Tuesday, December 25, 2007

~Christmas Dawn~
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom

Click on image to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom



Blogger platespinner said...

what an absolutely gorgeous picture. merry christmas!

loved the christmas card this year.

now i'm off to make dinner.


6:55 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Wow, amazing images. Seing that reminds me of the old Aldermaston marches (I have the lapel badge somewhere)My parents didnt really approve of me joining in, but the Red Cross cadets were tending to blisters, so I helped out that way.

Seasons greetings!

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Kathy in Kentucky said...

What gorgeous photos. They are very peaceful images (no pun intended on that second one!). I may use the shoreline for meditation. I hope you and Peg had a wonderful Solstice, a merry Christmas, and that a fabulous New Year 2008 awaits you! Bright blessings, Kathy

8:17 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


I'm glad you like the card. After all, it was your suggestion. ;~)

It's always very special for me when you like one of my pictures, or something I say, enough to leave a comment.

Because I know how busy you are.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


That Peace Sign is something I put together with a piece of construction board, a string of Christmas lights, and a hot-glue gun.

It has been our sole Holiday decoration for 7 or 8 years now. I took that picture of it a couple of weeks ago and tweaked it on Photoshop for the painting effect.

The Peace Sign originated in the 1950s as a "Ban The Bomb" symbol for the Nuclear Disarmament movement.

The circle is actually two opposing Ds, and the angles coming off the center line represent the angle of the letter N overlaid on the Ds.

The combined letters N and D, mirrored into a full circle was the symbol for Nuclear Disarmament which ultimately became the universal symbol of PEACE.

Or, as any old redneck can tell you, it's "the footprint of the American Chicken."


9:38 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


Peggy, Dallas, and I had a very peaceful sunrise walk on Christmas morning, when that photo was taken, and the green Peace Symbol shines from our front window every year from Thanksgiving Day through New Years.

We wish you Peace and Love during these holidays too Kathy, and throughout the new year.

9:45 AM  

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