Thursday, December 31, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 25

I would like to thank the SkyWatch Friday team who are: Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia. Click here if you would like to participate: http://skyley.blogspot.com/.


Photograph of a Frank Lloyd Wright building, Child of the Sun Visitors Center, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December 2009.
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

12/30/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #51

Happy New Year from our house to your house.


John, my husband, and I were in Florida recently and decided to visit Florida Southern College, Lakeland http://www.flsouthern.edu/. Scroll down the page and then click on Frank Lloyd Wright. While on our own self guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, I couldn't help but notice the fluorescent lighting which is posted below.

Photograph One: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December 2009.


Photograph Two: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December, 2009.


Photograph Three: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December, 2009.

Photograph Four: Fluorescent lighting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, December 2009.
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I would like to thank Susan for being our hostess.



Monday, December 28, 2009

15 Most Beautiful Christmas Trees

Saturday night my husband, another couple and I went out searching in the neighborhood for spectacular Christmas lights. However, nothing we saw could beat what has been published here: http://peachygreen.com/going-green/peachy/15-most-beautiful-christmas-trees-in-the-world.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

12/23/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #50





Photograph of doorway decorated for the holidays, St. Augustine, Florida, December 2009.



Photograph of peace doves, stained glass windows and wooden shingles placed on house differently. Image location: St. Augustine, Florida, December 2009.


This photograph was taken while visiting St. Augustine, Florida, in December 2009. Notice the columns, the pale yellow walls and curved sidewalk.



Photograph of Colonial Spanish Quarter, St. Augustine, Florida, December 2009.
Can you believe that there are only two more shopping days until Christmas? We have the tree decorated, the wreath hung on the front door and some cookies baked. Tomorrow I am hoping to make some fudge. Happy Holidays from our house to yours.
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I would like to thank Susan for being the hostess.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday Season 4, Episode 23

Photograph, Sunrise, Lake Michigan, 2009.
All Rights Reserved.


If you would like to participate by posting skywatch images click here: http://skyley.blogspot.com/.
I would like to thank the skywatch team who are: Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy,
Louise and Sylvia.

Thematic Photograph - 80 - Abstract

I have been looking at the world as abstract scenes for as long as I can remember. I like to take some ordinary idea and then give it a twist. For this particular image, I turned a garbage can upside down to use for the background. Notice how the edges of the rose are black and curled. Each red petal looks like a vein in a person's hand. And so tomorrow what abstract scene will I see? Only time will tell.


If you would like to participate and post an Abstract photograph click here: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/12/thematic-photographic-80-abstract.html.

Thank you Carmi for being the host.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12/16/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #49

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."
...Henry David Thoreau



Window, St. Augustine, Florida.


Window #2, St. Augustine, Florida.


Window #3, St. Augustine, Florida.
My husband and I visited Florida for about eight days in December 2009. St. Augustine is my favorite shooting spot in Florida. The oldest building in St. Augustine provided this window image. Notice the torn curtains, the reflections, and the view from outside looking inside. Happy Holidays!
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Thank you Susan for being our hostess.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday Season 4 Episode 22


Click here to view photographs of the skies from all over the world http://skyley.blogspot.com/2009/11/skywatch-friday-season-4-episode-22.html.
Skywatch is hosted by Klaus with the help of Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Sylvia, Louise and Fishing Guy. I would like to personally thank each of our hosts for taking time out to do all this extra work each week to make this site possible.

Photograph of Lake Michigan before my husband, John, and I took a trip to Florida.


Ok here we are up in the friendly skies.

In St. Augustine I found this iron rail with sky as background. It is like looking
through a pair of glasses.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12/02/2009 Outdoor Wednesday - #47

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Thank you Susan for being our hostess.



Photograph of aftermath of sea water on sand.

Photograph of patterns in the sand.


Photograph of more patterns on sand. Background shows the very cloudy day and Lake Michigan.


