Tuesday, August 30, 2016

8/31/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #399 - Hydrangea Plants in our Garden



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Hydrangea photo taken last week.   Notice the color is white.




This week hydrangea plants are turning PINK.  I think these flowers are so much like fireworks on the 4th of July.   Don't you?








A rock garden surrounds these hydrangea plants.  Notice the two circles.  This was not painted on the rock. It was found this way.   Nature sure is full of miracles.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8/25/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Clouds and Cornfields - Quote - J.R.R. Tolkien - Find Something




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Sunset.   Cornfields, rural road, clouds, power lines.

Quote:

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something.  You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8/24/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #398 - Burning Pit, Hydrangea, Sunflowers and Sunset on Lac Court Orrielles - Quote - B. Carter - Good Old Days




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My husband and I built this burning pit yesterday with Holland Pipestone Pavers purchased at L&M, Hayward, Wisconsin.   We had our first fire yesterday.



We lost a hydrangea last winter.  We purchased this one at Rollingwood Nursery, Stone Lake, Wisconsin. John dug a hole about 14 to maybe 18 inches deep for the plant and the fish guts (which he uses as fertilizer). After a night of gentle rain on the bush, I noticed a bee on the hydrangea already.  I think the bush likes the "new" surroundings.





Sunday, I went on a mission to see the sunflowers in bloom on County Road "B" near a distillery, Sarona, Wisconsin.  Aren't these plants just smiling away at just being alive.




This week we had a storm with lightening, thunder and awesome sunsets.   I hope you will come and visit this blog again.  Meanwhile, take care.

Quote:

"We all have our Good Old Days tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs."
~ B. Carter

Monday, August 22, 2016

8/22/2016 - Thinking Outside the Box - Weeds - Quote - Alan Alda - Creativity


I went down to the lake and discovered these weeds wrapped around the metal poles that hold the dock up. So I took the original image (a comfortable shot) and went into Picasa (my creative mode).  This photograph now looks like a contemporary painting (uncomfortable place).  Taaa Dahhhh!

Quote
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.  You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition."
~ Alan Alda

Thursday, August 18, 2016

8/18/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Lac Court Orrielles - Sunset - Quote - Confucius - Heart



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My husband, John, and I went fishing the other night.   We caught a few blue gills and then heard thunder, saw lightening and then noticed all the boats on the lake were gone.   Just a lone loon and us were left.  So John unanchored the boat and we headed for our pier.  We watched the sunset.   Luckily, I had a cell phone along on the trip.  Notice the layers and layers and layers in the sky and lake.

Quote:
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
~Confucius

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8/17/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #397 - Flowers and a Door - Quote - Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Words




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Lilies.



Hollyhocks.




My husband, John, and I visited Fifield, Wisconsin and discovered this very ornate doorway.


"Flowers are words which even a babe may understand."
~ Arthur Cleveland Coxe, THE SINGING OF BIRDS

Monday, August 15, 2016

8/15/2016 - Thinking Outside the Box - Quote - Leo da Vinci - Simplicity


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
As a well spent day brings happy sleep,
So a life well spent brings happy death.
Art is never finished, only abandoned."
~ Leo da Vinci


Thursday, August 11, 2016

8/11/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Clouds on Hwy. 70




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Highway 70 at dusk, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.

Friday, August 5, 2016

8/5/2016 - SkyWatch Friday - Storm Approaching





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Storm approaching, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8/3/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #395 - Mannequin




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Ladies' Day out was a trip to Winter Gardens then lunch with some folks we bumped into.  I thought this mannequin was awesome.   Look she is even holding a purse and wearing gloves.  


Close-up of mannequin in Winter Gardens, Winter, Wisconsin.


Mannequin's are everywhere.   Seem to be the in thing.  This mannequin was found in a store called Firefly in Seeley, Wisconsin.   I love to visit this shop to see crafts that local artists' have made.


This mannequin was found in a gift shop located inside THE SAW MILL SALOON,  Seeley, Wisconsin.


Look at this gigantic purse outside of Firefly, Seeley, Wisconsin.   Too big for the mannequin to hold.

Monday, August 1, 2016