The Gift of Joy

This Christmas, I received a parcel from a dear friend who lives on the other side of the continent.  As I opened the package, JOY dropped into my hand. The Christmas ornament reminded me that the greatest gift of the season is joy.  May you all experience joy in full measure as we enter a new…

Christmas and the Dog

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if…

Nature Formed Me Fierce

The Heavens Opened “Nature formed me fierce.” Lady Caroline Lamb Lady Caroline Lamb was a British aristocrat and a novelist.  Her exploits were legendary, even for our time.  Her husband was the 2nd Viscount Melbourne, the Prime Minister, but she is best known for her scandalous affair with Lord Byron in 1812.  She said Lord…

Kindred Spirit – Amy Lowell

“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” Amy Lowell Amy Lowell is a kindred spirit.  She was born in 1874, into a well-known and respectable family.  She had two brothers:  Percival Lowell, who became a prominent astronomer, and Abbott…

Hello world! Welcome to LadyBudd Photo Blog

Welcome to my Photo Blog!  I have over 10,000 photos – some good, some not so good and some really not so good.  I enjoy photography, especially the automatically point and snap, because it captures the essence of a moment in time that we want to remember.  Memories are like old photography paper – they fade…