Tuesday, April 28, 2009

4/29 Outdoor Wednesday #16

Here are a few images of a day trip I took while visiting the Oriental Institute, Chicago, Illinois. The museum collections are from these countries: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Sudan, Syria, and Turkey. Click here for more information: http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum/. Here is a photograph taken at the main entrance.

This poster was hanging outside inviting the public to view The Life of Meresamun: A Temple Singer in Ancient Egypt. February 10 - December 6, 2009.
Side view mirror image of tour bus.


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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Saturday

Time goes by fast when one is having fun. This week, I found a Pink cable locator.

I saw glorious Pink clouds in the sky.

At Baha'i House of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois, I was blessed with a Pink sunset. Click here if you would like more information: http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple


Oh my goodness, I can't believe it but Glenview has pink sidewalks.



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Friday, April 24, 2009

Skywatch Friday #41

Reflections of the sky on doorway at Walker Museum, Chicago, 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.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Is A Time For Gratitude

I would like to thank Liz LeBlanc, a professor at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois, who spent many hours teaching me how to write a short story in an independent study class. Interested in taking college classes: http://oakton.edu/.

I appreciate all the writers who came and spoke at the Off Campus Writer's Workshop who meet at Winnetka Community House, Winnetka, Illinois on Thursdays, September through May. Show up and do the work by attending writing workshops: http://www.ocww.bizland.com/.

I also want to thank my husband, John Meyer and the rest of my family for always being there for me.

But most of all I would like to thank Elisabeth Bacon for a 20 year friendship. We shared ideas, books, quotations, and our work with each other. She was the photographer and artist. While I was writing poetry, short stories, and newspaper articles. She urged me to start blogging so I did last autumn. Elisabeth shipped a Sony digital camera to me. What an amazing gift! I am so grateful. If you want to see excellent photographs this is the place: http://creativitybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

4/22 Outdoor Wednesday #15

All of these Outdoor Wednesday photographs were taken while visiting St. Augustine, Florida in December 2008.

Surprise! Look there is a squirrel up above the door and hot pepper lights.


Saint Augustine Fort.

Alligator mouth, teeth and tongue.
Hop on over and see what is featured on other sites that has an Outdoor Wednesday theme at: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pink Saturday




Looking at the sky reminds me to enjoy each moment.

This is a photograph of reflections through sheer Pink curtains. Hop on over and see what is featured on other sites that has a pink theme at: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

YouTube Antwerp, Belgium Train Station

This movie clip could make your day: It takes place in Antwerp, Belgium train station. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq6b9bMBXpg.
Remember to turn your speakers on.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4/15 Outdoor Wednesday #14



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Beauty is everywhere

notice the reflections


the golden dome and cross

the stained glass windows.
Click here for more information about this church: http://www.ssppglenview.org/.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

4/8/09 Outdoor Wednesday #13

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Munch a bunch of grass....

Such long eyelashes you have....
Here is some information about Wagner Farm, Glenview Illinois http://www.wagnerfarm.org/About.html.



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rain, Sleet and Snow

Sign at Lake Michigan shoreline.

I took this photograph by shooting through car windshield before wipers were turned on. As ice melted and slid down window, camera caught this reaction. Background are trees and a canal. Image taken near Baha'i Temple, Wilmette, Illinois.

It snowed here again Sunday. Bike image was taken near Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Trail Marker Trees and Art Gallery of Dennis Downes

"I cannot separate what I do
from who I am."
...Dennis Downes

Dennis Downes, a watercolor artist, had an exhibit at The Grove, Glenview, IL. On Sunday, April 5th, I felt priviledged to have seen his work. According to his brochure, Mr. Downes creates his own paper from native grasses and his original paintings are displayed in homemade frames using porcupine quills and glass bead inlays.

At the entrance to the Lake Country Discovery Museum, Mr. Downes has on display a 16 foot bronze sculpture, TRAIL MARKER TREE.

To see examples of Trail Marker Trees and the Art Gallery of Dennis Downes click here http://www.downesstudio.net/.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pink Saturday



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October
Long stemed roses being cut
but that small milk glass vase
was all I had.
Joyce Meyer ©1963.


Pink morning glory flower.

Pink morning glory flower with raindrops.
Morning glories climb up our fence and greet folks coming into our yard during the summer months. Usually they are blue in color, but last year pink flowers showed up too. I admire their delicate look and their strong roots. At night and early morning, their blooms are closed. It is one of my husband's favorite flowers. I adore them too.




Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Finds #5


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.
Here is my entry for Friday Finds of a fountain. It is located in the entrance area at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois. This fountain has a WOW effect on me. The first thing a person sees is a water fountain. What makes it different is water is flowing down a whole wall. Yes, I said the whole wall.
First, I took an image of the whole wall. Then I zoomed in on shapes on the wall. Now this shape looks like a puzzle piece in a United States map doesn’t it? Which state does it look like to you?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sky Watch Friday No. 38

Baha'i, 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.

Thematic Photographic 43 - Reflective

At this exact spot, there used to be an antique store. I would go there periodically and shop until I dropped; but because of the unstable foundation the building faced demolition. Now I am probably one of the few people that can remember that there was an antique store there. Thoughts of the past is not a rare thing for me to do. For who I am is what happened to me in the past, what my choices for today and create plans for tomorrrow. This is what makes me different from the person standing next to me. Being reflective is an ok thing to do. I try to live moment to moment, day to day and not dwell on the past. But when I drive by this spot, my thoughts go back in time.

I'm not sure when this skyscraper was built. It has stood there in that exact spot for quite a while. This building certainly isn't made of a product for a tornado area. Yet this building still stands.

Glass and metal and shapes are a continuous theme for me to study. So whenever I pass this structure I look. I don't normally have my camera with me. This day I did.
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Thank you Carmi for being the host.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

~ Hi~
If you would like to visit other OutdoorWednesday blog participants click here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. I would like to thank you Susan for being our hostess.

So far this week in Illinois we had several inches of snow, then another day we experienced a downpour of rain, and then we had the occasional blue skies. We do not have flowering trees or tulips yet. So here is what I found to shoot for Outdoor Wednesday. First, I aimed lens up under this bridge. Notice the peeling paint, the metal nuts and bolts and spaces of darkness and light.

Point the camera down at a man hole cover. Shapes are so interesting to me.

This looks like a prehistoric man but I was told it was a cable locater. I live and learn each day. Think I will pop over to see other Outdoor Wednesday posts.