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/                                                      

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box - Leaf - Quote - Pablo Picasso - Art



Leaf Underwater


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
~ Pablo Picasso

Note:   Sand appears like leaf patterns and skin patterns.   Leaf has eyes and nose and a wee bit of black hair.   So, abandoned houses and rocks have stories perhaps sand has hidden stories too?  And why is the water tan and yellow and the leaf blue?   This image was only cropped.  mmmmm more mysteries of life...

Friday, October 10, 2014

10/10/2014 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset on Sand Lake - Quote - Raymond I. Myers - Creative Ideas



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Sunset:   Sand Lake, Wisconsin

"If you seek creative ideas go walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk."
~ Raymond I. Myers

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/7/2014 - Outdoor Wednesday - # 300 - Sand Lake Sunset



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Listening to the sound of silence.
Reflecting on the past, planning the future, enjoying the now.
Being grateful for this soft, moody sunset on Sand Lake.

10/7/2014 - Thinking Outside The Box - Metal Objects




Metal Objects - Credit:   Gene's Used Furniture, 321 U.S. 8, Weyerhauser, WI  54895

Thursday, October 2, 2014

10/2/2014 - Skywatch Friday - Sunflower Field



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Black and White Format - Sunflower field - 2014.

"I can not endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.  So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne