Recent Posts for the 'Photo Gallery' Category

P.S. Pictures of Trees in Winter

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Yesterday I posted information about trees, the Jewish holiday celebrating the trees, and information about the American Forests organization.

Early this morning I went down to the small gym in our condo to exercise. The main wall is a large picture window from which I can see all the trees in the back of the condo. The light was just skimming the tops of the trees and about 5 minutes after taking these photos, the sky went dark. But I wanted to capture the trees in the early morning light, which I did.

While I love the leaves of autumn, there is something starkly beautiful about bare trees in winter….and here are some photos to prove it!




Just a Line!

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Some of the best pictures in my new book, For the Love of Clotheslines (available on under my full name: Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson) are pictures of the art work by Jockie Loomer-Kruger. Here is one of Jockie’s paintings in my book:


Jockie also wrote a memoir which I reviewed, entitled: Valley Child: A Memoir, Recounted in Story and Folk Art. Here is the link to that review:


Both of us love clotheslines and coincidentally, we both collect postcards. Jockie sent me this one (below) from 1910. It was addressed to Aunt Annie by someone named John Barnes, with the clever  “Just a line from ……” above the clothesline.


Additionally, I checked the stamp on the other side and it was one cent. I still remember penny postcard stamps, although it has been many years since a postcard stamp was only one cent!