Friday, February 26, 2016

2/26/16 - SkyWatch Friday - Fence and Sky - Quote - David Hockney - Mysterious




Greetings and Salutations from Illinois!   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.





What does the sky look like when shooting through a fence?

"If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive."
~ David Hockney

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2/24/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #372 - Lake Michigan - Quote - Chinese Proverb - Adapting




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Saturday the area had 60 degree weather; but included strong winds.   Our rose trellis and the rain barrel fell over.  The wind was strong and sounded like a train when I opened the front door to get the mail.  It melted the ice on the streets, alleys and yards.  Now more snow is predicted for today or tonight.

Quote:  "The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher."
~ Chinese Proverb

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2/18/2016 SkyWatch Friday - Lake Michigan 2182016



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Lake Michigan 2182016.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2/16/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #371 - Wilmette Coast Guard Preparing for a Rescue Mission



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Person has fallen into the water.



Others are beginning to relieve person from his problem.


Here another person broke through the ice and cried out "HELP!"


Others are practicing a rescue mission.  


Wilmette Coast Guard preparing for a rescue mission.  The skies are blue.  It is a sunny day but very cold out.  Several days before Lake Michigan in this bay had melted all the ice and now this is all new ice forming. Some areas a person could safely walk but other areas a person would break through the ice into the frigid water.   Both my husband and I have never viewed this exercise before.   What a surprise!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

2/14/2016 - Quote - Charles M. Schulz - Love and Chocolate

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

"All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
~ Charles M. Schulz

Saturday, February 13, 2016

2/13/2016 - Quote - Edith Sitwell - Winter

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home."
~ Edith Sitwell

Friday, February 12, 2016

2/12/2016 SkyWatch Friday - Sunset #2112016




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Sunset #2112016 - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL - Lake Michigan

Thursday, February 11, 2016

2/11/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #370 - Lake Michigan - Sunset - Quote - Carl Rogers - Control



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Lake Michigan.  Each winter the snow and ice looks different.   This year instead of hills of snow and ice I saw thin slices of ice washed ashore.   It looked like someone had actually used a meat slicer in the deli to do this.   Amazing isn't it?


February brings warmer temperatures.  Some ice is left floating on the open water in the bay.   Bahai Temple is in the background.

"One of the most satisfying feelings I know - and also one of the most growth - promoting experiences for the other person - comes from my appreciating this individual in the same way that I appreciate the sunset. People are just wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be.  In fact, perhaps the reason we can truly appreciate a sunset is that we cannot control it.  When I look at a sunset as I did the other evening, I don't find myself saying 'Soften the orange a little on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color.' I don't do that.  I don't try to control a sunset.  I watch with awe as it unfolds."
~ Carl Rogers

Monday, February 8, 2016

2/8/2016 Thinking Outside the Box - Light and Shadows #282016






Both these images were light and shadows playing on the office/bedroom ceiling.  My little eyes see:  an apple, a heart and then another heart and another.   What do you see?  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2/4/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Lake Michigan #242016 - Woman Paddle Boarding




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Lake Michigan # 242016, Woman Paddle Boarding.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2/3/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - # 369 - Abandoned Buildings




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Abandoned buildings, CT.

Here are where stories live wrapped up  in an eeerie light movement and invasion of darkness helter skelter.

Monday, February 1, 2016

2/1/2016 - Thinking Outside the Box - Circles - Quote - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Circle




"The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson