Friday, November 11, 2011

World On Canvas

Today is 11-11-11
~Thanking God for our Veteran's, counting our blessings~
"But in our troubled time, the right of men to think and worship as their conscience dictates is being sorely pressed. We can retain these privileges only by being constantly on guard and fighting off any encroachment on these precepts. To retreat from any of the principles handed down by our forefathers, who shed their blood for the ideals we still embrace, would be a complete victory for those who would destroy liberty and justice for the individual--Walt Disney~

easons in review..

"The wind is blowing foreward, foreward foreward
Out of this day into the next
Out of this week, into the following one
And from this one into another..
Try as we might to hold on to the Sycamores
And whatever familiar landscapes surround us
Gradually we lose our grip and
Are swept into a river of tomorrows"
Herb Benham~

Last Winter everyone was excited for Spring to come..

Summer's gone now, 
Soon we'll say goodby to Fall~
Watching a biker on the fly

While an afternoon slipped by..
into the darkness
(Gazebo-style bandstand- Mooheau Park downtown Hilo)

We had an early snow fall this year
but haven't had a chance to take a drive up to the Mountain yet..

These was taken a year ago January-

"What is life?
It is a flash of a firefly in the night
It is the breath of a buffalo  fox in the Wintertime
It is the little shadow
Which runs across the grass snow
And loses itself in the sunset"
Crowfoot 1890~


Sandra said...

majestic mountains, stunning flower, spectacular snow, and i love the lightshows. i did a set like that years ago and called them lightstreams. and i like the biker out the window. hope you are feeling better

rainfield61 said...

What if I can take the pictures of icelet, snows etc in the winter,

I would not mind if I lose my grip and am swept into a river of tomorrows.

But I see my footprints. .. ... ....

Ginny said...

I love the Crowfoot quote and have used it before. Your snow photos are just stunning! So great to see you posting again!

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Regina.
Fantastic beautiful pictures you've posted.
I thought that I had sun and summer always in Hawaii - but I have become wiser.
Lovely picture cavalcade and beautiful text.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Danish is not easy to understand, but I have translated it.

My post: # post396Tilde's dilemma.

Who is Scandinavia's best team?
This question is answered, when Sweden and Denmark will meet tonight in a friendly match in the park.
I wonder who Tilde stick with? - She is a Danish-Swedish farm dog.
(topic to be understood as a joke / fun)
Wishing you a good weekend - take good care of yourself.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

doro said...

MMmmmmm! So lovely!

Dominic Doherty said...

So many beautiful landscapes!!!!! Made my day... :-)

Amin said...

Hello! What a beautiful photos!

Amin said...

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Regina.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
Nice new header you switched to.
Wishing you a great weekend - take good care of yourself, thinking of you.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Anzu said...

I admire the immense nature in your country, the mountain covered with shining snow, and a vivid flowers, those give me a vital energy.

Have a happy new week !ヾ(^▽^)/

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful images and sentiments for our soldiers. They have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Hope you are well dear :)

teca said...

Always special!!!!

Warm hugs.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Regina.
Just come to say thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
Wishing you a good Tuesday - take good care of yourself.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post, Regina! I believe we all all thankful for our Veterans. Your photos are all gorgeous lovely scenes from your island. It is cool you can go from the snow right down to a hot sunny beach. I hope all is well and have a great day.

BlueShell said...

Life is not easy...
I love all those photos...magnificent.

BlueShell said...

Thank you for visiting.
Nice to come here again: It is an honour to me.

Anzu said...

Hi Regina !
I hope you surround yourself with favorite books, cup of coffee, music from radio and compassionate companions as usual.~~~■P o(^- ^)

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Regina.
Just come to wish you a good weekend.
Here it is windy - and DMI has issued a storm warning.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Joyful said...

Breathtaking photos!

Hope you're doing fine. I've stopped the acupuncture treatments and may take a few physio appointments in Dec. Otherwise am preparing for Christmas. Hugs. xx

BlueShell said...

Thank you for your words, for your was important to me...Thank you!


Hanne Bente said...

Inside to wish you a good first Sunday in Advent with these words:

Life's four candles.
Slow burn the 4 light. Everything is so quiet that you can hear them talk to us.
The first candle said, "I am peace. People do not fit me, so I turn off soon"
Its flame was quickly reduced and the light died out.
... The second light said: "I am faithful. For the most part I am just a word that few know about. Therefore I have no desire to continue to burn"
While the light spoke, there came a v. .. in. ... breath and blew out the candle.
Then it was the third light's trip: "I am Love. I no longer have the strength to continue to burn. Men neglecting me. They have forgotten that they must love and honor each other" and the light did not wait long, but died out .
Then, with the one that came a little kid and saw the 3 extinguished the light. The child looked at them and said:
Why do they burn no more "?
When the lights had told the child the reason, the child began to cry.
Then answered the fourth light:
Do not be afraid. I am passionate yet and with me you can re-light the other candles, because I am "Hope"
With sparkling eyes took the baby 'Hope light "and with that she turned the other 3 lights.
Never let the flame of hope vanish in your life, and let every one of us appreciate, Hope - Fidelity - Peace - and love.
Make sure these lights never ♥ ♥ ♥
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Amin said...

Have a wonderful week!

BlueShell said...

We're so blessed to have YOU!!!
Big Kiss

Firas said...

Wonderful collection of images! Great work.

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!