Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year! by doro k.
Happy New Year!, a photo by doro k. on Flickr.

A Prayer For a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!

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Hapy new Year!

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve by ajw423uk
New Year's Eve, a photo by ajw423uk on Flickr.

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New Year's Eve at theGrand Hotel Champéry, Switzerland. The late 1930's possibly 1938.
From an old album I bought recently, it has a lot of pictures of girls from what appears to be a chalet school.

New Year's Prayer . . .

New Year's Prayer . . . by TulipFleurs
New Year's Prayer . . ., a photo by TulipFleurs on Flickr.

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New Years Prayer

Dear Lord,
In the new year, we pray
that You will guide us each new day
in paths that are pleasing to You.
Lord, the new year gives us another chance
to rededicate our lives to You,
to study Your Word
so that we know right from wrong
and to act in accordance with Your commands.
Thank You for the sense of
direction, purpose and peace we get
from aligning our lives with Your Holy will.
We pray for the strength and the will to obey You
each and every day of the new year,
and when we fail, we pray for Your mercy,
Your compassion, Your grace and Your love.
Help us in the new year to be Your faithful servants.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

New Year

New Year by -stacey-
New Year, a photo by -stacey- on Flickr.

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Happy New Year!
It was a beautiful foggy day in Toronto and warm! Back to cooler temperatures today.
Part 1 of 2010 in review on my blog:

new year mice

new year mice by Natasha Fadeeva
new year mice, a photo by Natasha Fadeeva on Flickr.

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new year mice by Natasha Fadeeva

New Year's ingredients :-D

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Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you all had a great time, and am looking forward to seeing your work (& some of the people) in 2009.

Also hope you all got more sleep than me (should know better than to stay up late and hope the kids sleep in...)


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Times Square New Years Eve 2011

Each year during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in Manhattan New York City a time ball made by Waterford Crystal and electric lights is raised to the top of a pole on the One Times Square building at 6:00 pm and then lowered to mark the coming of the New Year. The ball descends 77 feet (23 m) over the course of a minute coming to rest at the bottom of its pole at midnight, then a sign with the digits of the new year lights up as the ball's lights turn off. Toshiba's Times Square billboard directly below the ball counts down to midnight as well.

Every year up to one million people gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop and an estimated 1 billion watch the video of the event, 100 million of them in the United States.

In 1904 The New York Times opens its new headquarters on Longacre Square (the city's second tallest building) and persuades the city to rename the triangular "square" for the newspaper. Owner Adolph Ochs initiates a massive celebration in the square for New Year's, which is so popular 200,000 came it permanently displaces the celebration from Trinity Church. There is no ball, but there are fireworks.

1907 Walter F. Palmer chief electrician for The Times creates the first New Year’s Eve Ball in response to the behest of publisher Adolph Ochs to create some kind of spectacular midnight show that would draw attention to the Square. The New Year’s Eve Ball first descended from a flagpole at One Times Square constructed with iron and wood materials with 100 25-watt bulbs weighing 700 pounds (320 kg) and measuring 5 feet (1.5 m) in diameter. At first it dropped 1 second after midnight.

In 2011 the tradition continues here is a look at Times Square New York City on December 31st 2010 New Years Eve for the big 2011 ball drop celebration.

Video by
Ryan Janek Wolowski
New York City USA

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Naked Snow Woman

Naked Snow Woman by Dror Miler
Naked Snow Woman, a photo by Dror Miler on Flickr.

The Tall Tipsy Snowman... Or should I Say Snowmen ; )

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View On Black

These are two of my brothers when they were much younger.. My brother was one of the head machinists at Pabst Brewery when it was in Milwaukee...
Not a great shot, just great brothers & great snowman !

P.S. They have since sobered up and neither one of them drink : )

Snow, snow beautiful snow

Snow, snow beautiful snow by creed_400
Snow, snow beautiful snow, a photo by creed_400 on Flickr.

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Belmont, Michigan during a lake effect snow squall.

Connecticut Woods on a Snowy Evening

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Acrylic on Canvas
$nine hundred


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Argentina snow

Argentina snow by @Doug88888
Argentina snow, a photo by @Doug88888 on Flickr.

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Argentina snow

Snow in the deep South - Vestavia Hills - IMG_5382

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Snow in the deep South - March 1, 2009 - / Vestavia Hills / Alabama

Friday, December 28, 2012

Dance If You Want To

1 Step 2 Step 3 by IanBrewer
1 Step 2 Step 3, a photo by IanBrewer on Flickr.

Hungarian Grey Cattle

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View On

Hungarian Grey Cattle by Irene Becker © All rights reserved

Hungarian Grey Cattle and Traditionally Garbed Herder. The Hortobágy National Park, Hungary

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Blue by avpjack
Blue, a photo by avpjack on Flickr.

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Taken at Scott Stadium, UVA vs UConn. My first pic to get into the top 500: peaked at #344 on October 15, 2007. YAY!
Seen on the Week in Photos for October 13-19 on the University of Virginia website.

Yo listen up: here's a story
About a little guy
That lives in a blue world
And all day and all night and everything he sees is
Just blue like him inside and outside
Blue his house with a blue little window
And a blue Corvette and everything is blue for him
And himself and everybody around
'Cause he aint got nobody to listen

VIew on Black

fidel castro and ernesto che guevara, mexico, 1956.

