August 17, 2020  •  4 Comments

As the world works its way through a pandemic, elections, economic distress, hunger and wars, along with forces of nature, I find myself extremely grateful for many things.  Family, friends, food on the table, a roof over our heads, good health, the ability to continue to work.  Right now, many around the world and in the United States are food insecure, unemployed, and in life limbo.  The health care workers, logistics and delivery people, those who continue to work in offices, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, first responders, members of police forces and military, teachers, classroom and university staff members, and smart, empathetic leaders deserve more credit than I can ever give.  My thanks go out to all of you.

My camera and I did a bit more practice with the live view mode this week. There is still a learning curve, but I am understanding things and becoming more comfortable with it.  Using Fred's Navajo-Churro wool rugs and other objects, i. e., things that do not move, helped my efforts.


The image here is of Rug # 245, and features baskets from Zimbabwe.


Rug # 339 hosts an old squash blossom necklace created by Pearl Sunrise.


Detail of Rug 339 and necklace


Thanks to Maria, Steve, Barbara, Christina, Connie, Donna C., Marilyn, Debra, Wayne, Jean and Sam, Catherine, and Donna K. for commenting on last week's blog.  May the coming week be glorious.

until next Monday,


a passion for the [email protected]


Steve Immel(non-registered)
Tack sharp. Looks like you've figured out Live View. Pairing the baskets, and necklace with Fred's rugs works beautifully. I particularly appreciate the tight shot with the necklace and three horizontal lines. How would even tighter work?

Your appreciation of the essential workers that keep things working is apt. They are due all the thanks and praise we can give them. And "smart, empathetic" leadership is something we desperately need from the top on down.

Fred's rugs are extraordinary as always.
sheer design elegance !
Carolyn H Spolidoro(non-registered)
Beautiful pics of beautiful rugs!
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Such nice great patterns.

Live view is neat.

The necklace looks like a scorpion.
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