Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Closing of this blog...

Unfortunately this blog seems to have picked up a "bug" of some sort from adding Wiki-player. Not knowing what else to so I have shut it down and created a new blog: Today's Positive Thoughts.

I started this particular blog when I found out my Mom had Alzheimers and I had just came back from a visit to her back East. Dealing the best way with grief that I knew I submerged myself in finding positive thoughts and it helped.  Now on the day I find out she is finally slipping away after losing the ability to recognize even my Dad. So the time is short. Perhaps this is a blessing. She wouldn't of wanted to live the way she is, now away from her dear home and life and family. So I'm starting a new blog when I probably will need a new collection of good thoughts to keep my head up.

Thank you if you read my posts. Some favorites will be re-blogged on Today's Positive News, a few on my History blog- History Takes Perspective and I am daily active on my knitting blog- Lovely Yarn Escapes, come by for a visit. I have wonderful patterns to share and even tutorials on how to knit. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Photography at it's Best- The Sony World Photography Awards 2016

Unfortunately this blog developed a bit of a bug- I'm very sorry about that and having no clue what to do so I am closing it and I opened a new site-  Today's Positive Thoughts. Some postings will be repeated just because I liked them so much I don't want to lose them.  I switched the focus to Positive Thoughts instead of News because I found it very difficult to find positive News per se, but I can always find a positive thought or photo or art!

Sony World Photography Awards

The shortlist was announced for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. 

"The  Sony World Photography Awards is the world's biggest photography contest. This year, over 30,000 photos were entered from 186 countries." Here's a selection of some of them- Sony World Photography Awards:: The Shortlist-

              © Minh Ngo Thanh, Vietnam, Shortlist, Open, Arts & Culture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards will be announced April 21st.  You can see some of the chosen winners here-  World Photography Organization.

                          © KimLee, In Ho, Winner, Korea, National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

These are the top winning photographs from 60 countries, one each- Sony World Photography Awards 2016: The best pictures from 60 countries.

                          Portugal: Adriano Neves – Garden of EdenAdriano Neves/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

Stairways From Heaven © Martin Seraphin of Germany, Shortlist, Open Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

                         Shibasish Saha India Open Architecture 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Evening mood at Tre Cime di Lavaredo. The picture was taken near Three Peaks refuge, located in the heart of the Dolomiti di Sesto, Italy. © Stefan Achorner, Austria, Nature & Wildlife

            Chile: Eduardo Minte Hess – Purple FlashesEduardo Minte Hess/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

               Australia: Scott Portelli – Cuttlefish AggregationScott Portelli/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

         Thailand: Chaiyot Chanyam – Splashing BirdsChaiyot Chanyam/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                        Russia: Andrey Narchuk – Water BabyAndrey Narchuk/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                     Deb Cochrane, 3rd place, Australia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

                        Finland: Matti Virtanen – MushroomsMatti Virtanen/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                      Greece: Tasos Anestis – Vesturhorn, IcelandTasos Anestis/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                       Greece: Tasos Anestis – Vesturhorn, IcelandTasos Anestis/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

              Japan: Kei Nomiyama – Enchanted Bamboo ForestKei Nomiyama/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                Latvia: Janis Palulis – Supercell in LatviaJanis Palulis/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

               Ecuador: Victor Vargas – Cotopaxi and Red MoonVictor Vargas/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                           Austria: Stefan Thaler – Winter DreamStefan Thaler/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

               Germany: Daniel Fleischhacker – HinterseeDaniel Fleischhacker/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

A boat carries a group of tourists under a rainbow at Niagara Falls, by Fahad Abdualhameid, Saudi ArabiaFahad Abdualhameid/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

            Thailand: Chaiyot Chanyam – Splashing BirdsChaiyot Chanyam/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

                   India: Abhijit Banerjee – Gangasagar FairAbhijit Banerjee/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

Colombia: Yessenia Mildreth Vasquez LûpezYessenia Mildreth Vasquez Lûpez/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

       Argentina: Maria Virginia Mosconi – ConceptualMaria Virginia Mosconi/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

              Kenya: Otieno Nyadimo – Smile at the HyenasOtieno Nyadimo/Sony World Photography Awards 2016

Enjoy The Moment
Revel In The Journey

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Gardens of Monet

Monet Gardens

What better way to pass the time during the cold and snowy winter than to look at Monet's pictures of his gardens at Giverny?

                                                                                 Monet Water Lilies

                                                      Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Water Lilies

Interesting Facts about Monet and His Water Lilies-

15 things you might not know about monet's water lilies
Wiki- Water Lilies-(Monet Series)
Khan Academy Monet-les-nymph-as-the-water-lilies-1918 (Video of French Exhibit)