Happy to see that you came to visit during "the Holidays." This week for Skywatch Friday I decided to post an image shot from inside looking outside which is one of my favorite things to shoot.
Hard times has struck the World of Orchids; but with camera in hand I was able to take several photographs of the greenhouse. I looked up and this is what I saw; the metal frame with greenery pushing out toward the sunlight through a torn, stained covering. Image was clicked, cropped and posted.
From our house to your house, we wish you a Happy New Year!
"Blessings for any trip. Guides come forward when needed, help arrives just in time, and unseen hands send you on your way. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move."
...Robert Louis Stevenson
Persons arriving or departing at the Jacksonville International Airport can experience fine art everywhere.
Click here if you want to know more about Public Fine Art Gallery: http://www.jiaarts.org/collection.htm.
I'm sitting in the living room reading a magazine, I look up and what do I see this image reflecting on the wall. Amazing how the sunlight and shadows can place an image on an empty palette. Looks like dinosaur bones to me. Glad you stopped by, now tell me what you think these shadows on the wall look like.
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From our house to your house we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Hard times has struck the World of Orchids; but with camera in hand, I was able to take several photographs of the greenhouse inside and the exterior of building which will be recorded in this journal at various times in 2012. Since I explore shapes and textures, light and darkness, windows and sky this shooting day was wonderful.
FYI: If a person desires to purchase orchids there are some for sale.
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Branch, The Grove, Glenview, IL 2011.
Stones and tree trunk, The Grove, Glenview, IL - 2011.
Pathway, The Grove, Glenview, IL - 2011
The images posted were all taken at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Road, Glenview, IL. It is a quiet place in the suburbs to escape the city noises.
I was taking nature images, when all of a sudden I sensed this presence. I stopped what I was doing and looked around then I saw this deer crossing the road and then it went into the field for a curious look at me and then it disappeared.
I had visited THE GROVE, Glenview, IL on Saturday for a Holiday Sale. I saw nature shots and figured I'll go back Sunday. And so I did. Seeing this deer made my day complete.
Edgar Degas, an artist, studied ballet. I found this one lonely leaf at the beach. One rainy day I edited the original image in a program called Picnik. For me, this is a leaf study; but then I am no Degas.
I prefer going outside and shooting with my camera; but using a digital imaging program is a lot of fun, a lot of hard work and sometimes doesn't work. Then I hit the delete key. Other images I save such as this one. Ta Da!
I am so thankful for this opportunity to be able to take a photograph, then think, think, think, like Pooh Bear until what I visualize is outside the box thinking.
"In this 20th century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf...I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen."
...Frederick Franck, THE ZEN OF SEEING
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Sunrise, Lake Michigan - 2011
Allowing nature to speak; as I listened.
Suddenly I heard .... l-o-v-e-l-y.
Who broke the silent moment; quietly I laughed because I thought,
could it be the Great Oz?
It dawned on me oh the Coast Guard speaker system was on.
Betty Anderson (God Bless Her Soul) taught me this lesson. After her husband died, each of her five children were able to start and finish a college education. Betty retired from a company where she had worked for over 25 years.
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Howdy! Recently, one of my errands was to pick up a few things at Pier One. As I pulled into the parking lot, lo and behold, these flowers that look like cabbages
and these colorful yellow mums seemed to be asking Why not take a picture of me?" Camera was handy. So I did.
Then, just as I was packing equipment away, I looked up and saw the sun breaking through the clouds. Just couldn't resist taking shot number three. Don't these branches look like they are applauding or saying "Thank you?"
It was a gorgeous day today. Actually it was unusually warm for this time of year. Tonight a harvest moon graced the skies. Tomorrow temperatures are expected to drop. And so it is.
It was so nice of you to stop by and visit. See you next week. Meanwhile, I hope you will take care.
"Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain, 'move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
New International Version (1984)
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Howdy Folks! I decided to post old rusty lanterns taken at Gene's Used Furniture and Antiques, Gene Hause, Prop., W14337 Hwy. 8, Weyerhaeuser, WI 54895. Think I'll go boil some hot water and have a cup of tea while visiting other Outdoor Wednesday posts.
It was nice of you to stop. Meanwhile, take care and I hope to see you next week.
Enjoyed a pizza and some pasta with a friend at California Pizza (first visit). Both main dishes were delicious! Later went in and out of stores on Central Street in Evanston. Saw some Christmas present ideas. Bonnie, my hairdresser, cut off split ends and did a body perm to my hair yesterday. Now my hair looks like Farrah Fawcett's just a wee bit. In my dreams...tee hee.
Later, I enjoyed a pumpkin spice coffee at Dunkin Donuts with family members. Yummy!
My husband and I always watch Monday Night Football except for when we don't. Da Bear's won! One play was spectacular. Cutler fell down, spun around then stood up threw the football and guess what the receiver caught the pass. I was impressed.
And then, we watched the Kennedy mini series. I was taping OPRAH's Life Class and the Kennedy mini series. So we were locked out of DIRECT TV. I learned that you can not tape two shows and watch a third show besides. What a rip!
"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget the ones that don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it'd be easy, they just promised it would be worth it." ...Anonymous
This week-end Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Society of the Divine Word, Techny, Illinois was the place to go listen to the Chicago Master Singers. Some of the participants have volunteered for more than twenty years to this group. Alan Heatherington is the music director.
My friend Magda and I were privileged to hear pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonin Dvorak. Luckily the texts were in Latin and English.
"When the first Superman movie came out I was frequently asked, "What is a hero?" My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences...Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." ...Christopher Reeve
It was raining here yesterday. Instead of curling up with a good book, I watched "The Good Witch's Family" on the Hallmark channel. I love to watch movies anyway. Thank you Elisabeth for your advice.
We have the candy. We have the mums and pumpkin on the front porch. Inside the house has been decorated with lots of scarecrows. Tonight we will leave the light on to light the way for witches and goblins to knock on the door and say "TRICK OR TREAT." What fun Halloween is!
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Saturday a very good friend of mine and I decided to go to the Highwood Pumpkin Fest. We just couldn't believe our eyes when we saw racks and racks and more racks of pumpkins lining the main street which was blocked off for the fest. The goal is to carve 32,000 pumpkins to achieve the Guinness World Record.