Take time…

Jan 26, 2020

~ Sundays Inspiration ~

“There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy” ~ unknown
“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive” ~ Hafez
“Never lose your sense of wonder”
“Shine Bright”
“Take Time”

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Today is…

National Spouses Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Green Juice Day

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Flower Fluff

Jan 26, 2020

Picture of the Day

Taken Dec 25, 2019
F-Stop 5.6; Exposure Time: 1/100; ISO 100
focal length 55mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(mischievous cat garden gnome figurine)

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle.”
~ Barbara Winkler

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flower and ice

Jan 25, 2020

Picture of the Week

taken January 19, 2020
F-Stop: f/5.6; exposure time: 1/25sec; ISO 400
focal length 48mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway)

This week has been a pretty cold week so I didn’t get out that much to take pics. This is the only photo I have for the week . . . 😦 . . . so I have to go with it. Or, take some time, work on a photo, and post later…which I can’t really do as we have a funeral to go to.

Oh well, life goes on, right? Yep, that what I thought!!

“Today is only one day in all the days that will be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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frosty flower

Jan 25, 2020

Picture of the Day

taken Dec 22, 2019
f-stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/100sec; ISO 800
focal length: 47mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway)

“There isn’t always an explantaion for everything.”
~ Ernest Hemingway

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Deranged?

Jan 24, 2020

No

He’s not dead…

All photos were taken today with my cell phone

(cat toys)

just tired

(cat toys)

and annoyed

(cat toys)

and happy

(I can’t believe my cat did that)

to be loved
taken care of
with plenty of food
and water
and nice
warm heat
from the wood stove!
~ HCMorris ~

I know I normally don’t post like this, but tomorrow’s going to be an off day for me! I think…

I have a funeral to go to so I don’t really know what tomorrow will bring…

Tomorrow is National Irish Coffee Day, National Opposite Day, National Seed Swap Day and National Florida Day!!

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where ever you may be!!

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Fly not so high

Jan 24, 2020

Fly
Not So High
Seagulls In The Sky
Looking Around
Hovering
Deciding
Who To Give
Their Best Gift To
-HCMorris-
(bird feeder)

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frosty leaves

Jan 24, 2020

taken December 8. 2019

(natural healing)

This past week has been really cold, too cold for this gal to be out and about taking pictures. Not that I haven’t taken any, but I’ve been sticking closer to home. It’s been in the teens at night, and you could say we’re lucky if the temps get up into the mid 30’s during the day! But that’s the way it goes in Maryland…

Or as the Mysterious blogger says..

Maryland Ice
melts away in a day!
But!
The New York and
Northeast icy types
that migrate via the
South Florida byway:
their coldness
and icy attitude
stays and stays!

(Thank you mysterious blogger, you’ve given me some inspiration today!)

One day so icy cold, the next it feels like spring! And you wonder why so many people get sick this time of year…which reminds me, I need to take some medicine.

homemade saline nasal spray…
1 tsp sea salt (no iodine)
1 tsp baking soda
16 oz distilled water
-mix ingredients and store in seal-able container, pouring what you need into some sort of nasal spray applicator. You can use this as often as you like, just not right after using an allergy nasal spray as it will nagate, or wash away, any benefits of the allergy spray.

I also use Nasacort and Zyrtec. Both twice a day…I got the flu a couple years ago, and my doctor suggested I use both twice a day. This daily routine seems to keep illnesses away. As well as using Colloidal Silver sparingly.

Most of the health websites suggest that a person should not use Colloidal Silver, so I would suggest you do your research and possibly even talk to your doctor as it does have a negative affect with certain meds and can leave your skin a grayish color if taken too much over a long period of time (I only take it once in a while during the heart of the winter to help boost my immune system).

why don’t I get the flu shot? Or the Nasal Spray? I’m allergic to eggs or have a severe enough reaction to them that I don’t want to put my body through that. The docs say nowadays that I’m not allergic, I just can’t tolerate eggs… whatever, I know I can’t eat them. I can eat eggs when it’s mixed in with other things (cake, brownies, cookies, bread) but scrambled eggs? Nope, can’t do it! I’ll just say this…if I do eat scrambled eggs, you’d think I’d gotten a touch of food poisoning! Pretty right? Yeah, I thought so!

So, I think I’ve rambled on enough

“The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force of getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

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ominous sunset

Jan 24, 2020

taken December 15, 2019
(poetry books)

at the end of the day
the month
the year
the sun is setting
behind
dark
ominous
clouds
light piercing through
to give birth
renewal
revival
for a bright new future
~ HCMorris ~

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stick fingers

Jan 24, 2020

Picture of the Day

taken December 31, 2019
F-Stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/200sec ; ISO 160
focal length 51mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(lawn care)

“What if this planet is a reality tv show for other planets?” ~ unknown

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frozen in ice

Jan 23, 2020

taken December 22, 2019 @ 443pm
F-Stop: f/5.6; Exposure Time: 1/100 sec; ISO 400
focal length 55mm
CANON EOS Rebel T6
(ice)

Since I’ve shared other snow related images today, I thought I’d keep on the same theme… this is ice in the pool with leaves. It’s not so cold now, so the ice has thawed. I thought it looked neat…

Did you know that there is a corn on the cob flavored ice cream? Yeah… you have to go to Max & Mina’s in Queen’s, New York to try it. I’ll go with plain old vanilla, thank you! And actually, we have cookies and cream ice cream in the freezer right now! It’s delicious!!

