Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Sydney Christmas

Blog Name: Sydney Eye
Origin: Sydney Australia

Subject: Familytime

What a wowie of an array of pictures here!

How much I enjoy reading your post. You know Julie what I love most amongst Australian writers? Their colourful words. Very compelling and they never ever are dull. Australian words except the SW (lol) are pretty colourful almost as colourful as any paint the artist can take to the canvas. They never put me to sleep.

That is the reason why I buy newspapers and magazines, not as often though, and I read them with much perusive digestion. Well, I just made that up from its own adjective (perusable) which sounds more expletive, explosive and emotive.

Your post here highly demonstrates that.

It's funny though that there is still much literacy problem this country has to tackle and deal with.

Great to find your blog. Thanks to Jim of Sydney - City and Suburbs.

Must visit more often.

Reflections: Holiday Windows by John

Blog Name: The Aware Writer
Date: December 25, 2009

Meme: Weekend Reflections

Subject: Saigon Christmas Collection

Life is full of surprises and interesting notes and lessons to learn from other cultures. Here, you have shown the colourful diversity of a simple theme ‘Reflection’ as shown in the wisdom of the people of Saigon through their Arts.

Thanks for the privileged and honour of your visits and kind comments that add colours to my blogworld.

All the best and may you and your family have a blessed and safe season.

Christmas Reflections by James

Blog Name: Newtown Area Photo
Date: December 25, 2009
Origin: Newtown, Pennsylvania USA

Meme: Weekend Reflections#14

Subject: Reflection of a Christmas tree

Reflections ... for contemplation, meditation ... can life be reconstructed by looking at what we see on a mirror? What's wrong with ourself?

Are we flawless? As flawless and glossy as the pictures above? How is our soul reflected in the mirror of life?

Very meaningful theme and you have chosen it with care and wisdom.

Thank you James for all your kind support that help my blogging days colourful and worthwhile. I am very appreciative of your very generous visits and leaving me encouraging comments.

May you and wife Vicki will continue to live life abundantly as reflected in the pictures you above. A life that depicts prosperity and good health.

I tend to post pictures with philosophical ideas as to the concept of Reflections beyond the shadowy appurtenance of the theme.

All the best my friend.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Beware of Roses by Arkansas Patti

Blog Name: The New Sixty
Date:November 11, 2009

Subject: Rose can kill you

I think I had a related problem as yours but mine was caused by touching and caressing cactus. Yes, in my teenage life, my passion was collecting cactus of different variety and everyday, I touched them and caressed them as if they were my lovers. And in those days having lived in a remote area in my country where convenience was out of reach, there was no such thing as garden gloves. I grew up basically gardening with just bare hands.

For all I knew, tiny particles of the cactus that were left undetected in my hands particularly my right hand thumb.

Every night I moaned in pain; excruciating pain. But we could not see the culprit. My thumb looked red and swollen and soon a pus formed.

My mother gathered some herbs and wrapped them in banana leaves and heat it over a live ember. Then re-wrapped it in gauze and applied it as a poultice over my infected thumb.

It eased the pain until it subsided. The result was and is a deformed thumb.

I don't know what infection it was for we were far from the doctor and void of any medical help.

Thank you Ma'am Patti for alerting your experience because in my case, I did feel the pain traveled throughout my body that I just could not explain. If the swelling and the accumulation of the bacteria did not stop, it could surely travel through my heart and probably damaged my central nervous system.

Thankfully my mother was resourceful and she did the best she could in the absence of medical or scientific cure.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When Darkness Falls by Cher

Blog Name: Cher Sanz Photoblog

Date: November 3, 2009

Subject: Monochrome Photography

I love the glow in the background. That accentuates the monochromatic effect of the photo. Just an honest opinion.

Window Fit for A King or Queen by MARYT/THE TEACH

Blog or Name: Window Views and Doors Too

Date: October 28, 2009

Subject: Meme for windows and doors #28

Such a unique interest that focus on doors and windows. These two important components of the building simple or complex have their order of importance as the parts of our body. Great mental stimulant Mary.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Route Touristique du Champagne - France

Blog Name: Bonjour Luxembourg
Origin: Luxembourg
Date: November 2, 2009

Subject: Tour of France

The buildings possess its own distinct old European cultural heritage in architectural design.

