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Archive for October 2012

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: ORANGE

October 31, 2012

ORANGE FLOWERS HOW THE COLOR ORANGE AFFECTS US PHYSICALLY Stimulates activity Stimulates appetite Encourages socialization ORANGE AROUND THE GLOBE American Indians associate the color orange with kinship. Orange is the Netherlands’ national color, dating back to the Dutch War of Independence and the rebel Prince of Orange. In Ireland, the use of orange dates from […]

STORY CHALLENGE: LETTER “R”

October 30, 2012

RAILROAD TRACKS “Tracks of Time” We walked along the tracks of time The missing ties torn from the line And dreamed of long ago When life depended on the stop With whistle blowing and hissing steam Passengers hurry to their seats Destinations known and unknown Riding coach or cattle car Walking on now just a […]

TRAVEL CLUBS VISIT TO OMNI HOTEL and RESORT

October 29, 2012

OMNI HOTEL & RESORTS BEDFORD SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA After our visit to Bedford County covered bridges, the group stopped for a delious meal at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort that is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of south-central Pennsylvania, just 90 miles from Pittsburgh. A host of celebrities, dignitaries and corporate magnates from around the […]

COVERED BRIDGES

October 29, 2012

Recently I joined a Meetup group of Pittsburgh’s Women Travel Club for a visit to Bedford County Covered Bridges.  I met ten wonderful women from across the Pittsburgh area with like interest in travel and meeting new people.  We spent an enjoyable day viewing the covered bridges, getting to know one another and having a […]

TRAVEL THEME: SPOOKY

October 28, 2012

SPOOKY: weird: eerie, easily frightened: nervous, jumpy   The Trumpets 6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. 7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees […]

STORY CHALLENGE: LETTER “Q”

October 27, 2012

QUILTS THE WEAVER My Life is but a weaving between my Lord and me; I cannot choose the colors He worketh steadily. Oft times He weaveth sorrow And I, in foolish pride, Forget He sees the upper, And I the under side. Not til the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly, Shall […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FOREIGN

October 26, 2012

SANTAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD The Santas of the world gather in the PPG Wintergarden to kindle your holiday spirit.  This enchanting display of life-size Santas, each robed in their own traditional apparel, represents 16 countries from around the globe and captures a world of Christmas folklore and fantasy. The photos were taken a couple […]

ON THE WALL

October 25, 2012

VIEWING LIFE AS SPECTATORS OR PARTICIPANT? LIFE “The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power To tell when the hand will stop, At late or early hour. To lose one’s health is sad indeed; To lose one’s soul is such a loss That no man can restore.” Author Unknown […]

WHERE DO OLD PLANES GO?

October 24, 2012

U.S. AIR FORCE MUSEUM While on my way to the Grand Canyon, our tour van passed this old U.S. Air Force Museum.  Camera readily in hand I was able to snap these quick shots through the window. Once I returned home, I found the below video on YouTube of one of these beauties flying over […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: WATER

October 23, 2012

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S FALLINGWATERS Click on link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water to see more photos. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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