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Winners of Winter Images Contest

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 1:03 PM
Unforgettable-Time Group winners:

1st Place Winner:  Ingelore

touched by winter by Ingelore

2nd Place Winner:  EsthervanHulsen

Ravens painting by EsthervanHulsen

3rd Place Winner:  Egil21

Winter is coming. by Egil21

Contratulations to all the winners!!!!

Goodbye Sweet Jasper

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 2:37 PM
Sunlit Slumber by GlassHouse-1

Today, my sweet Jasper passed away after a long life and much love.  We were so lucky to have him in our lives and he will always be remembered.

If you are looking for a pet, please consider going to your local shelter.

Update to Save Harmony Trail

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 22, 2015, 11:22 AM

Happy Earth Day

As an update to my previous journal entry about saving the Harmony Trail and also the historic town of Harmony.

Update #1 April 20, 2015 by Josh Meeder

There have been some small "wins" recently. First, the PA Dept. of Environmental Protect & Army Corp of Engineer's have told the developer that his plans underestimated the amount of wetlands. They requested new plans for review. Additionally, the PA Historical & Museum Commission has weighed in. They indicated an Archeological Phase 1 study must be complete to identify any impact.  

We also have our and sites set up.

Hopefully, the housing development in the wetlands will be held off a little longer.  If you want to sign a petition, there is a website for that listed in my previous journal.

I will have to do another journal featuring some of my favorite photos again soon.  Been having trouble with cataracts so haven't been too busy with submissions.  I'm hoping surgery can be set soon as I'm not allowed to drive now.

Happy Earth Day to everyone, get out and enjoy the day.


Journal Entry: Sat Mar 21, 2015, 7:13 AM

I just signed the petition: "STOP! the Creekside Manor Project from filling the flood plain and destroying wetlands"  Will you join me in supporting this issue?…

My beloved Harmony Trail is in danger of development and I have been reaching out to various local and state groups.  It is only a 47 acre tract of land beside the Connequenessing Creek but has a lovely hiking trail that ends up at the Mennonite Cemetery.  I had no idea this property was owned by a development company until my son-in-law sent me a newspaper article talking about it and how the town and township had been holding up the plans for 10 years!!  I don’t live in Harmony and just assumed the borough owned the property. 

This housing development would be built on a flood plain (yes, great idea) and would require moving earth around and building a retention pond.  The Historic town of Harmony would be put at risk since they are situated on the opposite side of the creek.  I’m not sure if the company has the required permits yet.

I have been e-mailing the mayor of Harmony, Lancaster Township and Preservation Pennsylvania to oppose this plan.  I came late to the game and felt it was a “day late and dollar short” kind of thing.  In fact, the property owners had started cutting down trees along the trail much to the outrage of Harmony residents.

Much to my surprise, I received an e-mail from the president of Scholars Run Conservancy, a group dedicated to preserving and improving trails in our community.  He read my e-mail to the president of Historic Harmony where I expressed my concerns and attached recent photos of the trail.  He asked if he could use my photos and text from my e-mail.  I was so honored and glad to know that my heartfelt message did not go unnoticed.  

If Kisses Were Snowflakes by GlassHouse-1
Bleak Midwinter by GlassHouse-1
Under a Leaden Sky by GlassHouse-1
Path of Harmony by GlassHouse-1
When Every Leaf is a Flower by GlassHouse-1
My Chosen Path by GlassHouse-1


Journal Entry: Thu Feb 12, 2015, 1:25 PM

Happy Valentine's Day to all my watchers.

