Monday, March 30, 2015

3/30/2015 Thinking Outside of the Box - Quote - Karl Lagerfeld - Moments




"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce."
~ Karl Lagerfeld

Thursday, March 26, 2015

3/25/2015 - SkyWatch Friday - Chicago Skyline - Quote - Unknown - Peace



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"Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.   Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart."
~ Unknown

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3/24/2015 - Outdoor Wednesday - Foot Clinic




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Yearly my husband and I go to a foot clinic in the city.   Afterward, I peeked through this fence in a nearby park and look who was peeking back at me....a Canada Goose.  I guess, they are heading north already.




Then I spied with my "little eyes" this bike or walking trail.


Walking back towards the car what do I see but a sign wishing us KEEP HAVING A GOOD DAY.
And so it is.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3/24/2015 - Thinking Outside the Box - Quote - Author Unknown - Gratitude





Shadows dancing in the park.

"Gratitude is the  music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness."
~ Author Unknown

Friday, March 20, 2015

3/20/2015 - SkyWatch Friday - Wilmette Harbor - Quote - L. M. Montgomery - Silence



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Wilmette Harbor with ice in the bay.



Wilmette Harbor with ice out.

Quote:   "I'm afraid to speak or move for fear that all this wonderful beauty will just vanish...like a broken silence."
~ L. M. Montgomery


Monday, March 16, 2015

3/16/2015 - Thinking Outside the Box - Irish Proverb - Blessings




"Always remember to forget the things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember the things that made you glad."
~ Irish Proverb

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Friday, March 13, 2015

3/13/2015 - SkyWatch Friday



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I've noticed that lately the sky and the ice covered rivers, lakes and streams are about the same color which is gray. So I played with this image in Picasa until it super-sized the grayness.  Soon the trees will have buds and the ice will melt. It has been a long cold winter here in Illinois. Today, I opened the front and back screen doors to let the fresh air into our home.   Tomorrow we are expecting 50 degree weather.   I will welcome Spring this year.  

Photo taken at Ralph Frese River Trail, North Branch River

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

3/11/2015 - Outdoor Wednesday - #322 - Abandoned Building



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Abandoned Building #4025

Monday, March 9, 2015

3/9/2015 - Thinking Outside the Box - Shadows 5156 and 5158 - Quote - Gordon Hempton - Silence

Angels and Hearts at the Library


Shadows 5156


Shadows 5158

"Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything."
~ Gordon Hempton

Friday, March 6, 2015

3/6/2015 - Skywatch Friday - Sky and Lake Michigan



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Greetings and Salutations from Illinois!    It is very cold here.  This A.M. it was 8 above zero then later on it warmed up into the 20s.   At the beach it is windy, the waves are frozen into hills and when I squat to take a photograph a strange dog comes by and licks my face and jumps all around me.  I noticed a lot of ice everywhere I was walking and so tensed up but continued my shoot.   Patience helps.   Along came a person to walk along the sandy section of the beach and that is when I snapped this shot.   Sky is almost the same color as the snow and ice on the shoreline and then there is a section of blue exposed gently in the corner. Tomorrow it is suppose to reach temperatures in the 30s.   I can hardly wait to experience the ice melting on the sidewalks, alleys and streets.   Some malls have snow piled up in their parking lots so high I wonder if the snow will ever melt; but of course, it will.



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3/4/2015 - Outdoor Wednesday - #321- Lake Michigan Frozen Waves





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Doesn't this photograph look like it was taken in outer space?  Believe it or not...this is Lake Michigan in February.   This is an image of frozen waves.


Foreground is snow with footprints.  Behind the sand are frozen waves.


Frozen waves and sky.


Monday, March 2, 2015

3/2/2015 Thinking Outside The Box - Bike Spokes - Quote - Osho - Fear, Love, Joy





"Don't move the way fear makes you move.   Move the way love makes you move.  Move the way joy makes you move."
~ Osho