The End can be cold at Glacier National Park

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We visited Glacier National Park in Montana and enjoyed the stroll with the lovely scenery! This is located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains and runs into the Canadian border. The glaciers at the side of the mountain give an interesting perspective to this picture. These remnant glaciers are from around 10,000 years in the past. It was an awesome site!

This photograph reminds me how we may start out our path in life surrounded by green fields. Then as we progress down the path of life, we encounter some cold and uncomfortable conditions.

How can we survive in the cold and uncomfortable life situations?

We can survive with the support of our family and friend and knowing the cold cannot last forever.

Conditions can be temporary if we are willing to fight to get out of the cold!

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What are Magnetic Photo Pins?

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We posted a short commercial about our Magnetic Photo Pins we are selling on this website or on Etsy.

The magnet is super strong to attach to your work backpack, a jacket, SF Giants cap or whatever you want!

The photos are from Candlestick Park Retired Players Wooden disks that were displayed in the stadium.  Tony has made these “Pins” from his photographs.  They are coated so there is a paint-like texture on top of the “Pin”.  They are much easier to wear than a regular pin!

Also enjoy Nature by wearing “Trees” or Scenery!

Get ready for baseball season with these baseball pins!

 

 

Who is this little boy at Candlestick Park?

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This photograph was taken by Tony in 1988. This is the retired number “24” of the great Willie Mays from Candlestick Park. Tony took the photograph of the little boy to show the size of round disk in comparison to the boy’s size.

We posted this photograph on Twitter and @ChrisBabcock2 responded with the opinion – this is Tom Brady!We googled to see younger photographs of Tom Brady, and it does look like him.

We are seeking to get verification if this photograph is truly Tom Brady – the quarterback of the New England Patriots who has won 5 Super Bowls.

This incidents reminds us that we should always take lots of photographs. You never know what kind of memories, people, scenes, or objects you will capture. Especially with digital photography, there are no limits to the quantity of pictures you can take. Once a moment passes, it will never come back again. Regardless who the boy is in this picture, the photo captures a boy’s excitement of being at Candlestick Park to watch a San Francisco Giants game!

Lastly can anyone confirm if this boy is Tom Brady?

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Michigan Pigs

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We had a fun time watching these pigs on a farm in Michigan. These pigs were at the Reindeer Farm in Michigan.These pigs were very cute. They hung out together as they were busy eating.It is always fun to eat with company. When you watch pigs eat, they don’t interact with each other too much since they are focused on eating. But they are together due to their focus on the food.

This reminds me how it is important to gather together to eat with family and friends.

We enjoy cooking at home for family and friends. It gives us time to interact and continue to build our relationships. It is good to go out to a restaurant, since it is easier. But there is a certain intimacy when eating a home-cooked meal. There are not strangers around as in a restaurant. It is more relaxed. We love being generous with healthy food. A home cooked meal draws us closer together.

Sharing food as well as sharing our lives is important to take time to do in the midst of our fast culture. So let’s eat like “pigs” by gathering together around the food!

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How tall are these trees at Lake Moraine in the Canadian Rockies?

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Here’s another photograph from the Canadian Rockies.

I was looking at these tree tops at the side of the lake. From this photograph, we don’t know how tall these trees actually are. I first thought they were short. Then I realized their size is hidden since I don’t know how far down they extend on the slope.

Our society is obsessed with size. Too big or large versus too skinny or small. Why do some people feel they have to comment about someone’s body size or even a body part size? Yes we have opinions. But do we have to be rude to tell everyone this type of opinion. Does it really matter about how big someone’s hair is, or how bald a person is?

Size does not matter! No matter what the size these trees are, they are pretty and have a wonderful green color. Can we just appreciate people as they are? Can we also accept ourselves as we are? If there is something about ourselves we cannot change, let’s just embrace it, and be thankful!

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True Reflections at Moraine Lake

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Tony took this photograph during our trip to the Canadian Rockies.  The scenery was so pretty, when we visited in the summer.

We always love blue colors.  The reflection in Moraine Lake from the mountains and the blue sky is breath-taking.

Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park in outside of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.

This reflection shows the true beauty of this scene.  It is a pretty clear reflection.

Don’t we all like to take a look at our reflections in the mirror.  But do we really see ourselves as others see us?  It is hard to truly know how others see us.  We may not want to face the reality of how we act or who we really are.