It’s never too cold for ice cream
it’s cold, a lot cold
but soon it will be spring
and full color we will behold

~ HCMorris ~

Tomorrow is Beer Can Appreciation Day, National Peanut Butter Day, and National Compliment Day.

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Now That's Funny

Jan 23, 2020

This happy girl is gonna be 14 in February, but I have no idea how she’s doing now as I no longer talk to my sister.

my sisters dog
April 4, 2010
F-Stop: f/3.5; Exposure Time: 1/60sec; ISO ?
Canon PowerShot A610
with flash
(pets)

With eyes wide closed

and mouth gaping open

I laugh!

~ HCMorris ~

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!” ~ Billy Connolly

“If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one? ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.” ~ Alan Dundes

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
~ Andy Rooney

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snow flowers

Jan 23, 2020

All photos were taken December 11, 2019

Here are some strange snow facts for you, from mentalfloss.com

(winter books)
  • Snowflakes aren’t the only form of snow: Snow can also come down as graupel or sleet. Not to be confused with hail, graupel (or snow pellets) are opaque ice particles that form in the atmosphere as ice crystals, falling through freezing cloud droplets. This means that cloud particles that are colder than the freezing point of water but remain liquid, causing graupels. The cloud droplets group together to form a soft, lumpy mass. Sleet, on the other hand, consists of drops of rain that freeze into small, translucent balls of ice as they fall from the sky.
  • Syracuse, New York tried to make snow illegal: One of America’s snowiest major cities has an impressive arsenal of plows, but in 1992 it tried a new trick to control the white stuff. The city’s Common Council passed a decree that any snow before Christmas Eve was illegal. As it turns out, Mother Nature is a scofflaw—it snowed just two days later. LOL!! Mother Nature says “Take that! Syracuse!!”
(snow equipment)
  • The largest snowflake may have been fifteen inches wide: According to some sources, the largest snowflakes ever observed fell during a snowstorm in January 1887 at Montana’s Fort Keogh. While witnesses said the flakes were “larger than milk pans,” these claims have not been substantiated.
  • Snow is translucent, not white: Snow, like the ice particles it’s made up of, is actually colorless. It’s translucent, which means that light does not pass through it easily (like it would transparent glass). Light is reflected. It’s the light reflected off a snowflake’s faceted surface that creates its white appearance.

But why white? The reason we see objects as colors is because some wavelengths of light are absorbed while others are reflected (remember, light is a spectrum of colors). The object takes on whatever color light is reflected. For example, the sky is blue because the blue wavelengths are reflected while the other colors are absorbed. Since snow is made up of so many tiny surfaces, the light that hits it is scattered in many directions and will actually bounce around from one surface to the next as it’s reflected. This means no wavelength is absorbed or reflected with any consistency, so the white light bounces back as the color white.

(snow clothes)
  • Snow doesn’t always appear white: Deep snow can appear to be blue. Layers of snow can create a filter for the light, causing more red light to be absorbed than blue light. The result is that deeper snow appears blue—think about how your snowy footprints compare to the surrounding landscape.

Snow can also sometimes appear pink. Snow in high alpine areas and the coastal polar regions contains cryophilic fresh-water algae that have a red pigment that tints the surrounding snow.

  • Every winter in the U.s., at least 1 septillion ice crystals fall from the sky: That’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000—24 zeros!
(snow books)
  • The most snow to fall in a twenty four hour period in the U.S. is 75.8 inches: In 1921, over six feet of snow fell between April 14 at 2:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Silver Lake, Colorado.
  • Colorado also holds the record for the most snow fall in a single calendar day: On December 4, 1913, 63 inches of snow fell on Georgetown, Colorado.
(snow)
  • Snow has never been reported in Key West: The coldest temperature on record for the Florida city (on January 13, 1981, and January 12, 1886) is 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Not every big snowstorm is a blizzard: In order to be classified as a blizzard, a snow storm must meet a very specific set of qualifications. Winds must blow at least 35 miles per hour and the snowfall must reduce visibility to less than 0.25 miles for a period of at least three hours.

Other common types of snowstorms include a snow squall (an intense snowfall accompanied by strong winds that only lasts a short time) and a snow burst (a brief, intense snowfall that results in rapid accumulation of snow).

“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”
~ Bill Waterson

“Spring needs to stand up and kick winter in the snowballs.”
~ unknown

“When snow falls, nature listens.” ~ Antoinette van Kleeff

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