TRAVEL THEME- COLORFUL


A fabulous time of year for colorful…

 

Chrisrmas is coming...

Chrisrmas is coming…

Sant was behind the colors.  The REAL Santa!

Santa was behind the colors. The REAL Santa!

Kids need to color more today! :-)

Kids need to color more today! 🙂

My new hobby. Zentangle.  I do the tangling and my friend, Gen, does the coloring.

My new hobby. Zentangle. I do the tangling and my friend, Gen, does the coloring.

Stop off at Ailsa’s to see more on her challenge – Colorful. Click on the lips. 😉
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

AND KEEP SMILING...

AND KEEP SMILING…

TRAVEL THEME – AUTUMN

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot

 

Autumn in town…
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Autumn at the Jersey shore… 😉
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Any way you cut it, it’s a magical, mystical, marvelous time of year.

Ailsa is the hostess for this postess. Click on the icon below to breathe in more autumn.
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TRAVEL THEME – (ON) EDGE

It seems Ailsa’s theme this week has me going in a different direction. Surprise! Like I haven’t veered off the beaten path before.

The word ‘edge’ brings out more of a feeling to me.  Maybe it’s just me, or the way things have developed lately.   I’m thinking more in terms of a physical sensation. Something is creating this emotion in me that’s got me feeling ‘on edge’.   A tension. A nervous feeling, like teetering on the edge of a cliff, or on the brink of – what? – disaster?

Let’s hope not. Let’s hope it’s really more a feeling of anticipation. Of the wonders of things to come.

While perusing Instagram today, I came across this on #thegoodquote.  Kind of takes the edge off.  🙂

“KEEP THE FAITH, NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM TO.”

“ON” EDGE

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 Ever had the feeling? How do you cope?

please click here to see more on Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge.

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TRAVEL THEME – ORANGE

Ailsa’s challenge this week is all about orange.  I might have displayed these brilliant beauties before, but they’re worth another look.  Orange.  BY DALE CHIHULY as presented at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.  More on Dale’s incredible work here.

And  …

Flowers by Acme  🙂

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HAVE A BRIGHT, SUNNY, FUN-FILLED WEEK!

And don’t forget to visit Ailsa‘s challenge at wheresmybackpack.

TRAVEL THEME – TWIST

A little twist on TWIST.

I couldn’t resist.

Remember when?  Though these good times are in the past for this baby boomer, I’m not opposed to the slide or the swings.  These are my friends.  This is my job.  Find the fun and run with it! (Or in my case, walk gingerly.)   How lucky am I? 😉

 

Slow and steady wins the race.  Good to be back.

To all it applies to, Happy Independence Day!Peace flag

And to all of you, Seize The Day!

Stop by Ailsa‘s and see what she’s got going on with  a TWIST.

Click on the Lip!

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TRAVEL THEME – PINK

Raise your hand if you have one of these. Now I’m not poking fun at this. I’m a big fan of flamingos. But you have to admit, this is taking pink, and flamingo to a whole new level.

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This is all the pink I plan to post. ‘Nough said.
Click on the Brussel sprouts (ok just a little more pink) to get to Ailsa’s Pink Challenge and thanks for stopping by.

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TRAVEL THEME – WOOD

I suppose this is the obvious, but it was too dang cute to not use.  I’m guessing I won’t have the only tree photo in this challenge, but I’m betting on this one being one of  the cutest. (OK.  I may be a little bit biased.  I think my little charge is adorable.)

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Click here to visit Ailsa’s challenge @ wheresmybackpack.

TRAVEL THEME – SILVER

A trip to the airport will usually take you to the baggage claim.  That thing is all shiny and silver – like this:024

And then there’s the silver that you look for in the “lining” when it’s raining cats and dogs, and you’re wishing that the sun would shine.  That silvery gray blanket of clouds and rain might look a little like this:

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So you might  hunker down and pull out a little silver(ware) to suck down some comfort food, in case that silver lining is taking too dang long.  It might look a little like this:

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When the weather breaks, maybe you can take a ride in a little something that has a few silvery bits that look like this:

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You might stop somewhere for a cup o’ joe and shop in a store that has a mannequin that shines all pretty and silver, like this:

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No matter where you are or what you’re doing, I hope you find your silver lining today.

Shine on…

Visit Ailsa’s blog @ wheresmybackpack for more on silver.  Click here.

TRAVEL THEME – POSSIBILITY

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
Shel Silverstein

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Toss the coin and make a wish, sweetheart.

Wish with all  your heart, want with all your might.  Believe, and watch it happen. Oh! The possibilities.

– Gemma Marie

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Click here to visit Ailsa’s Travel Theme at where’smybackpack.

TRAVEL THEME – WINTER

In years gone by, winter brought visions of sugar plums and brilliantly white snowy days, like these.

With icicles nearly a yard long.

With icicles nearly a yard long.

And decks dangerously weighed down.

And decks covered in white.

And trees totally bogged down and what might look like down!

Trees totally bogged down with what might look like down!

And views of the street - What street?!

And views of the street – What street?!

But this year, with the temperatures soaring to nearly 70 degrees, I would never have know it was winter.  No coats, nearly thinking I might wear my sandals, there were no signs of the Old Man at all.  

Ah, but I did have a reminder of the first day, though not by the weather.  My mom’s birthday falls of that day, so I didn’t need a snowfall to tell me it was December 21.

Happy Birthday, momma.  Ti amo, cara.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM December 21, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM
December 21, 2013

Skate on over to Ailsa’s at wheresmybackpack to see more of what winter means to her and her blogging friends.  Click on the snowflake below.

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