Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"...the heart is where we hold our friends - like precious gems in a jewel box."
...B.J. Gallagher

Friday, December 30, 2011

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself."
...Unknown

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."

...William James

Skywatch Friday - Season 5 - Episode 25


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©World of Orchids, 2501 N. Old Lake Wilson Road, Kissimmee, Florida

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!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the keys to my destiny."
Elain Maxwell

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"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

12/28 Outdoor Wednesday #155



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

Gotta Go by Gordon Huether. 2008

                                         Gotta Go by Gordon Huether. 2008


 
 Gotta Go by Gordon Huether. 2008

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.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box


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.  

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

...Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
~Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, December 23, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love. -Irish Proverb

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12/21 Outdoor Wednesday - #154


If you would like to view other blogs who have posted on this Outdoor Wednesday click here:  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.   Thank you Susan for being the hostess week in and week out during 2011.   


                                       
From our house to your house we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed-it is a process of elimination."

--Elbert Hubbard

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thinking Outside The Box




Life Source December, 2011.
©World of Orchids, 2501 N. Old Lake Wilson Road, Kissimmee, Florida.

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.

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

 "People are like stained-glass windows.   They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within."
...Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
 ...CS Lewis

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say.  I just watch what they do."
...Andrew Carnegie

Friday, December 16, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses."
...Confucius

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” 
...Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12/14 Outdoor Wednesday - #153


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 even during this busy time of year.

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.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."

...Charles R. Swindoll

Monday, December 12, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."
...Joseph Campbell

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."
...Woody Allen

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Every day we should hear at least one little song,
read one good poem,
see one exquiste picture,
and, if possible,
speak a few sensible words."
...Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Friday, December 9, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
... Ambrose Bierce

Thursday, December 8, 2011

12/7 Outdoor Wednesday - #152


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 the hostess for this event.


Abandoned building, windows with curtains, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 2011.


Abandoned building with broken windows, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 2011.


Barn, Siren, Wisconsin - 2011.

Howdy Folks!    Decided to post textures of wood again.    Abandoned buildings and broken windows seem to attract my attention.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Goals-365 Days of Quotes

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."
... Confucius

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
...Frederick Keonig

Friday, December 2, 2011

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
...e.e.cummings

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Season 5 - Episode 21


If you would like to participate or view skies from all over the world click here:   http://skyley.blogspot.com/.  Thanks to the skywatch team members for making this post possible.


Howdy!   Isn't it amazing how fast the year went by in 2011?    Zip and here it is almost the holidays.   I can't believe it.  

This week I decided to post this sunset, Musky Bay, Lac Court Orielles, Wisconsin-2011.    Glad you visited.   Stop by again.   Meanwhile, take care.   See you next week.

Goals - 365 Days of Quotes

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them."
...Richard L. Evans