Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Angel plus Warning Sign

Greetings and Salutations!

What a find at Lake Michigan at the Lighthouse Beach.

Same photograph different angle.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Found out who the architect was for The Writer's Theatre

Jeanne Gang
This established the company's first permanent home—a new theatre center in downtown Glencoedesigned by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander.
Copied and pasted from Google.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Gilson Park, Wilmette, Illinois - IMG2958B

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IMG2958B - Gilson Park, Wilmette, Illinois - 2019.

It always amazes me when I see the sea and the sky are the same color.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - People Painting Flowers on Building

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IMG3352D - ©Soapies Cleaning and Tailoring, 2504 Gross Point Road, Evanston, IL 60201

Looking back a few months in my photographs, I noticed this event.  People were painting flowers on the side of a building.  I'm dreaming of spring flowers and winter just started Saturday, December 21st.  It is in the 40s here in Chicagoland area.  No snow is expected for Christmas this year.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - SCREAM, Artist Edvard Munch - Navy Pier, Chicago, IL IMG2821B

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IMG2821B - Photo was taken at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois - 2019

When a person walks in front of this, lines and circles appear on the screen.  Look at the far corner doesn't it look like the painting SCREAM, Artist Edvard Munch?  

Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Senior Citizens at Lake Michigan

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Image 3051B - Lake Michigan - Senior Citizens enjoying the lakefront and fresh air.

Image 3050B - Lake Michigan - Senior Citizens enjoying the lakefront and fresh air.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - IMG 2785B - Chicago, Illinois - Quote - Susan Gale - Top or Bottom

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Image IMG2785B - Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - Chicago, Illinois - 2019


"Life is like a Ferris wheel.  One minute you're on top, the next you're at the bottom.  Just stay in the seat, enjoy the ride, and hang on until you reach the top again."
~ Susan Gale

Friday, November 29, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Abstract IMG2810B - Quote - Jackson Pollock - Memories

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IMG2810B - Navy Pier, Chicago, IL photo taken 2019


"Energy and motions made visible - memories arrested in space."
~ Jackson Pollock

Monday, November 18, 2019

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Future Mechanic #2

Monday, November 18, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Alex Meyer - Future Auto Mechanic - Robert Frost - Thought

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WP20180102002B - Alex Meyer - Future Auto Mechanic

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."
~ Robert Frost

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Anxiety 101

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Anxiety 101

Photo taken at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL in the year 2019.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 19, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Gilson Park, Lake Michigan - IMG3060B - Quote - Meryl Streep - Things Holding You Back

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Gilson Park, Lake Michigan


"Put blinders onto those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head."
~ Meryl Streep

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - LCO - IMG3966B - Quote - Dr. Jane Woodall - Difference

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LCO, 2019

"Every day we live on this planet, we make some impact and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make."
In Praise of  Peace, Love, Action!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - IMG4161B

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Guests arrived.  We drove separately using two vehicles to town.  We arrived at our destination which was Hayward Amusement Center, Hayward, Wisconsin.  A black truck pulled up next to our vehicle.  While waiting for the kids to ride on the go-carts, I noticed the reflection of the trees and sky in the door handle of the truck; but then I noticed that the body of the truck looked like rolling farmland and the trim looked like the gray sky above the track.  Amazing how eyes can trick a person as to what we really see and what is fantasy. Luckily, the camera saw the same view.  And so it is.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - LCO 2019 - Quote - John Ruskin - Nature

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Nature is a painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."
~ John Ruskin

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Lac Courte Oreilles IMG 4055B

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Lac Courte Oreilles, IMG 4055B

I just cropped this image.  I did not add any color to this sunset.  Wisconsin has really beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

August 18, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - 13 FT by 9 IN - Evanston, IL

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13 Feet by 9 IN - Evanston, IL - IMG3860B

How odd?  One frame has a cloud in it.  The other frame has a tree in it; but minus the rain clouds.  Notice an eyeball separates the two frames.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Man Walking near Lake Michigan - Quote - Alan Watts - Same Person

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Man walking near Lake Michigan IMG3179B

"You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago."
~ Alan Watts

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Lake Michigan IMG3130B - Quote - Eleanore Duse - Joy, Power, Soul

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My soul sings when I am at Lake Michigan during all seasons.  I find it most interesting in the winter or on cloudy days or when blue skies fill the frame.  And so it is.


"If the sight of blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of  nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
~ Eleanore Duse

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box -

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Photo #IMG3129B

Listen to your heart.  Look up, down, around, through, sideways.  First see it with your own eye.  Cross your fingers and your toes that the IPHONE camera sees it too.   By gosh, oh golly, the camera did see the same thing I did!  And so, ends another day.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Bahai Temple IMG3537B

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After that long, long cold winter, I appreciate the blue skies more than ever before.

