Sunday, October 31, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension."
...Norman Mailer

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not."
...Thomas Huxley

Friday, October 29, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"We have no preparation for getting old...we're always young and then suddenly we're not."
...Jennifer Egan

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 16


Click on logo above if you wish to participate in SkyWatch Friday or view blogs who have posted skies from all over the world. I would like to thank the Skywatch team who are: Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.



These photos were taken during a wind storm hitting the shores of Lake Michigan. Focus was to determine whether this image looks better in color or in a black and white format. What do you think?


See you next time.

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life...It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
...Melody Beattie, American Author

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"No time.
Saddest words ever spoken or written."
...Og Mandino

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10/27 Outdoor Wednesday #94


It is almost Halloween. There will be goblins, witches, and ghosts knocking at our door saying "Trick or Treat this week-end.



B E W A R E !

Who is that screaming?


These three came to stir up trouble.




Come on Man ... try to ZAP your way out of this plastic sack.

If you would like to participate or view other blogs who have posted Outdoor Wednesday themes then click here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com. Thanks Susan you are a great hostess.

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Clutter is the poetry of our homes. It is an intimate view that is not always perfect---a few dishes in the sink, books piled next to the bed. Everything is in its place may give a certain satisfaction, but a lived in room exudes comfort and warmth."
...Mary Randolph Carter, Author of a Perfectly Kept House Is the Sign of a Misspent Life.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Sometimes we are limited by our field of vision at that point we need to jump out of that box into unknown spaces."
...Joyce Meyer

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."
....Joseph Campbell

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
...Maya Angelou

Friday, October 22, 2010

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"The main thing is to immerse ourselves in the material, and reach for the intensity."
...Anne Rice

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 15


Sometimes the sky is bright blue. Other days storms roll in and then roll out. Sky Watches aren't planned. One needs to show up, have a camera handy and click. Magic happens or it doesn't. And so it is, what it is.



Thanks to the skywatch team who are Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia. Click here http://skyley.blogspot.com to participate or view blogs who have posted skies from all over the world. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Same place. Same subject.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10/20 Outdoor Wednesday #93


Welcome to Eerieville. Halloween is just around the corner so here are more images posted of Fog at Lake Michigan.

Close-up Reflections of Lake Michigan, plus leaves floating in water.

Ships in Wilmette Harbor plus American flag.



Ships in Wilmette Harbor #2.
Thanks Susan for being the hostess. If you are interested in participating or viewing Outdoor Wednesday posts click here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com. See you next week. Same time. Same place.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode #14


Welcome back. This week I am posting a sunset that looks like the sky is on fire. Isn't it amazing how the sky changes from moment to moment? I never seem to tire of simple pleasures like the smell of water, the sound of leaves crunching under my feet as a walk a path, or just listening to my breath. It is great to be alive!

Thanks to the skywatch team who are Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Sylvia. Click here http://skyley.blogspot.com if you would like to participate or view other sites who have posted skies from all over the world. See you next week.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10/13 Outdoor Wednesday #92


Fog enveloped Lake Michigan area a few days ago around 4:00 P.M. I had about an hour to shoot. These are four images that were ready to post today. Perhaps more may follow next week. Fog is so eerie.


Solitude A


Solitude B


Two in Pea Soup A

Two in Pea Soup B
Thanks to Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com for being the hostess.




Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010 - Outside The Box Images

It has been awhile since I posted images called outside the box. Here are two. Subject shot are car/truck windows. By the way, the windows are not broken; it just appears that way. Photographs were shot in color; but were changed to black and white format. I am exploring shooting reflections. These were the outcome.



Another realm I



Another Realm II

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode #13

Why is posting for Skywatch Friday so important to me? Perhaps skywatching became a passion for me while visiting the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. I remember walking up steep metal stairs to view a planet through a telescope there. I actually saw the rings around Saturn. Perhaps that is when skywatching became a passion for me.

If you would like information regarding the Griffith Observatory click here: http://www.griffithobs.org/.

Here is a photograph of a winding road with trees like fireworks each tree was trying to be prettier than the next. This glorious view was taken on Highway 70 in the Hayward Lakes Area in the state of Wisconsin. Nature always surprises me.



This post may be late: but I did meet my goal of posting a skywatch shot this week. Better late than never. Thanks to the skywatch team who are Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia. Click here: http://skyley.blogspot.com/ if you would like to participate or view other sites who have posted skies from all over the world. See you next time.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 6 Outdoor Wednesday #91



Stone Lake, Wisconsin population of 544 at the 2000 census holds a Cranberry Festival the first week-end of October. There are Craft Vendors, Tours of Cranberry Bogs, Crate Derby, and more. Here are some photographs I took of a Cranberry Bog being flooded.



Photograph One: Zawistowski Cranberry Bogs Sign, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.


Photograph Two: One part of cranberry bog was flooded the other part has cranberries floating. Notice fall color is in background.



Photograph Three: Close-up of Cranberries floating in water.

Photograph Four: Cranberries floating in water plus a cranberry plant. Here are two sites that you can find information about this fest, just in case you would like to attend next year: http://stonelakewi.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Lake,_Wisconsin. And that's all folks for now. See you all later.

If you would like to participate or view other blogs who have posted an Outdoor Theme click here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being our hostess.