The autumn colour of the trees looks like a pastel palette and the farm is green and serene highlighted by a thin mist.

Pretty sight to behold. A picture of peace and meditation.

Let's Run Through the Jungle by Regina M Pereira

Blog Name: Kilauea Poetry
Origin: Hawaii
Date: November 1, 2009

Subject: Black and White Photography - Jungle

No matter how the future fasts forwards, there is always something to look back and re-appreciate the things of the past. Like the black and white photography. Who says, black and whites are now settling with the dust in a dark archives? Definitely love these pictures. Love that creeping fellow claiming territorial ownership of his leafy kingdom.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Nature Trail

Blog Name: Nature Trail

Date: October 25, 2009

Subject: Celebration with Flowers

What beautiful birthday flowers they are Anna.

Cheers on your 6oth.

Please collect my greetings from here.

Many Happy Returns of the day Anna!

Each tier represents a score. Three tiers is three scores. :)

Birthday Graphic #398

Birthday | Forward this Picture

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Second Blog Anniversary for a Happily Retired Gal

Blog Name: Small Reflections
Date: October 21, 2009
Origin: USA

Subject: Celebrating My Second Blogoversary

Comment due for blog title: Beginnings

It's really great that we now have this technology advancement and our being a 'closet writer' is now a thing in the past.

We may not be recognized by those who never knew us, but it's amazing how we find there are so many out there who come and pause to read our thoughts once were only scribbled in a humble journal.

I am not a steady journal pen writer because I am used to typing. Yet, that cannot be dutifully accomplished as I have the tendency to be lazy. I write them down in my memory and most times, they automatically delete themselves when they are ready to be consigned to forgetfulness.

I feel privileged to revisit to read your beginning in the blogosphere. I have been blogging in my early days over at myspace until some lunatic hacked that profile and I lost everything I posted there. My back-ups were also deleted when someone changed our window program and did not really care to copy all what I had stored there.

So keep all those journals.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thoughts after Thoughts - Part I

Blog Name: Salitype Society
Date: October 2, 2009

Title: A Post by Jeff Johnson, Mental Health Therapist


It is really very important to have a nurturing family who has fear in God. Though how much we may mean well in life, sometimes life can go off rail for whatever reason. It is up to us how to revalue ourselves so we can say, We are worth it!

I feel very sorry for those that did not get much love right from their own family.

When I was young, and my father worked as a military personnel; his job as a law enforcer was to pursue the lawless.

When he did, he would bring them home and feed them before taking them to the camp for investigation and custody.

Imagine how naive we were in the family what he brought home to be fed. And my mother would feed them without question.

The lawless? Believe it or not, they tailed my father without handcuffs.

Why was that? Because my father valued them as Humans worth his every respect. And there was no excuse why he shouldn't.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Relaxation by Cheryl

Blog Name: NOSTALGIA: Today and Yesterday
Origin: Washington, USA
Date: September 8, 2009

Subject: Relaxation

I love those shell lamps and the fish lamp. And Orca is up there too! Sorry to hear of a disruptive sleep, but at least you have the quietest moment for the rest of the day. Cheryl, my Boat and Sheep jigsaw was my 200th jigsaw puzzle solved. For now, I don't care about the timing anymore. I just play as it pleases me especially that my thinking process has been a lethargic these days, being feeling tired. Hope your school days ahead will be more exciting! Keep blogging still! :)

Plant Education via The Orchard by Titania

Blog Name: yesterday today and tomorrow
Origin: Australia
Date: September 6, 2009

Subject: Designer Stuff

Good morning Titania. With so many blogs to visit I could hardly keep up.

Coleus plants come in many varieties. And yes, they are easy to grow being succulents. Some are decoratives and some are medicinals. The most popular medicinal specie is the read with semi elongated leaves. Good for treating bruises and wounds. In another blog it mentioned that it is also good for headaches and coughs.

I love the Calathea amabilis or Prayer plant. The contour of the leaves alone and the form of the ribs is quite interesting: leaves within a leaf.

It is from you that I learn most of the names of the plant.

If you allow me to copy the picture with their names on it, that's all what I am interested about.

I studied Pharmacognosy in my Pharmacy class and most of my knowledge are forgotten being out of practice.

