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.

Consider the lilies of the field by Roses and Lilacs

Blog Name: Lilacs and Roses
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date:July 9, 2009

Subject: Matt 6:28

The countryside is lush and green, beautiful houses, scenic views and wild flowers everywhere. Who knew there are so many pretty back roads all going to tiny Monroe Center?

The brilliance of your vivid and colourful descriptions make this blog as interesting as these ground orchids in their copious bloom. I wouldn't personally mind going by the back road either even if it means I have to walk a long way to get to your destination. But I feel sorry for Kitty why she has to take such nasty stuff.

Hope to see more of your beautiful countryside carpeted with wild flowers and your awesome poetic prowess.

Portrait of Words - Writing Guidelines by Thom

Blog Name: Portrait of Words
Date: August 24, 2008
Subject: Writing Guidelines

This will be a new adventure for me. I am not much into story telling but who knows if I can strike a pot.

I'll bid my time to recondition my appetite for writing. Thanks.

If in the future, I will be able to post my first entry into your Portrait of Words, you may find me in this blog. I have one unfinished work there.

It's empty at the moment, but I should be able to start somewhere to fill it in.

Thanks for this very interesting and encouraging blog. This might be the right Propeller I need to spread my wings. Wink!

Something Extra.

Quantity Test 7/09/09 by DB

Blog Name: Vagabond Journeys
Date:July 9, 2009
Subject: Moon Rock

Very interesting read from an erudite person who seems to have an endless knowledge. It pays to read. I like your Thoughts. They may sound Vagabond ...but your WELL is depth and stable on the ground. Thanks for the visit.

Skywatch Friday, Canada by Julie

Blog Name:Enlightening The World
Origin: Australia
Meme: Skywatch Friday
Date:July 10, 2009

Subject: Urallan Sky

That is truly amazing how sky can transform into anything in some heavenly places. I love the emptiness of the space, full of tranquility. I wonder what were you thinking while in flight.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

An Accident and It Could Have Been Worse by Kim

Blog Name: stuff could always be worse
Date: June 28, 2009
Subject: Accident

Dearest Kim,

You are one of the Admirable Women I met on the blogosphere. With all your heroic effort inspite of your condition, you showed us how to face life with bravery and courageously. With hope and faith...You do make a sound difference to the world.

I want you to visit and please see this through. Do you mind?

In so many ways, you have touched my heart, my soul and you help me all along without you knowing. Though I don't complain, I do have a frail emotion and your fortitude strengthens me.

Subject: Accomplish the Impossible
Date: June 23, 2009

Once in my life I was out of work, so I became a stay at home Mom. I mostly spent my time volunteering particularly helping in school library (of my children) and the community library. My job of which was to cover books that I am very good at doing.

One day, the Sisters of Charity came with a couple who were new migrant to this country from Eastern Europe. They were looking for a babysitter. I offered help without hesitation and without remuneration in minding their very clever three year old girl just so they could have a good start in their new life down under.

Yes, it's hard work. But I did not see it that way even if the child was quite a handful. I loved her and she was such a playful, tricky and demanding company.

By the time I hit my head on my pillow, I forgot about exhaustion. I have my way of disciplining children without hurting them in words or punishment. At the end of the day, the child would go home with Mom and Dad, leaving me her affection and respect.

I adore that memory. You are one to be praised Kim. Keep up the good spirit which you pass down to us.

Title: Award from Kim
Date: June 12, 2009
Subject: T-shirt, Store and Award

Kim in her blog above, has made a special mention of blogs she is giving awards to. I'm humbled by the honour of this award. In appreciation to her thoughtfulness, I am saving her another space in my blog comment. Thank you very much Kim for your kindness.

This is my award from Kim on behalf of my Australia:Quadrat in Focus blog.

Kim!!!!! What can I say? I'm as equally embarrassed as you ...just for opening your great online store? Why embarrassed Kim? If it is for a good cause, why not? I admire you for this great motivation you impacted on me! Truly, truly. But I can't say it now, not yet!

Thank you for this award. Gosh! I never realize there is awarding in the blogosphere. But I do appreciate your kind thought of me. Lovely Kim. Thank you again.

By the way, I checked your store and I now have an idea for the future purchase. Meanwhile, let me pass this time first as my daughter is getting married, so it's a bit busy in my end. Thanks for giving me a visit Kim. Have a lovely weekend.

Undoing a Bad Dream by CES

Blog Name: Ces and Her Dishes
Subject: Dream
Date:July 7, 2009

CES: The mind is a very funny thing. It conjures visions and ideas that we try to comprehend and interpret according to our experiences. I am not well. I am in bed recovering from a very bad respiratory infection. I have been to the doctor and the prognosis is very good. But a dream and a comment from two very spiritual people made them stop and listen and tell me, sent me into a state of subdued hysterics (is there such a thing?), ah yes, I call it worry. I ended up with a breathing treatment to alleviate my shortness of breath as I was not getting oxygen from severe congestion. I was worried to go someplace I did not want to go.

Very thought provoking Dream. Sometimes in our state of illness, some weird thoughts do penetrate into our subconscious mind without us really knowing what their meanings are. Perhaps, it is due to a burning temperature that induces our brain to extract fluid of psychic thoughts to serve as 'premonition(?)' that something is going to happen?

My late mother used to tell us that our back, where our respiratory machine is attached has to be taken as equally as important like the other parts of our body.

So watch out that when you sweat, be sure, you do not let it dry on you back skin. Keep it warm all the time during cool days, and let it cool during hot days.

Respiratory sickness can also be due to physical exhaustion, when your body do not get enough rest. Sometimes it is triggered by worries itself. If not, climatic as well. The environment like dust, cigarette smoke, over exposure to aircon also aggravate its cause. Or it could have been due to some germs picked-up from an unknown source.

But worries are one of the primary culprits of all.

Common sense and logic drive me to write this blurb as I find your blog a good Mental Stimulant. It helps me think, think and think...