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Bogus Post Office E-Mail May Be A Virus!

The advice I got was, "If you get an e-mail from the Post Office, do not open it because it might contain a "Trojan" virus that could wreak havoc with a computer and its systems. According to the information I have been reading, the fake message informs recipients that there has been some kind of difficulty in delivering a package and that the message recipient can claim the package by going to their local post office or something similar to that. It ...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” George Sand Cherished wintering birds in our yard Wintering birds in our yard A wintering bird in our yard This week’s photo challenge calls for a treasure or treasures we cherish. The obvious comes to mind and I’ll acknowledge that above all, our relationships carry more currency than any objects. However, we all do cherish other additional things and experiences. We ...

Brigadeiros or Chocolate Cannonballs?

According to Wikipedia Brigadeiros are a popular Brazilian sweet created in the 1940s. They were named after Eduardo Gomes a Brazilian Brigadier and revolutionary who later ran unsuccessfully for the presidency.  So why call a sweet after this guy? Intrigued I researched further and found a plausible explanation here In the 1940s while Brazil was at war there was a shortage of imported sweets. Cocoa powder had just been introduced to Brazil by Nestlé, and this, teamed with condensed milk, made ...

Musings: Do you feel connected to your body?

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” Wayne Dyer Musings: Do you feel connected to your body? ... in what way? One of the great joys of blogging is that we make connections with other bloggers and visitors and learn news things; a comment, a blog post, an insight and voila! new vistas open for us. I followed a comment made by blogger creating reciprocity and found a wonderful post on her ...

Tarte de Pascoa (Easter Tart)

This traditional Easter recipe is courtesy of a friend in Northern Portugal. Tarte de Pascoa - A Traditional Easter Tart Tarte de Pascoa (Easter Tart) Ingredients Filo pastry (18 circles). I used 2 x 230g packets of *PÂte Feuilletée which I think is ready-made filo pastry. 1 medium onion (finely chopped) 500gr Spinach 4 Hardboiled Eggs 2 Uncooked eggs 70gr Parmesan Cheese 30gr Butter A little milk Salt Pepper *When I opened the packet of pastry I was disappointed to discover there was only one sheet, instead of the several I’d expected. Maybe I ...

Gay Men Cruising...

Exciting days... today we are on an airplane headed towards this very big ship, the Celebrity Millennium, as we are heading off on a 15-night Panama Canal cruise. K is a world traveller, I am much more limited in my experience -- outside of North America, I have been to only England, France, and the Caribbean -- so this is a whole new adventure for me. I have  cruised before, but not like this... in addition to the canal itself, we ...

Author Jenny Grainer: Portugal and the Algarve Now and Then

Jenny recently contacted “Piglet in Portugal” (unaware she knew me through her monthly writing group), to ask if I would help promote her e-book through my blog. What a small world! Naturally I was delighted to help. Jenny’s book presents a great opportunity to learn even more about Portugal, past and present. Her book Firewater, potholes & sardines – stories of a Brit abroad (Portugal and the Algarve Now & Then) is now available on Kindle. Please check it out – you ...

Fun Flower Facts: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum (or mum) is a genus of flowering plants native to China that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is related to the aster, dahlia, pot marigold, zinnia and strawflower. It is one of the most popular plants in the world. There are hundreds of different varieties, ranging in colours, sizes and forms. And flower breeders are constantly creating new varieties each year. Chrysanthemums can be two different types:  standard and spray. Standard chrysanthemums will produce a single flower head at ...

Tired of mowing? Replace your lawn with wildflowers!

Maintaining a lawn is expensive and time consuming. We spend countless hours fertilizing, watering, weeding and mowing our lawns and just as many hours complaining about how our neighbour’s lawn is greener.  Lawns are overrated and unnecessary, especially if you don’t have kids or pets.  They harm the environment with all the chemicals used to kill weeds. Gas mowers pollute the air. And last but not least, watering grass is waste of water, a valuable non-renewable resource. On the other hand, ...


MERRY CHRISTMAS Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas Season filled with Joy, Abundance and Happiness in all things. Thank you for coming here and reading my thoughts and musings on creativity. I hope I have provided some inspiration for you over the past 12 months and look forward to continuing on into the coming year. At Christmas after The Day is over, we often find some spare time on our hands.  Don’t waste the opportunity to follow your creative free spirit at this time. And keep ...

the mole is dead. bones. scattered scat. and more!

yesterday (sunday), the sky at 11:20 am... oOo if you're not new here...and you've wandered the woods with me before... then you know i collect bones, feathers,  insect wings, rocks & stones. you also know that months ago we found a dead Opossum and i buried him out back... with plans to dig up the bones. and i did. but i was surprised to find that the skeleton was not in one piece. the bones are scattered. little by little i've unearthed some bones... my latest find is one scapula... views of the Opossum's ...

