Sunday, March 1, 2015

Nonnie's Vintage Photo of Maternal Grandfather

Grandfather stands still.
Following this, will he swim?
I want the story.

But there’s no one left
to share where, when this took place.
Snapshot found too late.

shared with Jane's


exquisite card’nal
basking in his aloneness
studies crowd beneath 

Madge's Weekly Top Shot 
has returned!  
Be sure to give a nod to her.

and a nod to S-O-O-C Sunday

Hoosier Quote:
“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest.  
A vast majestic tree is greater than that.”
~Henry Ward Beecher~

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Lace Curtain Shadow

lacy loveliness
filtering glaring sunlight 
adorning the hall

more shadows at
hosted this week by Magical Mystical Teacher

Hoosier Quote:
“One man’s enough is another’s privation.”
~Jessamyn West~

Friday, February 27, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: My Random 5 Friday and Willy Nilly Friday 5

Two things happened in Blog-land to make my spirits brighter-
First, Nancy Claeys returned and brought back her Random 5 Friday.
Second, Tanya Breese created Willy Nilly Friday 5.

So here I go with my Random & Willy Nilly 5! 
(I’m using just 5 to share with the two blogs.)

1. Here are both Jax and Ting Ting 
trying to get inside the grocery bag.

2. The word 'JOY' is my word for this year, 
meaning that I am working to build up enough joy 
  to support me during troubling times. 

3. Here is my “sunshine”- great-granddaughter Myah.
After a dental appointment, 
her momma told her that she was taking her back to school 
because she had lots of errands to run.  
She asked if she could go to Mimi's.  
Color me ecstatic- for I'm Mimi!

4. One of the big bubbles lasted long enough 
for me to get this shot.
Can you tell that I love bubbles too?

5. I call this kind of shot a "two-fer".  
I captured both a shadow and a reflection.

If you like random shots or Willy Nilly shots,
visit Nancy's Random 5 Friday

And if you like reflections,
catch some at James'

Hoosier Quote:
“The dog was created especially for children.
He is the god of frolic.”
~Henry Ward Beecher~

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Carpe Diem Special #134

Source of Inspiration:
Actors we all are, she said    
mirrors to reflect   
each other
We all leave the stage, she said    
and left a smile in mine

copyright by Fuyuko Tomita

My Haiku:
“Mother Nature”

Mother’s performance 
of “Winter” is incomplete,
still gracing the stage

other haikus can be read
at Kristjaan's

Hoosier Quote:

"Groan and forget it."
~Jessamyn West~

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Star Financial Bank & Office Supplies

bankroll for office?
procure money; cross the street 
buy office supplies

joining others at

Hoosier Quote:
“Corporation: An ingenious device 
for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.”
~Ambrose Bierce~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


painting by Heinrich Schlitt

If you are like me when you hear the word 'gnome', 
the image above is what comes into your mind.
But when I went to Phronistery, I learned a new meaning.
Chinese gnome or proverb
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. 

On another site, I came across this quote that I found interesting-
“I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than planes.”
~Charles Lindbergh (interview shortly before his death- 1974)

joining other for the fun
created by Mrs. Nesbitt
and hosted this week by Roger

Hoosier Quote:
“Robins are the most indulgent parents of all birds.  
I’ve seen a mother robin lead a youngster right up to a worm 
and point it out, but in spite of all she can do, she finally had to pick it up for the youngster and hand it to him.  Young robins will not work till they just have to.”
~Frank McKinney Hubbard~