Friday, January 23, 2009

SkyWatch Friday (my twenty-second) -- The friendly skies of Fort Lauderdale from Port Everglades

It's been a long, long time since I did a SkyWatch post. I've had a sabbatical, I've been gone. My last was on December 5, 2008!

I could say there were too many comments to answer them all (there were) but that isn't the reason. I could say I had to go away to find some pretty skies for photo shots. That was an incidental benefit but mainly Mrs. Jim and I just wanted to get away.

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These pretty sky pictures are Fort Lauderdale pictures. We were on the Queen Mary 2 just hanging around until we left Port Everglades. Others were leaving, we were not.

Finally we left and 'sailed' away towards the South Caribbean. Our first stop was Curacao. Click here to read about our trip. It is a work in progress, more will follow (I hope).

Eleven days later we returned to this port but the pretty skies weren't there in the morning.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Concluding remarks of President Obama's Inaugural Address

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it)."

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.
YahooNews, which contains his full text)


Wordless Wednesday #086 — Birthday Girl (with singing Queen Mary 2 waiters)

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

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Queen Mary 1 two posts
so far
(new one Tuesday, January 20)

One Single Impression: Fading Memories

Fading Memories

some memories fade
barely recall Sat night baths
with my little sis

some thoughts can recall
show me yours I'll show you mine
saith first grade girl friend

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Tag: One Single Impression Fading Memoriesprompted by Geraldine at My Poetic Path, thank you
Jim's OSI
Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same goes for my poetry attempts (don't know how, but I enjoy it!).

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