Fun Flower Facts: “Butter and Eggs” Flower aka Linaria vulgaris

Other names: yellow toadflax, bread and butter, bunny mouths, flaxweed,  lion’s outh Butter and eggs isn’t breakfast. It’s the name of a flower that seems to be everywhere. You might have seen these snapdragon-like flowers along roadsides, wastelands and alleys. Actually, in some places like Alberta, Canada,  these fast-spreading perennials are consider weeds. Butter and Eggs is the common name given to this buttery flower with an orange/yellow-yolk center, also known scientifically as linaria vulgaris. The orange “tongue” part of the ...

Bump In The Road

Update on new site: Those of you who have visited the new and improved Chubby Chatterbox now realize it hasn’t been improved much. I expected a few glitches along the way, and sure enough there are. My web designer is addressing the issue of leaving comments that aren’t microscopic, but the biggest problem is with Google. The Google Friend Connect (where folks join to become members) is no longer transferable. Without telling anyone, Google cancelled the ability to move this feature ...

How to Get Rid of Photinia Leaf Spot

Photinia is a one of the most popular ornamental hedges in North America. In fact, photinia is on the list of our “Most Searched Terms” for this blog! As attractive as they might be, photinias are prone to a fungus leaf spot called Entomosporium. The red tipped photinia is one of several species that is susceptible to the disease. Like most fungi, entomosporium thrives in cool, moist environment in the fall and spring. During periods of rain, the fungal spores will spread ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

“The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm; Geometry and anguish.” Federico Garcia Lorca

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Thank you all for your heartwarming messages… I can’t begin to express my gratitude to each of you… We still don’t have power or internet access , but, at least, the two huge trees that fell on our power-lines have been moved and, hopefully, we will get some traction soon. I will venture out tomorrow and start thanking you all… I was hoping to do it from the comfort of my home not the lovely din of a Starbucks Cafe. But, I’m grateful so no complaints. As for this week’s Challenge, I found it a bit ironic. Cities are a geometric haven and ditto nature; much of it was washed away in our part of the world during the hurricane… Federico Garcia Lorca’s quote above is perfect for the sentiments percolating in my head. I’ve added a few to fit the challenge.

The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry. Louis de Bernieres

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Some of the geometric shapes I saw were a surprise to me on close up… Can you guess what all these shapes are? I will add the details tomorrow… Guess and lets see what we find out about geometry… Some are obvious and perhaps others are not…

Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark. John Jewel

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry … Okay, they were too cute to ignore.

I didn’t think I would enjoy doing this… but I had some fun once I started looking at shapes and spaces with a different eye; a new perspective can make a difference for sure… I could use one…after five nights in a cold home.  More below! Stay safe and blessed… And THANK YOU!

Geometry is not true, it is advantageous. Jules Henri Poincaré

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be by to see yours tomorrow and Sunday! What are your thoughts? What photos did you share on Geometry to fit the challenge? Was it easy/hard to find photos that supported your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you! Have an awesome weekend!

*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs… I’m halfway there. Thank you all for your patience!

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I will list some when Zemanta offers them up! I added a few from WP Daily Post below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and Likes from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – Geometry – also below. ***

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge:Geometry. This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Quintin Lake of Quintin Lake Architectural Photography. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!

Geometry. This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. Many photographs of any genre have an underlying sense of geometry, but I often like to make this the main subject of my work. I think it’s the most important aspect of a photograph’s success. This could be the patterns of the natural world up close and personal, or the rhythm of your local buildings. The above photograph, “Positive Negative,” depicts the Paula Rego Museum in Lisbon where the sky created an equally strong element of the composition as the building. The image has a totemic quality, softened by the passing cloud. I had waited for this cloud to move into the perfect position within the frame. The colour, light, and form of the image emphasize this geometry. Share a photo that means GEOMETRY to you!

Tip: Once you have found a good subject that contains an interesting geometry, try to crop tightly into the subject to make an unexpected composition. Your goal should be to create an abstract composition so the image is more about underlying shapes than a literal representation of the subject matter itself — by doing this you create art rather than a snapshot.

Positive Motivation Tip: For those of us with minimal interest in the subject, I had to laugh when I read this quote: Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense! Comte de Lautreamont Keep an open mind.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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Motivate. Elevate. Laugh. Live Positively… I am a mother of two, sister to many and a card-carrying certified optimist. My family and friends are golden because our love and trust is unequivocal. I've traveled, I've lived, I've had my share of happiness and hurt and I remain grateful for God's grace in my life...

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