Names & Bolts

Graffiti on location of a cut away for rr no longer being used and the only  registered on the National Registry in Beaver County, PA.-Watts Mill Bridge- It’s a pony truss bridge which I just learned. I love learning things on my ventures.

I wanted to share a name found etched and or painted through the time. The most interesting was Evelyn Marie Giambrone , How did she/he etch that in so gracefully.


I like the bolts that showed time through paints and rust, plus I think they just looked cool.




Everything has a time, a season, a place, a history, a people. Often told in the places thats right before our eyes & often captured by a moment.

This is the day which the Lord hath made…..Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Published in: Uncategorized on October 10, 2011 at 9:05 PM  Leave a Comment  


I just happened to win an Ultimate Holga Kit by making a comment on ‘When is a Holga not a Holga?’ on DPS-thats short for Digital Photography School, a review made by Sime who seems to be a pretty cool guy with a pretty good article reviewing the Holga lens made for digital. YaY~now I can do it direct on camera without the film & processing…Nothing wrong with film, I think film is pretty awesome but digital is a personal preference. I’ve enjoyed the film type photography of lomo & holga since I took interest in (digital) photography~from casual experience of using film I was sometimes quite disappointed.

Anyways~the day arrives, I somehow missed the mailman and had 10 minutes to run to the PO to get my package I’m not waiting til morning, :). I sat there in the lot using keys to make a line down the center and edges of box, felt like a photography fiend, waiting to get a fix, I just HAD to get that on the camera, ahhhh, now to try it! Uh OH, I remember the winning comment, I said the 1st thing I would photograph with that lens is an old/historic bldg. Now I’m feeling guilty….Okay may not be impressive photography, nor did I get it right off, The first shot was the Masonic Temple next to the PO. It use to be a church. Old? not sure how old. Then theres a building opposite side that was born late 1800’s which is now an Antique Store, All I got was a portion of the stuff outside. Heck, none of them turned out well.

So…okay I’ll post in this blog best ones as I’m learning how to make a satisfactory holga pic and post the really not so good 1st shots in an update. I will be having a Holga page soon on Weebly~Thank you kindly for enduring my excitement. It most definitely is going to be a joy going against the grain that I so worked hard to achieve in ~picture perfect….now to create utterly mad-imperfections!….:)

Holga practice...

When things seem to be in crisis…

In your life you have daily thoughts, actions that need to be rooted out. It will consume you if you’re not on guard, I had such a day last week. It started off innocently and quickly accelerated to consummation. I did not let the Word of God soak into my thoughts…they were there but I didn’t fully give my attention to the words I should of been speaking and believing. I know the devil goes about seeking whom he can devour, 1 Pet 5:8. I also know I should of resisted, rebuked the thoughts that came, James 4:7. I didn’t….It carried to the following morning. As I was preparing lunch for the day, fussing, becoming angry, fearful & just feeling totally helpless, These words came to me, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”, Mk 10:47. The scripture(s) comes from the story of Bartimaeus, the blind man & Jesus, Mk 10:46-52 & Lk 18:35-43.

And when Jesus heard him shouting, he commanded Bartimaeus to be brought to him. When he came-Jesus asked-“What will you have me to do for you?” Bartimaeus says to receive his sight. Here’s what happens-In Marks account…And Jesus said unto him, “Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole”. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. From Lukes’ account-And Jesus said unto him, “Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

I’d like to make a comment on the the word WHOLE from Marks account, in Lukes says “SAVED”. In Greek language these words mean–sōzō , sode’-zo to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole. to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): – heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole, (Strongs).

And immediately I received my healing. I was relieved from my anxiety and my mind made whole-things were once again put back into perspective. I gave praise & thanks to Jesus and God and said a thank you for those shouting words from Bartimaeus “Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me.” When we become swallowed up and life is overwhelmed, Perhaps these words will help you. Your vision is restored to God, his thoughts and his words will rise up! And I found this scripture recently—Is not my Word like a fire says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock into pieces (Jer 23:29)….Yes, He sent his words to me and it did just that! Hallelujah!

Published in: Uncategorized on April 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Good Morning-World!

Just an iota, a particle among the world of blogging. A blog of chance, a chance of hit and miss-anyone can take or leave if they found you. Makes you feel like as if you’re nothing. Except….for your own little part of the world. You are someone’s wife, someone’s mom, someone’s friend, someone that everyone around will miss if you were to go to the grave.

The sun rises, the day begins, it is filled with important -this n thats-. Need to remember-This is the day which the Lord Has made….Rejoice and be glad in it, Ps 118:24. God knows even the number of hairs on your head, Lk 12:7. He knows your thought from afar, Ps 139:2. God so loved us-he gave us his only begotten son, Jn 3:16. So that by believing on Him, that we may have life in his name, Jn 20:31 and to have life abundantly, Jn 10:10 !. Let not the devil have our words nor let him devour us for he seeks whom he can steal, kill and devour. Our God is good. Seek him out daily, seconds, minutes, hours to teach me/us to do his will, for he is our God; may his good Spirit lead me on level ground, Ps 143:10.

Published in: Uncategorized on April 12, 2011 at 6:49 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Frozen Waves

Well, I haven’t done much at all in the way of blogging…I’ve been getting a little practice here at Juanitalruffner . This is a personable site showing my photography. Having a personal and blog site is still new to me and I consider the learning process the longest, which I am in…So here goes one for another practice.

If the colors seem off it’s because I had to post process-I forgot to put my setting back to 200-these shot are at 1600 and they had a lot of noise and the details not so good…so I did what I could so they weren’t a total loss.

We recently took a trip up North towards Lake Erie (NE OH). I(We) were quite fascinated by the frozen waves. It is all along the Erie shore at Geneva State Park and Headlands State Park in which we visited. Where you usually find waves rolling to shore was frozen waves. Wow, mesmerizing!

This is at Headlands Beach State Park, further west of Geneva.

There is a few more pics on the Update, posted underneath Feb 3, 2010.

Let me know how I’m doing here-it surely would be appreciated! Thank you…

Published in: on February 4, 2010 at 9:55 AM  Comments (1)