Sunday, September 30, 2012

PINK SATURDAY - September 29, 2012

 

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Howdy folks!   Better late than never.   Cornfield and PINK gate, yes I said, PINK gate.    Isn't it "pretty?"

Quote 491 Wayne Dyer

Friday, September 28, 2012

Quote 490 Brendan Francis

"Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them."
...Brendan Francis

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Quote 489 Soren Keiregaard

"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."
...Soren Keiregaard

SkyWatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 12


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Indian Summer

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quote 488 Author Unknown

"You will get what you want, when you stop making excuses on why you don't have it."
...Author Unknown

9/26 Outdoor Wednesday - #194


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Ironing Be Gone

Irons
Photo taken at Gene's Used Furniture and Antiques, Gene Hause, Prop., W14337, Highway 8, Weyerhaeuser, WI 54885. 



Monday, September 24, 2012

Thinking Outside The Box


"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement … look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted: everything is phenomenal - to be spiritual is to be amazed."

...Abraham Joshua Heschel

Friday, September 21, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 11



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Cornfield and blue sky, Hayward Lakes Area, Wisconsin - Fall 2012.

I didn't hear a thing.   Got up and discovered it had rained last night.  I noticed the sand was not dry but dark red in color and then I noticed the delicious smell of fall.   It is my favorite season of them all.   Yes, I put a sweatshirt on to keep warm but I can always take it off if I get too hot.    Yes, the trees are changing color and have been for about a month.   Each day one tree tries to out do the tree standing next to it.   Fall is like 4th of July fireworks except there isn't the noise .....trees do the changes quietly.  I love seeing all the farmland with the animals, the different shaped barns painted in all different colors red, blue, green.   I love seeing the old silos with a flag sticker near the top and the new blue silos all standing in a row. When I enter a county highway, there isn't rush hour, no cars to the left and no cars to the right.   Most of all I noticed how close the clouds look ... like I could reach out and touch them.  It feels like I am in heaven right now!

Thanks for visiting.   Hope you will come back.   Meanwhile, take care.   See you next time.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quote 486 Catherine II of Russia

"I praise loudly, I blame softly."
... Catherine II of Russia

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quote 485 Epictetus

"If you do not wish to be prone to anger, do not feed the habit; give it nothing which may tend to its increase."
...Epictetus

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quote 484 Camille Pissaro

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”
…Camille Pissaro

9/19 Outdoor Wednesday - #193


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Howdy folks!    I noticed this sprinkling can tipped over so just couldn't resist taking this photograph and then sharing it online.    Next time we meet it will officially be fall.    Where did the Summer go? 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quote 483 Jennifer Egan

"We have no preparation for getting old ... we're always young and then suddenly we're not."
...Jennifer Egan

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Quote 482 Wayne W. Dyer

"You can not be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."
...Wayne W. Dyer

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 10


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I have driven by this scene for how many years?    Too many to count.   I never saw this one lonely tree standing out in a cornfield before until just a few days ago.    I put this image in my to do list.   So here it is folks.   

I appreciate the farmers who prepare the soil in the spring and plant the seeds and then the rains come and the sun shines and then finally corn is harvested.     Isn't it amazing how the cloud coverage and the blue sky were out the day I took this shot.

This quiet serene spot I am thankful for.   It is priceless!   

I dedicate this photograph to my grandchild, Charles.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

9/12 Outdoor Wednesday - #192



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Stove


Close-up of Stove

Egg Carton burning in an outside fire.  FYI:   Egg carton is not made of styrofoam.

Top two photos were taken at Gene's Used Furniture and Antiques, Gene Hause, Prop., W14337, Hwy. 8, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin 54885

Yesterday it was in the 80s here in the Mid-west.    It was suppose to be sunny but the day altered from gray skies, to looking like it would rain and then the sun would perk up our hearts in believing that yes, it was still summer after all and then it would turn gray again.   I got up this morning and was greeted with a another gray day.   mmmmm, wonder when it will be sunny and bright again?     This area does need rain to prepare the trees, shrubs and flowers for the winter.   Rain?    Sun?   Either way, it is out of my hands.  

Last night I watched a movie entitled, I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE starring Cary Grant and
Ann Sheridan.  This movie was made in 1949 and directed by Howard Hawkes.   Read about all the health issues of the crew, how production was postponed and Cary Grant came out saying "the best comedy I've ever done."   http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/62604%7C12760/I-Was-a-Male-War-Bride.html

 

Quote 481 Deitrich Bonhoeffer

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”

...Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thinking Outside The Box


Rusty 910
Photo taken at Gene's Used Furniture and Antiques, Gene Hause, Prop., W14337, Hwy. 8, Weyerhaeuser, WI 54885

Quote 480 Publilius Syrus

"It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity."
...Publilius Syrus

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 9


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Horse drawn carriage.
Photo taken at Gene's Used Furniture and Antiques, Gene Hause, Prop., W14337, Hwy. 8, Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin 54895.

I tightly cropped this photograph because there is a lot of modern buildings all around the photograph of the horse drawn carriage.   Look at that blue sky.   Summer is almost over.   I see leaves on the ground and when I open the front door and go outside it smells of fall.  

Quote 479 May Sarton

"Whether success or failure: the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."

...May Sarton

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9/5 Outdoor Wednesday - #191


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Shovel
Photo taken at Gene's Used Furniture and Antiques, Gene Hause, Prop., W14337, Hwy. 8, Weyerhaeuser, WI, 54895

Monday, September 3, 2012

Quote 478 Michael Berryman

"We all live on the same planet, it is our only home, so... we used to rotate crops back in the day and, you know, who cares if you're going to make a profit if everybody's too dead or glowing in the dark to be able to purchase anything. "

...Michael Berryman

Thinking Outside The Box


Looks like a crop circle found in England but it is really just black sand integrated with Wisconsin sandy soil.   How did this happen?    Well, lizard aquariums need to be cleaned once and awhile.   The time was now.  My son just dumped the lizard waste right onto the driveway.  I like how the magic wand showed up in the image.   mmm, thinking Harry Potter......are you.....I am.   

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote 477 Ashley Smith

"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