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Thought for Today

Charles Spurgeon (C.H. Spurgeon)
Charles Spurgeon (C.H. Spurgeon) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

Thought for Today

Brown Eyed Susans
Copyright 2008 by R.O. & R.A. Robbins

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

I just noticed this it the 100th post.  My how time flies when you’re having fun!  You know the best part about writing this blog?  Our followers.  You guys are great!  Thank you for following.

Thought for Today

Surprised by orange.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.” — Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905

 

 

Solar Storm — A Big Splash of Color

   

Solar Storm
Copyright 2007 by R.A. Robbins

I like to follow the Daily Post Challenges.  This weeks writing challenge is called A Splash of Color.  Wave color in front of an artist and there is no telling what might happen.

The photo today is of one of my favorite fabric art pieces called Solar Storm.  I could go into great detail about my use of color in this piece and what it means to me — but I don’t do that.  If I tell you what I did and was thinking as I created this work I am telling you to see it the way I do.  You don’t have to do that.  I’m more interested in what the work says to you.

Is Solar Storm whispering anything in your ear, or maybe screaming?  Do you find the color warm and comforting, overwhelming or even threatening?

Autumn from a Train

Autumn from a train 2.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

Several years ago Bob and I drove to Iowa to take a scenic ride on a train to celebrate our anniversary.  Autumn in the Midwest can be spectacular and that year Mother Nature outdid herself.  Some of the shots of fall leaves you have been enjoying and will continue to enjoy for at least a few weeks to come are from that trip.  Bob took some excellent shots of fall foliage on this trip.   Some of these photos have “special effects” courtesy of shooting out the window of a moving train.  So take a few minutes to sit back, relax and enjoy autumn from a train.

Thought for Today

Fall leaves from a train
Fall leaves from a train.
Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“Summer is already better, but the best is autumn.
It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows
moderately and not frivolously … It cools down,
clears up, makes you reasonable …”Valentin