Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, November 18, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Niagara Falls, NY



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Niagara Falls, NY

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11/15/2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #462 - Soul2Soul World Tour - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill


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My sister, Marge, and I attended the Soul2Soul World Tour at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo, New York starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.  Awesome concert......the lighting, the band, the singing!



Tim McGraw and Faith Hill singing on stage together.



Large screen photograph of Faith Hill.



Large screen photo of Tim McGraw.




Faith Hill going out into the audience.




Tim McGraw also went out into the audience.  The rest of the band stayed on stage.   I couldn't believe that my camera phone was able to even capture these last two images because Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were both so far away and crowds were surrounding both of them.

Thank you Mike and Marge Shincarick for the food, lodging and well planned Ladies' Trip.  I would also like to thank Greg and Michelle Charles for dropping Marge and I off and picking us up at the KeyBank (Sabras) Hockey Stadium. You four are disguised as Angels here on Earth.  You all have kind hearts and I am in gratitude.  I'm glad to have spent some time with family.  It was great sharing old memories and making new ones.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Lighting



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All these photographs were taken at the 
Key Bank Center
home of the Buffalo Sabres Hockey Team
Buffalo, New York
U.S.A.

















Taken while my sister, Marge and I were attending Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert in Buffalo, NY.
Awesome lighting features.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Niagara Falls


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Niagara Falls, New York.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 6, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box






Photo taken at Chief Lake Lodge, 7444 N. Pats Landing Road, Hayward, Wisconsin 54843.

Study of what I see outside from inside the restaurant/bar.   Notice it is a double reflection of light in sky.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset



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Sunset, Boylan Road, Hayward, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #455 - Autumn Colors



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September 4, 2017
Sunny and Hot Day


September 11, 2017
Gray Day




September 18, 2017
Rainy Day



Photos taken on Highway "E", outside of Hayward, Wisconsin every Monday.  Fall colors are ending in certain areas and are just beginning in other areas.   Time to take a ride and see the colorful leaves before they are all gone.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Individual Leaf


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My husband and I hopped into the car and look what we saw on the windshield.  It had rained the night before.  So this leaf was stuck to the window.  I asked John if he could back up the SUV and then back up the drive until I saw a background that was pleasing.   When he stopped the car with the forest as background look what we got!  I had the Nokia phone out and took the shot.  What you see is what we got except for cropping.  Love this digital age don't you?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset Reflection on a Pond

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On a road less traveled, I found this sunset reflection on a pond.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #454 - Sunflowers



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This summer it was hard to find a field of sunflowers.  I learned today that there are annual and perennial sunflowers.  The annual seeds will bloom the first year planted.   However, it will probably take perennial sunflower seeds to bloom two years.  Year after year I look for fields of sunflowers and always find them on a different rural road.   I also have noticed that something else is always planted where sunflowers were planted before.

Today is a warm, humid gray day; but these sunflowers make me smile.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Burning Pit


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Instead of using a shredder sometimes we use a burning pit.  Look at how thinker items refuse to burn.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Sunset over a cranberry bog





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Sunset over a cranberry bog, Stone Lake, Wisconsin.
©Wm. D. Zawistowski Cranberry Bog

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Glass of Water - Quote - Brad Thor - Half Empty, Half Full








Quote:

"If we talk about  the glass being half empty or half full, I want to know what does the glass look like from underneath the table?"
~ Brad Thor

Here is a photograph of a glass of water with ice cubes sweating during the heat of summer 2017.  I think the glass is refillable.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Abandoned Railroad Trestle


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Photo taken of an abandoned railroad trestle.  My husband, John, and I were on a back-road called Mosquito Brook Road heading toward Seeley,Wisconsin for lunch at the Sawmill Saloon.  When I saw this shot, of course we had to stop.   Here is information regarding Sawmill Saloon's menu:  http://www.seeleywis.com/sawmill-menu.  If you want to kayak, bike ride, fish, use ATV trails one can do it all  in this area.   There is a place called Lenroot Inn, Moose Lips Coffee Shop and a little gift shop besides the restaurant.  I've never stayed there, just saying.  Oh I forgot to mention there is an artist who uses a saw to make sculptures of eagles and bears and other wild animals out of wood.   It is really interesting if you haven't seen that done before.  


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 7, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #452 - Trip to West Boyston, Massachusetts



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Abandoned old Stone Church built in 1890's.  Here is the website if you are interested in more information:
http://wbhistory.org/old-stone-church.htm.




Meola's Wayside Ice Cream, 165 West Boyston St., West Boyston, Massachusetts 01583 -
Phone 1 508-835-9747.  If you would like more information click here:  http://meolasicecream.com/



Decorated walls inside the ice cream shop.





Here are the spoons and bottled water.



Here is where the tips go.


My husband, John, and I ate sitting in our car eating ice cream in front of Daisy.  Life is grand!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Quote - Sarah Dessen, JUST LISTEN - Own Heart



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Abstract WP20170514002B


Quote:
"There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart."
~Sarah Dessen, JUST LISTEN


Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Lac Court Oreilles and Stone Lake



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Sunset on Lac Court Oreilles



Reflections of clouds on Stone Lake.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Outdoor Wednesday - #451 - Rabuck Knives - Art Crawl




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I visited the art studio of Rabuck Knives located in Springbrook, Wisconsin during an Art Crawl.  He makes leather purses, knifes with handmade handles plus sheaths and other misc. things; but when I walked back to my car I noticed his wood shed.  The shed reminded me of Georgia O'keeffe paintings.  I asked Jason Rabuck for permission to take a picture of this wood shed.  He said, "Yes."




Below is a bird's nest he pointed out was inside the skull.   Do you see it?


Evidently this is all the wood he has split for the winter.  I was really taking a photo of the bird house attached to the wood shed.





This was posted for Art Crawl participants to locate the artist's studio.  If you are interested in purchasing a knife or leather goods click on this site:  http://www.rabuckhandmadeknives.com/knife-gallery.html.




©Jason Rabuck, W3080 Hay Lake Road, Springbrook, Wisconsin 54875 (715) 766-2739




Found this piece of artwork that day right on our own piece of property.  I am grateful for life's many blessings.

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017 - Thinking Outside the Box - Lac Court Oreilles Bottom View



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Thinking Outside the Box






Photo taken of Lac Court Oreilles, Bottom View


I was standing on the dock waiting for a sunset to happen, when I took a peek at the water below.  Amazing how the tree branch over the lake was reflecting on the water.  The camera stopped the movement of the tree branch. At the top of image you can see what I was pointing out.  I was surprised that so many yellow leaves had sunk to the bottom of the lake and how the leaves formed almost a straight line looking like a sidewalk, road, or path.  It was amazing how the bottom of the lake could actually look like a desert or a canyon in the Southwestern States. Dark areas are small stones which form most of the bottom of the lakes up here. To tell you the truth sandy beach fronts are not as common as rocky bottoms.  Top right area looks like a cloud reflection on top of the water. Colors are presenting themselves softly to the viewer. Photography includes looking up, down, sideways and hoping the camera will capture something we didn't.

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017 - SkyWatch Friday - Solar Eclipse




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We didn't see any birds or wind or the eclipse because it was overcast here.  But this is what we saw for a sunset over the town of Stone Lake, Wisconsin.





John, my husband tried to follow the sunset in the car.  Here is a photograph of a boat coming to shore at sunset on Stone Lake the evening of the solar eclipse.





Next day at the laundry mat, I went out to the car for some reason and noticed the clouds engulfing the area.





Still at the laundry mat parking lot but this image is just more up close and personal by cropping the photograph..  Is that the light at the end of the tunnel?