Monday, December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 - Thinking Outside the Box - Bethlehem All Decked Out






Christmas decoration in front of store in Artecon, 5250 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.  What does this image look like to you?  I thought it looked like an evening dress with the town of Bethlehem inside.  I could be wrong.  

Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 11, 2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Palm Trees




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Orlando, Florida - December, 2016.

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 25, 2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Thanksgiving Week - Sunset WP20161030022B - Quote - Kendall Rob - Home





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Sunset, Evanston, Illinois - Thanksgiving Week, 2016.

Quote:
"But home is where you go to find some solace from the ever changing chaos
to find love within the confines of a heartless world
to be reminded that no matter how far you wander
there will always be something waiting when you return."
~ Kendall Rob

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November 23, 2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #411 - Chicagoland Rush Hour




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Traffic in Chicagoland area is heavy.   We were going to join relatives for dinner.  Just to get there this is what we had to put up with.  Going home was much faster because the rush hour traffic was gone.

From our house to your house we are wishing you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING or eat until you drop!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Foggy Day, Fall - 2016



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Foggy day, Fall-2016.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 16, 2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #410 - Errands - Quote - Leigh Hunt




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I was doing errands today like go get a blood test, get the flu shot, buy Dunkin Donut coffee which is on sale at Walgreen's.  These are the photographs I took while marking things to do off my list.

Pre-Schoolers hand prints.  Shows inside the classroom window and outside the window.




Sunset yesterday.



I was at Walgreen's waiting to get my flu shot.  I looked around and noticed this quote on the wall.  How true it is!  It is definately a reminder to be grateful for our health.  And so it is.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

11/10/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Musky Bay, Lac Court Oreilles - Quote - Frances Hogdson Burnett - Soul




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making this post possible.




Musky Bay, Lac Court Oreilles, Hayward, Wisconson, Fall, 2016

Quote:
"Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul."
~ Frances Hogdson Burnett

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #409 - Cranberry Bog - Quote - Oprah - Joy



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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is near.  One of the side dishes at our table are cranberries. I took these images in October, 2016 and thought today was a good time to post how the growers work so hard to get these berries to the grocery stores.  Did you know that there are dried cranberries too in all different flavors:  original, blueberry, orange, raspberry, and strawberry, etc.  My favorite is the original.  

Quote:
"I define joy as a sustained sense of well being and internal peace - a connection to what matters."
~ Oprah

Monday, November 7, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset over a cranberry bog



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Sunset over a cranberry bog, 2016.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 24, 2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #407 - Hollyhocks and Chairs





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Missing these hollyhocks already.



Dreaming about sitting a spell  in the sun under blue skies.

It is raining here, dreary and in the 40s.  The future is sleet and snow and ice.   I need to stop thinking about tomorrow and just enjoy today.  I am blessed.

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 - Thinking Outside the Box - 10242016Symbols - Quote - Olivia Parker - Playing




"If you are not willing to play a little, there are so many possibilities that you won't see.  Often something interesting will come up by accident."
~ Olivia Parker

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 17, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #406 - Sculptures of Branches and Twigs - Patrick Doughtery




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©Patrick Doughtery sculptures of twigs
Photos taken in Salem, Massachusetts 2016

John, my husband, and I were sightseeing in a rental car in Salem, Massachusetts.  When all of a sudden, I said look there.  I knew immediately that they were Patrick Doughtery's sculptures because I had seen him being interviewed on a TV show. Being used to me, John found a parking spot, and I jumped out of the car and started shooting.  These sculptures are so big that I could walk through them.   Amazing talented artist. Hoping that someday you too will see his work with your own eyes.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - # 405 - Echinacea and Fog




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Echinacea.


Foggy morning.

Quote:
"Patience is a form of wisdom.  It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time."
~ Jon Kabat Zinn

When I was a child, my dad would take me to the barber shop. I learned to be patient while waiting for him to have a shave and a haircut every two weeks.  Now that I am an adult, I don't have to sit and wait for my husband, John to have his haircut.  Instead, I go searching for pictures to take, go shopping, once I even purchased chocolate covered strawberries on sale next door to the barbershop.  Boy were those strawberries ever yummy!

Hoping you will visit this blog again soon.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #403 - Hayward Fall Festival





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Sandy, Laurie, Camille and I went to the Fall Festival in Hayward, Wisconsin over the week-end.   I saw this balloon scarecrow made to look like a Cane Cheerleader (their high school football team is called Canes).  As I was shooting this photo, a cheerleader actually came by to talk with me.  She told me that it was A OK to post this image on Facebook so I did.




I was astonished that mums were growing on top of jeans and I thought how creative it was to wrap a scarf around where a person's waist would be.  



Foggy morning disappeared.  The day warmed up but never rained for the Fall Fest.

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Clouds




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