Tuesday, July 31, 2012

8/1 Outdoor Wednesday #186


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Barbed Wire, Sawyer County, Wisconsin.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quote 457 Jack Nicklaus

"Focus on remedies, not faults. "
...Jack Nicklaus

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

7/25 Outdoor Wedneday - #185


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Purple Flowers, Trego, Wisconsin-2012.

Quote 456 Marianne Williamson


· "You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right."
...Marianne Williamson

Monday, July 23, 2012

Thinking Outside The Box










Quote 455 Crystal Andrus

"Change what you believe and you will change your story, this is crucial in creating an empowered life."
... Crystal Andrus

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quote 454 Erica Jong

"We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate."
...Erica Jong

Friday, July 20, 2012

Quote 453 Francis Hodgsen Burnett

"If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden."
...Francis Hodgsen Burnett

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

7/18 Outdoor Wednesday - #184


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Two mop heads drying against an unpainted fence, Trego, Wisconsin - July 2012.

Don't you think they look like two people hanging out together?  I see hair, eyes and nose but where is the mouth?   They must be quiet folks. 

Thanks for stopping by.   Meanwhile, take care.   See you next week.

Quote 451 Alan Cohen

"Observe the direct connection between practicing trust and the serendipitous events that follow."
...Alan Cohen

Monday, July 16, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box


Spur Gas Station Fire, Trego, Wisconsin - Photo Taken:   7/2012.

Quote 450 William Shakespeare

"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."
...William Shakespeare

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quote 449 Mignon McLaughlin

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
…Mignon McLaughlin

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote 448 Jenny Craig

"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."
...Jenny Craig

Pink Saturday - July 13, 2012


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Start drooling, ladies.    It isn't sweet cotton candy nor is it salt water taffy but oh la la......
When walking around an abandoned building, I saw this PINK almost rusty red color bleeding out of old barnwood.  I heard a grunt, thought some wild animal was sending a warning so took off for home.  Now, I am enjoying a cold glass of lemonade that my husband and I purchased from a kid's stand nearby.   I can dream that the lemonade is PINK.

Happy Pink Saturday!   See you next time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quote 447 J. Paul Getty

"A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."
...J. Paul Getty

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quote 446 Dan Hayes

"If you always do what you have always done, you'll always get what you always got."
...Dan Hayes

7/11 Outdoor Wednesday - #183


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To de-clutter our lives we started a fire outside.   We burned junk mail.   We burned receipts.   We burned empty cartons and brochures.   We found twigs helter skelter on the ground and picked them up and put them into the fire.   Clearing out what we don't need anymore will help our bodies and minds function better.    And so it is.



Monday, July 9, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box - Circle



This circle hinge is used to open and close a basement storm.   The metal door is gray with lots of spots on it because of outside weather conditions.   I didn't care for the color image so changed the photograph to a black and white format.   Then in Picasa, a photo editing program, I wanted the outside rim out of focus.   And so it is.  

I have been interested in circles since I was a small child and still am.  

Quote 445 Anon

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results."
...Anon

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pink Saturday July 7, 2012


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Unidentified flower, photograph taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL.

This flower looks like fireworks to me.   Then it also has PINK hues.    The fourth of July is my absolute favorite holiday because there are no gifts required.    Instead we share conversation over good food and then to top off the day we can thank the service men and woman during a parade for our freedom because it does not come free.  Fireworks bring it all to an end.   

I understand that some communities did not have fireworks due to drought and/or financial reasons.   Luckily, folks can experience view fireworks online.   We all should be grateful for what we have today of all days.  

Have a wonderful week-end.   Try to think positive the rest of the year.  From our house to yours we wish you good health for the rest of this year.

Quote 444 Nora Roberts

"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

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 52


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Spur Gas Station, Trego, Wisconsin-Photo taken:  July, 2012.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Quote 443 Dr. Jack Hyles

"Silence between friends says that one's presence is enough."
...Dr. Jack Hyles

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Quote 442 Robin Sharma

"Every time you say yes to something that's unimportant, you say no to something that is important."
...Robin Sharma



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Quote 441 Erma Bombeck

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
...Erma Bombeck


7/4 Outdoor Wednesday #182


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Fishing Bobbers, Maine - 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Thinking Outside The Box


This year the clematis vines were absolutely spectacular.  All the flowers looked like wax; they were so beautiful that the blossoms didn't even look real.   The flower itself was white with tiny purple lines shooting through the petals.  One bloom kept calling ... take a picture of me and so I did.   Using Picasa 3 program, I changed it from a color photograph to a black and white format.  My favorite part of the plant is the twisted petal.

For My Information Only:  Last year I shot the clematis vines on July 8th.   This year I shot the clematis vines on July 2nd.  

Used papyrus font for credit purposes.

Quote 440

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen carefully."
~Littlefoot's mother, Land Before Time