Showing posts with label collage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collage. Show all posts

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Halloween Preview


Two of my favorite quotes for Halloween

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
~~Erma Bombeck~~

'Tis now the very witching time of night
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world
~~William Shakespeare~~

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!


Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday


I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


Sunday, October 04, 2015

Beautiful Friends


WELCOME

It's a most beautiful time of the year.  The leaves begin to change, but flowers continue to bud and bloom.  I do love to walk in the fall.  Fresh crisp air that awakens me and makes me appreciate all that is dear to me even more.

Roses continue to boast of their beauty, as if trying to remind me today, that I need not worry for they will return in the Spring to brighten my days.  For surely that is their sole purpose.


Days decrease,
And Autumn grows
Autumn is everything
~~Robert Browning~~

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I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
~~Nathaniel Hawthorne~~

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday



I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Glory of An Autumn Garden






But friendship is the breathing rose, 
with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

My favorite rose in the garden.  It's hardy and beautifully dainty at the same time.  It withstands the summer heat and the autumn chill.













The aster greets us as we pass 
With her faint smile 
Sarah Helen Power Whitman

Butterflies, bees and moths  in the garden.  Don't you just love it? And the Aster has become one of my favorite flowers




The burning bush is oh so lovely when it's color is brilliant red, but seeing her change so gloriously allows me to appreciate her even more for all the labor that goes into it. 


Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson









This wee hibiscus is sheltered in the bushes and even now is budding again.  How I have come to love these creations.

I'd rather have roses on my table,
than diamonds on my neck.
tEmma Goldman

And that pretty much says it all!!!  Have a wonderful week and don't forget to give the Glory to God!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday



I'm been inviting you  to  join Monday WRites by Gillena Cox.    Today maybe you might join her in this adventure.


verses


I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



I'm also joining Catching Light for some lovely photos today.  Why don't you stop by?


Sunday, September 06, 2015

Mt Evans and Memories



Mt Evans, the highest paved highway in North America
View looking toward the summit
Altitude 14,265 feet

The Panoramas
the beauty of the mountains

Mountain sheep and mountain goats


Summit Lake

Ever since I was a kid every fall Dad, Mom and we kids would take a picnic up to the summit of Mt. Evans.  It was always so very cold but Dad would start a fire in the picnic area and Mom would brew a pot of coffee.  That was the only time until I was "grown" that we kids would get to drink coffee. What a treat that was.  But then the whole day was a treat!  The added joy of seeing the colors of the yellow aspen leaves intermingled with those glorious pines was exhilarating.  The memories of those days are treasures no one can steal.

So this year I wanted to visit Mt Evans again on our trip to Colorado.  Things have changed.  There are no picnic areas at the top.  Other things have not changed.  It was still cold, 41 degrees and rain and sleet.  That didn't change the joy I felt when I saw the mountain sheep and mountain goats.  The beauty of the Rockies near the summit and the thrill of the traveling the highway.  

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy



Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday



As an aside, I've been invited to  join Monday WRites by Gillena Cox.    Today I thought others of you might join her in this adventure.


verses


I have found a new place to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt III



And the Adventure continues.  Why not come along for the journey?

As a kid I loved 
Scavenger hunts with my friends
It's the kid in me!

So the kid in me
Scavengers with all my friends
Oh, what fun it is!



#1Bouquet of flowers


#8 "plugged in to social media" at Panera Bread

#10 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN


#10 (cont.) University of Evansville
Evansville, IN


#12 public restroom


#13 Merry-go-round
Eastland Mall
Evansville, IN


#16 Panoramic view,
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 


#17 Knights of Columbus preparing picnic
Terre Haute, IN 


#19 Ticket Boot
Eastland Mall


#21 It's ME!
SCAVENGER HUNT LIST

 1. A bouquet of flowers
 2. An ornate door knocker
3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)
 4. People playing a board game or card game
5. Architectural columns
 6. A metal bridge
7. A turtle
 8. Someone "plugged in" to social media
 9. A tent
10. A college or university
11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish
12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet
13. A merry-go-round or carousel
14. A traffic signal
15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it
16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms
18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
19. A ticket booth
20. A natural body of water
21. A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt".

Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
Alternative A: People eating outside
Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella
Alternative C:  Rocking Chair

And so I join CHIEF SCAVENGER RINDA @ GALLO ORGANICO


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

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I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Little by Little

Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 







Sunday, December 28, 2014

Celebrating 2014


It's nearly the end of 2014 and there is so much for which I am thankful.  This last winter was very cold, colder than normal, but that didn't dim the glory of the glorious sky.  


Spring brought the fun and excitement of traveling to Montana to visit Mom and attend my nieces graduation from Montana State University.  Oh, what a grand time we had.  There was the glory of spring flowers and the Montana skies.  Mom turned 89 in May and though she suffers from dementia she is so very healthy!  And she can still beat me at dominoes!!!!  Thanks be to God!



Our annual visit to Colorado to get our Rocky Mountain High... and no I don't need marijuana to get one.  We visited friends and family.  The "boys" played with the train and took some very realistic photos.  We had a friendly buck come as spend several hours with us and made himself at home.  Our trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, as always, lifts the spirits.  And finally, our trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming to visit the railroad museum there was a high light for Ron as he was able to get pictures of a layout for his precious Argo Mill. 



Finally this year ends in celebration of life and family.  I retired the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and was surprised by Wes and Laura as they "crashed" the party at work and brought me to tears for their thoughtfulness.  I was also surprised by two special ladies, Christine and Jamie, with  whom I had the privilege to work.  Leaving Newburgh Family Physicians was hard.  I worked with an incredibly conscientious and compassionate doctor and a staff that has each and every patient at heart.  

Christmas brought the Keller Clan together.  I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have all my children, their spouses and grandchildren all here!!!  Oh my what fun we had!!  We were able to have a family portrait taken for the first time in 10 years.  Time spent with family is always time well spent!!!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy






Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snippets of 2009

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Memories 2009

These are just a few snippets of 2009, a very good year! Wishing all the very Happiest of New Years in 2010. Our year was full of family and friends, weddings and births. God has been good to us.

Please join in the fun and share some of your picture memories of the last year. Offer us your link through Mr. Linky so we can all share with you these Snippets of 2009.

~~~^j^~~~
And in all things,
Thanks be to God!

For you that asked, Yes, indeed this can be done with Picasa.