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08-01-2014 - Pedestal Simplicity        Link to Photo Without Frame
August 1, 2014  I have no idea what this plant could be.  I found it in the most distant part of our backyard where I rarely go (our backyard is 3 acres).    Is it a weed?  Is it a flower?  Is it an alien invader?  Dennis (Papamugger) can you help me out here with the ID?  Have a great day!  Linda http://lgood.smugmug.com
08.01.14  El Jay pointed out that this little engine had a smile :-)  Have a great Friday!
08/01/2014  Thank you for your comment.
8/1/2014 ~ Sweetgrass  Sweetgrass Baskets for Sale at the Charleston City Market, Charleston SC.   These baskets are handmade by Craftsman, a skill passed down through generations. There is a lot of history behind this traditional craft, and I found a link to some information via the Charleston Public Library HERE Very interesting and worth reading if you have the time.   The Baskets are the State Craft of South Carolina: Sweetgrass Basket weaving – Sweetgrass (Muhlenbergia filipes), being native to the coastal dunes of the Carolinas, provided the perfect material for African slaves to utilize their traditional skills and produce a tightly-woven coiled basket. This handcraft has been passed down through generations and a high concentration of basket weavers is still found near Mount Pleasant. To this day, the form of the sweetgrass baskets woven in South Carolina closely resemble their African counterparts.  I was fortunate to have purchased two baskets during prior visits years ago. As with many things, as popularity gains, the price goes up! The larger sizes are over a few hundred dollars now.  Thank you for the wonderful comments on yesterday's Savannah Waterfront shot!
A German tourist amazed with the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula
Yet another IR capture of Point Hudson lighthouse, WA
The Waluliso Bridge This pontoon bridge connects the Danube Island (behind the camera) to the 22nd district dike, crossing the "New Danube" flood channel.  The pontoons are removed in the winter and the ends raised.  It is named after a "Vienna Original" of the 1970s and 1980s who wandered around town in a toga promoting peace and his mantra "Water, Air, Light, and Sun" (WAsser, LUft, LIght, SOnne).  He also collected signatures for the successful preservation of the Danube Island as a recreation and nature preserve.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014  "COME RAIN OR COME SHINE"  "She who has roses in her garden must surely have roses in her heart." ~ Unknown Author  SOOC, uncropped, flash didn't fire  Friendship, Joy, and Good Health..............  "Long associated with the sun and its life-giving warmth, yellow is the age-old spokes-color for warm feelings of friendship and optimism. In many Eastern cultures, the color represents joy, wisdom and power. But while any yellow flower will send a lighthearted message, the history of the yellow rose in particular has an optimistic, serendipitous character that really makes it the complete package."  "By the 18th century the worldwide love of roses was in full swing, but they were only cultivated in shades of pink and white. At last, the elusive yellow rose was discovered growing wild in the Middle East, and the European love affair with yellow roses was born. The early yellow rose lacked the sweet scent for which the rose is famous, however, which was not to be tolerated. So, as cultivation methods were developed and refined, the beloved sweet-and-spicy rose scent was soon introduced and the yellow rose achieved all its optimistic and aromatic glory."  ~ Reprinted texts from here: http://www.proflowers.com/blog/history-and-meaning-of-yellow-roses  Have a bright and cheerful day!  Rose Garden @Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum 115 South Bayou Avenue Cleveland, MS  ***#4 photo of the day***  (photo taken 6/25/2014)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Thursday, July 31, 2014  "OPENING UP"  “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open." ~ Thomas Dewar  SOOC; uncropped; flash didn't fire  Love, Gratitude, and Appreciation...........  "Horticulturally speaking, pink roses are a classic - they were the first color rose cultivated, since pink roses are most common in the wild. It went on to enjoy a long history in Western art and decoration before the Victorians went the whole nine yards with the pink rose’s sentimentalism, depicting it everywhere from wallpaper to upholstery to greeting cards. Since then, the world’s love affair with the blushing beauties has continued, but we now see it getting a more contemporary treatment in sophisticated bouquets."  "The pink rose has always been associated with feelings of love and gratitude, but as evolving cultivation techniques have created a wider array of pink rose shades, the meanings attached to them have become more nuanced. It’s said that darker pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, while lighter pinks are associated with gentleness and admiration. All good stuff, which brings us back to the original point that you simply can’t go wrong with pink!"  ~ Reprinted texts from here: http://www.proflowers.com/blog/history-and-meaning-of-pink-roses  Have a "pretty in pink" day!  Rose Garden @Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum 115 South Bayou Avenue Cleveland, MS  ***#6 photo of the day***  (photo taken 6/25/2014)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Oh no, a human!  Jul 31 A deer, with me in his crosshairs!
Aug.1. A sunset view.
Green bean blossoms and friend... from our veggie garden...  Thanks for your continued support, much appreciated!  Critiques welcome...  1 August 2014
A playground of pink!!   This is in a nearby yard on my evening walk.  I'm trying to grow these this year but,,,, 20/07/14
A Thank you post for the kindness and comments from all members after I shared on our RCMP deaths.  I cry ,almost daily, because we all live in a 40 mile distance to one another. My brother 's best friend is a prison guard in Dorchester, and they cried together. My sister had Constable Ross come and talk to her children about safety when she moved to Moncton from a smaller town.    Policemen in all area towns are everyone's friends; so thank you for being here for me.  This is a rose from Gage Park gardens.
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