Lake Michigan waves rolling in and out from shoreline. Notice more patterns in the sand.
On a very cloudy day, I went to Lake Michigan for a photographic shoot. I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked down and saw the aftermath of rainwater on sand. This is amazing!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Todays Flowers #68

These purple mums were in three bushel baskets in front of our house for Autumn. Luckily, I took this picture before the cold weather came. This coming week, all three plants need to be tossed in the garage. I am sad to see such lovely flowers go. Instead, I should look forward to the next season which is usually a cold, snowy winter. Sometimes, winter can look like fairy land.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Pink Saturday - November 28, 2009


If you would like to participate in posting something Pink click here for details: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly
for being our hostess.



These lovely Pink berries are hanging around in front of this unpainted fence.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 20



Click here to view photographs of the skies from all over the world http://skyley.blogspot.com/. Skywatch Friday is hosted by Klaus with the help of Sandy, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guy.




Photograph: Lake Michigan sunrise.
All Rights Reserved.

Thematic Photographic - # 77 Buildings

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http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-77-buildings.html.
Thank you Carmi for being the host.


Buildings
Corn Crib, Saybrook, CT
Photograph by Joyce Meyer, copyright 2009.
All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11/25/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #46

Click here to see photographs featured on other sites with an Outdoor Theme at: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.


Wreaths on church doors photograph #1.


Wreaths on church doors photograph #2.

Gilson Park, Wilmette, IL.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pink Saturday - November 21, 2009



If you would like to participate in posting something Pink click here for details: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

"Ginger and cinnamon fill the air
A patchwork of leaves lay everywhere
Cold, clean mornings and an indigo dawn
Crystal frost on the emerald lawn
Golden apple cider and delicious pumpkin pie
These are the things I love at Autumn time."
...Sabrina Bytheway
Found in Quote Reference Book One with CD Rom
@2004 by DieCuts with a View, 2250 N. University Parkway #4861, Provo, UT 84604. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thematic Photographic #76 - Orange

Let me see. Do I have any orange images in stock? The answer is no. When I was out and about, I discovered this on a fence at Central Street Elementary School, Wilmette, Illinois.

Detail, Running Fence, Central Street Elementary School,
Wilmette, Illinois-November, 2009.

This year Central Street Elementary School Grades One through Four explored the work of http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/rf.shtml.

If you would like to participate and post a photograph with the theme of Orange on blogspot click here: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-76-orange.html. Thank you Carmi for being the host.

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 19


Click here to view photographs of skies from all over the world: http://skyley.blogspot.com/. Skywatch Friday is hosted by Klaus with the help of Sandy, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guy.


Sunrise at Lake Michigan, Chicagoland Area, 2009.
All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

11/18/2009 Outdoor Wednesday #45


"Compare the serene and simple splendor of a rose in bloom with the tensions and restlessness of your life. The rose has a gift that you lack; it is perfectly content to be itself. It has not been programmed from birth, as you have been, to be dissatisfied with itself, so it has not the slightest urge to be anything other than it is. That is why it possesses the artless grace and absence of inner conflict that among humans is only found in little children and mystics."
.....Anthony DeMello, THE WAY TO LOVE



Photograph of a single rose taken on our backyard cement patio.




I was trying to obtain an unusual scratched background so I placed a single rose on a garbage can turned upside down.



A single rose growing in our garden. I cropped photograph to show only petals.


Click here to see photographs featured on other sites with an Outdoor Wednesday theme at: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.



Quote by Muriel Rukeyser

"Pay attention to what
they tell you to forget."
...Muriel Rukeyser
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muriel_Rukeyser


Monday, November 16, 2009

Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh

"When we touch peace everything becomes real."
—Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pink Saturday - November 14, 2009

If you would like to participate in posting something Pink click here for details: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

This week I am ready to take on the weekly challenge of recommending a site that I haven't visited before. Drum roll please. Go to http://maiasfotos.blogspot.com/ and behold the Pink Dahlias. Maiat has a wonderful knack at doing macro photography of flowers.

Oh my goodness. I can't believe that I ate the whole thing. I can't remember if I ate it for breakfast then lunch and finally dinner. Must have a bit of youngtimers. Oh my...chocolate is the best balanced diet yet. Does this mean there are no calories in this here candy bar? YEA!
FYI: Just in case you are interested in tasting this delicious chocolate bar here is the website to go to: www.bloomsberry.com.