then stopped to survey the territory before bringing home the bacon. Parents do not want to lead any predators to the babies, although most bird babies are hollering their heads off at feeding time, and it’s no secret where they are.

The metal bird sharing a branch with my Bluebird is part of a small tree sculpture made by an artist friend several years ago. I commissioned two of them to use as gallery displays for jewelry, and then decided they were better as perches at my garden gate. They each sit in a large saucer of water and are the most popular perches in the garden.

Those are my thoughts for this Tuesday.

Download your poster file here:



  1. Thank you so much. This is truly a gift. I have often wished that I had copies of your photos. They are a great source of inspiration!

  2. I have loved your photos—and your sense of humor and whimsy—from way, way back when, so this is a real treat. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  3. Lol, just when I AM having a great day. How perfect! Thank you. I look forward to seeing the combo of pic with the thought you come up with!

  4. Thank you so much. What a thoughtful, kind thing to do. Your photos live on spreading pleasure and inspiration all over the country. These will be posted on my frig where I see them every day and then moved to a clipboard. Thank you again as well for all the inspiration through the years.

  5. What a wonderful thought, gift and picture…all rolled into 1 sitting in my email after a rather stressful day….Many thanks!
    Really like the font you used!

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