Monday, March 30, 2009

Quote by Mahatma Gandhi

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever."
...Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Extreme Ice

Watch Extreme Ice here:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/extremeice/program.html.
Scroll down and pick which segment you would like to see.
Turn speakers on. Download.
Then click captions on.
Live and learn and pass the information on.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pink Saturday

Hop on over and see what is featured on other sites that has a pink theme at: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.

This week, John, my husband, was scheduled for an appointment with a dietitian at Evanston Hospital (State of Illinois). He had a heart attack January 28, 2008. Four stents were put in his clogged veins. He had one stent fail. Three months later to the exact day, he had two more stents put in. He calls himself the six pack now. This year he is having a lot of follow-up doctor appointments. Seeing the dietitian is necessary for him to address losing weight, as well as, controlling his blood glucose level by counting carbohydrates. I tagged along because I am responsible for cooking most of the meals.

Who brings their camera along when going to a hospital? I do. While waiting for the elevator, I noticed in the gift shop window these cute bunnies with pink ribbons.

This is a perfect pink hat to wear on Easter Sunday.
My focus is to come up with a pink item every Saturday. I never saw pink in the universe before. Now I see pink things everywhere. This is an eye opening experience. Thank you Beverly for being the hostess for Pink Saturday.
Photographs by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.


Earth Hour 2009



Don't forget to turn your lights out for one hour tonight at 8:30 P.M. if you want to make a statement of concern about climate change. Go to this site for more information: www.earthhourus.org.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Finds #4

To view other participants posting Friday Finds click here: http://fridayfinds.blogspot.com/. Thank you Elisabeth for being our hostess.


Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Abstract
Metal 1938.
"If you are not willing to see more than is visible
you won't see anything."
...Ruth Bernhard

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thematic Photographic 42 - Drab

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.


This stairwell looks so drab. This building is just left abandoned. Screens are torn and windows are broken while the owner doesn't seem to care. Notice the "No Smoking Sign" over the left doorway. Enter at your own risk trespassers.

Want to join in the fun that is Thematic Photographic? Go to this site: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/search/label/Thematic%20Photographic.
Thank you Carmi for being the host of Thematic Photographic Theme: Drab.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

~ Hi~
Visit other OutdoorWednesday blog participants at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.
I would like to say a big thank you to Susan for being our hostess.



I found this wonderful quote under a tree planted at
Gilson Park, Wilmette, Illinois.


I couldn't resist taking a photo of this porch decoration.



Isn't this porch decoration simply divine?


This picture was taken through an antique leaded glass door in West Chicago, Illinois. Black and white photograph of John Meyer, my husband.
Photographs by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
These images were taken last week.




Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Signs


Photographs by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Signs.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Join international cities by turning out your lights on March 28, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. for one hour. Why? This will make a statement of concern about climate change.

For more information watch:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CRs-7lRlPo
or check this website out:
www.earthhourus.org

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. Pull yourself out of bad ways as an elephant raises itself out of the mud."
...Eknath Easwaran

Saturday, March 21, 2009


This is where we have our taxes prepared.


Noticed building is a historical site.


This is a knocker on the front door.

Sky Watch Friday #36


Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
Plaza Del Lago Shopping Center, Wilmette, Illinois.
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.

Friday Finds #3

Found this lovely design on a red door.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
To view other participants posting Friday Finds click here: http://fridayfinds.blogspot.com/. Thank you Elisabeth for being our hostess.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

~Hi~
Visit Susan and view other Outdoor
Wednesday blog participants at
http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.
When the garbage was picked up, I noticed that frozen water had collected at the bottom of the trash can. I tapped on the plastic garbage can, and broken shards of ice fell upon the ground. I took some pictures of ice pieces scattered helter skelter. Then it hit me. Pick up one shard of ice and take an image. This is what came out. Decided to post this image for Outdoor Wednesday.


Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Piece of Ice


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

"The woman who works with
her hands only is a laborer.

The woman who works with her
hands and her head is a
craftswoman.

The woman who works with
her hands, her head and her
heart is an artist."
...St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Haiku Moment #25

Blue skies
maple tree crying
wrinkled bark.

