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DAILY PROMPT: NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP – VICE

February 19, 2014

Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?  Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICE. HOOKED ON PHONES We all have them, but it really gets on my nerves when you try to talk to a person and they are consumed with their cell phone and text messages. No chance of talking […]

MORE THAN WHITE SNOW

February 10, 2014

We have seen so much snow this winter, although beautiful, I am ready to see something else. While going through my photos I found these. WHITE FLOWERS Just as I wonder / whether it’s going to die, / the orchid blossoms // and I can’t explain why it / moves my heart… The Orchid Flower […]

FROSTED BLOSSOMS

February 8, 2014

I haven’t been able to get out and photograph anything lately, so I pulled out some photos from my archive and played around with them.  Here are some of the results. They look like frosted blossoms to me. Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. […]

SUNDAY POST: FLOWERS

January 26, 2014

LONGING FOR SPRING I decided to create a video for Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post: Flower Challenge.  I hope you like it.   BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

GIVE ME A TOUCH OF YELLOW

January 7, 2014

YELLOW RUBBER DUCK The famous Rubber Duck made its’ first visit to the United Stated by floating on the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One million visitors came to Point State Park with their children to see and photograph this great event. I remember, as a child, having this wonderful duck floating in my bath […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FRESH

July 19, 2013

FRESH AS A DAISY I know, I took the most obvious and the easy way out for this challenge, but I could not resist posting the first thing that came to mine from my archives. YELLOW DAISY WHITE DAISY Fresh As A Daisy At evening when I go to bed I see the stars shine […]

TAGGED W – WATER LILY

June 4, 2013

Outside the Phipps Conservatory in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh you will find the Aquatic Gardens.  The water pond is filled with water and floating plants including water lilies. Standing watch over the pond, is a century-old statue of Neptune, the Roman sea-god.  He wears a seaweed skirt and stands on a shell with his […]

ORANGE AND NATURE’S BLISS

May 6, 2013

THE COLOR OF ADVENTURE AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION Orange Represents Adventure and risk taking: Orange promotes physical confidence and enthusiasm – sportsmen and adventure-seekers relate well to orange. Social communication and interaction: Orange stimulates two-way conversation between people – in a dining room when entertaining it stimulates conversation as well as appetite. Friendship: Group socializing, parties, the community – […]

FLOWERS OF MAY

May 1, 2013

“Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us The very clouds move on.” -  Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs HAPPY MAY DAY! BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

IT’S SPRING – HAPPY EARTH DAY

April 22, 2013

CHERRY BLOSSOMS  Last year I went to Washington D.C. for the 100th Anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival, “NO” cherry blossoms.  I went again to Washington to see cherry blossoms early this month, “NO” cherry blossoms.  Went to a regular doctors appointment this morning, and guess what?  “YEA”, Cherry blossoms! Outside my doctor’s office were […]

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