Proving once again that it’s wise to keep a camera close at hand, this lovely dragonfly appeared next to me as I was enjoying an outdoor lunch. Serendipity for sure. I learned later that this beautiful creature also has so much symbolism attached to it. I suppose that comes with the territory of being so visually striking. This link has some interesting information about the  meaning and symbolism of the dragonfly http://www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning-symbolize.html

A compelling sight.  A dragonfly seen in Sedona, AZ, its colors matching the beautiful red rock of the area.

A compelling sight. A dragonfly seen in Sedona, AZ, its colors matching the beautiful red rock of the area.

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When Katharine Andriotis is not enjoying an alfresco lunch next to a dragonfly, she’s busy photographing for companies on-site for use in corporate communications and public relations.

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Happy Birthday 1040!

April 15, 2013

Has it only been 100 years since Americans have been filing the 1040 federal tax form?  Seems a lot longer!  When the 1040 form was “born” in 1913, it was only one page and only a mere 3% of the population was required to pay federal taxes.  Today, the 1040 form is a bit more elaborate, and 54% of us have to add to the coffers of the United States Treasury.

Although such percentages as well as tax rates have varied over the years, as the adage goes, two things in life are certain.  And you already know what those two things are!

"You have to pay your partner!" as an accountant of mine used to always say

“You have to pay your partner!”
as an accountant of mine used to always say

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By land…

In the middle of nowhere - dry. The road to nowhere has been found, as pictured here in a scene from somewhere in the American Southwest.

In the middle of nowhere – dry.
The road to nowhere has been found, as pictured here in a scene from somewhere in the American Southwest.

And by sea…

In the middle of nowhere - wet. Sun setting behind dark clouds somewhere over the Atlantic ocean.

In the middle of nowhere – wet.
Sun setting behind dark clouds somewhere over the Atlantic ocean.

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