Category Archives: Summer

Hallmark… Don’t I Now Wish?


I once had woman contact me, who was in a ’round about way affiliated with Hallmark.  Yes, the greeting card company. In her note she told me that she had been impressed with not only my graphics work, but also … Continue reading

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My Graphics


I have been away on another tangent of sorts…  FIRST, the disability folks have kept me inundated with paperwork and another doctor evaluation.  Not sure how THAT is all going to turn out…  Meanwhile, there has been no improvement in … Continue reading

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Memories From Along The Tracks


I’ve written before, the influence that both of my Dads had on my life.  My real father, the emotional, nostalgic, horseman and trucker. My step Dad, the somewhat gruff, patriotic, no-nonsense kind of guy.  They were both good men and … Continue reading

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My Dads “West”…


My enthusiasm and passion for all things west of the Mississippi began at an early age.  My paternal Dad (Joseph Carl Bowman) was involved with horses well before I was born.  In a scrapbook my mother kept (which I feel … Continue reading

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Internal workings


Fact is, I analyze & dissect everything…  A friend of mine once nicknamed me “Analyze It”.  I’m the kid who took his brand new Timex watch apart, several days after Christmas, to see exactly what made it tick (Yes.  Pun … Continue reading

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Vintage Art & Other Thoughts…


When living on the “High School Side” in Boys Town, we were allotted some wall space to decorate as we saw fit (as long as the wall hangings were approved by the Cottage Counselor first!) With the help of an … Continue reading

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Just a Quick One To Share!


I often feel this way when my mind goes blank!   Everyone have a great weekend! A Rose Filled 2014 Calendar The 2nd, 2014 Calendar is now available!

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There Are Places


There Are Places… River Crossing I only speak for myself because not everyone sees things as I do.   It has been extremely frustrating in my life,  that people don’t understand my tendency to pick things apart.    In fact, … Continue reading

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Summer Thoughts


It’s officially summer and that means pool parties, BBQs, weddings and fun times in the sun. With all the events happening this season, it’s the prefect time to invest in the announcements, postage and party invitations you’ll be needing.  Whether … Continue reading

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2013 College World Series


I know I’ve been away, but I have a reasonable excuse.  I’m in the process of penning an explanation.  Meanwhile… It won’t be long…. The 2013 NCAA Men’s College World Series will begin with Opening Celebration Day on Friday, June … Continue reading

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Pixels Of St. George


Pixels of St. George by dbuckman Pixels Of St. George, Utah During “West Coast Trucking” I often passed through St. George Utah twice weekly. Nicknamed, “Georges Gorge” I could never do justice to the brilliant colors, and how they changes … Continue reading

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Upcoming Weddings & Other Things


With the weather forecast WE have facing us, it’s difficult to accept that the first day of Spring has come and gone! There have been several storms that required some shoveling this season, yet I’m confident that summer will break … Continue reading

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Yellow Roses


In the past, I’ve tried to pass along the meaning of a variety of flowers.  Some of you may be thinking, “Oh no!  He’s on THAT kick again”.  Others may appreciate the fact that if you do your homework, you … Continue reading

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Products & Production


This was written prior to my spinal operation that took place February 14th of this year (2013).  Knowing I would be “laid up” for awhile, I attempted to prepare a few entries that weren’t necessarily “date” sensitive… Pastel Roses & … Continue reading

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“A Floral Fantasy, Part II”


I had spinal surgery Thursday, the 14th, which put me even further behind here…  I spent a week or so before the operation, cooking and freezing meals, stocking up on stuff around here.  Nearly one full day was spent satisfying … Continue reading

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