Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013


Artist unknown - rendered image


Bromeliads seed (Wikipedia reference)
Change focal lengths with different cameras, rather than lenses - its cheaper. Coolpix 990

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Queens of heart

"Hey mister, will you take our picture?"  A begging opportunity

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Note to viewers

This is not a book.  Its not for sale, and intellectual rights to the content are the sole ownership of the
creator - me, the person who enjoys sharing images and words all my own unless otherwise stated.  If you should find reason to pick a bone, make it a funny one.

Charles D. Mistretta 

What expression from cloth and paint

Pinocchio - a Venetian doll.   Credits unknown.  Please submit if able. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Good photo Chris


 Lichens occur in some of the most extreme environments on Earth—arctic tundra, hot deserts, rocky coasts, and toxic slag heaps. However, they are also abundant asepiphytes on leaves and branches in rain forests and temperate woodland, on bare rock, including walls and gravestones, and on exposed soil surfaces (e.g., Collema) in otherwise mesic habitats.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pastel pastry by Pat for Chris

To catch a lizard

All species of plants, animals, and insect grow well inFlorida's tropical climate.
Rescuing spiders from my wife's shower has become a regular act of mercy (limited collateral damage). The minute eight legs hits the dirt, a lizard is there to feast.

The current governor of Fla. would be considered the spider or the lizard?    

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013


A baseball accident happened yesterday when a player's glove leapt from his hand and attacked his genitals. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Man in a can

The caption is what the astronauts called the space capsule - also constructed of fiberglass and wood.  The door had a fail-safe clock work lock mechanism. 

Got it, flaunt it

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The children of a typical immigrant famiglia

MY father was the youngest.  He was called Mimi and practiced dentistry like his brother John.  
My grandfather owned a grocery store in West Tampa - the place where family worked.
Edit by Dennis Stafford

Baby boomer mother

High Ma

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Oye Como Va

This  poem emerged as a flirtation that hasn't gotten out of control.
I have learned in the past twenty + years the value of loving friends.
A friend who is a lover is to often denied and becomes neither in time.

I Made a Friend Today.We acted garish, strange and gay.
What was on our minds, so foolishly sublime?
I can't tell you!
What I do know is this:
I want to share those feelings grand again.
Invite my soul, sins and all.
Let's make company, no need to call.
We'll jiggle, juggle, giggle and cry,
Share stories, lips and lies.
And always be friends as the crow flies.
St. Petersburg Florida 1999 
Two young men meet and talk. One having completed a tour in Korea,
the other unsure of his future. After listening to a short chapter in the
life of a soldier, the future of the other becomes no less clear. But the
sense of it all is reassuring.


St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg Florida 1964

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

St. Petersburg USA

A life clue

A young airman stands in his unit quadrangle while in charge of quarters
and stares in awe at the early evening sky. Was what he was about to see
a warning or a gift? The spectacular display of light inspired this next poem.

Yellow hues of crisp green lightening
Crackling past the moon.
Life is not a storm nor wonder
But an instant doomed.

Keesler Air Force Base 1965 Biloxi, Mississippi

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

From an old sketch

Styles and characters appear after years of absence.  Is not this scribble a look into a soul?