Ramsey Pumper Known As 'The Griffin'

December 31, 2023 - The Ramsey pumper was known as "The Griffin." This model was photographed at the Benicia Fire Museum in California. "...
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Chief Solano Engine A Benicia Legacy

December 31, 2023 - This Chief Solano Engine No. 5 was photographed at the Benicia Fire Museum. "Built in Clintoville, Wisconsin, the Ben...
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Swiss-Italian Region: A Tapestry Of Cultures

December 31, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons Before my second Dad died, he told me I had Franco family members in the Swiss-Italian region...
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Benicia Has Former Arsenal Dodge Fire Truck

December 31, 2023 - This Dodge fire engine was photographed at the Benicia Fire Museum in the San Francisco Bay Area. "Originally belongi...
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Capitola Venetians A Tribute To Venice

December 31, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons When you first arrive in Capitola, be it as a child or an adult, you cannot help but be mesmeri...
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Human Ingenuity Changes Blown Glass Art

December 31, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons Blown glass has captivated people from the ancient villages of Egypt to the enormous metropol...
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All Prophets Are Temples Of God

December 31, 2023 - It is clear and evident to thee that all the Prophets are the Temples of the Cause of God, Who have appeared clothed in...
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Pastel Hearts As Art By Franco

December 31, 2023 - These digital compositions were created as abstract artworks to resemble what a physical piece of blown glass artwork mi...
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Franco's Digital Sunflowers In Vases

December 31, 2023 - With digital technology, it is possible to create compositions that resemble paintings. So, I love sunflowers and these...
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Abstract Blown Glass Art By Glenn Franco Simmons

December 31, 2023 - Abstract blown glass created by digital software by Glenn Franco Simmons.
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Pulpit To Steeple: Origin Of New England Church Architecture

December 30, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons The New England-style church is an iconic representation of Colonial American architecture....
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Venetian Masks' History Filled With Intrigue, Mystery

December 29, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons Venetian mask-making’s history is a tale steeped in the mystique of carnival, anonymity and i...
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More Dahlia, Iris Spheres Added

December 26, 2023 - My own input helped design this AI floral sphere. Dahlias are my favorite non-fragrant flower and I love irises. I have...
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Irises & Dahlias Fill Out Colorful Spheres

December 26, 2023 - My own input helped design this AI floral sphere. Dahlias are my favorite non-fragrant flower and I love irises.
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Fort Churchill Road A Picturesque Adventure

December 26, 2023 - These photos were taken along Fort Churchill Road in Lyon County, Nev. If you travel this road, as any road anywhere, be...
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An Illustrated 'O God, guide me' Baha'i Prayer

December 26, 2023 - O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful. ~ ‘Ab...
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Capitola Venetians A Remarkable Part of Central Coast

December 23, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons When you first arrive in Capitola, be it as a child or an adult, you cannot help but be mesme...
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Thank A First-responder This Christmas Season

December 23, 2023 - If you know a police officer, ambulance crew member, fire crew member, dispatcher, doctor, nurse, etc., thank them for t...
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Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory A Nevada Icon!

December 21, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons In Old Washoe City there is one of the sweetest roadside attractions that you will ever find....
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Blessed Is The Spot Prayer Illustrated With Redwood Meadow

December 21, 2023 - Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and th...
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Big Loop Trail Breathtakingly Beautiful

December 21, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons Prairie Creek’s breathtakingly beautiful The Big Tree Loop ~ along with the accompanying Prai...
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Biodiversity An Essential Part Of Great Basin

December 21, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons Anyone who has read an American Western is familiar with The Great Basin that spans most of N...
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Van Gogh Loved Sunflowers

December 21, 2023 - by Glenn Franco Simmons One of my favorite flowers is the bright, yellow sunflower that adorns many gardens in the hi...
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'Fruit Still Life In A Landscape' One Of My Favorites

December 21, 2023 - I loved this “Fruit Still Life in a Landscape” by Severin Roesen (1816-ca. 1872; courtesy of Wikipedia) so much, I downl...
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Abdul-Baha Endorses Meticulous Investigation Of Truth

December 21, 2023 - Happy are those who spend their days in the pursuit of knowledge, in the discovery of the secrets of the universe, and i...
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'Worlds Of God Are Countless In Their Number'

December 21, 2023 - The worlds of God are countless in their number, and infinite in their range. None can reckon or comprehend them except...
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'Wert Thou To Speed Through The Immensity Of Space'

December 21, 2023 - O SON OF MAN! Wert thou to speed through the immensity of space and traverse the expanse of heaven, yet thou wouldst fi...
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Differing Flowers Refreshed By Waters Of One Spring

December 19, 2023 - Consider the flowers of a garden. Though differing in kind, color, form and shape, yet, inasmuch as they are refreshed b...
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'Ye Are All The Flowers Of One Garden'

December 19, 2023 - Ye are all the waves of one sea, the rays of one sun, the flowers of one garden, the lions of one thicket, the birds of...
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