Thursday, May 29, 2014

5/29/2014 - Skywatch Friday


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Foreground  has white flowers (it isn't snow) and a pond in the background plus a magnificent sunset happening.



Bottom photo taken the same day nearby at Spring Lake.

Berlin, CT is the location.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5/27/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #281



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"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
~ Joseph Campbell

Monday, May 26, 2014

Thinking Outside the Box - Vertigo 526

Vertigo 526 


What you see isn't always what you get.   I saw trees outside this window and the background was the lake and the sky; but I wanted the image to look like this.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

5/22/2014 - Skywatch Friday


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Your Skywatch Friday hosts are: Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy.


Photograph taken in Berlin, CT - 2014.   White flowers (not snow) in foreground.  Trees are still barren of leaves.   Lake is not frozen.  This sunset is eye candy to me.

Quote - Octavio Paz - Reality

"Reality is a stairway going neither down nor up.   We do not move.   Today is today, always is always."
~ Octavio Paz (1914-1998)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quote - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Within Us

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

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5/21/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - #280


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Photographs taken at Lilacia Park, 150 South Park Avenue, Lombard, IL  60148 - www.lombardparks.com.

Linking up with:
Wednesday Around the World
http://www.pienilintu.blogspot.fi/2014/05/go-to-forest-linky.html

Monday, May 19, 2014

Quote - Og Mandino - Fault-Finding Business

"Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day.  Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business.  Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it.  Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealousy and envy.  Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces."   ~ Og Mandino

Thinking Outside The Box


Hour After Hour

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Quote - Marcus Aurelius - Gratitude

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."  ~ Marcus Aurelius

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quote - Veronica A. Sheffstall - Plant





"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers."
~Veronica A. Shoffstall

Friday, May 16, 2014

5/15/2014 - Skywatch Friday - Elizabeth Park


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The air is crisp.   The sky is blue and clouds are everywhere.  This photo was shot through a garbage can lid at Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT.   Of course, I had to get down on the ground, stabilize the camera body and find the shot.   It wasn't where my little eyes could look at this image right away.  I had to stretch my imagination. Would it be there?  YES!   Beauty can been seen in strange places IF one seeks and finds it.

Thanks for stopping by.    Hope you will drop in again.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Quote - Galen Rowell - Devotion

"My interest in photography did not begin with books or mentors or with any burning desire to see the world through a camera.  It evolved from an intense devotion to mountains and wilderness that eventually shaped all the parts of my life and brought them together."
~ Galen Rowell

5/14/2014 Outdoor Wednesday #279


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Red Covered Bridge, West Cornwall, Sharon, CT - 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

5/1/2014 Skywatch Friday - May Day Edition


Howdy folks!    If you would like to view skies from all over the world click here: http://skyley.blogspot.com/.   Our Skywatch Friday hosts are:   Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy.


We are experiencing many grey days.   In fact this week we have had hail, high winds, and rain.   Sun creeps out for short periods of time but mostly it is in hiding.   The grass looked like it was saying, "Help, I'm not going to make it the winter was just too bad."   Now the grass is looking good and on its way to recovery and boy is it green.