Meanwhile, am not doing anything until I hear approval or disapproval from you.

I do find it hard to compare pictures in my Plant Encyclopedia because the pictures varies and that makes me so unsure. Even if I google them.

Thank you dear teacher.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Our Weekend Memoirs by AL

Meme: Our Weekend Memoirs
Origin: Philippines
Date: September 6, 2009

Subject: Church of Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Very highly educational, interesting, entertaining and one that is cleverly presented by such a talented lady like you. As DJan noted, that is an Organic Church. I know that Egyptian architectures are made of straw bricks, so it's not a wonder how this Church in Paoay made such a long lasting heritage to last in centuries.

Most of us in the bloggerworld have seen many wonders in the world beside those listed on the top 7. Little did we know that there are still many in thousands out there that still remains to be discovered.

I am truly awed by the knowledge of the people since time immemorial how they created things much to our wonderment. The modern architecture seems to be reduced to shame at other times when it comes to the durability of their composition and component of their buildings these days. Easily cracked at a slight tremor.

Anyway, could you please pick this up for this lovely blog?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Skywatch by Carol

Blog Name: photo phase
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Origin: Ohio USA
Date: 3 September 2009

Subject: Horse barn

The Angels painted them for you! I have never seen one like that before! It looks so charismatic and the prismatic layer of the colour is just awesome! I wonder if you let me copy that picture and be inspired to write poetry of that beauty?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Being Marvin Gaye by Judith Ellis

Blog Name: The Being Brand
Date: August 24, 2009

Subject: "What's Going On?"
There are so many things going on in the world today both good and bad.

I heard many old folks asked, "what went wrong?"

I'm not in a position to answer their question. I can't offer any at the moment. But I guess I have an idea.

Love is the word that would heal us all our problems, our woes, our sorrows expressed by crying and dying.

For God is Love.

Great song from Marvin Gaye. Simply beautiful!

If there is anyone that is incapacitated in this world, it is the people running the government lawlessly and the lawless people behind that lawless government. A quick recipe for a chaotic world, alas Judith.

I really wonder and curious like a child and asked myself, "where is the government of the people, for the people and by the people" now?

Does it still exist? Or only in the book of History and is now tagged "famous quote?".

Very sad for the vulnerables and the defenseless are the one who are being "punished with brutality" - brutality of injustice. Sigh.<

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday Sibling Frolic by Cherie

Blog Name: This Side of Town
Date: 22 August 2009

Subject: Playing in the puddles

Oh Miss Sanitation. lol.

That word reminds me of two sisters. One is Mrs Filthy and the other is Mrs Clean.

Mrs Filthy is so philosophical and cannot be told to clean up.

She retorted Mrs Clean, "Manang, nobody died of filthiness but many died of too much cleanliness."

True to form and guess who died first? Wanna bet?

Oh boy!

Once in a while, let the children expose to tolerable dirt to build up their immune resistance to bacteria. Just remember the word: Limitation for as long as they will not ingest and digest harmful germs.

Again another thing reminds me of something. When I took the Pharmacy Board Exam in 1984, one question asked was: What is the role of bacteria in Industrialization?

Cloudbusting 421 by Chrome3d

Blog Name: Cloudbusting
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date: 22 August 2009

Subject: Hockey Arena

You know each time I watch the sky in every angle of its transformations, it really makes me wonder how Miracles can happen even in the unfathomable heights of the earth. Can you truly grasp how their beauty is painted up there? Even in the poet's mind, words are beyond her overwhelming AWE to describe such phenomenon. And in the painter's eye, his easel is not big enough to accommodate such glory and his palette will be lacking colours to dip his brush in.

Now you got my poetic mind at work again. I just need some kind of stimulation. lol.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blog Your Blessing by Sandy Carlson

Blog Name: Writing in Faith
Date:Aug. 21, 2009

Subject: Rip Tide II in the Granite State

Oh Sandy, when it comes to children, I thought our experience is only confined to our cultural background, to our upbringing. Little did I realize we all go through the same drama and the same predicament as mother as with our daughters.

One time, my eldest blamed me for raising them "goody - goody". She pointed out that all the while I only showed them beauty but failed to tell them the ugly part.

That part made me speechless but I opted to remain quiet and didn't offer an explanation. Whether it was right or wrong, I firmly kept quiet.

In truth, I could have told my girls about that aspect of life, you called rip tide. But then again, through my philosophical mind, I wanted my girls to find out themselves what life is outside their comfort zone and see if they could handle it. They knew my overprotectiveness. Yet, in that case, I let them explore the outside world away from home.

As it turned out, they did learn two things themselves including friendship. That there are only two polarities that exist: positive and negative.

I could not ingrained to them the negative side of life, least they become paranoid. However, I did equip them with caution. Now, I feel they realized the values I taught them some of which were left unspoken.

Bit emotional in this post Sandy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

At 14 by

Blog Name: The New Sixty
Origin: Arkansas USA
Date: August 17, 2009

Subject: For the full story, please read this link: Someone else' pain

hahaha poor boy. sorry for laughing. not that i find the story funny because it's real. i am laughing on the way how you put the words together.

before i started to have periodic ritual and it happened when i was 15, both my parents had already tucked us in a spin (my sister and I) in a bin of Sex Education. Yes, they were our very first teacher in Sex Education in the way that didn't sound awful or malicious. We listened intently and with seriousness as they talked to us with understanding. Why? because we were already aware of what was going on around us at the time, considering the old fashioned ways people lived in those days, yet, yet, there were few cracks happening in between in such a small town.

I did the same to my girls. But in all efforts, I always prayed for their safety especially I was alone to raise them up and as I was working I could not be there all the time to watch them. I trusted them and they knew that.

It's a shame I cannot watch Oprah like I used to. My TV's connection (just the cord) is loose and I cannot be bothered. I spend more time with blogs.

I love your humour.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

My First Pre-Nup Shoot by Jennifer

Blog Name:An Autobiography in the Works

Origin: Philippines
Meme: Our Weekend Memoirs
Date:August 16, 2009

Subject:Shutter Happy Jenn

There is so much about networking. One of them is "honing computing skills" without going through the traditional classroom retinue which sometimes can be tedious.

Just enjoy photography. You don't need an expensive camera to be one. All of my non-digital cameras are broken, and so with my one and only basic digicam.

Am happy enough using my mobile camera (cell phone) but the results can also be selective. In typographic term, it is Case Sensitive..if you know what I mean.

Thanks for the visit.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Window Views by Small Reflections

Blog Name: Small Reflections
Meme: Window Views
Date: August 12, 2009

Subject: Neigbourhood Windows

Even in the construction of buildings and houses, features such as windows, doors and rooftops not to mention the walls and interiors; speak the character of the builder.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Anniversay of TODAY'S FLOWERS by Luis Santilli Jr

Origin: Brazil
Date:August 9, 2009

Subject: TODAY'S FLOWERS #52

The Yellow Rose is a standout. And you chose the perfect colour to highlight the First Anniversary of Today's Flowers which you have founded .... which I am honoured to be a part of.

I would like to say Thank You very much for your grand visit to my Anniversary Offering to Today's Flowers. Not only you bring out the Flowers in every corner of the world that everyone is happy to showcase here, you also bring friends together with one common love and interest: Flowers.

This is one greatest and exemplary Contribution you made to the blogosphere.

Once again, please accept my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to a job well done!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Tale of Two Apples by David Coulter

Blog Name: osage + orange
Origin: Illinois, USA
Date: August 8, 2009

Subject: Adbusters + Price

Hi Dave, I like supporting local farmers no matter what the cost. People look too much on the cost of one piece of tiny apple and they think they are being ripped off by the price. You're not!

What should people do, including yourself, to understand the predicament of our local producers? Let them grow apple or anything themselves. Let's see how and what experience they will reap from growing them till they bear fruit, harvest and finally till they reach the fruit market stall.

Why Chilean apple is cheaper compared to the Illinois apple?

Did you think of the currency conversion? Do you think the hiatus mark of prices between two differing countries do not hurt the Chilean growers?

Those apples from Chile exported to USA, don't you think the crocodiles did not bring them out at the expense of the local Chilean farmers? Who truly benefit the cost of the Chilean apples? The farmers? No! The third party, not them.

Back to the Illinois apple. The reason of its triple price could be due to supply scarcity in such a big demand of consumers in your area.

