I have a long standing tradition of having my picture taken with wooden American Indian sculptures, sometimes referred to as "cigar-store Indians".  For some reason, in the Old West, they were always situated outside tobacco stores. This "fetish" of mine started on my honeymoon in the late 60's.  We were in Deadwood, SD and my … Continue reading Tradition

Japanese Beetle

The Japanese Beetle is a beautiful creature ... for a bug.  The hard shield on its back and the "helmet" on his head shimmers with different colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, turquoise, and others.  And the apron of silver triangles hanging down from the shield add a little class too.  Can't say much for … Continue reading Japanese Beetle