Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quote 369

"I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."
...Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2/29 Outdoor Wednesday - #164


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Winter here in Illinois has been usually warm for this time of year.  Here are some photos of Lake Michigan taken at Evanston Beach near Northwestern University during a recent snow storm. 

Glad you visited.    Meanwhile, take care.   See you next week.

Quote 368

"The Master of Life's been good to me.   He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat.  He has given me life and joy where others saw oblivion.  He has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal.  Life and love go on, let the music play."
...Johnny Cash

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box


Macy's Window Display with reflections.

The merchandise in Macy's window is what people value.   Something without a price tag is judged as worthless.   Discerning eyes discovered unseen images both inside and outside of this display.  The truth is to recognize our spirituality from one moment to another moment.  

Quote 367

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely
miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite
certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”  
...Agatha Christie


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Goals Another 365 Days of Quotes

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

2/22 Outdoor Wednesday - #163


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Both  photos taken at:
World of Orchids
2501 N. Old Lake Road
Kissimmee, Florida

Monday, February 20, 2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

...Melody Beattie

Thinking Outside the Box





I spotted this one seagull feather at the beach, Gilson Park, Wilmette, IL.   Using Picasa, a photo editing program, one feather can become an infinite number.   In this image I was exploring the center, the hub, the balance of things.   I left this feather behind, untouched, but then a sense of gratitude washed over me as I walked back to the car.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them."
...George Bernard Shaw

Friday, February 17, 2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"To move the world we must first move ourselves."

...Seneca



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2/15 Outdoor Wednesday - #162


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Portrait of a seagull, Lake Michigan, Winter-2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it, for action has magic and grace in it."
...Goethe

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box


Mannequin M2


Mannequin M3

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.   If you don't ask, the answer is always no.  If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."
...Nora Roberts

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

...Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive--to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
...Marcus Aurelius

Pink Saturday, February 11, 2012 - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY



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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!   This week I am posting an image taken at Lac Court Oreilles, Hayward Lakes Area, Hayward, Wisconsin.  I used a photo editing program called picnik to achieve this look.  I left the edges to look like hunka hunka burning love around the Pink heart.  Thank you Elvis for the words hunka hunka.  And then to tell you the truth in the beginning nothing in this photograph was Pink but it is now.




 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode #31


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Evanston Lighthouse Beach, 2012.

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

“The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep."
...Paul Strand

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."
...Colin Powell

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2/8 Outdoor Wednesday - #161


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Doorways taken at The World of Orchids, 2501 N Old Lake Wilson Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34747.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box


Revised version.
Mannequin Body

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.  Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."
...Orson Welles

Thinking Outside the Box



Mannequin Body
                                                                          

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Goals 365 days of Quotes


"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin."
...Mother Teresa, Humanitarian, 1910-1997

Friday, February 3, 2012

To Believe - You Tube

Please listen to this wonderful song:
http://www.staged.com/video?v=NtK

Children are so talented today and do care so much about other people throughout the world.  

Pink Saturday - February 4, 2012




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I was driving back from the beaches near Orlando, Florida, when I saw this Pink sunset.   I pulled over, grabbed the camera and caught this moment which can never be repeated because lighting changes from one minute to the next.   This scene looks very peaceful; the reality is it wasn't.   Trucks, vans, cars were passing by so fast that I could feel the vibration and the wind suction.  It wasn't a pleasant experience; but I did "see" the beauty available even when all else is in chaos.  


Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"Do, or do not.   There is no try."
...Jedi Master Yoda

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 30


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Sunrise, Lake Michigan - 2012.

Goals 365 Days of Quotes

"Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand."
...Seng-Ts'an