Thursday, January 31, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 30

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Thanks to the Skywatch team.



Chicago Skyline.
Stormy weather moving into Chicagoland area.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quote 551 Richard Leviton

"All you can do is this:   Whatever you experience , whether tangible or untangible, look underneath the experience, like a child looking for a lizard under a stone.   You're not expecting anything to be there, but you're always wondering if there might be."
...Richard Leviton

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1/30 Outdoor Wednesday #212

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Thank you Susan for being the hostess.



 Lake Michigan - Frozen mountains of ice.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Quote 550 Anais Nin

"I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason.  I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.   Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.  Reality doesn't impress me.   I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another.  No more walls."
...Anais Nin (2/21/1903-1/14/1977

Thinking Outside the Box - Gone Are the Good Old Days



Display window covered with brown kraft wrapping paper - 1/2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Quotes 549 Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may light upon you."
...Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Quote 548 Henry David Thoreau

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines."
...Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 29

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Thanks to the skywatch team.



Afternoon light at Skokie Lagoons
open water just freezing.
 
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Quote 547 Helen Keller

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."
...Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Quote 546 Wendall Berry

"It may be when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work.
and that we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
...Wendall Berry

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quote 545 William Shakespeare

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
...William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

1/23 Outdoor Wednesday #211



 
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Skokie Lagoons, Winter-2013  

Monday, January 21, 2013

Quote 544 Benjamin Franklin

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.   Keep in the sunlight."
...Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790

Thinking Outside the Box - Mysterious Twelve



 
Found this image at Plaza del Lago, Wilmette, Illinois.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Quote 543 Joel Osteen

"You have a choice: you can either keep your joy, or you can give it away."
...Joel Osteen




Friday, January 18, 2013

Quote 542 Lao Tzu

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
...Lao Tzu

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Skywatch Friday Season 6 - Episode 28


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Winter Park, Florida  -  December, 2012

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Quote 541 William James

"Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin.  There is nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task."
...William Jones

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quote 540 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

1/16 Outdoor Wednesday #210


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Looks like Alfred Hitchcock's film entitled "The Birds."
Winter Park, Florida - December 2012   

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thinking Outside the Box - Imperfections




CVS is opening a new store in Plaza del Lago, Wilmette, Illinois.    To block the view of construction windows were covered with brown wrapping paper.   In places the wrap is stained and torn and then, of course, there are shadows and light and reflections appearing on this wonderful canvas.   Hope you enjoyed seeing this image as much as I enjoyed taking how many shots?   Maybe 8 images plus, I am not sure to be honest.   And then, the battery to the camera died later on.   Today I received the batteries.   Yahoo...I'm baaaaaaaaack!

For more information click here:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_del_Lago.
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Quote 539 Saigyo

"Tightly held by rocks through winter,
the ice today begins to become undone;
a way seeker also is the water,
melting, murmuring from the moss."
...Saigyo, Mirror for the Moon, A Selection of Poems

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Quote 538 Aldous Huxley

"It's dark because you are trying too hard.  Lightly child, lightly.   Learn to do everything lightly.  Yes, feel lightly even though you're feeling deeply.  Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them."
...Aldous Huxley

To see more of these lines:  http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/614121-it-s-dark-because-you-are-trying-too-hard-lightly-child

Friday, January 11, 2013

Quote 537 Nicole Kidman

"I kept looking for happiness, and then I realized that is it.  It's a moment, it comes and it goes and it'll come back again."
...Nicole Kidman

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode 27



 
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Quote 536 Harry E Fosdick

"No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed.  No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined.  No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.  No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined."
...Harry E. Fosdick

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1/09 Outdoor Wednesday #209


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Winter Park, Florida - December, 2012

My husband and I took a scenic tour on three lakes located in Winter Park, Florida.   I learned that Mister Rogers earned his B.A. degree from Rollins College in 1951 where he met and married Sara Joanne Byrd.  Rollins College is located right on one of these lakes.  For more information about this college click here:   http://www.rollins.edu/.

Quote 535 Lao Tzu

"Just remain in the center, watching.   And then forget you are there."
...Lao Tzu

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thinking Outside the Box Morning Glory



The bud in half bloom
outwits the cloud
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Quote 534 Karl Barth

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."

... Karl Barth

Friday, January 4, 2013

Quote 533 Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"The pain passes but the beauty remains."
...Pierre-Auguste Renoir

I was on an errand today and had the radio on.    I learned that the artist Renoir developed rheumatoid artritits.  He painted with a brush strapped to his paralyzed fingers.   

This year my goal is to photograph beauty whenever I see it. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 26

 

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Quote 532 Robert Collier

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
...Robert Collier

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1/2 Outdoor Wednesday #208


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I would like to extend my gratitude to all who have followed light and voices in 2012.   Happy New Year!   May 2013 bring you love, peace, joy and good health.