Today’s Flowers #13

•2 November 2008 • 26 Comments

When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped …

— Morpheus —

My mums just starting to open.

Don’t forget to check out all the lovely flowers on Today’s Flowers!

“Eye” Spy…

•1 November 2008 • 6 Comments

For any man with half an eye,
What stands before him may espy.

— John Trumbull —

Yesterday, my blog was nominated for the Kreativ Blogger award by Julie at Sydney Eye. Not only was it a pleasant surprise, I feel honoured to be nominated by someone with such a talented eye and whose pictures are truly worth a thousand words. Thank you, Julie!

According to the ‘Kreativ Blogger’ guidelines, I have to list six things that make me happy and then nominate six blogs that I value. I can tell you now, only choosing six blogs was a real challenge because there are so many excellent ones out there.

Six things that make me happy:

  1. A long walk with my camera
  2. Family and friends
  3. Hugging my dogs
  4. Beading
  5. A good mystery (and time to read)
  6. Nachos, Moosehead and a hockey game

Six (don’t-miss) blogs:

  1. Round the Bend
    Before pulling up Round the Bend to see West Virginia through Carletta’s lens, I put on my robe and slippers and make a cup of tea. Carletta’s blog is so comfortable and inviting, I feel like I’m sitting at her kitchen table for a quiet visit with a long-time friend.
  2. Potted Frog
    The same goes for Potted Frog. Louise pulls you in with her yellow cottonwoods and then amazes you with her magical mountain, childhood memories and beautiful show of craftwork.
  3. Regina in Pictures
    The day I stumbled across Regina in Pictures, my mouth fell open in awe. Guy’s pride in his home town is as evident as his talent.
  4. Ramsey Daily Photo
    Ramsey Daily Photo is another of my favorite stops. Babooshka regales her readers with Manx history, legends photos and songs. At times I feel like I live there.
  5. Eyes Mind Heart
    2sweetnsaxy found my blog before I found Eyes Mind Heart. It took me several days to experience LA through her eyes and I’m still toting up frequent flyer miles.
  6. Virtua Gallery
    We’ll wrap this up with Virtua Gallery. What can I say? If you haven’t seen Klaus’ collection of nature photos, you don’t know what you’re missing. (Make some room, Art Wolfe!)

Thank you all for sharing your world, your lives and your wonderful photography with us! It is my pleasure to pass you the baton.

A Pair of Jacks

•31 October 2008 • 4 Comments

May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.

— Author Unknown —

Hand-made ceramic by a local artist.

Skywatch Friday #16

•30 October 2008 • 15 Comments

Give me the clear blue sky above my head
— William Hazlitt —

Note to Crazy Cath and Gemma: I have been trying for several weeks to leave comments on your blogs but have not had any luck. Your photos are wonderful!

Be sure to check out all the great Skywatch photos this weekend!

My World Tuesday #2

•27 October 2008 • 15 Comments

Let me root, root, root for the home team…
Jack Norworth

In honor of the World Series, I decided to post these photos of L. P. Frans Stadium. L.P. Frans is home to the Hickory Crawdads (affectionately known to the locals as the ‘Dads) minor league baseball team. After ten years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, they became an affiliate of the Texas Rangers in September. For a description, please hover over the photos. (If you scroll down two posts, the second photo was also taken at the stadium.)

My World Tuesday is a new meme brought to you by the Skywatch Friday team. For a virtual tour of home towns around the world, please visit That’s My World!

Today’s Flowers #12

•27 October 2008 • 6 Comments

Can we conceive what humanity would be if
it did not know the flowers?

— Maurice Maeterlinck —

I’m running late but here is my offering – late blooming cone flowers.

Don’t forget to check out all the lovely flowers on Today’s Flowers!

The Colors of Fall

•25 October 2008 • 6 Comments

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an
oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.

— Stanley Horowitz —

Forgive me for being lazy but it was easier to post all of these at once than to write individual posts. Hover over the photos for a description.

The last picture is a cheat – the leaves aren’t real – it’s a wreath I made for my front door. You have to grab an opportunity to show off your creative side once in a while…right?