Friday, February 27, 2009

Pink Saturday



Go see what is featured on other sites that has a pink theme at How Sweet The Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being the hostess







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Mickey Mouse tiaras purchased in DISNEYWORLD, Orlando, Florida.
Our family of six put these ears on to locate each other in the park. At first, males members objected but with the choice of color they soon changed their mind. A few days ago, I found these and thought perhaps this would be a good thing to post for PINK SATURDAY.
This week I also watched a biography on Ub Iwerks, who made the first sketch of Mickey Mouse. Go to these sites for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mouse
That's all for now folks. Think I will go put on my PINK tiara and wiggle my ears a bit. Have a wonderful week-end. Thanks for visiting.

Sky Watch Friday

Click here to view photographs of skies from all over the world: http://skyley.blogspot.com/. Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Klaus with the help of Sandy, Ivar, Wren and Fishing Guy. If you would like to participate, skywatch begins each Thursday evening at 7:30 P.M., GMT.

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Sunset, Lac Court Oreilles Lake, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thematic Photographic Winter

Thematic Photographic Winter post is hosted by
Carmi at Written Inc.
Visit this site to see more winter scenes posted by other blogs:
http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/02/thematic-photographic-37-busted.html.

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Berries in snow. Image taken at Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday


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Ice, Lake Michigan, Shoreline and Skyline.



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Ice melting in Lake Michigan.


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Ice melting in Lake Michigan.
All three photographs were taken Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Evanston, Illinois beach near sunset.



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Being Unique

"Cherish forever what
makes you unique,
'cuz you're really a
yawn if it goes!"
...Bette Midler

Monday, February 23, 2009

Signs









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Taken Sunday, February 23, 2009.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Smile

"If you only have one
smile in you,
give it to the people
you love."
...Maya Angelou

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tranquility of the Sea

The boat lights reflecting
on the water smooth as glass
or eyelids squinting, but I
can see the bobber.
I sit in the Herter's boat
on a hot August day
thinking about things
keeping quiet
feeling comfortable with the
noise surrounding me.
On the surface a fish ballet
begins as they breath in
water bugs all around the craft.
A crappie curls
while feeding on minnows.
A northern pike pulling down
the bobber
the line tightens
then snap!
I wait, watching the lily pads
dancing in the moonlight.
Near shore I can hear
bass surfacing.
I hear dragon flies
swarming around my head.
Bit. Pressing the "off" valve
I hear the air escaping
and feel the sting which
brings relief from the mosquitos.
In mid-air I catch a bat
on my hula-popper lure
squeezing under the bow yelling
"They'll gonna suck my blood out. Help. Save me."
I watch two loons
taking turns giving their offspring
a piggy back ride across Stokey Bay
sounds of lou...lou cease.
Wide wing span unfolds
as the blue herron flies
off into the sunset.
Floating logs, beavers will
fetch them tomorrow.
I hear other boats purring for shore.

This poem is dedicated to:
Catherine Fox Meyer
and John William Meyer.

Pink Saturday

Go see what is featured on other sites that has a pink theme at How Sweet The Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being the hostess.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Doorway, Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sky Watch Fridays


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Windmill, Glenview, Illinois.
Sky is blue in contrast with the image posted below. Folks in Chicago say "If you don't like the weather just wait awhile, it will change." And so it does.



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Hibiscus inside greenhouse, Chicago Botanical Gardens. Image shot through frosted window just a couple of weeks ago. Notice the grey sky, trees in background, and how dreary winter can be in contrast with the bright red color of the flower.

Click here to view photographs of skies from all over the world posted on Fridays http://skyley.blogspot.com/.

FYI: This was really posted Friday, 12:27A.M.

Thematic Photographic Busted

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Screen torn, Hayward, Wisconsin.
FYI: Shapes in background area looks like skyscrappers. It is not a reflection.
Thematic Photographic post is hosted by Carmi at Written Inc.
http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/02/thematic-photographic-37-busted.html
Theme: Busted

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday


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Windmill reflection in puddle, Glenview, IL.
This is my second OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY post.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day


This is my second time to participate in PINK SATURDAY. Go see what is featured on other sites that is pink at How Sweet The Sound.
Thank you Beverly for being the hostess.



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Wall Pocket with artificial grapes and flowers.


