Thursday, March 31, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4, Episode 38

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I can't believe the whole thing....blue skies. YEA! It has been one gray day, then another gray day and yes, another gray day. The gray days were really getting to me. Finally, this is what we saw two days ago. I actually went on errands wearing a sweatshirt, no jacket in the Chicagoland area today Hip. Hip. Hooray!


I saw a robin today. Spring must be here! I'm ready more than ready.


Ya'll come back now.

What brings me pleasure?

...showing grandchildren how to play hopscotch

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The creative adult is the child who has survived." ...Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...seeing a baby

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world revolves - slowly, evenly without rushing toward the future." ...Thich Nat Hahn

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3/30 Outdoor Wednesday #116

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Mannequin in Window, February 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...basics like running water, warm house, lights

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper." ...William Albert Allard

Monday, March 28, 2011

What brings me plleasure?

...peeling a clementine and then eating one

Thinking Outside the Box

Clementines Same photo but format changed to black and white.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." ...William Feather

Sunday, March 27, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...smelling coffee in the morning.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." ...Albert Einstein

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What brings me pleasure?

...strolling on a beach near a lake or ocean or pond.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby."
...Nancie J. Carmody

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pink Saturday - March 26, 2011

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It was raining again. My husband pulled the car over when I said, stop there is a Pink Saturday shot. I got out the camera, walked around an abandoned restaurant and thought, in my lifetime I've never seen Pink cement before. Let's hear from you ladies....have you ever seen this before?

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"You owe it to everyone you love (including yourself)
to find pockets of tranquility
in your busy world."
...Unknown

What brings me pleasure?

....eating hearts and pieces of artichokes in a salad

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"One generation plants the trees;
another gets the shade."
...Chinese Proverbs

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 - Episode 37


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Sunrise, Lake Michigan, March 2011.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I want to transform reality with a poetic conception."
...Ernst Haas

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3/23 Outdoor Wednesday - #115




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Here is what is happening in Chicagoland area: It is gray. It is raining. Then I heard thunder and lightning. Snow is predicted for tomorrow night. Spring flowers are trying to push their way up through the soil. I hear that showers bring flowers. And so it is.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist."
...Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte

Monday, March 21, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"To create one's own world in any
of the arts takes courage."
...Georgia O'Keeffe

Outside the Box


Dream Catcher
2011
Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"God made rainy days so gardners
could get their house work done."
...Author Unknown

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."
...Henry David Thoreau

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pink Saturday - March 19, 2011


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Sunrise at Lake Michigan. Isn't nature just lovely all decked out in Pink? I couldn't believe it when the waves were rolling in and rolling out which appeared to be yes PINK.
Think I'll go raid the goody drawer for some Cherry Chocolate Kisses and grab a Cherry Coke out of the refrigerator and then go take a peek at what the other ladies have posted this week. So glad you could stop for a spell. Hope you will drop by next time. Meanwhile, take care.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take.
but by the moments that take our breath away."
...Author Unknown

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 - Episode 36

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This image was captured while waiting for a red light.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Wisdom begins in wonder."
...Socrates

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours--
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through."
...A Wish for A Friend

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE

3/16 Outdoor Wednesday #114




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Grasses No. One


Grasses No. Two


Grasses No. Three
My husband and I have been admiring the grasses located all over the mid-west area. Grasses are so bold and beautiful usually situated near barren trees. Some grasses even hang out in alleys by garbage cans; but other plants sway to and fro while standing knee deep in snow. Grasses right now are tan in color. Summer grasses are green, veriegated, yellow or red in color. Oh my goodness a simple thing like grass can catch the eye of folks passing in a car, bike or walking. Thanks for checking out this site. I certainly hope you will visit again. Meanwhile, take care.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do."
...John Wooden

Thinking Outside the Box


Grand Stand, Lacrosse Game, Whitinsville, MA
Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."
...Chinese Proverb

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Learn by practice."
...Martha Graham

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink Saturday - March 11, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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This image was taken at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and this flower was Pink, I go Oh My Gosh this image works for the post today. And so it is.
I certainly hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back next week to say howdy! Take care.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I try to create an emotion through a mood,
an appreciation for what's there
-something people walk by everyday and don't see."
...Robert Farber - Vision - Lowepro 2004/2005, Page 76

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 35

Welcome to SkyWatch Friday! If you would like to participate or view other skies from around the world click the logo above.