It could be due to the losses these local producers incur while at the stage of growing. Think of the weather factor, think of the high cost of maintaining the orchard, think of the cost of labour, think of the cost of machineries, the cost of irrigation, the breakdown and the tax these poor people are paying.

Those are the hidden factors that involve in tagging a price over your piece of tiny apple. Actually there's much more.

Ah, I will always appreciate the sweats of the local growers. They are much friendly and their produce are fresh. The nutrients are guaranteed to make me a healthy and happy person.

When I buy local homegrown produce, I consider their hard labour let alone the cost of their hardwork and the liability that incurs in the growing process.

Enjoy your local market and if possible, appreciate the local homegrown produce.

If I'll live in a place where there is so much space to garden, I'll grow my own. No fertilizers. Just nature's fertilizers that I can make from my own kitchen scrap.

Trouble is, the ground soil here is not for every plant. Besides, water is highly restricted. Our farmers suffer long drought. So, I'm happy paying their price.

Then again, big time farmers here don't get that much either. They too are under the mercy of market and economic exploitation. Meaning, it is always the Third Party who takes the biggest slice. Farmers are only slaves of their own land. Isn't that worth pondering?


I don't know why am telling you this. As a Horticulturist, you should know. Now, am embarrass after realizing who you are. But I don't care. I mind my own opinion. :)

Another thing, people can afford to buy nonsense material things, and why cringe over the price of one Illinois apple? You will moan the time when there's no apple or food for that matter to buy. lol.

Thanks for visiting my Skywatch.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Under Every Full Moon by Terri

Blog Name: The Quote Garden Blog
Origin: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Date: July 11, 2009

Subject: Under every full moon

Dear Terri,

I finally found you here. I have more than 20 blogs which not all are active. But I have few which I manage to run in random activity.

"Under every full moon, my mind can be left stagnant in hebetude and no matter how I desire to write, words remained unwritten while smitten by the beauty of that mysterious bright yellow ball hovering in the sky."~LCDancel, August 7, 2009.

I sent you email but am not going to wait for you reply.

Instead, I would like you to visit my Congratulatory Tribute to your 11th Year celebration of your online Quote Gardening.

Thanks for giving me your kind permission to link your Quote website to my Adage, Maxim and Quote blog.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Still in Washington DC by Denise

Blog Name: An English Rambles
Meme: Watery Wednesday
Date: 4 August 2009

Subject: In Washington DC

Dear Denise,

These are beautiful pictures and they bring tears to my eyes. I was in this city to celebrate my 55th birthday alone by myself. In the meantime, it was also an opportunity for me to attend the ISP Convention.

However, the summer there was to much for me to bear and it was for that reason that I missed out the tour to the Capitol and everything else.

I will feature this in my blog comment so then, I will not part from these beautiful pictures that will remind me of Washington DC, where once I had visited.

That way, I don't need to copy because I am already linked. Thank you Denise.


Friday, July 31, 2009

Window Views - Old Windows? by Lew

Blog Name:Lew's Other Pics
Meme: Window Views
Date:July 30, 2009

Subject: House, Log House and Windows

Even windows have its own characteristic trait, mainly that of the owner, the designer, the carpenter, the builder and the engineer. Above all, regardless of its shape and make, it's up to the dweller to make it long lasting and welcomely.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Meme Fusion #36 by Ewok1993

Blog Name: Frankly, My Dear
Meme: My World
Date: July 27, 2009
Subject: Combined Skywatch and My World

To keep sanity healthy, some "alone time" is necessary in benefit to one's healthy survival. And what makes it more significant is when you spend it somewhere close to your heart. Like for instance in these pictures that you shared with us.

When your psyche is impregnated with your own peaceful accord among nature, you become unmindful of external forces but your own. And you wander off in your own world fused in spiritual contentment. Not sure if this is the correct word affixed to the 'spiritual'.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The One by Brosreview

Blog Name: The odds are good, but the goods are odd
Origin: Queensland,Australia
Date: July 20, 2009

Subject: Musical Composition
Thanks BR! I always give credit what is due to Ceasar. I would dearly mention your name as the great Creator of this piece.

You're so brilliant!

I wonder if you could put music to my poem: Golden Pond?

Say, a collaboration between us?

