Monday, March 31, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box - Paper Stained and Crumbled


"Hennessy began studying an oddly shaped stain on the wall.  It was just above the dormant radiator.   For some reason, he found that he was becoming an expert on wall and door stains.   They were a sort of art form, he had decided --- water, varnish, blood --- the art of the unintentional.   There were important messages that time had etched in wood and plaster if you made the effort to look for them.  And they never let you down or expected more from you than you could give."
~ Justice for None, Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan, St. Martin's Press, NY, ©2004, page 28.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quote - Denholm Elliot - Courage

"Surprise yourself everyday with your own courage."
~ Denholm Elliot

Friday, March 28, 2014

3/29/2014 Pink Saturday - Pink Flamingos



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PINK Flamingos in the Salt Ponds near Jan Kok, Curacao.
Interested in reading about this:  http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/19054/Flamingos-more-Dutch-history-598

Quote - Anne Lamott - Don't Give Up

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.  You wait and watch and work:  you don't give up."
~ Anne Lamott

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quote - Ansel Adams - Photograph

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera.   You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
~ Ansel Adams

3/27/2014 Skywatch Friday - National Joe Day Edition





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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3/26/2014 Outdoor Wednesday - #272


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Photo taken at the Grand Canyon.


Route 66 in Arizona.


Quote - Rumer Godden - 4 Rooms - Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual

"There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.   Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person."
~ Rumer Godden in A House With Four Rooms

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Quote - Winston Churchill - Attitude

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
~ Winston Churchill

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Quote - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Shadows and Sunshine

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 21, 2014

March 22, 2014 - Pink Saturday - Pink Bows on Lawn Ornaments


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Last Saturday, a girl friend and I, went shopping at some thrift stores and consignment shops.   Look what I found a cow and a calf wearing you guessed it PINK bows.   Since it was near St. Patrick's Day, I noticed that the stand was green.   So, I asked the owner of the store if I could take a picture of the cows outside and she granted permission.

Normally, I post photographs as is in the camera except for cropping but this time I couldn't resist.   So, I fooled around with the background and foreground until it was PINK too.   What fun I had using Picasa.

Quote - Henrik Ibsen - One Deed

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."
~ Henrik Ibsen

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Skywatch Friday March 20, 2014 Edition


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Lake Michigan a few days ago.   Noticed that the lake was green.  Snow was frozen ice.  I was afraid to walk closer to get the photograph.  I am blessed to be able to see this blue sky while the wind tore my hood off my head so many times and it was very, very cold.   Today it was in the 40s.   Warmer tomorrow. Then cold spell sets in for the week-end.   I saw some bulbs peeking through the ground where the sun shines on that side all day.   Where the shade hits the yard, we still have piles of snow.   I may take a shovel this week-end and move some snow to the other side of the yard so it will melt.   Or perhaps I will just leave it melt.  Whatever.   Will decide over the week-end.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quote - Hopi Saying - Breath

"Take the breath of the new dawn and make it part of you.   It will give you strength."
~ Hopi saying

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quote - Raymond Steiner - What can be

"Show me please the light at the end of the tunnel.   Show me yet once again how beauty can nourish my inner beauty.  Don't show me what is, show me what can be, and how I might get there - even if only in my mind - as I lose myself in painting, a musical score, a poem or photograph."
~ Raymond Steiner

3/19/2014 Outdoor Wednesday - #271 - Bahai Temple


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Couldn't resist posting this winter scene of Bahai Temple.   Click here if you would like more information: http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thinking Outside the Box



"No matter where you are on your journey, that's exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead."
~ Oprah

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Quote - Jiddu Krishnamurti - Observe

"The ability to observe without evaluation is the highest form of intelligence."
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Friday, March 14, 2014

Quote - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Within

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Skywatch Friday - Uncle Sam Edition


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I walked on snow layered with ice and the wind blew my hood off and my hair covered my eyes but I still captured these sunset photographs.   I walked back to my car alone.   I was afraid I would fall and no one would find me for days.   I was lucky that I had a cell phone with me.   I was lucky my car would start because it was so cold.  I am blessed.

Quote - Norman Vincent Peale - Praise v/s Criticism

"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quote - Martin Luther King Jr. - Silent

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3/12/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday #270 - Curacao


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Both photographs are near Lagun Beach, Curacao.

Quote - Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Courage & Strength & Humor

"Don't wish me happiness
I don't expect to be happy all the time...
I've gotten beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all."
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, A Gift From the Sea

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quote - Eckhart Tolle - Miraculous

"When you don't cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life."
~ Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Quote - Marilyn Vos Savant - Giving Up

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent."
~ Marilyn Vos Savant
As quoted in Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good (1987) by Miriam Adderholdt

Friday, March 7, 2014

Quote - Tao Te Ching - One Small Step

"Confront the difficult when it is still easy; accomplish the great task by a series of small acts."
~Tao Te Ching

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - Fall of The Alamo Edition


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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 Tagor
From STRAY BIRDS

Quote - Nicholas Sparks - Extraordinary

"She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary simply by doing them with the right people."
~ Nicholas Sparks
THE LUCKY ONE

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3/5/2014 Outdoor Wednesday - #269



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Hydrangeas 

I hear a train whistle and see teeny, tiny snow flakes coming down from the sky like I'm in a snow globe.

Quote - Mignon McLaughlin

"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next." ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Quote - Mark Nepo - Love

"You do not have to do anything to be loved.  You do not have to perform, or achieve, or earn a merit badge, or be witnessed doing good."  "Simply be who you are, and love what is before you."
~ Mark Nepo
THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

Monday, March 3, 2014

Quote - Megan Schribner

"I'm only lost if I'm going someplace in particular."
~ Megan Schribner

Thinking Outside The Box - Window



My grandchild and I spent a day with each other recently.    He wanted to have a sub sandwich for lunch.  I happened to notice this dirty window within the strip mall.  Stopped and took the shot.   What a gift from the universe.  Looks like a contemporary painting to me.  


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quote - Shaker Axiom - Be

"Be what you seem to be, and seem to be what you really are."
Shaker Axiom

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Quote - Zig Ziglar - Happiness

"Happiness isn't a when or a where; it can be a here and a now.   But until you are happy with who you are you will never be happy because of what you have."
~ Zig Ziglar

3/1/2014 - Pink Saturday



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