A MOST SOPHISTICATED TRIBUTE TO THE PALM TREE...and what is the Palm Tree but a living symbol of freedom in America. For example, if I am hanging out in Minneapolis in December and long for a warmer climate, the image of a palm tree might inspire me to go west or south to warm up. There is the freedom I enjoy as an American to go in search of palms. joiseyshowaa has posted a work that might inspire some shivering Canadians and Minnesota folks to find such a palm and enjoy the warmth. They should be advised that the artificial weave will not be visible in the beginning, if ever. One must have a near genius imagination to appreciate the weave. Anyone taking the time to examine this work will, however, possess this quality and rest assured they will enjoy the warmth of a geographical change. Anyone whose abode is full of images of palms should go in search of where the real palms grow. Do not wait too long. Thanks to joiseyshowaa for an image that woke me up on this brisk Sunday morning.
- HUFFSTUTTER'S PHOTO ESSAYS
- My dad's dad, my grandfather, was nine years old when President Lincoln died from an assassin's bullet. Most people think I am speaking of my GREAT GRANDFATHER. NO, I am referring to my dad's father, my paternal Grandfather, Robert Levi Huffstutter, born in 1856. What does this information have to do with my profile? It might help the reader understand that I have a sense of being much older than I am in that only one generation seperates me from President Lincoln. This causes me to respond differently to society and many current events. In many respects, this is to my benefit, in other respects it dates my mindset. Perhaps this is the reason I value the moral standards and idealogies of older Americans, the men who were the soldiers and sailors I saw when I was a small boy,the men and women who fought a war for freedom without any doubts posted by a media with a questionable lack of national unity and purpose.