A Prayer For a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!
Hapy new Year!
Monday, December 31, 2012
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 Years Prayer
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
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...)
NEW YEARS EVE BALL DROP 2011 TIMES SQUARE NYC HD VIDEO a video by RYANISLAND on Flickr.
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.
Ryan Janek Wolowski
New York City USA
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Tall Tipsy Snowman... Or should I Say Snowmen ; ), a photo by Purpletree..(Nancy Lee) on Flickr.
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 in the deep South - Vestavia Hills - IMG_5382, a photo by Bahman Farzad on Flickr.
Snow in the deep South - March 1, 2009 - / Vestavia Hills / Alabama
Friday, December 28, 2012
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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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., a photo by Quelle night... on Flickr.
noches en la carcel...
photo miguel e. schultz © rue des archives collection poolevorde
Thursday, December 27, 2012
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."
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
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
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