I do prefer sweet, mellow, romantic and nostalgic ....kind of longing and envisioning what life would be like when that day comes. :)

Will be indebted to you.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Glory of Bunga Raya by Keats

Blog Name: Keats The Sunshine Girl
Origin: Malaysia
Date: July 19, 2009

Subject: New Malaysian Landmark: The Bowl of Prosperity

What great Pride the Malaysian people are beholden!

The fine detail you put forth in this blog theme is extraordinaire with everything captured in interesting informative pitch.

The plaque transcribing the nation's powerful symbolism is in alignment to the country's highest moral standard and I don't think there's any other country can stand at par with.

I am also drawn to the doctrinal significance of the five petals of the Hibiscus (we call it Gumamela at home in my own country) that really, really awed me with deep respect for your country.

The 5 petals represent the 5 Rukun Negara ( 5 Principles of Nationhood) of Malaysia. They are:

1. Belief in God
2. Loyalty to King and Country
3. Supremacy of the Constitution
4. Rule of Law
5. Mutual Respect and Morality

That strongly speaks of your country's Incorruptible Leadership bringing Stability to your nation as a whole.

Kudos to the Artist Loretta Hui-shan Yang for her relenting passion in designing the inimitable icon of Malaysia: The Glory of Bunga Raya.

May prosperity continues to flow into your beloved country.

Thanks for the visit to my blog. It is much appreciated.

The Soon To Get It Wright Brothers by B Squared

Blog Name: Fort Lauderdale Daily Photo
Origin: USA
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date:July 23, 2009

Subject: Wright Brothers

Yes, I have never heard that the history of plane started from a failed flying bicycle by the Wright Brothers. Should I say, I did not read enough. :. I missed this part of visiting the site when I was in Raleigh.

This is great reminder of how the modern jumbo jets cruising the sky every Friday got its humble beginning.

Sometimes in life, someone's ridicule is just the right recipe to propel one's wings to the sky of prosperity called Success.

"Great things from a small thing comes indeed."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Dog Days by Jon"

Blog Name: Lone Star Concerto
Date: July 29, 2009

Subject: Texan Weather

I'm laughing at your rantings. But what a rough life it could be over there. Our summer is much intense than yours. We can pay one cent closer to hell sometimes. This is an arid land where everything turn to charcoal at the strike of a lightning. Storms can take their time and even dance rumba if it requires intermission.

August 17 goodness that is my special day where I'm going to be close to three score. Am not worried. Am still young at heart, who cares? And yes, it's the last of month of our Winter.

By the time you endure cold winter, we are sweltering with extreme mercury explosion. And I don't like it at all.

Just to let you know, I enjoy reading your mini novel.

Have a good night!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Visit to the Gipper by Mari

Blog Name: Rambling Soul
Origin: USA
Date: June 27, 2009

Subject: President Reagan

Beautiful and what a stunning account of your visit. This brings tears to my eyes because I followed his Funeral on the TV and I read a book about Nancy Reagan, an unauthorized edition though. I believed the late Pres Reagan was a good man. The grim of Politics and the media did make them sound and looked horrible couple. Great to see a portion of the Berlin Wall. It was no longer there when I went to visit the place in 1991.

No I'm never into any businesses at all. Just very good at exploring unchartered waters, perhaps. :)

I'll feature you in my blog comments.

In Support of Foreign Workers by Robin

Blog Name: Around The Island
Origin: Israel
Date: July 20, 2009

Subject: Foreign Workers

You are one Benevolent Soul Robin. You have a tender and compassionate heart for humankind that is pretty rare to find these days.

You are guided by that Great Light to discern what is happening around you. Bless You.

By the way, I found your blog through Dina. I'm grabbing your button so I can link to you, if I may. Thank You.

Good morning from Down Under.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Creative Idea by Nature Trail

Blog Name: Nature Trail
Origin: Canada
Meme: Today's Flowers
Date: July 19, 2009

Subject: Cottage Garden and Mural
A beautiful cottage home and the mural almost looks like it is natural. Been a while I haven't visited you. Thanks for the visit. By the way, I wish I can do a hanging garden. But there's no one to ask around to do the nailing on the wall for me. I doubt if we are allowed either. :) Have a safe week, Madam.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Voice of the Future Translated by JBE

Blog Name: Poetika at Literatura
Origin: Philippines

Subject: Poetry: Tinig Ng Darating

Deep and powerful metaphor of hopelessness you have expressed for the future of our motherland. I don't know, but I stopped thinking about that long ago. The political system our country continues to stay in its scrimmage state. No amount of bullets and weapons will remedy the situation. It's a shame that skulls and rotten carcasses, figuratively speaking, have replaced the beauty that once had made us genetically proud of our heritage.

