Sunday, June 26, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The world is round so friendship may encircle it."
...Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"What if you were willing to let go of the story you tell yourself about how other people are and allow them to show up differently."
...Debbie Ford

Friday, June 24, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance."
...Oprah Winfrey
1954-Present

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 - Episode 50



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Chicago Skyline taken from Cubs Park, Chicago, IL-2011


Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I try to photograph thoughts."
...Mario Giacomello
(1925-2000)
Italian Photographer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"You don't take a photograph
You make it."
....Ansel Adams

6/22 Outdoor Wednesday #128


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Vine growing on fence, June-2011. Applied Picnik texture background to image. Thanks for dropping by. See you next week. Meanwhile, take care.



Monday, June 20, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"A gray day provides the best light."
...Leonardo da Vinci

Thinking Outside the Box


Rainy day, Bristol, Rhode Island-2011

Image was taken through car window during a rain storm.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
...Dr. Seuss

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 18, 2011


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Pink petals arranged into a heart shape, Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, MA - 2011.

I couldn't believe that I walked across a bridge of flowers. It was like visiting a Botanic Gardens but on a smaller scale. It was breathtaking. Nearby was a waterfall and ancient glacier pot holes. Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts is definately a place to put on your "bucket list."

Thanks for visiting. Do come back.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams."
...Ashley Smith

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"A grownup is a child with layers on."
...Woody Harrelson
American Actor

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Early to bed &
Early to rise
Makes a man
Healthy wealthy and wise.
... English Proverb

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

6/15 Outdoor Wednesday #127


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This sign speaks for itself.




I went to the Wilmette beach recently and discovered fog and high winds. These empty life guard chairs just screamed take this photograph. And so, I did.








Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I am not going to vacuum 'til Sear's makes one you can ride on."
...Roseanne Barr

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box


Parking Meters reflection in window. Frame is interesting too with a screw or nut and bolt painted over how many times? Notice the cracks and lines on the bottom of the frame. Look how many times window frames repeat themselves in the photograph. Even the parking meters seem to be lined up for a relay race. Image seems a bit eerie if you ask me.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down."
...Hector Berlioz
(1803-1869)
Composer

Note to myself: I remember so many times I will be at a stop light and so many ideas pop into my head. I carry a small notebook in the glove compartment for just this occasion; but by the time I get it out, the light turns green and off on the errand then when I get home all those marvelous ideas are gone. Sometimes, a germ is left for me to chew on and it will become a poem, a sentence, a paragraph, a chapter, a short story.

Does this happen to you?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 11, 2011


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Pink Azeleas, Hubbard Park, Meriden, CT - 2011.

This week it was in the 90s here. Then we experienced dark, rainy, windy, chilly weather for two days Thursday and Friday. Hopefully, the week-end will be nice. Only time will tell.

Of course, during the heat wave our window air-conditioners decided to break down. So we had to go shopping for two new ones. One air-conditioner was put in the first floor window. Other air-conditioner will be put in the upstairs window at another time. Project took longer than planned.

Thank you Norm and John (our sons) for the much needed gift. We love you and appreciate you both.

Thanks for visiting my blog. See you next week. Until then, take care.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The word 'happiness' would loose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness."
...Carl Gustav Jung, July 26. 1875-June 26, 1961
Swiss Psychiatrist
Founder of Analytical Psychology

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 - Episode 48


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View from hairpin curve, Route 2, North Adams, Berkshires, MA on a very cloudy day about sunset.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out
also keeps out the joy."
...Jim Rohn
Author and Motivational Speaker

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

6/8 Outdoor Wednesday - #126


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Wilmette Harbor, IL-May 25, 2011.




Person walking on Wilmette beach- IL, Lake Michigan only around 2 1/2 weeks ago if that. Notice how windy it is.






Person leaning over to pick-up something. Perhaps it was either a rock, pieces of driftwood, or it could have been a feather. Photo taken at Wilmette Beach, Lake Michigan, IL-May 2011.


I was wearing my parka and gloves when these photos were taken. It must have been below freezing with the wind factor. Today it is in the 90s. Our area went, I think, from winter to summer. What happened to spring?




So glad you stopped by. I hope you will visit again soon. Meanwhile, take care.





Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"People often say to me that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing...that's why we recommend it daily."
...Zig Ziglar
Author, Motivational Speaker

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box



My husband loves to eat bananas. I usually keep a lot of bananas on hand. Instead of being offered in a plastic bowl, I present bananas in a 100 year old wooden bowl which was probably his grandmother's. He can access fresh fruit daily. Underneath the bowl is a round ecru lace tablecloth. This image was done using the program Picnik. Oh what fun it is to enhance reality and turn it into something entirely different.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."
...William James
January 11, 1842-August 26, 1910
American Psychologist and Philisopher

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I do not see. I find."
...Pablo Picasso

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, I told them they didn't understand life."
...Unknown

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pink Saturday - June 4, 2011


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Hubbard Park, Meriden, CT, Pink Azalea Plant-May 2011.

It is so nice that you stopped by. I hope you will have a nice week-end. Meanwhile, take care. I'm going to go fix a glass of ice tea with ice cubes and then look at all the lovely posts.

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Knowing is the most profound kind of love, giving someone the gift of knowledge about yourself."
...Marsha Norman, American Playwright and Screenwriter
1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 - Episode 47


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Fog enveloping cemetery, Berkshires, MA-May 2011.




Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"How beautiful a day can be
when kindness touches it."
....George Elliston
She was a reporter for the former Cincinnati Times-Star
and Poet

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

Albert Einstein once said, "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."