Sunday Stills: Barns In Black & White

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http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/03/02/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-barns-in-black-and-white/

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Farm

My Greatest Treasure

This week’s photo challenge from DP is : Treasure.

Take a gander at the treasure trove they have amassed over at

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/photo-challenge-treasure/

 

As soon as I read the post I knew what picture I was digging for!

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It’s not the country. It’s not the building. It’s not even the memory that was built on this day. It’s the message that forever changed my life that is  plastered to the top of Amsterdam’s YWAM building. Jesus loves me. With that truth I have discovered you really can live on love!

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. MA 6:19-21 NIV

A Word A Week: Arch

This week’s word  from http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/ is ARCH! Take a moment and pop on over to see her other contributors.

Here are some awesome arches from my archive!

100_1750This is the Oude Kerk in Delft, The Netherlands. My sister and I made a trip to this city of the Royal House of Orange in April of 2013.

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This is the entrance to Old Murdock High School in Winchendon MA. My father and mother matriculated her.

100_0339The arch of the Christmas chapel in St. Bavo’s in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Thursdays A Lingering Look At Windows Week 35?

Hey Ho! It’s been a bit since I have been able to visit the lingering lounge for anything other than lingering! 🙂 I’ve been able to peek at some of Dawn’s posts but contributing has been a bit out of my reach for the last few weeks…that and I haven’t been able to go out and photograph any new or interesting windows. But this week I was galumphing through my archive and I found this set of windows I thought would do…

Wormerveer

Wormerveer

Einkhusen

Einkhusen

 

I hope you enjoyed them. Check out more iof Dawn’s contributors at http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows/

 

A Word A Week Challenge: Ornate

This week’s word for the week from ” A Word In Your Ear” is the word ORNATE.

Each week this fine lady plops open her dictionary and picks a word from the pages which land open. If you would like to discover more “ornate” posts go to http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/a-word-a-week-challenge-ornate-week-44/

Here are my pictorial thoughts on the word “ORNATE”.

All of these photos were taken on my first trip to Holland. They are inside St. Bavo’s Church in Haarlem.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Houses

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Hey everyone! This week’s Fun Foto Challenge from Cee at :http://www.ceephotography.com/ is all about HOUSES!

I think houses are expressions of their inhabitants. A family’s emotional vapor sinks into wood and stone and shines out through the windows of the place it lives. We maybe can’t know everything about a person from their home but we can know something of them.

“It didn't matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.”  ― Peter Buffett, Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.”
― Peter Buffett, Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment

“Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.”  ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast
It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.”
― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside. But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls. It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room. That’s when the stories can move in. They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.”  ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside.
But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls.
It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room.
That’s when the stories can move in.
They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

 

What does your house say?

Weekly Travel Theme: Architecture

This week’s travel theme by Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/08/09/travel-theme-architecture/ is architecture.

Now I am no architect. I have never been much of a builder. To be honest I can’t drive a nail straight to save my life. To wit,  I am sure I can not truly appreciate the work that goes into our world’s architectural masterpieces.

Old Murdock, WInchendon MA

Old Murdock, WInchendon MA

 

Still I can appreciate artistry in stone, wood and steel as much as the next guy even without understanding the blood, sweat and tears that went into building it.

City Hall, Delft

City Hall, Delft

The Intel Hotel and Zandaam Canal Walk

The Intel Hotel and Zandaam Canal Walk

The Intel Hotel, Zandaam

The Intel Hotel, Zandaam

 

Of all the buildings I have seen in my life the Intel Hotel has to be the most catywhompus and interesting. Someday when I visit my sister in Holland we are going to rent out that big blue suite at the top right of the building just for kicks and giggles.

 

 

 

 

Thursday A Lingering Look At Windows Week 30

Well I totally missed week 29  and I think only two of my Monday …Tuesday….Wednesday and so on posts have landed on the right day in weeks. Ahh well! “Shoot for the moon and you might just make the sky.” I always say.

Here are week 29’s windows for your viewing pleasure.

Winchendon MA

Winchendon MA

Winchendon MA

Winchendon MA

To see more amazing windows check out Dawn’s post at: http://lingeringvisions.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows-week-29/

Here are some other contributors you might want to check out as well:

1.  http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows-week-29/

2. http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows-week-29/

3. http://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows-week-29/

4.  http://smallbluegreenurbanicity.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/thursday-lingering-look-at-windows-week-29/

A Word A Week Challenge: Castle

Oh-ho-ho this week’s word challenge from http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/a-word-a-week-challenge-castle/ is the word CASTLE!

Strangely my mind did not first go to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam which I visited last April

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Instead I thought of chess!

In chess castling is-Making a special move in which the king is transferred from its original square two squares along the back rank toward the corner square…

That of course made me think of the giant chess sets I saw in The Netherlands.

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Keukenhof Gardens

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Amsterdam, The Chess Master

Amsterdam, The Chess Master

Amsterdam, The Chess Master

Here are some other depictions of the word CASTLE:

1. http://ileanapartenie.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/a-word-a-week-challenge-castle/

2. https://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-castle/

3. https://jeritilley.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/photo-of-the-day-friday-27th-july-2012-not-the-quality-spa-resort-hotel-norefjell/

4. http://mostlymonochrome.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/castle/

5. http://smallbluegreenfotos.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/a-word-a-week-challenge-castles/

A Word A Week Challenge: Roof

This week’s word a week  from http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/a-word-a-week-challenge-roof/ is the word ROOF.

Here are my thoughts!

The rooftops of Amsterdam from the Vrie Universiteit

The rooftops of Amsterdam from the Vrie Universiteit

Delft from the rooftop of the Nieuwe Kerk

Delft from the rooftop of the Nieuwe Kerk

“Rooftops”

Here I am before You, falling in love and seeking Your truth
Knowing that Your perfect grace has brought me to this place
Because of You I freely live, my life to You, oh God, I give
So I stand before You, God
I lift my voice cause You set me freeSo I shout out Your name, from the rooftops I proclaim
That I am Yours, I am Yours

All the good You’ve done for me, I lift up my hands for all to see
You’re the only one who brings me to my knees
To share this love across the earth, the beauty of Your holy worth
So I kneel before You, God
I lift my hands cause You set me free

So I shout out Your name, from the rooftops I proclaim
That I am Yours, I am Yours
All that I am, I place into Your loving hands
And I am Yours, I am Yours

Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open
To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God

written by:

 Ben Williams,  Jonathan Berlin, Lindsey Sweet

Here are rooftops from some other contributors:

http://shootngo.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/a-word-a-week-challenge-roof/

http://elizabethkrallphotos.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/a-word-a-week-challenge-roof/

http://itsinthepicture365.com/2013/07/26/word-a-week-photo-challenge-roof/

http://travelwithintent.com/2013/07/25/rooftops-of-marseille/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/a-word-a-week-photo-challenge-roof/