Do you want to know how others see you?  If you do, inquire with your close family or friends to find out how they see you.  Then see if this matches your own self-perception.  Could be scary…..

Rocketship at AT&T Park?

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Does anyone recognize what this is from AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants play baseball?

This is the Coca Cola slide where children can play and enjoy.  While sitting in the stadium, the Coca Cola slide can be seen from anywhere, unless your seat is in front of the slide.  Unfortunately, we have never tried the slide, since it would be embarrassing if we got stuck or broke it due to our size.

This photograph does give the appearance of a rocket-ship or contraction that is about to launch.

This picture reminds me if we only see a certain perspective of a situation, we may not see the entire reality and truth.  If you see the entire picture of the Coca Cola slide, it give clarity of how this above portion fits in the Coke Bottle.  I need to remind myself to find out all the facts for a scenario before passing judgement.

Otherwise, we could make an incorrect judgement based on seeing a part instead of the whole picture.

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Lingering Fragrance

Tony took this flower photograph in Hawaii which is one of our favorite places.

Valentine’s Day is coming!  Flowers will be bought and delivered to express emotions of “Love”.  This is probably one of the busiest times for florists.Unfortunately, flowers are temporary.  They die.  But with a picture we can remember them at their peak of perfection and beauty.  This is one reason why we love photographs.  They can capture moments in time to remember after the physical object or person is gone.  When we look at this photograph, we can remember this flower, and it’s lingering fragrance.

When we encounter people whether on a personal, business or chance encounter, what is the impression we leave behind?  Do we make other people feel comfortable?  Did we encourage someone who was going through a problem?  Can we patiently listen to someone?

Or are we too busy with our business?  Do I give the impression that it is all about me?

Lastly, can we leave a lingering fragrance with others that is sweet so they were glad they encountered us.  Were they better in some way after being with us?

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What’s a Phone Booth?

This is an old photograph of Candlestick Park stadium in San Francisco.  It is the exterior on the level between the upper and lower concourse level.

Do you see the woman at a “Pay Phone“?

Both the pay phone and Candlestick Park are long gone and are memories of the past.I’m sure there are many people who have never seen a “Pay Phone“.

Once upon a time, people did not use cell phones, text, stream TV, videos or movies and do business online.  If people had to talk to someone, they had to use the pay phone to make a quick call, otherwise you would be require to add more money to continue talking.

Are we more connected now to one another by carrying a cell phone, so we can communicate anytime?

When I am on public transportation, the majority of the riders are looking at their cell phones.  They are focused on their own world.

I do not bring out my device unless I need to call someone due to scheduling conflict.  I enjoy people watching. So I noticed a woman who looked very sad.  She dropped her money on the ground on the bus and did not seem to notice what she dropped.  No one next to her noticed she dropped her money.  I was sitting a little bit away from her.  Since she did not pick up her money, I got up and went to her to point out her dropped money.  She picked up the bills.  But during the next 5-10 minutes, she kept dropping her money.  A woman who sat near her repeated assisted her to pick her money, and finally she helped the woman put the money in a zippered pocket.

It’s interesting how we can be so preoccupied with out cell phones and our world, that we do not see the needs of other people around us.  It was also interesting to see how when I noticed someone needing help, someone else noticed too and proceeded to help that woman.

Helping others can be contagious.

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Moose & Bear Xing-Canadian Rockies

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This is a photograph on the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta.  We went on a family vacation tour to see the Canadian Rockies.  It was so nice not driving to enjoy the scenery.  Being from California, it was interesting there were few cars on the road.

The green scenery was relaxing and tranquil.

The overpass in the picture was built to allow wild animals to cross over and not be in danger of getting hit by vehicles.

We appreciated the thought of the Canadian government to build the overpass for the wild animals.  After all, the humans invaded the animals’ habitat and space.  It is the right thing to do to provide some safety for these animals.

In the same way, are we considerate about others people’s “space”?  There have been several occasions when I am walking on the street, and a car cannot wait for me to cross.  The car will turn the corner in front of me, and I have to watch to not get hit.  Are we so much in a hurry in life, that we cannot be considerate of other people?  How many times have I left a building and held the door for someone who does not reply with a “Thank you“?

Slow down, be considerate, and create own own mental sign — “People Xing“.

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