Bahai Temple, Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.A.
Image #IMG3537B

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Evanston Lighthouse #IMG3097B - Quote - John Milton - Awe

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It has been raining a lot here in the Chicagoland area.  One can count on our two hands the few sunny days with blue skies, but here I have posted one day. This moment, I am grateful to be able to pick up one foot, put it down and then pick up the other foot and put it down.  I am grateful that I can breathe the fresh air after spending a long cold winter inside a heated home.  I am grateful for the lighthouse still standing in Evanston, Illinois.

Last year's footprints have been erased by the lake's ebb and flow but here are the new footprints left behind on this sandy beach.  One comes.  One goes.   Do you have a permit?  No.  May I walk the beach take some pictures?  Okay for five minutes.  That is all I have.  Five minutes of solitude now that it is Spring. When the snow covers the sand, and the ice forms on the beach one may forget to count how many moments of solitude that one requires to take on the world of chaos.

I head home after capturing awe one more time.  And so it is.

Evanston Light House
Photo #IMG3097B


"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world."
~ John Milton

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - NW Crosses, Doorways and Sky - Quote - Mark Parrett - Open Mind

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I am still studying reflections, geometrics, closing in for details, light, and shadows.

Photo #IMG3114B - NW Crosses, Doorways, and Sky


"If you don't go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors."
~ Mark Perrett

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Billboard - Quote - Alan Watts - Change

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Photo #20180609002B - Image was taken through a billboard with open field and skies, Hayward, WI.


"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."
~ Alan Watts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Water Tank #21620191749B - Quote - Meister Eckhart - New Beginnings

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At sunset, I walked down a path and looked up at this water tower and so how could I resist?  I took several images.  I cropped and I played with this photo until the miracle happened. This image had a lot of faint lines while other lines looked strong.  I saw the sunset on the very edge of a circle? The metal structures held the water tower so far above me that I was in awe.  I learned that day to always be aware of the details.

Looking at the images that were posted in 2019 on Light and Voices, something new is going on with the photographs.  I am going to keep on shooting and posting and experience the magic of the "NEW BEGINNINGS" and see where it goes.  If you like, come along with me for the journey.

Photo Image #21620191749B  Water Tower, Hayward, WI

"And suddenly you know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."
~ Meister Eckhart

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday Photo #2142019378C - Quote - Milli O'Brien - Simply Be

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Photo #2142019378C

"In a world full of doing-doing-doing, it is important to take some time to simply be."
~ Milli O'Brien,

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Sunrise, Palm Trees in Orlando -

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My husband, John, and I checked into a Holiday Inn, Orlando, Florida.  I noticed the morning sunrise, the beautiful palm trees and then I thought mmm how can I make this image different?  And so I did.  I shot through a drinking glass for the round ring and used the curtains in the room for the veiled look. "Que Sera Sera" (Whatever Will Be) in honor of Doris Day.

Photo Image #5122019605C - Sunrise, Palm Trees in Orlando

Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Yogurt, Key lime Pies and Art - Quote - Edgar Degas - Mystery 2019 - A

Greetings and Salutations!

Found this in Cocoa Beach, Florida where I parked my car.  What a miracle!  It looks like contemporary art in a museum but was painted on a cement block wall.

Photo #12072018787B.  Mystery 2019-A


"A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy.  When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people."
~ Edgar Degas

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Chicago Framed Photo #040620191130B

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Photo #050620191130B - Chicago Framed

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Photo #060620191750B

Monday, May 6, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Quote - Oprah Winfrey - See

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Photo #05052019991B


"Know that as far as your eye can see, the universe can see even farther."
~ Oprah Winfrey
The Oprah Magazine

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - and then it was dark - Quote - Paul Gaugin - Dream amid nature

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and then it was dark.

This photograph was taken at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL #4072019115B © Jm 2019.


"A bit of advice, don't copy nature too closely.  Art is an abstraction; as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it, and concentrate on what you will create as a result."
~ Paul Gauguin

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Friday, March 26, 2019 - SkyWatch Friday - Antioch Fish Boil - Quote - Osvald Siren - Spirit

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John, my husband, and I went to a Friday night fish boil with longtime friends.  When we came out of the church, this is what I saw while the three of them were getting into the car for a long ride home.  What a miracle!

"the movement of spirit through the rhythm of things"
~Osvald Siren (April 6, 1879 - June 26, 1966 Finnish-born Swedish art historian

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019 - Thinking Outside the Box - Facing Opposite Ways - Quote - Zig Ziglar - It's not what happens to you

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This photograph was taken at NorthShore University Health System, 9650 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois, 60076 - Facing Opposite Ways - ©Jm2019 #4072019203B


"It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you."
~ Zig Ziglar

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 - Skywatch Friday - Icy Window

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"Happy people do not demand a lot from the world because their happiness proceeds from a place deeper than the world can touch."
~ Alan Cohen

Recently, I saw this through the attic window.  These trees did not escape the mystery winter creates with snow, ice, and sunsets.  I used Picasa for cropping.   And so it is.

Icy Window #2162019347B