Monday, August 31, 2009

Yellow Finch

Yellow Finch

Imagine our surprise when having our morning coffee on the front porch this yellow finch perched on a sunflower and began havinghis breakfast.


"Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed."

~ Edward Young

More interpretations of Speed at Unique’s Photo Challenge


SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church

"Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good."

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

You know we're goin' to Surf City, gonna have some fun, now
Two girls for every boy
Jan & Dean

"I got to learn to surf."

~ Sheryl Crow

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Friday, August 28, 2009


"Hug the shore; let others try the deep."

~ Virgil

More interpretations of Seaside at Photo Friday

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 7

Casey Park - Morning Walk
Photo of the early sky taken with a cell phone yesterday.

More photos of the world wide skies of Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 7 at

Thematic Photographic 64 - Big

Mr. Met

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

~ Winston Churchill

More interpretations of Thematic Photographic 64 - Big at Thematic Photographic


"All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world,
but we don't.
And if our times are difficult and perplexing,
so are they challenging and filled with opportunity."

~ Robert Kennedy

More interpretations of Tranquil at Thursday Challenge

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Watery Wednesday #50

Down by the Old Mill Stream

"Down by the old mill stream where I first met you,
With your eyes of blue, dressed in gingham too,
It was there I knew that you loved me true,
You were sixteen, my village queen, by the old mill stream."

~ Tell Taylor, c1910

After breakfast at Raked South Garden Bed & Breakfast in the historic hamlet of Pultneyville, New York, took a walk and passed by this stream.

More photos of the world wide waterways for Watery Wednesday #50 at


Hot Air Balloon

"Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life."

~ Doug Coupland

More interpretations of Flying at Lens Day


Farmer's Market

"Grab your coat, and get your hat,
Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet,
To the sunny side of the street."

~ Dorothy Fields

More interpretations of Street at who do you love?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

White – Black

Adam 12

"If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'"

~ John Wayne

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Living Large

Trumpet creeper
(Campsis radicans)

"Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it."

~ Samuel Smiles

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Saturday, August 22, 2009


"Make food a very incidental part of your life
by filling your life so full of meaningful things
that you'll hardly have time to think about food."

~ Peace Pilgrim

More interpretations of '_FILLIN_' at

Passage of Time

Port of Oswego

"I keep sailing on in this middle passage.
I am sailing into the wind and the dark.
But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full."

~ Arthur Ashe

More interpretations of Passage of Time at Unique’s Photo Challenge


"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."

~ Scott Adams

More interpretations of Ripples at

House Guests

"No guest is so welcome in a friend's house
that he will not become a nuisance after three days."

~ Titus Maccius Plautus

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Friday, August 21, 2009


Wiley Schoolhouse - circa 1874

"Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the golden rule"

~ Chuck Berry

More interpretations of School at Photo Friday

Thursday, August 20, 2009



"My life is one long curve, full of turning points."

~ Pierre Elliott Trudeau

More interpretations of Curved at Thursday Challenge

Skywatch Friday No. 58

Sodus Bay

1 sailboat - 2 birds

"To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee."

~Emily Dickinson

More photos of the world wide skies of Skywatch Friday No. 58 at

Watery Wednesday #49

Sodus Bay Lighthouse

"... where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect."

~ Francis Parkman

More photos of the world wide waterways for Watery Wednesday #49 at


Fair Haven State Park

"Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer."

~ Nat King Cole

More interpretations of Thematic Photographic 63 - Summer at Thematic Photographic

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


"A good model can advance fashion by ten years."

~ Yves Saint Laurent

More interpretations of Fashion at who do you love?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wild – Tame

California Kingsnake

Raised in captivity - Used for demonstrations

"You were once wild here.
Don't let them tame you."

~ Isadora Duncan

More interpretations of Wild-Tame at Two 4 Tuesday

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Carousel Center - Syracuse NY

"The artificial is always innocent."

~ Frank O'Hara

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New Dawn

Francis Lake

"Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door."

~ Emily Dickinson

More interpretations of New Dawn at Unique’s Photo Challenge


"Photography is a major force in explaining man to man."

~ Edward Steichen

More interpretations of Photography at


"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
stand shadowless like silence,
listening to silence."

~ Thomas Hood

More interpretations of Misty at

Selected by the judges as a Winner in “Misty” PhotoSunday challenge - Sunday, August 16th, 2009. Thank you for this honor.


"An intellectual is a man
who doesn't know how to park a bike."

~ Spiro T. Agnew

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Young and Old

Old Riley & Young Tundra

"Age considers; youth ventures."

~ Rabindranath Tagore

More interpretations of Young and Old at Photo Friday

Thematic Photographic 62 - Abandoned

Urban Blight

"My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in."

~ Mark Webber

More interpretations of Thematic Photographic 62 - Abandoned at Thematic Photographic

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday No. 57

Montezuma Audubon Center

"Conversation about the weather is the last refuge
of the unimaginative."

~ Oscar Wilde

More photos of the world wide skies of Skywatch Friday No. 57 at


Spell It Without Any R's

"I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam."

~ Larry King

More interpretations of Traffic at Lens Day

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


The Montezuma Audubon Center

California Kingsnake

Raised in Captivity

"Beauty is one of the rare things
which does not lead to doubt of God."

~ Jean Anouilh

More interpretations of Rare at Thursday Challenge

Watery Wednesday #48

The Montezuma Audubon Center

North Pond

"A fool can throw a stone in a pond
that 100 wise men can not get out."

~ Saul Bellow

More photos of the world wide waterways for Watery Wednesday #48 at


The Montezuma Audubon Center

"How does one measure the success of a museum?"

~ Paul Getty

More interpretations of Museums at who do you love?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bad Luck - Good Luck

Snake Eyes vs. Seven

"I say luck is when an opportunity comes along
and you're prepared for it. "

~ Denzel Washington

More interpretations of Good Luck / Bad Luck at Unique’s Photo Challenge

Hard - Soft

"And tears are heard within the harp I touch."

~ Petrarch

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Sunday, August 9, 2009


"Whenever I think of the past,
it brings back so many memories."

~ Steven Wright

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Saturday, August 8, 2009


Gnarly Tree Trunk

"A tree is an incomprehensible mystery."

~ Jim Woodring

More interpretations of Tree at