Blue Abstract

Dec 3, 2019

a blue rose abstract
taken/edited Nov 1, 2019

Tomorrow is national dice day, national sock day, national cookie day, national package protection day.

Celery is 95% water and 100% not pizza!

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where ever you may be!

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all is well

Magic Flutist

Dec 3, 2019

Folklore from Frederick County, Maryland

This story/legend comes from Spirits of Frederick by Alyce T. Weinberg.

This story is about Larry and his magic flute and is retold every Christmas locally in the foothills of the blue mountains (Thurmont/Emmitsburg), although I had never heard the story til I read the book.

Larry (Lawrence) was born in the mountains, his father was from Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany. The father, Dr. Henry Casper Dielman, was a noted musician and composer in his native land and was appointed Professor of Music at Mount Saint Mary’s College. There he wrote the special music for the elaborate inaugural ball of President Martin van Buren in 1837. Larry grew up with music in his heart, he could play several musical instruments but the flute was his father’s favorite.

With Glory Lit the Midnight Air was Larry’s best loved melody. It was a Christmas hymn written by his father and has become part of the repertoire at Mount St. Mary’s.

Larry’s father died in 1882 and was buried in saint Anthony’s cemetery in Emmitsburg. As the years went by, Larry grew old and gaunt. But every Christmas, for forty years, he climbed the steep hill to his fathers grave site to play the flute. Many of the townsfolk followed him to the graveyard. the music floated over the glistening, snow-covered mountains as if it were coming from another world.

One Christmas morning the flute was silent. The people went looking for Larry and found him sitting on his fathers grave, too tired and weak to play. They tenderly put him on a child’s sled and pulled him down the hill to his cottage where he died of pneumonia at the age of 76.

That was in 1923… None of the people of the area have said they have seen Larry’s ghost but many have said that they still hear his flute in the crisp, cold air of the mountains near Emmitsburg at Christmastime.

Get that mouse, mom!

Dec 3, 2019

Picture of the Day!

image taken January 26, 2018

“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience.”

~ Pam Brown

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It’s ok to be a little strange

it makes the world go ’round

If a dragonfly lands on your head

Dec 2, 2019

It took me forever to find these photos! They’re the same series of photos originally as the black and white dragonfly photo. I couldn’t find the photo in my file(s) that I had posted, so I had to find the originals and redo them. And I don’t think I showed you the other photos, just the black and white one.

They were taken July 19, 2019.

Hope you enjoy!

  • there are over 5,000 species of dragonflies
  • are part of the scientific infraorder called Anisoptera
  • Dragonflies can hover in one place, fly extremely fast, and even fly backwards.
  • some of the fastest flying insects in the world reaching speeds of over 30 miles per hour
  • come in a variety of colors including blue, green, yellow, and red
  • range in size from a half inch to over 5 inches long
  • are carnivores, eating all types of insects including mosquitoes, gnats, cicadas, flies, and even other smaller dragonflies
  • don’t sting and generally don’t bite people
  • have been around for over 300 million years. Prehistoric dragonflies were much larger and could have a wingspan of 2 ½ feet!
  • when first hatched, the larva or nymphs live in the water for around a year. Once they leave the water and begin to fly, they only live for around a month
  • having a dragonfly land on your head is considered good luck
  • groups of dragonflies are called swarms
  • https://www.ducksters.com/animals/dragonfly.php

ADVICE FROM A DRAGONFLY

spend time near the water

be colorful

enjoy a good reed

zoom in on your dreams

appreciate long summer days

keep your eyes open

just wing it

“The dragonfly brings dream to reality and is the messenger of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.”    

~ Anonymous

Tomorrow is National Roof over your head day, world trick shot day, National day of giving/ GivingTuesday

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the dragonfly

symbolizes

free spirit,

swiftness,

and

activity

Great Blue

GREAT BLUE HERON
Taken Nov 30, 2019
With my cell phone
At Baker Park
Frederick, MD

Great blue heron

Looking at me

Am I a threat?

He sticks around

To see

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Ant Lion

Dec 2, 2019

Word of the Day: Ant Lion: is neither an ant or a lion, it is the larval form of the lacewing fly!

“As Happy As A Clam”

The saying should be…”As happy as a clam at high tide” because clams ar harvested at low tide, so when the tide is high, clams are happy and safe. 🙂

Tongue Twister: Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were wrongly reared in a rural brewery.

Did you know? The word therein contains thirteen words spelled with consecutive letters: the, he, her, er, here, I, there, ere, rein, re, in,therein, and herein.

NEWSPAPER HEADLINE

“Blind woman gets kidney from dad she hasn’t seen in years”

*All info comes from the book The Weird World of Words by Mitchell Symons. All photography is mine.

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If you could say it in words

there would be no reason to paint.”

~ Edward Hopper

Frederick Sunrise

Dec 2, 2019

Picture of the Day

sunrise through the trees
image taken November 23, 2019
off the deck, looking towards Frederick, Maryland, USA

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
~ Jo Walton

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There wasn’t a single pony on the Pony Express

Only horses

Hanging on

Dec 1, 2019

image taken Nov 3, 2019

It might be cold

It could be freezing

I might not be the prettiest

And frazzled around the edges

But I’m here to show you

I’m still hanging on

~ HCMorris

Tomorrow is National Mutt Day, National Special Education Day, National Fritters Day, Cyber Monday

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Countdown to Christmas

Pictures With Words and Other Quotes

Dec 1, 2019

I know this is supposed to be inspirational or motivational…. I didn’t realize I had what I had. So I had to improvise!

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Mother nature has the best box of crayons

“Go where you feel most alive.”

life is beautiful

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” ~ Claude Monet

“The poetry of earth is never dead.” ~ John Keats

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

~ Rachel Carson

“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”

~ William Wordsworth

Autumn paints in colors nature has never seen

“Something with inner beauty will live forever, like the scent of a rose.” ~ Alex Flinn

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Stone Stairs

Dec 1, 2019

Picture of the Day

original image taken October 11, 2008
edited sometime after that

“Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does.”

~ William James

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Happy happy day!

leftovers

Nov 30, 2019

Just thought I’s share some leftovers! Not a whole lot, but a few! There’s more than I’d like to have leftover, but that’s the way it goes. If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I always have leftovers at the end of the month. So, here’s a few.

Downtown…

Carrol Creek

Abstracts…

fall colors…

Well, that’s about all for today and, well, the month! See ya on the flip side

Did you ever notice that there are no recipes for leftover chocolate?

Tomorrow is National Rosa Parks Day, National Eat A Red Apple Day, Bifocals at the Monitor Day, National Pie Day, Day Without Art. I can’t imagine a day without art 😦

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another day

another month

come

and

gone!

sorry I’m late in posting

today has worn me out!

abstract sunset

Nov 30, 2019

Picture of the week!

taken Nov 24, 2019

The only thing I did to this photo, besides cropping was adjust the lighting/contrast. That’s how I got the clouds to look the way they do…no filters or other adjustments. I have no idea what that spot is behind the blue cloud… maybe the moon? Or an abstract image of it!

Here is the original…

“A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.”
~ Crystal Woods

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life is beautiful!

KENDI KARIMI

I write for people willing to change their lives. Poetry, Psychology, Philosophy, Life advice, Literature, - verbose, pragmatic.

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