About Florals by Fred

I have changed the format on my blog. The landing page will show a comprehensive feed of everything I create on Zazzle.com. On the tabs under the header picture are links to here and to pages of what I decide to talk about arranged by months. Any comments? Please leave one!

All of the photographs on this blog are copyright © protected by Fred Ziegler, all rights reserved.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Amateur Radio Related Products

I've been taking advantage of the summer weather this week by spending more time outdoors. I shot some pictures yesterday that I'll be using in the near future. So just for fun, have a look at these non-artistic designs.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Some of my friends call me a ham but, I'm also an Amateur Radio or Ham radio buff. Since I was a child I was always interested in talking on the radio to people far away. Sad to say, I did not get licensed until 2002 wasting a lot of really good solar cycles to enjoy. My Amateur radio service call sign is K6NLX. Some of you may be wondering, what the heck? Isn't that something really old guys do? Talk about their aches and pains etc... on the radio with their equally old friends? Well, there is that element. I have a lot of respect for these gentlemen. Most of them are war veterans. That's another story. Mostly it's normal folks learning about electronics and having a lot of fun meeting new people on the air. The really fun part for me anyway is to meet new folks in foreign countries. I will probably never set foot in any of them but, I can say I have visited "On the air." One interesting fact of Amateur Radio life is how it gets so integrated into daily life. If you have friends and family members that enjoy the hobby, you know what I'm talking about.
There is a huge growing community of volunteers in numerous emergency response capacities that give their time to help make their communities better. One could ask, what are you doing? When there's an accident of some kind it can quickly become the difference between survival and perishing in a natural or man-made calamity. There are numerous stories of survival out there all because of amateur radio.
I heard a few weeks ago that there are more licensed amateur radio operators than at any time before now. A dying discipline? Simply put, NO! Get more information on how you can become an Amateur here: ARRL

Friday, June 22, 2012

Scripture Posters

What better way to see God's creation than on a poster with a favorite Bible verse printed on it. These are printed on very high quality paper and are a wonderful addition to your home, office, store or Church foyer. Thanks for having a look and please visit the store. Have a great weekend!

Psalm 46:1
Psalm 46:1 by FloralbyFred
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John 16:33
John 16:33 by FloralbyFred
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Little Flowers

The area I live in is generally pretty arid. It's in a valley between the urban blight of Southern California and the Southern Desert region. Fortunately, there are mountains nearby with pretty wildflowers to photograph. Depending on the amount of snow rainfall the display can be quite spectacular. Southern California deserts have a little secret too. When there is enough rainfall, the wildflower display is really special. Today's image is from an area near a microscopic village called Seven Oaks. The flowers are pretty and just make you happy. Enjoy the display and as always, thanks for taking your valuable time to look at my stuff.

Yellow Wildflowers Tote Bag
Yellow Wildflowers Tote Bag by FloralbyFred
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