Sunday, December 27, 2015

Crooked

Blue Dasher
(Pachydiplax longipennis)
Cayuga College Trail

You can't trust water:
Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
- W. C. Fields

More interpretations of Crooked at Photo Sunday.

More interpretations at Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Merry Christmas 2015

Kissing Ball

Skaneateles Lake

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens

More interpretations at Today’s Flowers #378.

More interpretations at Straight Out of the Camera.

Merry Christmas 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Beverage

Saint Nicholas has been here.

Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.
- Eartha Kitt

More interpretations at Thursday Challenge.

Merry Christmas 2015

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:4-14 KJV
 
Merry Christmas 2015

More interpretations at Good Fences.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:4-14 KJV

- See more at: http://bibleornot.org/the-true-meaning-of-christmas-linus-speech/#sthash.YOKesqFw.dpuf
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:4-14 KJV

- See more at: http://bibleornot.org/the-true-meaning-of-christmas-linus-speech/#sthash.YOKesqFw.dpuf

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

X is for Xylocopa virginica

Eastern Carpenter Bee

When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.
- Srikumar Rao

More interpretations at ABC Wednesday.

Christmas Window

Early impressions are like glimpses seen through the window ...
- E. F. Benson

More interpretations at Outdoor Wednesday.

Merry Christmas 2015

Tree Ornament

MacKenzie Childs

May your Christmas abound in the gaieties
Which the Season generally brings.
- Jane Austen

More interpretations at Water World Wednesday.

Owasco Lake Inlet

Mild December

As winter approaches ...
- Sarah MacLean

More interpretations at Wednesday Waters.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

More interpretations at Today’s Flowers #377.

More interpretations at Ruby Tuesday Too

More interpretations at Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Dairy Botlles

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy
in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
- W. C. Fields

More interpretations of Bottle at Photo Sunday.

Selected as a winner for “Bottle”.
Thank you for this Honor.

Joy to the World

And wonders, wonders, of His love.
- Issac Watts

More interpretations at Straight Out of the Camera.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sightings

Mud Lock
Casey Park

More interpretations at Camera Critters.

More interpretations at Saturday’s Critter’s.

More interpretations at Rather B Birdin’.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Orange Lily

Stacey's Garden

the lily, ..., is the emblem of beauty and purity.
- Dorothea Dix

More interpretations at Orange You Glad It’s Friday!.

Skaneateles Lake

Often when you think you’re at the end of something,
you’re at the beginning of something else.
- Fred Rogers

More interpretations at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Glass

Meditation is the soul's perspective glass.
- Owen Feltham

More interpretations at Thursday Challenge.

Hoarfrost

In three words
I can sum up everything
I've learned about life:
it goes on.
- Robert Frost

More interpretations at Good Fences.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Blue Christmas Ornaments

But I'll have a blue, blue Christmas
- Elvis Presley

More interpretations at Blue Monday.

More interpretations at Marco Monday 2.

More interpretations at Our World Tuesday.

Northern Cardinal

Backyard Haven

The flashing vibrant cardinal
- Rea Williams

More interpretations at Ruby Tuesday Too.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Daybreak

123 Perrine Street

Out of the shadows of night,
The world rolls into light;
It is daybreak everywhere.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
More interpretations at Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

Downy Woodpecker

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.
- Robert Lynd

More interpretations at Rather B Birdin’.

Happy Holidays

Everybody loves things that sparkle.
- Philip Treacy

More interpretations of Sparkle at Photo Sunday.

Merry Christmas

I always tried to be correct, not politically correct.
- Lee Kuan Yew

More interpretations at Straight Out of the Camera.

Roses

Lady Elsie May
Elina Hybrid Tea
Strike It Rich Grandiflora

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.
- Katharine Lee Bates

More interpretations at Today’s Flowers #376.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Green Watering Can

... I loved the garden colors.
- Alexandra Stoddard

More interpretations at Friday Greens.

Moonflower

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, ...
- John Lennon

More interpretations at Floral Friday Fotos.

Orange Kayak

Victor NY

As one goes through life one learns
that if you don't paddle your own kayak,
you don't move.
- Kathrine Hepburn

More interpretations at Orange You Glad It’s Friday!.

A Chance Encounter

Seneca Falls NY

When you find a burden in belief or apparel, cast it off.
- Amelia Bloomer

More interpretations at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

White

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
- Andy Goldsworthy

More interpretations at Thursday Challenge.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

1968 Chevy Chevelle

I know I'm not supposed to like muscle cars, but I like muscle cars.
- Joe Biden

More interpretations at Thursday Challenge.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Red Bird House Feeder

House Sparrow

Birds I am fine with
- spiders are an entirely different matter.
Tippi Hedren

More interpretations at Ruby Tuesday Too.

More interpretations at Our World Tuesday.