Tree’s Company

The beautiful tree at the local mall. This is not what Christmas is all about, but it does symbolize the spirit of giving which is the basis of the Christian holiday.

My hope, as Christmas approaches, is that as presents and gifts fly back and forth this Christmas, the senders and receivers remember also to give the gifts of tolerance, love and concern for their fellow human beings, even when they don’t completely understand them.

Seems to me this is a pretty big deal these days.


I’m not exactly sure why, but stairways to me are an excellent photographic subject. Perhaps it’s the symmetry, or the focus, or the way they draw the eye to a point. Or, perhaps it’s just the sense I have with stairways of ‘getting somewhere’, of progress.

Anyway, here’s the stairway at my dentist’s office.