Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Baha'i Temple

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This is the Baha'i Temple In Wilmette, Illinois. My Russian visitors, who are Russian Orthodox, were extremely interested in this as it has a similar design to buildings they see in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A foggy morning

We have had such nice weather but this was how it looked around 6 in the morning....and then it became a very beautiful day.
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Friday, September 26, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

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Today is Skywatch Friday. this is what my sky looked like earlier this week..
Check out all Skywatchers here!
Thanks to the skywatch team for hosting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ABC Wednesday "J" is for jumping

My nephew caught this dog at the park. A great find for ABC Wednesday...J is for Jumping!
Enjoy all the ABC participants here thanks to Denise!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Dip in Lake Michigan

Somehow, one of the girls fell in.....it was a bit chilly for swimming today! They are definitely going to have a lot of stories to tell when they get home!
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lake Michigan

These are my visitors from Russia checking out Lake Michigan today with son #2. It was a bit chilly for swimming but one of them had a "trip" into the Lake...
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Sky Watch Graceful and Serene

This is my daughter practicing her yoga/ballet (she did take dance lessons for 20 years and still does!). I thought it was a lovely, serene picture to use today for sky watch.
I apologize for not visiting or posting regularly. My BIL had open heart surgery and we have been a little busy. I will return this weekend and catch up with all of you. thanks for stopping by!
Please stop and enjoy more sky watch pictures hosted by Tom.

(Thanks for all you kind wishes for my BIL...he is doing very well post surgery!)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ABC WEdnesday I is for Illinois

I bet you all thought I would do Inverness...but Inverness is in Illinois. The 21st to be admitted into the Union in 1818. Also, Abraham Lincoln was born here and we are known as "The land of Lincoln". You can read more here if you are interested!Enjoy more ABC here and thanks to Denise for hosting!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Silk worms

I want to thank my nephew(in law) for sharing some of his photos from Vietnam where he and my niece just returned from their honeymoon. This photo of his caught my eye. I am not sure what I thought silk worms would look like but I don't think it was this.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Can you see the raindrops on the table? It is supposed to rain here for a few days thanks to Hanna and Ike....and we need the rain so I am not complaining but I hate to risk my camera getting wet taking shots!
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Friday, September 12, 2008

A Cooling Lake

This is a cooling lake for the electric plant near this...no swimming allowed...but I thought the sky was lovely. Emjoy all the Sky watchers hosted by Tom.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ABC Wednesday H is for Hearts

I am not a big collector of items but I have kept these hearts to hold odds and ends in. Some hold jewlery(which is what came in them) and others hold hair do dads. Stop over at Mrs. Nesbitt's place, the host of ABC Wednesday (thanks Denise!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

People Art

This is one of the works of art the Olympics put up in Beijing. I heard on the news yesterday that China spent 40 billion-yes that was with a B- dollars on the Olympics. Wow....who can afford that price tag?

Monday, September 8, 2008

Where are all the people?

What struck me about this photo, is the lack of people. In the 4 years that my son has lived there, all I have heard about is how many people are everywhere! Not so much in this photo....I would say that is unusual just on any given day nevermind that is was the OLYMPICS!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Beijing Olympics Basket Ball Building

This is the basketball arena. My son said it was awesome at night but was unable to get a picture at night. Not sure why, perhaps from all the entertaining he was doing!?
(I only have a few more to share with you.)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Another Olympic shot

Here are the events that my son attended at the Olympics.
He went to 5 events:
1) woman's gymnastics (1st heat china and romania)
2) woman's basketball (NZ v Spain, Czech v Mali)
3) Men's quarterfinal soccer (italy v belgium)
4) Women's quarterfinal beach volleyball (USA v China, Australia v Brazil)
5) Men's Gold medal waterpolo (USA v Hungary)
This is the gymnastics event....he said he had nosebleed seats but was not complaining since his tickets were free!
I just love this picture!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ABC Wednesday G is for GIRLS

This is the entertainment between volleyball matches. I do not recall that they showed these girls on TV during the Olympics. Guess you had to be there to catch all the little nuances!
It is ABC Wednesday hosted by Denise.
Stop over and visit if you have a chance and see al the wonderful choices for "G"!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Olympic Beach volleyball

I am not sure what I thought when I saw the beach volleyball field on TV during the Olympics, but I don't think it was that they had brought a beach in to an arena....guess that makes perfect sense!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Plier

Can you imagine this hitting you while traveling the interstate at 60 miles an hour and a pair of pliers falls off the vehicle in front of you and embeds itself in your bumper? Thank heavens it was not in the windsheild!
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