The saying around Chicago is: If you don't like the weather stick around for five minutes and it will change. That could mean cold, colder, coldest, gray, dreary, gloomy, even sleet or snow. Sunny skies are here again....my kind of weather! Breath in the nice fresh air. I think I smell Spring! Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Thanks for stopping. Do drop by again.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off."
...Gloria Steinem

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Good friends will stick with you
until you're unstuck."
...Winnie the Pooh

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

3/09 Outdoor Wednesday #13


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Lake Michigan, Grasses, waves and clear blue sky, March 2011. What a relief from gray, gray and more gray skies we were having for many days.


Only a few chunks of ice left on shoreline of Lake Michigan. Water is now open.



Lake Michigan just a few weeks ago, ice was melting. How weird I see an upside down Valentine. Do you?
Glad you could drop by. Come see what is featured next week, if you have some time.


Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Every path has its puddle"
Old Saying

Monday, March 7, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you."
...Lao-Tzu

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box


Trees, Illinois 2011
Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer

If you scroll back to the post February 24, 2011, you will see the original photograph taken. This is a vision I saw in my mind's eye.
What a gift!
I am open to pushing the envelope.
Look what happens.
What fun!

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"About to blame? Stop.
About to judge? Stop.
About to criticize? Stop.
Take a deep breath,
and just be willing to see things differently."
...Marianne Williamson

Haiku #27

Buried jars broken
Pottery under full moon
Spirit layers loose.
J. F. Meyer, Poet

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

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Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
It is the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges;

We make a vessel from a lump a clay;
It is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful;

We make doors and windows for a room;
But it is the empty spaces that make the room liveable;

Thus while the tangible has advantages;
It is the intangible that makes it useful."
...Tao Te Ching

Friday, March 4, 2011

Grasses, Northern Wisconsin, 2011
Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer
In this photograph I focused on the tree in the corner and each grass blade. It is the same Pink grass image featured below for Pink Saturday. Notice that the crop is tigher.

March 5 2011 - Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday! This week I am featuring Pink Grasses that I saw up in Northern Wisconsin.

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And then there was light...
Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer, 2011

Let there be light...
Photo Credit: Joyce Meyer

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"In the end these things matter the most. How well did you love? How fully did you love? How deeply did you learn to let go?"
...Buddha

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 - Episode 34


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Wilmette Harbor, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

Anon Said

"I am water. I am the thorn
that catches someone's clothing...

There's nothing to believe.
Only when I quit believing in myself
Did I come into this beauty...

Day and night I guarded the pearl of my soul.
Now in this ocean of pearling currents,
I've lost track of which is mine."
...Rumi

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?
Does it improve the silence?"
...Bryon Katie

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

3/02 Outdoor Wednesday #112


February is already over, and now it time for Outdoor Wednesday again. Time just keeps on ticking so fast and furious. If you would like to participate or view other blogs posting an outdoor theme click here: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Thank you Susan for being the hostess.


February Thaw #One
Gilson Park, Wilmette, Illinois, 2011


February Thaw #Two
Gilson Park, Wilmette, Illinois, 2011


February Thaw #Three
Wilmette Harbor, Gilson Park, Wilmette, Illinois, 2011
Lake Michigan shoreline changes weekly, daily, monthly, yearly. These three photos are what I saw recently down at the lake. Mountains of ice and snow vanished. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will visit next week.


Haiku #26

Autumn leaves falling
Furrowed fields empty
Raining on tomorrow's dreams.
Joyce Meyer, Poet

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Do or do not. There is no try."
...Yoda, Fictional Character from George Lucas's STAR WARS