"RULES FOR HAPPINESS:
Something to do,
Someone to love,
Something to hope for."
...Immanuel Kant


Friday, February 13, 2009

Sky Watch Fridays

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on Fridays http://skyley.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thematic Photographic Up

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This image was taken at City Walk, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.
Just point lens up and shoot.
Thematic Photographic is hosted by Carmi at Written Inc.
http://writteninc.blogspot.com/search/label/Vacation
Theme: Up

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

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Bahai, Wilmette, Illinois.



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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I remember one summer at the cabin, everyone was asleep but me. I decided to go down to the dock, lie down in the boat and watch the stars. It was clear sky and peaceful. I saw shooting stars, the milky way, the big and little dipper. The boat rocked back and forth. After awhile I turned on the flashlight and walked up the stairs and then encountered a raccoon family. We each stopped, looked at each other and then walked going our separate ways. I chose to go inside and sleep. Perhaps the raccoons were going for a swim?

Many cabins nearby have flood lights. Pretty soon, I will not be able to see the stars because of all the lights down here on earth.

Click here to see what Tekapo, New Zealand is doing: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_new_zealand_embracing_the_dark

Monday, February 9, 2009

Haiku Moment #25
Full moon
two trees dancing.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Whatever you can do or dream
you can, begin it; boldness has
genius, power and magic
in it."
...Goethe

FYI: Note his Theory of Colours http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe
Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Image taken at Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pink Saturday


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Image taken at Chicago Botanical Gardens.
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Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

Friday, February 6, 2009

SkyWatch Fridays

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Sunset, Glenview, Illinois.
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Igloo.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"May you have warmth in your igloo,
oil in your lamp,
and peace in your heart."
...Eskimo Proverb

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

On Sunday, my daughter-in-law and my grandchildren and I decided to see The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats Cirque D'Or at Centre East, Skokie, Illinois. We saw women twirling plates. We saw men jumping through hoops. We saw a magician with a special act of changing faces/masks. We saw an unbelievable feat called Tower of Chairs which was done expertly.

Here is the website to catch the show in your area: http://www.goldendragonacrobats.com/

Thematic Photographic Down

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Mushroom, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.
Just point the lens down and shoot.
Hosted by Carmi at Written, Inc.
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Theme: Down

Outdoor Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by A Southern Day Dreamer http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.
At Sharon’s blog you will find a list of folks
who are participating.
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View of Chicago from Evanston Beach, Lake Michigan.
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Image taken at Evanston Beach, Lake Michigan at twilight.
Subject: No Life Guard On Duty
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Two trees at Lake Michigan at sunset.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Saturday, my daughter-in-law and my grandchildren and I headed for Aurora, Illinois, to see a play called "Junie B. Jones." Aurora is a town filled with history. After parking the car, we saw a building where Union Officers would gather for parties. In front of that building were two Confederate cannons. Across the street from that building was an Snow Portrait of Lincoln by Joe Cagnepain http://artbyjoseph.com/index.htm. Mr. Cagnepain has ancestors on his mother's side which are cousins to Mary Todd Lincoln. Then we checked out the Gallery and Museum Shop, located at 20 East Downer Place. The store clerk asked the grandchildren if they would like to paint something and so they did. There were also interesting magnets which could be placed on a man's head or a woman's head. Both heads appeared to be made out of ceramic. Then we walked down a passageway between one block and another by a river. Icicles hung from top of buildings all the way down to the bottom of the buildings. I have never seen such huge icicles! The river was partially open. One large piece of ice floated downstream. When we finally arrived at the Paramount Theatre, we were pleasantly surprised to find an old ticket booth enclosed inside like a museum. Entry to that area was locked! We walked a bit further and found the real entrance. What a delight to be in old theatre with paintings on the walls and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. It was a lovely place to be. We all enjoyed the play because of all the singing and dancing and funny journal entries about going into first grade.

I will end this entry with a quote by Joseph Gagnepain "I love snow sculpting...being close to nature, enjoying crisp/dry winter air, and being hands on with the pristine beauty of wonderful, white snow. I look forward to a good snowy, cold winter each year."

Monday, February 2, 2009

How Sweet It Is

Having a computer shut down while using a search engine isn't fun! That is what happened to me today. The fan on my computer stopped working. As a result, I was off line for a few hours. My son, Norm, came over and replaced parts, cleaned up unit and now it works. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! How sweet it is....

My husband and I picked up our car from the body shop. It looks brand new! How sweet it is....

Body Shop

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Image of 1938 Dodge taken at Body Shop.
Groundhog proclaims six more weeks of winter!
Click here: http://www.groundhog.org/