Thankful Thursday- Fun

Wednesday, October 31, 2012




Mariolina told us that Halloween is celebrated differently in her home country. It is not like America, where it is treated mainly as a fun holiday and homes are decorated in a spooky and fun fashion with children going trick-or-treating or trunk or treating. I have never really been big into Halloween decorating; Christmas is my season. Halloween has always left me kind of lost.

1. How about you? What does Halloween mean to you?

2. How do you feel about grown ups trick or treating?

Join Amanda's two questions Thursday. I know you have something to talk about. :-) Thanks for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!



Skittering Scattering

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Autumn Maple Leaf

Fall color collage

Scattered leaves

Fall leaves

Scattered leaves

Green and  yellow leaves

Rose bush turning yellow

Skittering scattering
what is it mattering?
Like a painter
they're splattering

The wind is battering
tree branches
are shattering.
Leaves haven't
 a prayer

Skittering scattering
flying to and fro
leaves are tattering.
Where shall they go?

Nature by God
poem by Judy

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.

Quote by: Conrad Hall

This post linked to Shadow Shot Sunday and Your Sunday Best!  Thanks so much for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!


Thankful Thursday - Colors

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn Gold

I am with Icy in that I am loving our Indian summer. I took off after work the last few days and made a detour before heading home to take nature walks taking numerous pictures of the brightly colored leaves. I have at least a hundred now. :-) Home will still be there when I get there. Right?

Multi-colored leaves

1. Have you noticed that leaves come in an abundance of different colors, not merely green, yellow, orange, red and brown? 

2. What is your favorite type of tree? I love the golden rain tree, the sugar maple and this mysterious specimen above. I discovered three of these trees standing outside one of my favorite thrift stores and became enamored with them last fall. The leaves are so shiny and the colors range from yellow to burgundy!

This post linked to Thursday Two Questions.

A sincere thanks for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!


Get Twice as Much for your Money

Monday, October 22, 2012

If you are like me you have at least a dozen SD chips and at least that many flash drives to store articles and photos in. These are vitally important for data storage.   As  bloggers we are constantly creating. If we  continually stored documents and photos on our desk top we would quickly run out of space and our computers would come to a slow crawl perhaps like a snail on Valium. 

I use flash drives to clean my desk top.

Periodically I review the photos stored on my desk top and create new folders on my desktop. I will either name them for the category best represented or the date. Then after I have done a full sweep on my desk top and moved all the appropriate documents and photos to folders I send the folders to jump drives and then send the files remaining on the desk top (after copying) to the recycle bin. Then I run C-cleaner to enhance the performance of my computer. Now my computer is acting like it's pumped and ready to run a marathon!

Safeguard your photos and documents!

Now I always have the right photos for whatever I need, such as flowers, herbs, family and so forth. I save my articles under categories too. I can refer to them later and use them for background on yet another article. If my computer crashes (hush - we don't want to think about that!) but it has happened, I will not lose my precious photos and articles. When I helped the kids update their resumes and file their taxes I uploaded them on their own flash drives and gave them to them for safe keeping. 

They're running a special.

Photo borrowed from Pexagon Technology. I have paid as much as $19.99 for 4 GB of storage so I was thrilled when I found Pexagon Technology which offers more space for less. What else I really like is the many available colors as I am a very visual person and having different colors for different types of photos or content makes it much easier for me to organize. This site is having a special right now where you can get twice as much for the same price, and they sell so much more than storage. 

I checked them out at the Better Business Bureau and they passed!

I also decided to check out their rating at the BBB. Out of a scale of A+ to F they maintain an A+ rating. And how many companies do you know that can boast a three year history without any registered complaints? They can and I'm impressed. I'm heading over there to see what else I might be interested in and it's just in time for Christmas!! Click on the green button stating "Buy now."

Thank you for your visit. Stay healthy and God bless!



Color Contrast

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Color contrast
Every where I look
Along the road
Along the brook
Fallen leaves on 
Nurturing the earth
For future days
Nature by God
poem by Judy

This post linked to Weekend Reflection. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!!

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Thankful Thursday - Beauty

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Is it not our duty
To take note of God's beauty?
To admire the softness
And delicacy of the flower
The fragrance and freshness
After a summer shower?
His goodness overflows
In everything that grows
Is it not our duty
To enjoy God's beauty?

nature by God
poem by Judy

I want to hang a shingle up saying office closed to go nature viewing.

1. If you could take a day off and do anything you wanted what would you do for the day? Funny, I can't even answer that! I love doing so many different things; grands, family, sewing, crafts, nature walks, blogging, writing, photography...When I get some time to spend the way I want I feel like someone with a dozen balls in the air. :-)

2. What shortcuts have you taken to get more "me" time? One of the things I have found works for me is when I visit Mariolina or Ruby with laptop in hand. I can play with the grands, take pictures, supervise a sewing project and visit blogs. Both girls are good cooks too so I usually get a plate of food out of the deal. :-)

This post linked to Two Questions Thursday. Have your say at Amanda's. 

Gone Fishing sign borrowed from here.



Who would have known?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The air was crisp and so was the salad. Who would have known such an unassuming place would offer such tasty food?  95 w/o space 129 with and the bonus word is crisp.  

Grandma's Goulash offers a "tasty" meme called succinctly yours. Grab the photo and join the fun. You have a choice between 140 characters or less or 140 words or less. How low can you go?



A Bright Display

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Pink leaves

Autumn pink and autumn gold
Glorious colors to behold

Pink, orange, gold and green leaves

Usher in a season new
Beautiful colors of golden hue
With yellow and a touch of brown
Springing up all over town
But now we see various colors

Not just shades of orange and red
Are the colors in the spread
Pastel pinks join the array
Making the world a bright display.

Nature by God
Poem by Judy 

This post linked to Your Sunday Best. Thank you for your visit. Take care, God bless and stay healthy!



Have a Laugh. It's good for you!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Mariolina and I went to lunch last spring and were chuckling over some of the signs decorating the walls there. Check these out:


My, my, my "M"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

full moon



My babies

Chris, Mariolina and Abriele

My babies, miracles, each one
Mariolina, mother to the baby of my son
Moon shining brightly in the darkness of the night
Mosaic plant and mums, a beauty and delight...
Mmm a yummy sound, or a thoughtful one
Playing ABC Wednesday is always so much fun!

How about joining us in this meme?- There's words for everyone!!

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Skies aglow

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Have you ever chased a sunset
Driving to and fro
Trying to capture
The sunset; beautiful sky aglow?
Have you ever chased a sunset
To find the sun's bright face
Hiding behind homes and trees
No matter how you chase
Until the golden sunset
Disappears from view

Like ice cream on a hot day
Teasing me and you?
nature by God
poem by Judy

The melted cone photo was borrowed from media3.
This post linked to skywatch Friday and orange you glad it's Friday?  Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you have as spectacular a week end as the sunset here. Take care, stay healthy, and God bless!

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