Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quote 526 Mahatma Gandhi

"The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
...Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quote 524 Nathanial Hawthorne

"I can not endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.  So I spend most of all the daylight hours in the open  air."                                                                            Nathanial Hawthorne

Friday, November 23, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 20


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



Railroad crossing, early morning, foggy-November, 2012.

Quote 523 Albert Schweitzer

. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
...Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sally Read reading "Catherine" from her collection The Day Hospital (Bloodaxe Books)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOjSCDe_M8Q&feature=relmfu

Happy Thanksgiving From Our House to Your House

Quote 522 Ray Stannard Baker

"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace,
the celebration of work and the simple life...
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry
of the turn of the seasons,
the beauty of seedtime and harvest,
the ripe product of the year -- and the deep,
deep connection of all these things with God."
...Ray Stannard Baker

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Quote 521 Author Unknown

"This is my wish for you; Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life."
...Author Unknown


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11/21 Outdoor Wednesday #202


If you would like to participate or view Outdoor Wednesday posts click here:  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.   Thank you Susan for being the hostess.


Found:   Last morning glory blossom in our yard this year.  Recently, we yanked all the vines off the picket fence after a couple nights of frost.   Seeds fell to the ground and others I patiently picked up and placed in a white envelope to plant these tiny black seeds next spring.   My husband, John, likes these morning glory flowers best. 


Found:   Orange flower on the beach.    I decided to take it on my journey and found these boulders and thought mmmm, perhaps this is the perfect background.  I am thankful for its beauty and its imperfections.


Happy Thanksgiving from our house to your house.

Quote 520 Whoopi Goldberg

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else, and it'll become like a wildfire."
...Whoopi Goldberg


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Haiku 1119

Haiku 1119
Unseen stones
Unspoken voices
A bird flew to another bough
to sing its song.


Written by Joyce Meyer 11/19/12

Quote 519 George Djilaynga

"When I woke up I was changed
The land had recognised me again."
...George Djilaynga, Neil Murray,
Warumpi Band
Lake Tides Newsletter
Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, Volume 37, No. 4 Fall/Winter 2012
www.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes

For More Information:   http://www.howlspace.com.au/en2/warumpiband/warumpiband.htm
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Burrarrawanga

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Quote 518 Bob Moawad

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift is yours-it is an amazing journey-and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day that your life really begins."

...Bob Moawad

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pink Saturday - November 17, 2012


If you would like to participate or view blogs who have posted PINK things click here:  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.   Thank you Beverly for being the hostess.


Happy Thanksgiving from our house to your house.   

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Week 19


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.



Sunset reflecting in puddle at Eden's Plaza, Wilmette, IL - November, 2012.

Quote 517 Osho

‎"Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that their whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are."
...Osho

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quote 516 Orhan Pamuk

“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.”

...Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

11/14 Outdoor Wednesday - #201


If you would like to participate or view Outdoor Wednesday posts click here:  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.   Thank you Susan for being our hostess.


Found this on a cement pole in Freeport while walking to the debate square.
Lincoln/Douglas Debate

Abraham Lincoln

Senator Stephen Douglas

Debate Square

The road to civil war

Lincoln's Hat


Discovered that the Lincoln/Douglas debates happened in Freeport, Illinois-August 27, 1858.   

Quote 515 Virginia Woolf

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”

...Virginia Woolf

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quote 514 Anthony Robbins

"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
...Anthony Robbins

Thinking Outside The Box - Abstract 1111


Whoops....I was getting out of car, flash went off and this is what the camera saw.   Lines and curves were interesting so I decided to share my boo, boo.   Life is always teaching me, go with the flow.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quote 513 Ernest Hemingway

"Never mistake motion for action."
...Ernest Hemingway

Friday, November 9, 2012

Quote 512 Melody Beattie

"Our strength will continue if we allow ourselves the courage to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable."
...Melody Beattie

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quote 511 Mahatma Gandhi

“When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator."
...Mahatma Gandhi

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 18


If you would like to see skies from all over the world click here:  http://skyley.blogspot.com/.   Thanks to the skywatch team.

Lake Michigan, Sunset with Street Lamp


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quote 510 Reba McEntire

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone."
...Reba McEntire




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

11/07 Outdoor Wednesday #200


If you would like to see Outdoor Wednesday images from all over the world click here:  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/.   Thank you Susan for being the hostess.

Lake Michigan Stormy Weather

Lake Michigan Stormy Weather B

Lake Michigan Stormy Weather C


Ravines, Fall-2012

When I finished taking photographs of Lake Michigan during a storm, I walked to the car and saw this road scene.    Now how could I pass this shot up?    It was taken almost kiddy corner from the lake.   Look how calm the trees look.   Weird eh?

Hope you stop by to see what I post for Outdoor Wednesday next week.    Meanwhile, take care. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quote 509 Julia Cameron

"Art may seem to involve broad strokes, grand schemes, great plans. But it is the attention to detail that stays with us; the singular image is what haunts us and becomes art.”
...Julia Cameron

Thinking Outside The Box

Abstract 1031

I took the "L" destination downtown Chicago.   I had my teeth cleaned and did a little shopping afterward.   My stomach started growling so I stopped to have a bite in the courtyard at the Pittsfield Building.   What should I see but this vase of flowers and lighting and lines and more lines.  




This photo I posted last year taken at the Pittsfield Building. 

Thank you Dr. Martin Zander for cleaning my teeth.   Jeepers maybe I should get my teeth cleaned more often.  rofl.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quote 508 Dale Carnegie

"It's the way we react to circumstances that determine our feelings."
...Dale Carnegie

Saturday, November 3, 2012

PINK SATURDAY - November 3, 2012


If you would like to view PINK things from all over the world click here:  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/.   Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.


This week the theme is Autumn foilage and flowers.  I decided to post a photograph of what Lake Michigan looked like during Hurricane Sandy.   Strange how something can be so beautiful in one place and cause such destruction in another place on the same continent.   Notice the strange lighting and pretty high surf.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Quote 507 Malcolm Forbes

"When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse.  And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better."
...Malcolm Forbes

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 17


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


Hurricane Sandy, Lake Michigan, Illinois - 2012.  Straight out of the camera except for cropping.