Blog Name: Sa Mga Mata ni Pepe
Subject: Ang Lima Kong Mga Daliri

Sa limang daliri sa bawat kamay, ang Hintuturo ang siyang pinakabastos at walang asal. Daliri na siyang nagdadala ng simbolo ng pagka-walang Galang.

Kay ganda ng alituntunin mo sa kwentong ito. Ngayon, ang isip ng bata mismo ang nakahagilap ng kuro-kuro kung bakit ang bayan natin ay makupad at mabagal sa pag-unlad.

Asal Pinoy, mga negatibong ASAL and siyang nagpapabagal sa ating kaunlaran.


Marami at marami pa. Kung gusto daw natin ang Pagbabago ... SARILI daw muna natin ang ating babaguhin.

"The change must come first from within US."

Ano na ang nangyari sa bandila ng Bagong Lipunan?

Kaya sa mga pagtitipon-tipon ng kapwa kababayan dito kadalasan ay nauwi sa NO y NADA. Dahil ang uwi ng pagtitipon na ito ay sa Tsismis at Inggitan ang bagsak.

Hindi mo maaaring alisin ang boses Palengke dahil parang Noli Me Tangere din yata ang mga masasayang ugali nating Pinoy yong nagbibiru-an ng maanghang sa madaling sabi "Insultuhan". Ayon ang kasunod AWAY na.

Ah well, anong klaseng horror ito?

Tama ka. Kung ang lahat ng mga daliri ay gagamitin sa pagwalis ng konting dumi ng aso lalo pa't may tulungan, madaling ayusin at linisin ang paligid.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Godliness is the key to prosperity.

Ang bansang nakabalot sa immoralidad ay walang kaunlaran.

Kunsabagay, ang lahat ng mga ito ay nakatatak na sa Prophecy ukol sa pag-uugali ng mga tao.

Galing ng analogy mo.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Silence and Harmony by Mia N

Blog Name: Mia N Finland
Date: July 13, 2009
Subject: Silence and Harmony

Dear Mia,

Thank you for your kind permission in using your photography as my inspiration to a new poem Silence in Harmony of the Night I have just written for you. Photography and Title Credit is duly given to you.

It's a profound privilege to work alongside with you with my poetry.

Thank you for the great honour once again.


Bonnie Bonsai

My Original Comment:

What a beautiful and fitting title of the picture: "Silence and Harmony of the Night" ... Wonderfully you did justice to this gorgeous sunset. Mia, would you like me to write a poem for this picture? But I need your permission to use your picture, please!

This is one of the samples of my work using fellow blogger photo .
Hope you will say YES! Thank You Mia :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My World-Lunday Canyon

Blog Name: Martha's Musings
Origin: Lincoln, California
Meme: My World
Date: July 13, 2009

Subject: Lunday Canyon
Fantastic life out there to commune with nature and be delighted what variety of surprises to find on the way such as those bushland flora. I can live in that atmosphere where tranquility abounds. No politics in Nature. It's all natural!

My World #18 - Seven Hills by Elizabeth

Blog Name: Elizabeth's Bright Side
Meme: My World
Origin: France
Date: July 13, 2009

Subject: South Australia

I certainly enjoy viewing your collection of photographs Elizabeth. I was pretty much intrigued of the Seven Hills because it is the suburb in the west where I live.

I'd been to Clarendon in Adelaide in 2008.But I was not able to go to the vineyard for wine tasting which I was hoping to do.

It was without doubt that you were having great time driving around in the bushland and taking pics now and then.

Very delightful memory you have shared with our fellow bloggers all over the world.


Old Brewery

Blog Name: Just Like a Koala
Origin: Poland
Meme: My World
Date: 13 July 2009

Subject: Brewery

Very interesting post! How lovely to see the other parts of the world that are unreachable through the pocket! I think we have that kind of one place turning into a shopping-arts conglomerate.

