Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12/3/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #308 - Flowers - Quote - Georgia O'Keeffe - Seeing



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"Seeing takes time."
~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Monday, December 1, 2014

12/01/2014 - Thinking Outside The Box - Quote - Mary Stevenson - Footprints in the Sand





One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You'd walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

- by Mary Stevenson

Friday, November 28, 2014

11/28/2014 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset - Quote - Rabindranath Tagore - Light



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"Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light."
~ Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

11/26/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #307 - Flowers and Road - Quotes - Neale Donald Walsch and William Wordsworth



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"The struggle ends when the gratitude begins."
~ Neale Donald Walsch


"All that we behold is full of blessings."
~ William Wordsworth

Monday, November 24, 2014

11/24/2014 - Thinking Outside The Box - Quote - Edward de Bono - Creativity



"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way."
~ Edward de Bono


I was literally on the ground shooting through this pipe when a bird showed up. Expect a miracle and things do happen.   I am blessed.

Friday, November 21, 2014

11/21/2014 - SkyWatch Friday - Quote - Nathaniel Hawthorne - Heaven





"When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region, earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11/19/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #306 - Landscapes - Quote - Walter Payton - Tomorrow



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"Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one."
~ Walter Payton

Monday, November 17, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

11/14/2014 SkyWatch Friday - Sunset - Quote - Miranda Kerr - Moments



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"If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you're laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body."
~ Miranda Kerr

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11/12/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #305



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This shot was taken in front of a sunflower field.   In picasa I cropped it, changed the background a bit and then chose a frame.   Sometimes, it is just "fun" playing with an image.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

11/8/2014 - PINK SATURDAY - Pink Plastic Pumpkin



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Lookee here.....a PINK plastic pumpkin.  Life is grand.  Chocolate will look mighty good in this container.
Should I wish you all before or after ..... I think after .... so here is a big I mean really big HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/6/2014 - SkyWatch Friday - Sky and Fence - Quote - Rabindranath Tagore - Sunset



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"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."  ~ Rabindranath Tagore, STRAY BIRDS

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/5/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #304 - Quote - Leonardo da Vinci - Light and Dark



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"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light."
~ Leonardo da Vinci

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10/30/2014 - SkyWatch Friday - Glass Block Windows - Quote - Glendon Doyle Melton - Gift




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I decided to post this really weird glass block windows photograph, which I took with a Nokia Lumia 520 camera and then cropped in Picasa.    Notice sections of blue skies, golden skies and then gray skies all in one moment.   eerie......Happy Halloween.

"If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you are good enough.  Just do it.  Be generous.  Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself."
~Glendon Doyle Melton, Carry On Warrior:  Thoughts On Life Unarmed.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/29/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #303 - Morning Glory



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Morning Glory - my husband's favorite flower.   This is one of the last blooms for this year.  It was in the 70's today.  Soon it will be in the 50's and then the 40's and the weather will probably drop from there.   My husband and I were out today enjoying one of the last few warm days.   

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

10/27/2014 - Thinking Outside The Box - Mushrooms #2




Monday, October 27, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box - Mushrooms



Howdy Folks!  I found these in our yard and it's almost Halloween. Can you see the faces?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/23/2014 SkyWatch Friday



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"That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity.  Simple can be harder than complex:  You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.  But its worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains."
~ Steve Jobs

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10/22/2014 - Quote - Steve Jobs - Creativity

"Creativity is just connecting things.  When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they really didn't do it, they just saw something,  It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things."
~ Steve Jobs

10/22/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - # 302 - Farmland



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This is what Midwestern Farmlands look like in the Fall.   I love how one tree looks like fireworks....one outdoing the tree standing next to the other tree.   I love how barren tilled land looks and how green other sections look.   I love how hay is rolled up and stored.   I love how the clouds look so close that a person could just reach up and touch them.   I love everything about Fall.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

10/20/14 - Thinking Outside The Box - Cracked Car Window - Quote - Carl Jung - Awakes



"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your heart.   Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
~ Carl Jung


I would like to credit:   Gene's Used Furniture, 321 U.S. 8, Weyerhauser, WI 54895.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Quote - Nikolai Gumilev - Light

"Our freedom is but a light that breaks through from another world."
~ Nikolai Gumilev (1886-1921)

10/17/2014 - SkyWatch Friday - Blue Sky



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/14/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #301 - Van Bergen House




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Road was closed to traffic on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 5 A.M. until 7 P.M.


Historic John S. Van Bergen (Associate Architect of Frank Lloyd Wright) built this house in 1927 for James Irving at 1318 Isabella Street, Wilmette, Illinois.



People gathered to watch this historical event take place.   Some arrived with their pet dogs.   Others came with their cameras.   Still others drove by in their vehicles.


Preservationist Chris Eneck, a member of the Skyline Council-the junior board of Landmarks Illinois has been lobbying hard to keep the Van Bergen house from facing the wrecking ball since February, 2012.


This is a photograph of two story frame and stucco building with three bedrooms.


Signs, tree limbs, electric lights had to be removed.  Overhead utility lines had to be dealt with and permits were needed.


This Prairie School house is being parked at Whole Foods - Parking Lot at Green Bay Road and Isabella, Evanston, Illinois, until its second move.


Anyone want to purchase the land and build their own dream house?   

For more information click here:  http://wilmette.suntimes.com/2014/10/12/van-bergen-house-sails-slowly-evanston/