Wednesday, April 28, 2010





 Each week a new theme will be posted here on Friday morning.

You are invited to put up your best picture on your own blog with that theme in mind.

 You do have the whole weekend to post your picture, so there is no rush.

 Remember it should be just ONE and ORIGINAL, taken by YOU, and not off the internet.

 Then come back and leave a comment on this page in the comment box so that everyone can link to your blog and see your photo.

Don't forget to OPEN your page to EVERYONE for that day.

By all means mention your camera and lens used, and if the picture has been altered or enhanced in any way, so we can all learn and improve our techniques.

Try and post a decent size picture on your blog page for an increased WOW factor. Often so much is lost or distorted if the size is too big or too small.

 Remember this is NOT a competition, this is about being creative, having fun, and being supportive of one another.

Out of the box thinking is encouraged.

Your Host This Week Is


and the theme this week is

Once in a Blue Moon

(something that happens rarely or something you see or do rarely)


Once in a Blue Moon
you meet somebody
who is delightfully intelligent
and so very kind,
with a great sense of humor
and a wonderful smile.
They brighten your life
and touch your heart,
like you never thought possible.

Thank goodness for Blue Moons!

* The back ground picture I took in Monterey
   this Jan. with John's Kodak camera (Z612).
   The picture of John was taken in Nov. 2008
   as we were on a road trip to Northern CA.
   John was driving and I snapped this picture
   with my Kodak camera(Z740).  When I layered
   the pictures, I flipped the picture of John so the
   bird wouldn't be in his face. The layering was
   done in GIMP.


Looking forward to seeing
your Blue Moons!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Many know how I enjoy "Your Life Support" and How I like to share them....
I read this one and immediately felt the need to post it...
We are all special in our own way and we need to recognize it and celebrate it.  
So many special people here on Multiply...
Am so proud to know you and I've missed you...
I hope this is a step toward finding my way back to you.

Did you know...?

That Joan of Arc was only seventeen when she was riding at the head
of the army that liberated France from the English?

That church reformer John Calvin was twenty-six when he published
his "Institutes" ?

That poet John Keats died when he was twenty-six?

That Shelley was thirty when he was drowned, but not before he left
English literature his classic "Odes"?

That Sir Isaac Newton had largely discovered the working of the law
of gravitation when he was twenty-three?

That Henry Clay, the "great compromiser, " was sent to the United
States Senate at twenty-nine and was Speaker of the House of
Representatives at thirty-four?

That Raphael painted his most important pictures between twenty-five
and thirty?

That Mozart only lived to be thirty-five years old?

Maybe I'm just a late bloomer.

When I was a young man I wanted to make things happen. After a few
years I realized I would have to content myself with watching most
things happen.

Unfortunately, these days I usually have no idea what is happening.

Of course, most of us will never paint a masterpiece, write a
classic or discover an important scientific principle. But why
should we? We're each cut from a unique pattern.

Dick Van Dyke once told the story of a woman taking her nephew to
her Catholic church. She whispered to him as they approached the
pew: "Can you genuflect?"

"No," he said, "but I can somersault!"

I wonder if he showed her.right then and there. I can almost see him
rolling down the aisle in a joyous celebration of the thing he CAN
do, with no regard for genuflecting. the thing he cannot do.

Some people waste lives obsessing on that thing they cannot do,
wishing they were more competent. And some measure the value of
their abilities against those of others, wishing they could
contribute in a bigger and better way.

You and I may never be a Mozart, a Raphael or a John Keats. But
there are things you CAN do to bring beauty or joy or happiness to
your world. Find them. Do them. Celebrate them. Rejoice in them.

I can hardly think of a better way to live.

From "Your Life Support"
~ Steve Goodier