Sonny and Cher by charcoal1carly

Gimme a Kiss, hun by W0LLE
The color of love by MonsterBrand
Je suis Charlie by KmyGraphic     Peace and Love by KmyGraphic    Heart-and-Arrow by KmyGraphic

Valentine's Day menu by PaSt1978
Will You Be My Valentine? by jeanbeanxoxo
Treehugging on Finley Cane Trail 2 by slowdog294

HUGS AGAINST VIOLENCE...... by Tigles1Artistry

Some Favorite Winter Photos

Wed Jan 21, 2015, 11:50 AM
Winter, the season I love to hate.  At least until I see these gorgeous winter scenes.  I actually went outside (you are allowed to gasp) in the snow a couple of times and actually enjoyed it.  Hope you enjoy these beautiful, cold, frosty, snowy, icy, arctic and hypothermic photos.

I'm going too sit right here.... by Nipntuck3
A rowboat in snow by Pajunen
Winter. Country... by Yancis
In der Mitte des Winters, des Winters im Herzen by amiejo
Winters Fog by Estruda

Things that grow in night by gigi50
My doggy friend Sam... 7 by PhotoDragonBird
6 miles of tuft by Buntcone

In the snow by ShlomitMessica

Frozen Branches by Kitteh-Pawz

Beyond Forever by JustinDeRosa

Jeanie's Journal

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:46 AM
It is time for me to feature more artists.  Hope you enjoy.


I'm pretty sure Valerie lives on a different planet than I do.

The Sky Is My Ocean XVIII: The Haunting Begins by veeegeee     Our Wind Power Sundowner by veeegeee    The Sky Is My Ocean XX:  Goodnight My Love by veeegeee


Rowe and Phil show the beauty of Wales.  Oh yeah, and Paris.

Caldey Lighthouse 2 by fearless-frog    Underneath the Tower by fearless-frog    Green Bridge of Wales 2 by fearless-frog


Dear Selina has an eye for the beauty in this world.

The Dreamer by sesam-is-open    Made in Heaven by sesam-is-open    Good Morning by sesam-is-open


You have seen me use Camelias's grraphics many times in my comments.

Autumn by KmyGraphic    Happy Thanksgiving by KmyGraphic    Snowing by KmyGraphic


I like Melanie's people pictures the best.

At the Tip of  the Grand Canyon? by SimplyBrumbleBee    Music takes you places by SimplyBrumbleBee    Robin by SimplyBrumbleBee


Nikolay = street, cars, skies.

4.1.14 sunset (2) by Bliznaka    27.9.14 (27) by Bliznaka    27.8.13 sunset (2) by Bliznaka


Enjoy Jeanie's beautiful nature photos.

small pumpkins by jeanbeanxoxo    yellow rose by jeanbeanxoxo    The rush by jeanbeanxoxo


Bridget is another animal and nature lover.  My favorite type of photos.

Kitty Kiss for the Camera by bridgetbright   <da:thumb id="449100791"/>    babies by bridgetbright


Travel along with Ranger Ricardo as he hikes along trails in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountain Guru by slowdog294       Ranger Ricardo at Alum Cave 5 by slowdog294 

  Quality Jam Time by slowdog294


There is not much more you can say about Michael's photography except WOW!

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Everyone have a great autumn.  


Journal Entry: Tue Aug 26, 2014, 1:15 PM

Here it is August 26 and summer is starting to end.  We still have a couple months of decent weather left where I live so I'm going to enjoy it.  I was planning on doing a journal of some of my favorites every month but I kind of missed July.  So here goes:

:iconfiyonk14:  Mavi is from Turkey and her world is so different from mine so I find it very interesting.

Guzel bir manzara... by fiyonk14    Caresizlik... by fiyonk14    Kilise Camii / Aziz Gregorius Kilisesi by fiyonk14

:iconcactusmumkate:  Kate is a cactus lover but I'm going to show some of her other photos.

Cretan Sunset by cactusmumkate    KRETA - Hello dear Ocean by cactusmumkate    Up up to the sky 9 by cactusmumkate

:icontigles1artistry:  In my opinion, the best photos are of Teresa herself.

ALL OF ME..... by Tigles1Artistry    THE SILK ROAD... by Tigles1Artistry    Sailing.... by Tigles1Artistry

:iconsquareprismish:  Chris is one of the first people I started watching and he has a talent for writing also.

