Saturday, March 31, 2012

Quote 390

"If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are."

...Charles de Montesquieu
French Political Thinker - January 18, 1689-February 10, 1755

Friday, March 30, 2012

Quote 389

"If we wait till we are in the right "mood" to write, we will exhaust ourselves waiting for the inspiration when we could have simply been working."
...Julia Cameron

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Family Circle Walk Off the Weight in 12 Weeks

FYI:   Family Circle is offering Walk Off the Weight in 12 Weeks.     I started this week.   So far, so good.

Quote 388

"Every path has its puddle."
...English Proverb

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 37


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Reflection of sky in puddle.  Lighthouse, Evanston Beach, Illinois.  Another gray day in Chicagoland area.   Lake Michigan is the body of water on the left side of this photograph.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quote 387

It is not to uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living."
...Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quote 386

"Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it."
...Confucius

3/28 Outdoor Wednesday - #168


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Fog, bouys, posts, Wilmette Harbor, Illinois - Photo Number One - 2012


Fog, bouys, posts, Wilmette Harbor, Illinois - Photo Number Two - 2012


Fog, trees and Posts, Wilmette Harbor, Illinois - Photo Number Three - 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box - Quote 385


"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."
Picasso


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quote 384

"All you have to do is write one true sentence."
...Ernest Hemingway, A MOVEABLE FEAST, p. 20, Scribner Classics, NY, ©1964.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Quote 383

"We're never truly separate from what we wish for."
...Kythe Heller, IMMOLATION

Friday, March 23, 2012

Quote 382

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3/21 Outdoor Wednesday #167



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This week, I decided to post textures:  plywood unpainted, nails and screws, torn black tar paper, painted surfaces, and dead weeds.  These pedestrian sights are normally overlooked.   With patience and a bit of cropping everything normal such as garage doors, windows and edges of buildings have been changed to look like something else.   Only the rain in the alley remains the same.  

I hope to see you next week.    Meanwhile, take care.

Quote 381

"Most people see what is, and never see what can be."
 ... Albert Einstein

Friday, March 16, 2012

Quote 380

"Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
James 1:19
Bible

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quote 379

"The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity."
...Alberto Giocometti
Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 36

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Sunrise, Wilmette Harbor, Lake Michigan, Illinois - 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3/14 Outdoor Wednesday - #166


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Gulls, Glenbrook High School, Northbrook, IL -2012.




Quote 378

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
... John Quincy Adams

Monday, March 12, 2012


Three Feathers
Lighthouse, Evanston
Lake Michigan Beach, 2012

Could this be the last snowfall this winter?  Or could more be on the way?   It is raining right now.

FYI:   I found these feathers on the beach and left these feathers on the beach.

Quote 377

"Give advice; if people don't listen, let adversity teach them."
... Ethiopian Proverb

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quote 376

"When you come to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on."
...Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 35


If you would like to participate or view skies from all over the world click here:  http://skyley.blogspot.com/.  Thank you skywatch team.


When my husband and I took our grandchildren to Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, we saw this eating lounge with view of the skies.   Look the tables are empty; but during the baseball season this place must be packed like sardines.

Quote 375

"Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." 
~ St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quote 374

"If you want to be truly understood, you need to say everything three times, in three different ways.  Once for each ear ...  and once for the heart."
...Paula Underwood Spencer

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

3/7 Outdoor Wednesday - #165


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Life is an adventure.   Recently, I was out on an errand and noticed this house being expanded in Glenview, Illinois.   The building caught my eye so I stopped grabbed my camera and hopped out of the car; but a fence blocked the view.   My intention was to grab angles from a construction site or windows or patterns from the sun reflecting on textures.

Luckily, the street was not busy with traffic.   So, I crossed the street and walked around looking, rethinking and waiting for the shot to appear.   And, then there it was.   A golf course with a cyclone fence and lock and torn material caught my eye.  

Glad you stopped by and hope you will visit next week.   Meanwhile, take care yourself.

Quote 373

"You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."
...Rosalyn Carter

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quote 372

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." - Princess Diana

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Quote 371

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." -Henry Ford

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quote 370

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." - Lucille Ball


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Skywatch Friday: Season 5 - Episode 34


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The universe is always reminding us how infinitely small we really are.   
Genesis 1:3 "And God said, let there be light, and there was light."
The Holy Bible, Today's New International Version, copyright©2008 Crystal Cathedral