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noches en la carcel...
photo miguel e. schultz © rue des archives collection poolevorde

Let's Drink at The Blue Room Tonight

Honest and True

092 by redseminole
092, a photo by redseminole on Flickr.


Poorboy SS12 by Andy Houghton
Poorboy SS12, a photo by Andy Houghton on Flickr.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Excuse me!

Excuse me! by PHOTOFENNISH
Excuse me!, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Autumn 2012

Laughing Man

Laughing Man by PHOTOFENNISH
Laughing Man, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Spring 2010
Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

It's time like these I look to ee:

"Thanks to I dare say my art I am able to become myself."
-cummingstheenormousroom ix


Explosion, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Oil on Canvas

Town Hall

Town Hall, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Willimantic, USA 2011
It doesn't appear stable in real life, but that's our tower. over 100 years old and remarkably standing. It went through one of those microburst intstant hurricanes and survived. Both Great Oaks came down in front, but that tower stands. Some say it's haunted, but I say not yet.
Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7


Blueman, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7


Flying, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

Ye Olde Towne Hall(e)

Ye Olde Towne Hall(e) by PHOTOFENNISH
Ye Olde Towne Hall(e), a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Winter 2012
Sony Carl Zeiss
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Christmas Meal is Done.

leftovers by Muffet
leftovers, a photo by Muffet on Flickr.

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We cooked a lot of food for five people, but now we all have good stuff to eat for a couple of days. The foods noted are the leftovers.


leftovers by * debris *
leftovers, a photo by * debris * on Flickr.

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my leftovers at penland...this shot gets me everytime


leftovers by socaloca
leftovers, a photo by socaloca on Flickr.

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more play with leftover oils

Leftovers, Mr. Bento

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Mostly Easter leftovers.


Leftovers by jjposey
Leftovers, a photo by jjposey on Flickr.

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Leftover Barbed Wire
©2008 Joanna Posey
Digital Photograph
South Mississippi

Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich

Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich by mooshee85
Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich, a photo by mooshee85 on Flickr.

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Leftover meatloaf makes great sandwiches.

Leftover Crack- Oahu

Leftover Crack- Oahu by angelabaillie
Leftover Crack- Oahu, a photo by angelabaillie on Flickr.

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Leftover Crack Hawaii tour
May 2008

Monday, December 24, 2012


Santa! by RaminN
Santa!, a photo by RaminN on Flickr.

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Santa at Pioneer Square Mall.

santa baby

santa baby by master fighter
santa baby, a photo by master fighter on Flickr.

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santa baby

santa's lap

santa's lap by duluoz cats
santa's lap, a photo by duluoz cats on Flickr.

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mom & santa

Inuit Santa

Inuit Santa by Eyesplash
Inuit Santa, a photo by Eyesplash on Flickr.

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This Santa was on a farm out in Mission, BC. It is an inuksuk.
They also had a Mrs. Frost.

Felicitación navideña

Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene by fesign
Nativity Scene, a photo by fesign on Flickr.

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A nativity scene or crèche is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. While the term "nativity scene" typically includes two dimensional depictions in film, painting, printmaking, and other media, in the history of art and culture, as well as in popular use, the term refers to static, three dimensional, artistic, commercial or folk art dioramas, or pantomimes called "living nativity scenes" in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story such as shepherds, the Magi, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, as well as camels belonging to the Magi.

I photographed the diorama at a church in Lima, Peru.

© Istvan Kadar Photography

It's Time!

Untitled by Eduardo Acierno
Untitled, a photo by Eduardo Acierno on Flickr.

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it's almost here

Friday, December 21, 2012

Stop Sign Montage

Stop Sign Montage by JaypeeOnline
Stop Sign Montage, a photo by JaypeeOnline on Flickr.

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Stop Sign Montage made with Montage-a-google

Stop Loitering

Stop Loitering by Caviar
Stop Loitering, a photo by Caviar on Flickr.

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Stop by glundubh
Stop, a photo by glundubh on Flickr.

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Stop the abuse. Stop the addiction. Stop ignoring.


StopS by maplemusketeer
StopS, a photo by maplemusketeer on Flickr.

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Stop hey what's that sound
Stop in the name of love
Stop breaking my heart now baby
Stop right now, thank you very much


Stop!! by Stαя@Qtя ツ
Stop!!, a photo by Stαя@Qtя ツ on Flickr.

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Stop right now thank you very much I need somebody with a human
touch Hey you always on the run Gotta slow it down baby, gotta
have some fun


STOP ! by Athary
STOP !, a photo by Athary on Flickr.

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Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.

Stop the NRA!

Dont Stop Me... by Ghaxxx
Dont Stop Me..., a photo by Ghaxxx on Flickr.

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Hey Momma, look at me
I'm on my way to the promised land
I'm on the highway to hell
(Don't stop me)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter is Just Hiding.

Winter is Just Hiding. by Crick3
Winter is Just Hiding., a photo by Crick3 on Flickr.

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Views of the Connecticut River, W.Chesterfield,N.H.
Images from a couple of afternoon's photo tours.
Gulf Rd. W.Chesterfield, N.H.

Connecticut Winter

Connecticut Winter 2011 by vicmill
Connecticut Winter 2011, a photo by vicmill on Flickr.