Sunday, June 30, 2013

Quote 633 Marcus Tullius Cicero

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
...Marcus Tullius Cicero




Friday, June 28, 2013

Pink Saturday - June 29th




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Rains a lot in the mid-west then turns sunny for awhile and then decides to pour some more.  Somehow during these blasts of rain and hot sun this clematis managed to bloom.     Look at this miracle of miracles.  Do you believe it... and of all colors the bloom is PINK.    I am happy!

My favorite holiday is 4th of July.  Folks gather around to share food, conversation and then fireworks.    I like this holiday best because there are no presents and everyone still has a blast.

Happy Fourth of July from our house to your house.

Quote 632 Thich Nhat Hanh

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle."
...Thich Nhat Hanh


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quote 631 Harold Ward Beecher

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.”
...Harold Ward Beecher

Thursday, June 27, 2013 Skywatch Friday - Season 6, Episode #51


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Skywatch Friday hosts are Yogi, Sylvia, and Sandy.  

Hwy #27


My husband and I got into the car and drove until we saw a potential skywatch shot.   I know this is against the rules but I had to catch it.   He stopped the car.  I turned on the camera and kneeled in the middle of the road then took this shot.   I heard cars coming fast took another image just in case the other one didn't come out.   I ran to the car and thought safe at last and whoop pi! 



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quote 630 Franz Kafka

"Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."
….Franz Kafka

6/26 Outdoor Wednesday #233 Trillium Close-Up


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Trillium were blooming everywhere in the forest.   Here is one found on our property.
See you next week.  Until then take care of yourself.   Visit again.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thinking Outside the Box

Pardon Me What Did You Say?
Photo taken Willemstad, Cucacao, Netherlands Antilles - 2013.

Quote 629 Vance Havner

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."

...Vance Havner

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Quote 628 Mark Strand

"Each moment is a place you've never been."
...Mark Strand

Saturday, June 22, 2013

PINK SATURDAY - June 22, 2013 - Abandoned House


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This PINK roof and PINK window and door frame really caught my eye.   It is an abandoned house in Curacao.  This home must have a lot of stories to tell.  

Quote 627 Neil Gaiman

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."

…Neil Gaiman

Thursday, June 20, 2013

6/20/2013 Skywatch Friday - Sunset on Lac Court Oreilles


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Sunset on Lac Court Oreilles, near Hayward, Wisconsin, June -2013.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

6/19 Outdoor Wednesday #232






Dream.....dream......dream.  
Curacao-2013

Quote 626 Erica Jong

"I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says:
Turn Back."
…Erica Jong

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thinking Outside the Box - Williworld, Curacao - 2013


I saw this bent tree and just couldn't resist taking the shot; but it wasn't the right time of day.  So I played with the image in Picasa and came up with this photograph.  

Williworld, Curacao-2013 

Quote 625 Hadith

"Have compassion on those you can see, and He whom you cannot see will have compassion on you."
...Hadith (7th century AD)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Quote 624 Muhammad Ali

"Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe."
...Muhammad Ali

Friday, June 14, 2013

Quote 623 Author Unknown

This is the beginning of a new day.

You have been given this

day to use as you will.

You can waste it or use it for good.

What you do today is important

because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever;

in its place is something

that you have left behind...

let it be something good."

...Author Unknown

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quote 621 Author Unknown

"God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."
...Author Unknown


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Quote 620 Lao Tzu

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
...Lao Tzu


6/12 Outdoor Wednesday #231


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While our family was visiting Arizona, we decided to include shopping at Williams.   I saw this interesting sign.


I was revisiting Route 66.  It all looked different to me than it did years ago but I was pretty little then.


Arizona offers Alien Fresh Jerky.


Look at how much prices have gone up for hotel rooms.


The Red Garter caught my attention with the pretend woman hanging around outside the window with the blue awning.

The town of Williams was an awesome visit.  We shopped until we dropped.   Later, we drove back to the Grand Canyon for dinner at El Tovar Hotel for a sunset view.   What a trip!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quote 619 Mahatma Gandhi

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

Thinking Outside the Box - June 10, 2013


This week I was playing around with Picasa and wound up with this image of a sunset in Curacao-2013.