Saturday, March 14, 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.
Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Window with reflection of pink sunset.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Window with reflection of pink sunset.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Window with reflection of pink sunset.
~Hi~
Each week seems to fly by faster. Here is my post for PINK SATURDAY. It is three window displays of a sunset. Quess what color it is? Pink, of course, what other color? Enjoy the week-end.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Finds #2 A Favorite



To view other participants posting Friday Finds click here:http://fridayfinds.blogspot.com/
Thank you Elisabeth for being our hostess.



Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Circle, Lake Michigan.

I found this circle on a sidewalk.
Since I was a child, I have always been drawn
to shapes especially circles. What is your
favorite geometric shape?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #35

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.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Blue Sky with clouds shaped like a Duck.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Changed color to yellow which accentuates the duck shaped cloud.
Does everyone have their ducks in a row? Easter is around the corner or is a duck around the next cloud you look at? I have never seen a duck in cloud form before. Have you?

Thematic Photographic 41 Kitchen

Thematic Photographic post is hosted by Carmi at Written Inc. Visit this site to see more kitchen scenes posted by other blogs at:
http://writteninc.blogspot.com/search/label/Thematic%20Photographic
Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Wallphone which hangs in my kitchen.
Credit Follows:
Interstate
Electric Mfg. Company
Sioux City, IA

I used a similar phone during a summer spent on a farm in the 50s. Folks in the area had different rings instead of telephone numbers. One long and one short ring was allocated for one family. Two short and one long ring identified another family. Each family would say, "I can't remember how many rings" so everyone would answer the phone. Folks could exchange news, use the telephone for emergencies or just talk. Party lines was the norm; private lines I don't think existed in the rural areas at the time.
Click here for more information regarding antique wallphones: http://www.antiquetelephonehistory.com/we317.html.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday


~Hi~
Visit Susan and view other Outdoor
Wednesday blog participants at


Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Shoes placed against glass window,
Observation Deck, Stratosphere Las Vegas
Hotel & Casino. For more information click here: http://www.stratospherehotel.com/thrills/

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quote Maya Angelou

"Let choice whisper in your ear
and love murmur in your
heart. Be ready. Here comes
life."
...Maya Angelou

Monday, March 9, 2009

Observation

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Image taken at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.
Figure of Swedish Physician Linnaeus (1701-1778)
Credit follows:
Carolus Linnaeus
Robert Berks, American (b.1922)
Bronze, 1982
Heritage Garden
A Gift from Mrs. Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr.

If you are interested in learning more about
Carolus Linnaeus, who categorized the elements
of the natural world, click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolus_Linnaeus.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Taking A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Sepia Tone
Title: Taking A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Correction

Here is the correct link for Friday Finds:
http://fridayfinds.blogspot.com/.

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.
All Rights Reserved.
I was driving under a bridge, when I noticed these icicles. Never have I seen pink icicles! Have you?

Friday, March 6, 2009

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.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Image food for birds taken at Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Friday Finds

To view other participants posting Friday Finds click here: http://creativitybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/.
Thank you Elisabeth for being our hostess.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Image taken at Chicago Botanical Gardens.

Shooting through a transparent window created this mysterious image. Three figures appeared to be standing in front of trees and snow covered ground. Believe me, figures were not there. Frozen droplets were on window not my lens. Sometimes, the camera sees something we don't.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Transparent

Thematic Photographic Transparent post is hosted by Carmi at Written Inc. Visit this site to see more transparent scenes posted by other blogs: http://writteninc.blogspot.com/2009/03/thematic-photographic-39-transparent.html



Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
All Rights Reserved.
Image taken through window at Chicago Botanical Garden.


Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Snow Globe with Red Cardinals.

Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Hand placed against transparent glass window, Observation Deck, Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
More information click here: http://www.stratospherehotel.com/thrills/



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Grow

Every blade of grass has its
angel that bends over it
and whispers
"Grow, grow."
...The Talmud

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday


~Hi~
Visit Susan and view other blog participants at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.



Photograph by Joyce Meyer ©2009.
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Snow Fence #2, Lake Michigan at Evanston Beach, Illinois.



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Icicles attached to blue roof, Skokie, Illinois.