Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nonnie's Photo A Day: Candle Shadow

Soft glowing candle
Bringing ambience to prayers,
Sparking memories

My cousin, who was more like 
a sister, bought this candle holder
for me when she went to Alaska
at a Russian Orthodox gift shop.
She also got me an icon of Mary,
unlike any other image 
I have of the blessed Mother.
So every prayer time I see this candle holder 
and the Mary icon, hanging close by, 
memories are sparked, thus drawing  her near to me. 
I miss her so much.

my cousin Rosemary

Hoosier Quote:
“If you want to know me, my books are the best way, 
for…they furnish a better biography than I can write.”
~Gene Stratton-Porter~

sharing my shadow

Gemma Wiseman 
Chubskulit Rose 
Magical Mystical Teacher

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nonnie's Photo A Day: Tale of a Tail

tail flicking… left, right,
so alluring to Ting Ting
possibly this time…

Jax, so unaware
Ting Ting is getting closer…
closer…she got it! 

joining in at
the radiant Rebecca's
Haiku My Heart

Hoosier Quote:
"No matter how much cats fight, 
there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
~Abraham Lincoln~

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nonnie's Photo A Day:Baskets

B is for Baskets

undersized baskets
mini-Longenberger ones
May I play with them?

my child-like yen for
anything miniature
Am I compulsive?

sharing with ABC Wednesday
created by Mrs. Nesbitt
hosted this week 
by Gattina

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nonnie's Photo A Day: Nostalgia Collage

Hotel Taft, Dallas mural,
eggs & grandfather’s home

I remember the sweet, soft smell of Sweet pea talcum powder.  
I picture the apartment bathroom where the talc sat near the tub.

The building’s mural was admired
As my husband and I walked around 
my uncle’s Dallas neighborhood.

Our high school senior class stayed 
in the Hotel Taft during our senior trip to New York and 
Washington D.C.

The home pictured here is the way the home looked 
when  my great-grandfather was still alive.

The easter eggs- 
this was the last time 
my youngest granddaughter dyed eggs with me. 
She considers herself too old to do it now.

Joining others (my first time)
for Nostalgia

Hoosier Quote about Nostalgia:
"Who recalls when folks got along without something
if it cost too much."
~Fred McKinney Hubbard

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nonnie's Photo A Day: Lincoln and MLK

Trail of the Lincoln Family from Indiana to Illinois
located in Vincennes, Indiana

gentle, stalwart men
Martin L.  & Abraham
stood tall in times of trial

Hoosier Quote:
"The occasion is piled high with difficulty, 
and we must rise high with the occasion."
~Abraham Lincoln~

from The Indiana Book of Quotes by Fred D. Cavinder

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Nonnie's Photo A Day: Shadows Seen Through the Screen

peeking through windows
plentiful shadows I spot
screen adds textured lines

sharing with
hosted this week
Chubskulit Rose

Hoosier Quote:
"When small things upset someone my grandmother used to say,
 'Nonsense! That would never be noticed from a tortting horse.'"
~Emily Kimbrough~
from The Indiana Book of Quotes by Fred D. Cavinder