Tag Archives: Philosophical Ramblings

I Lived To See Another Day!


Well, it’s true! I had my 4th surgery in a two-year span, on February 14th. Medical mumbo-jumbo aside, I had another plate and screws put alongside my spinal column and am now in the process of recovering.  I had VERY … 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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Attending the 28th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival


With Summer, even Spring feeling a million miles away, it was real pleasure to partake in the annual Cathedral Flower Festival. And an even greater joy to derive such positive stimulus just a few days after receiving not so good … Continue reading

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Coffe & Art


Coffee cups are just coffee cups, or ARE they?  Recently as I am creating, the thought DOES go through my mind, “How is this going to look on a coffee cup?”  I realize THAT may be the backwards way of … Continue reading

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My AFTER Christmas Timing Isn’t The Best


Christmas trees can have a second chance after the holidays. They actually supply a source of  aditional life as more people recycle their Christmas trees each year. Holiday Postage by dbuckman I did something a little different in 1993, opting … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…


Christmas Tree Stretched Canvas Print by dbuckman This tree has special meaning to me.  I  planted it  in the back yard,  the year my daughter was born.  I was fortunate to watch BOTH of them grow and mature, until a … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday Golden Gate


Well, I missed out – kind of.  I intended to participate in the celebration of the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, via my blog and my own artwork.  BUT, the schedule has been so maddening as I continue to … Continue reading

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Night Moves


Night Moves Paintings by dbuckman As an owner/operator, there was no better sensation in the world, than truckin’ down the road in the middle of the night.. “Chicken Lights” outlining and highlighting a freshly polished rig, as driver and machine … Continue reading

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Property Rights


I have spent more time WRITING about this piece, than I have creating the piece itself.  I first saw the photograph posted by a friend of mine on her social web page and knew right away, I had to do something with … Continue reading

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More Thoughts & Floral Art


Pastel Tulip Prints by dbuckman This piece began from photographs of a friends garden.  I “rested”on publishing the print.  The dilemma was the roller coaster of emotions I was experiencing while working on it.  What it eventually came to represent.  Came very … Continue reading

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Skip, Her Predecessors and Dogs In General


The other day  my friend/neighbors son, Christopher asked, out of the blue, but in a VERY serious tone, “What would life be like, without dogs?”  Chris is of the “question asking” age as he travels the path of life, figuring out … Continue reading

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Pretty Darn Deep For June 22nd, 2008


Wow!  I had another writing all prepared, but the announcement would be premature.  Instead, I ran across something I wrote nearly 4 years ago!   Still holds true today! Sunday, June 22, 2008 I Have Been Thinking… Throughout my own journey, … Continue reading

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