Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Benches- Coeur d' Alene Lake

"The afterthought is good, but forethought is better."
(Norwegian saying)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Color Orange - Naranja in Spanish

I fell in love with the color Orange!

It's said if you feel a strong attraction to a
specific color it's because you need it in your life.
Orange is associated with warmth, security,
creativity, fun, laughter and independence.
In the Asian culture it represents love and happiness.

If you wear orange you are perceived as competent,
organized and self motivated.
Wearing orange can help alleviate depression and
boost the immune system.

Orange is the national color of the Netherlands.
How great are orange foods mangoes, oranges,
apricots, egg yolks, carrots, pumpkins, yams, and saffron.
I'm making myself hungry...
It's used in therapy rooms, bedrooms and offices for
a feeling of support and friendliness.
I think I'm going to put on my Orange shirt today!
I painted my bathroom pumpkin orange and
everyone loved going in there because
it made you look great!!
This lovely orange bracelet is from clever crafter on Etsy.
Please check her out on her blog:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Brussels in Bloom

A sea of begonias, close to 1,00,000...
Now that's a flower garden!
Spring is on the way, the flowers in the yard
are poking up from the soil.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Uff Da

The Scream
by Edvard Munch
Is the most famous painting from Norway.
He might be thinking "Uff Da!"
My Mother's family
came to the states from Norway.
She (Margie) was raised in Minnesota.
Where many people from the lovely Scandinavian
countries settled.
Uff Da is a Norwegian expression,
that's means - I'm overwhelmed.
It's become one of my most used words.
(pronounced oof da)
It can be used instead of oops, darn
drat, shoot or just sighing...
Uff Da

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Women In Art

Elena Kalis, is originally form Moscow, Russia.
She now resides in the Bahamas with her husband and 2 children.
Elena is an artist and as of late has created these beautiful photos.
You can view her other intriguing work at:
Please Click on women in art below for a video...
It will become a favorite of yours too!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Baristas - Good Morning

Cafe Creme
Waking up to the smell of coffee
and brunt toast ...
I love coffee and especially my cappuccinos.
Coffee is beloved by millions worldwide,
#3 in popularity only to tea and water.
This lovely photo is from:
Some coffee web-sites of interest.