House and house by squareprismish    Not a thousand miles from my home by squareprismish    Benjamin by squareprismish

:iconsiochanna:  He invents new alphabets in his spare time.  My spare time involves a couch.

We Believe We Touch The Rainbow by Siochanna    Flying Octopus by Siochanna    Midstride by Siochanna

:iconspiritomb1231:  Take a look at James' sky and clouds pictures.  Awesome.

THE OCEAN by Spiritomb1231    In The Ripples by Spiritomb1231    Come Through In Waves by Spiritomb1231

:iconshlomitmessica:  Beautiful images of Israel.

Refreshing water by ShlomitMessica    Jerusalem ,the old city by ShlomitMessica    Haze on the valley by ShlomitMessica

:icontashee-photography:  Love her portrait photography.

Cloud Jump by Tashee-Photography     DSC0169 copy by Tashee-Photography    We are by Tashee-Photography

:iconpridescrossing:  Sandy is a sweetheart and very creative.

Landscape stock 17 by PridesCrossing    It's A Party by PridesCrossing    Proud by PridesCrossing

:iconautodidacta::  Jose's views of Spain.  He also has a lot of train related photos.

Sobre el viaducto by Autodidacta    Envuelta en nubes by Autodidacta    Bajando by Autodidacta

I have many more people I would like to feature so stay tuned.

Jeanie's Journal

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2014, 11:16 AM

I promised some more of my favorite artists and here they are:


Jurgen has such magnificent landscape photos they are quite magical.

Walking on the spring cliff by jchanders    Walking on the chestnut lane by jchanders    Join me on the spring path by jchanders  


If you love flowers, you have to see Vasi's gallery.

Kiss from a Rose by VasiDgallery    Night princess by VasiDgallery    The one by VasiDgallery   


This guy can cook.  No, I mean he can really cook.  He also takes fabulous photos.  If you are the least bit hungry do not open his gallery.

Vegetarian menu by PaSt1978    Valentine's Day menu by PaSt1978    Hot Wings by PaSt1978   


I travel vicariously with Jenny.  Her photos really reflect the personality and flavor of the environment.

Painful to see.. by jennystokes    Her Face by jennystokes    sl-s2 by jennystokes   


It is obvious Barb enjoys nature in all its glory.  Enjoy!

stuck  in the Middle by Nipntuck3    little snow inside of ice cave by Nipntuck3    Top of the Bridge by Nipntuck3   


Ralph's world is all in his mind and now it will be in yours too.

Mad Seed, The Hunter by MadGardens    Come Sail Away C by MadGardens    Garden Fairy Color by MadGardens   


Mark is a man of PASSION.  All caps please.  He is a writer, musician and photographer.  Proceed with caution.

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Chris has a wide variety of photographs.  He has it all.

Watching the Lions by redwolf518    Beneath the Tracks by redwolf518    Fort Wayne Spring Sunset III by redwolf518   


David is an artist and photographer.  I am especially attracted to his work involving ships and boats.

Schooner Little Red at Anchor by davincipoppalag    Mystic Seaport Shipyard by davincipoppalag    Misty Mooring by davincipoppalag


Now for something a little different and I do mean different.  Rob's amazing deviants will blow your mind.

Alien frogs by Dwarf4r    Squirrelare. by Dwarf4r    Fluffy eagle by Dwarf4r


Janis has quite a talent for spotting things in nature that most of us would overlook.  He has a sharp eye and sharp wit.

Creature with sad eyes... by Yancis    Jaunpils castle... by Yancis    Something for sky lovers... by Yancis

You can't go wrong watching any of these artists.  

Jeanie's Journal

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 30, 2014, 9:06 AM

It has been a really crappy winter with medical reminders of my old age.  Sooooooo, it is time to showcase some of my favorite artists.  It always gives me a lift to see their beautiful work.

