Friday, December 31, 2010

For Those Who Can't Make It To Times Square


Taken December 19, 2010.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Over Look


Taken December 21, 2010.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Life Imitates Art: Japanese Watercolors

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oasis


Taken December 18, 2010.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Its Bark Is Worse Than Her Bite


Taken December 18, 2010.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Picture of a Winter's Early Evening

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Song for a Winter's Night
Music & Lyrics by Gordon Lightfoot

The lamp is burnin' low upon my table top
The snow is softly falling
The air is still within the silence of my room
I hear your voice softly calling
If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
Upon this winter night with you

The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
My glass is almost empty
I read again between the lines upon each page
The words of love you sent me

If I could know within my heart
That you were lonely too
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
Upon this winter night with you

The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim
The shades of night are liftin'
The morning light steals across my windowpane
Where webs of snow are driftin'

If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
Upon this winter night with you
And to be once again with you

Saturday, December 25, 2010

O Tannenbaum

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.

Taken December 14, 2010.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Looked up the Definition of Cold


Taken December 13, 2010.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Waves Out of Time


Taken December 21, 2010.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Transitions


Taken December 10, 2010.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wild Curls


Taken December 6, 2010.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Zen Sniff Ponders ...

... oh never mind. Some things really are imponderable.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Snowed-in in IN

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Snow Day
by Kim May

I sit in bed
A computer in my lap
Every five minutes, checking a weather map

They said it would snow
It will happen overnight
But I'll stay up longer even if before snow comes light

All I want is a long lazy snow day
It's 12a.m and schools are already delayed

But where is the snow?
What do meteorologists know?

I'm burned out, stressed out
All I think about is school
Assignment upon assignment..it's hard to stay cool

You don't know how much I want this
My pj's are inside out!
There's leftover snow on the ground...
But a snow day I'm starting to doubt

I'm feel my sleep time diminishing
But I won't sleep without finishing

My lookout for snow
Anticipation has grown

It's at it's fullest
My eyelids at their heaviest

I want to wake up with thirty inches of snow
I want a ton of texts saying: ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

I want a level three snowstorm
Keep everyone in

Snow days are nice
'cause everyone wins.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

In Shape


Taken December 5, 2010.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

A Whiter Shade of Sepia


Taken December 8, 2010.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Portrait of the Photographer as a Young Bubble


Taken , 2010.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Careful Perspective


Taken November 29, 2010.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Outlining Your Story


Taken November 28, 2010.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Follow Me Down


Taken December 2, 2010.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Sunday Snoozing

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Sleeping with your Dog
Unknown Author

Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove
My human being can hardly move!
I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"
I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my human's chin.
She wakes up quickly,
I have sharp teeth-
I'm a puppy, don't you see?
For the morning's here
and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And shares her bed with me at night!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Coloring Between the Times


Sunrise November 29, 2010

Sunset November 19, 2010.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Frost Flower Gathering

Some drought-year frost flowers -- they've been small, close to the ground, and twisty.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pop Goes the Drought


Taken November 26, 2010.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Streaking Away From Dawn


Taken November 21, 2010.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Still Burning Off the Fog


Taken November 20, 2010.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

We Meet in A Fog

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Snonorah

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Weeds
by Carl Sandburg

From the time of the early radishes
To the time of the standing corn
Sleepy Henry Hackerman hoes.

There are laws in the village against weeds.
The law says a weed is wrong and shall be killed.
The weeds say life is a white and lovely thing
And the weeds come on and on in irrepressible regiments.
Sleepy Henry Hackerman hoes; and the village law uttering a ban on weeds is unchangeable law.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fading Away


Taken November 11, 2010.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Fall Bounty


Taken November 17, 2010.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Moon Lost and Found


Taken November 10, 2010.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gliding Into Mystery


Taken November 9, 2010.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All the Angles


Taken November 7, 2010.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Zen Sniff Ponders Having What She's Having


Taken November 15, 2010.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Alpha Omega


Turn! Turn! Turn!
Words-adapted from The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes
Music-Pete Seeger

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Easing Up


Taken November 7, 2010.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

In and Out

Both photos taken November 7, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Have A Berry, Berry Good Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it.
Taken November 4, 2010.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Spark of Fall


Taken November 2, 2010.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dropping By


Taken November 5, 2010.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

How to deal with Mondays: Don't!


Taken November 13, 2010.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Dancing with the Universe

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DANCING
by Sam Polglaze grade 5, Scandia, MN

The electrons dance
on the atoms
on the cells
on the organs
on me
on the houses
on the towns
on the cities
on the countries
on the worlds
on the solar systems
on the galaxies
and everything
Dances!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Looking Up


Taken November 4, 2010.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Life Imitates Art: Jackson Pollock


Taken November 2, 2010.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sheltered in the Pawpaw Patch


Taken October 31, 2010.

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