As to the header photo of my Australia:Quadrat in Focus blog, the continental make-up is due to the old buildings (church) in the background built by European people (the convicts that were transported down here from the north) as per history.

Sydney is famous for its beautiful harbour, coves, bays and lakes and other small pockets of body of waters.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My World #41 by fishing guy

Blog Name: This is my blog
Meme: My World
Origin: USA
Date: July 20, 2009

Subject: Fishing at Lake Hodgson

I am a very good cook when it comes to fish:bake, grill, soup, omelette. I don't venture much with salad, but I can try. There is a technique. Your pictures take me back in time when life was all about fishing, not your advance kind of fishing but by simple hook and line. Very nostalgic shots!

Good morning from Down Under.

Meme: Camera Critters #66
Date: July 11, 2009
Subject: Doe a deer

Amusing!!! Oh deer me, the last time I saw a deer was when my baby (the one who recently got married) was barely a year old!

And the last time I fed them (my children) fried venison was 9 years ago. I closed my eyes for the horrendous price (500 grams was A$12.00).

Cute story. I love it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Stroll in Kiwanis Park by Guy

Blog Name: Regina in Pictures
Origin: Canada
Date: July 10, 2009
Subject: Jet Contrails

I agree! About the jet contrails. It's one of those wonders in the sky that have intrigued my curiosity in a long long time. Then I realized they are jets' pollutants in the air.

Night by Bim

Blog Name: A Shot of England
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date: July 10, 2009

Subject: Moon

The glowing halo of the moon gives a soft velvety touch to your night Bim. The sight is conducive to writing poetry. Alas, I could not go out alone to savour its beauty outside in a cold night here. Great photographic capture.

Kier by Martha in PA

Blog Name: The Daily Grind
Meme: Give Me Your Best Shot
Date: July 10, 2009
Subject: Kier

I can see the great time and fun you had, being reconnected to those whom you did not see for a while. So am sure I will be in the same emotional footing once I'll visit mine one day after over two decades away from home.

Gee, that would mean a bucketfull of tears for me then. Some of my progenies are now married and have children.

Nice family sentimentality here Martha.

Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated.

Dawn's Early Light by Louise

Blog Name: Paintbox Pictures
Date: July 9, 2009
Subject: Dawn

Wow Louise! How intricate is that? Glowing rays behind the tree brushing the colourful leaves of the other. I can live with that view!

That's My World Close to Home by Sylvia

Blog Name: Sylvia From Over The Hill
Date:July 27, 2009
Meme: My World
Subject:Sylvia's Favourite Post in Review

You are being surrounded by God's abounding Grace Sylvia. A beautiful world, a beautiful place, a beautiful mind.

Such a gift of wisdom that you fearlessly share with much generosity to the blogworld.

Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the day!

Title of the Post: Evening Wisdom, Summer, Beauty
Date: July 9, 2009
Subject: Evening Wisdom, Summer, Beauty

Mark Twain's brilliant advice: Explore, Dream and Discover do make a difference to those who lack courage. A good push to try new things. With wisdom and beauty you possess: heart, mind and soul,the blogworld will be full of Enthusiastic and Inspired beings Sylvia.

Maybe you would like to take a peek on here again?

Meme:Shadow Shot Sunday
Date:May 23, 2009
Subject: Playing Shadow

Ah! fun time! Playing with shadows! It's Shadow Shot Sunday! This is sponsored by Hey Harriet! Click on her name to sign up and join in the fun!

That is so cool! It's fun time indeed. I think we are giving the economic world a boost with our photo blogging via Memes promotion. Cameras, films ...ah commerce and industry and trading.... it's all for our hobby's sake.

I love the lovely Leg. hehe really cute!

"We grow old because we stop playing."

Give this a peek, Sylvia. In a little while later.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Subject: Evening Words, Wisdom and Beauty

Your animation of nature to the words of the sage are just as irreversible as those of human-made regrets. Beautifully quipped Sylvia. Just those white clouds alone, they do pop up in the sky like quizzes. We do not know where they came from and we do not know how they are going to end. They recycle in many forms. The cascades could not even provide answers to humans endless quest of thirst for knowledge.