:iconpajunen:  I know, I know, I hate winter but this artist makes you love it just a little bit.

Tokyo City Life by Pajunen    Cold Spell by Pajunen    Uspenski Cathedral by Pajunen

:iconawjay:  James does a lot of abstract photography.  Look at his gallery and you won't see the world in the same way.

runners by awjay    sally jane by awjay    wave by awjay

:iconpixiethecat:  David needs to get out and take MORE photos.

Unnamed Stream by PixieTheCat    Hell's Hollow by PixieTheCat    Quack n Nat by PixieTheCat

:iconcharcoal1carly:  Carly does beautiful charcoal work and happens to be beautiful too.

Charcoal Woman by charcoal1carly    Cleopatra Eyes by charcoal1carly    Siamese Girl by charcoal1carly

:iconbuntcone:  Beautiful landscapes and quite the character.

swimming? no. by Buntcone    chaine memorial tower by Buntcone     spindly by Buntcone

:icongigi50:  Gigi's gallery is amazing and a must see.

Blue blue beauties by gigi50   Spring buds by gigi50   All mine by gigi50

:iconlordljcornellphotos:  The reason I will always be an amateur.

Building on a vast scale by LordLJCornellPhotos   Prehistoric tower blocks by LordLJCornellPhotos   Foggy reflections by LordLJCornellPhotos

:iconkellyngin:  Kelly appeals to my dark half.

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:iconmypeanutgallery:  Penny is quite the Dr. Doolittle of photographers.  I love her too.

The Snowy Day by MYPeanutGallery   Oh Good! They're Finally Up! by MYPeanutGallery   Color! #2 by MYPeanutGallery

:iconconjure-digital:  Makes me wish I was 40 years younger and a completely different person so I could pose for him. ha ha

<da:thumb id="440859577"/>   Katelynn in the Ruins by Conjure-Digital   Efflorescence by Conjure-Digital

There are so many more of my friends that I will be sharing with you in my next journal.  Enjoy these for now.


Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2014, 9:28 AM

A-Foggy-Day Contest :icona-foggy-day:

First place :icontorobala:

On a foggy day by torobala

Second place:  :iconnelleke:

Crossing Borders by Nelleke

Third place:  :iconocto-pus:

Forest 28 by Octo-pus

Runners Up:

Ghost of the Past (self-portrait) by MiriamPeuser   Alone and Group by jarda13   Nebelmenschen II by Zouberi

Honorable Mentions:

Unknown is calling by starykocur   Entrance by wiebkerost   No Return by ElyneNoir  

I think You should go by firepaved   Der Wanderer und der Nebel by DavidSchermann  

Congratulations to the winners and make sure to visit and join the group :icona-foggy-day: and these wonderful artists' galleries.


Journal Entry: Thu Feb 20, 2014, 9:38 AM

Time for some features:


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Creepy House by Siochanna   Fall by Siochanna   Waterfall1 by Siochanna


Beautiful Pemaquid VI by davincipoppalag   Foggy start by davincipoppalag   Into the Deep by davincipoppalag


Woodpecker by Spiritomb1231    Harvest Moon by Spiritomb1231   Black Clouds And Silver Linings by Spiritomb1231


Johan Sulvain 4 by auzium   04 by auzium   Mille Et Une Nuit by auzium


Unforgettable memories by SV-Blackart   :: Witch wishes :: by SV-Blackart   Damn approaching by SV-Blackart


when october goes by InSUNNYty   fiecare alege sa joace un rol by InSUNNYty   du by InSUNNYty


When old heroes meet by jchanders    A little stream in Scotland by jchanders   A frosty early-morning walk by jchanders


Almost Heart by rlgarrard   Birds Eye View by rlgarrard   View From My Window by rlgarrard


The Great Fly-By by jguy1964    Pier Pressure by jguy1964    Spirit Of America by jguy1964

Enjoy these artists and give them some love.  


Tue Dec 31, 2013, 12:22 PM

One Song more & I have done — Auld lang syne 
The air is but mediocre; but the following song, the 
old song of the olden times, & which has never been 
in print, nor even in manuscript, untill I took it 
down from an old man’s singing; is enough to 
recommend any air — 

Robert Burns

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu'd the gowans fine;
But we've wandered mony a weary fit
Sin' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidled i' the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin' auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie's a hand o' thine!
And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught

For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.


Journal Entry: Wed May 2, 2012, 12:31 PM

I visited Elk County, Pennsylvania for a couple of days and, yes, there are elk in Elk County.  I wasn't able to get a good pic of one with antlers but maybe in the fall.  Today I will submit the best elk photos.  They are shedding their winter coats so look a bit moth-eaten.  Later, I will upload some of the spectacular scenery there.  

Thought I'd give you a little of the history of the elk in Pennsylvania.  Elk once roamed throughout Pennsylvania, but settlements and hunting destroyed the herds.  By 1867, elk had been completely eliminated from the state.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission introduced 167 Rocky Mountain Elk and some from a private reserve in Monroe County, PA  into the state from 1913 through 1926, and released them in central and north-eastern Pennsylvania.  Only the north-central releases were successful.  The herd now numbers 800.


Journal Entry: Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:53 AM
My project is to document all the flowering shrubs, trees and flowers around my house.  I already have some, but am going to follow through the seasons.  Didn't realize how many flowering spring plants I have.

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
6. No tag backs
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "You're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

5 things about me:
I am 63 years old.  Yeah, don't tell anyone.
I have 196 books on my Kindle that I've had for 15 months.
I loooove chocolate.
I love the beach.
I HATE littering.

1.Which countrys have you visited in your life yet?

Only Canada, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

2.Have you ever been to Germany? If yes..where?

No, unfortunately.

3.What comes to your mind if you think of Germany/Germans? 3 things please

I know people that have been to Germany and they always say how friendly and welcoming the people are.
The scenery and of course, beer.

4.Do you have a fear or phobie of something? (spiders, hights, flying....)

I am terrified of heights.

5.What has been the most gutsy situation/moment in your life?

Giving birth.

6.Do you play an instrument? If yes, which and since when?


7.Would you like to live in another time? If yes..what time and why?

No, we always romanticize other time periods, but they always come with hardships we forget about.  

8.If the movie could become which would you prefer to be?
- A night at the Museum / Star Wars / Twilight / (other?)

Splash,  because I've always wanted to be a mermaid. ha ha

9.What would you prefer to be: A vampire or a werwolve? Why?

Werewolf, because they only change during a full moon.  The rest of the time, you can be normal.

10.What´s your greatest wish you can buy with money?

A dream home.  I don't mean a big mansion, I don't know what I'd do with that.  Just a home that you could design the way you wanted and where you want, with a beautiful view.

11.What is your favourite female and male actor?

Meryl Streep and Anthony Hopkins


My 11 questions are:

  1.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
  2.  Do you like the ocean, mountains, forest or cities?
  3.  What is your favorite food?
  4.  Do you like cats or dogs?
  5.  What was the happiest moment of your life?
  6.  What occupation (this is a fantasy) would you like to have if you had the education and/or talent?
  7.  What person in history (living or from the past) would you want to meet?
  8.  Do you believe in ghosts?
  9.  Who do you admire most?  
10.  Who is your favorite villain?
11.  Would you rather have beauty or brains?

The lovely people who are delighted by my tag are:

:iconpixiethecat: PixieTheCat
:iconcharcoal1carly: charcoal-carly
:iconsquareprismish: squareprismish
:iconingeline-art: ingelineart
:iconoxymento: oxymento
:icontheman268: TheMan268
:iconsupersnappz: SuperSnappz
:iconpajunen: Pajunen
:iconmiirex: miirex
:icongigi50: gigi50
:iconlitratobyberneserose: bEauTiFul-rOzE