Friday, December 17, 2010

Seasons Greetings to all

They call Carl "Captain' I am sure thankful I am his first mate ! this was done with the Green screen method .
We did more I will post later .
Hoping You Have a fabulous Holiday Season.
I have been busy on my other blog ,getting Interviews started of Pressed Flower Artist . Come by and see.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rescued Baby Hummingbird

A Simple Kindness from a young man has captured a lot of hearts. Mine too

Saturday, November 6, 2010

World Kindness Day coming Bloggers Unite


World Kindness Day

November 13, 2010
Objective:
Let's write about stories of kindness and the difference it has made in your life so we can transform and inspire others to join us.

What better thing to blog about ?

I decided to blog about Places i have found sharing kindness  ...

Love what is being done here...on so many levels.



never under estimate the Power of Kindness or Kids





So believe in the power of children (and pray we adults never stifle their creativity).

best idea for humanity.com 


IqraSense: Do you actively look out to help others? - The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, God will fulfill his needs. Whoever eases his brother's difficulty, God will ease his difficulty in this life and on the Day of Resurrection." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Hadith 622)

Video with a message "Dona Nobis Pacem" continued

Continuing with finding things that I believe would help bring more Peace to this crazy world.I decided to post some motivating videos . Because I believe this World needs Hope.

This 1 is called Girl Effect. I am glad to see there are programs out there now to let Girls know they can make a difference .



You want something. Go get it. Period. 


Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Dona Nobis Pacem" , 'Grant Us Peace' !

 Hello everyone Thank You so much for coming by today. I signed up for this blogblast on the 19th of Oct after being invited by Mimi Lenox , the great woman that started this 7 years ago.
I am always trying to promote Peace and hoping to add a little Peace to the world every day .
As it turns out, peace has as many definitions as it does emotions and images.
Peace, as defined by the
Merriam-Webster dictionary:
1. a state of tranquility or quiet
2. freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3. harmony in personal relations
4. a state or period of mutual concord between governments; a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5. used interjectional to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell {which I do daily}
 I decided to add some important quotes to me and hope they touch your heart too. 


We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. –Jimi Hendrix

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice. –Baruch Spinoza

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. –Thich Nhat Hanh

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing;
that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. –Agatha Christie

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. –Indira GandhiRead

 Now for a poem a friend shared with me I just added pictures


Imagine that the whole world belongs to you.


The birch trees in New Hampshire's White Mountains are yours,

These Birch trees are copyrighted & made with pressed plant materials by Jacki Harrington . She is the Vice President of WWPFG.org

and so are the cirrus clouds in the western sky at dusk 

and the black sand on the beaches of Hawaii's big island.


You own everything, my dear sovereign - the paintings in all the museums of the world, as well as the internet 


 And the Wild horses...
Copyrighted and made by Rebekah Smith ,the President of WWPFG .org  This Horse was done with all pressed plant materials 


 


And the roads. 



Please take good care of it all, OK? 
Be an enlightened monarch who treats your domain with reverent responsibility. 



And make sure you also enjoy the full measure of fun that comes with such mastery. 

Glide through life as if all of creation is yearning to honor and entertain you.
written by
Rob Brezsny
American Author, Storyteller and Rock Musician

 Wishing You a blessed Peaceful day. Now go back to Mimi's link above and see what she is doing for Peace today.
And Dawn asks, "Is this the world you want?"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

thought I'd flash you ...

I want PEACE

thought I'd flash you with some Peace filled images.

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As always wishing you Peace
Bob Marley Quote Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, October 30, 2010

getting ready for Peace GlobeBlogblast

 I was proud to be caught trying to spread Peace . They gave me a badge for it . 

Just 5 more days till 100's of folks start turning their blogs and Facebook full of Peace globes .

BlogBlast For Peace ~ Dona Nobis Pacem

Objective:
Bloggers will unite in a global cry for peace in this annual event. One day. One voice. All it takes is one post. Won't you join us?
BlogBlast For Peace is an online community of international bloggers who "blog for peace". The first BlogBlast For Peace was held November 7, 2006. The peace globe posts spread from blog to blog to blog and became an online annual movement with thousands now participating. There are currently 50 countries involved in the project. People from all walks of life, all political and religious affiliations and beliefs lay aside their differences for one day.
It is inspirational. It is empowering. It is moving.
With respect for diversity and individual expression, peace bloggers embrace the essence of community. It has truly become a "revolution of words."

Dona nobis pacem - Latin for "grant us peace" - is displayed on peace globes available on the event coordinator's blog. Bloggers from all over the world write inspiring posts on the subject of peace, all titled with the Latin phrase, and display the globe graphic. BlogBlast For Peace is a way to get involved, a way to have a voice, an opportunity to speak out. If you would like to share in the vision for global peace, please join us. Fly a peace globe, write a post, learn about your neighbor across the continent, on the other side of the world, or even next door. Around a global table of peacemakers....anything is possible.

Thirty-three official wars and conflicts plague our planet. It is time we stand together to promote the cause of peace. On November 4, 2010 we will speak with one voice, one subject, one day.
All it takes is one post.

If words are powerful....then this matters.
Please don't miss it.
Get Your Peace Globe HERE
mimiwrites.blogspot.com/



How about some Peace inspired jewelry www.worldpeacejewelry.com/

Headed to find some other nice things to get into ...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Stevie Wonder - Come Back As A Flower

This is from my favorite album of Stevie Wonder and probably the least known of .I so wish I could have this whole album playing on here as folks looked though my blog...




 I have always favored the small thorny carpet rose , hot pink.
It looks pretty but folks know not to mess with it. :>)







So What kind of Flower would You want to be ?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blogblast for Peace "Dona Nobis Pacem"

 Blogblast for Peace  "Dona Nobis Pacem " is coming up on the 7th year . 
Let's make this the Lucky 7. If you don't have a blog , You can still help spread the word of Peace. 
You can add a Globe to Your profile on Facebook or just hit share on every globe you see. 
Below is Mimi's website address , you can find all the information there.
She is the creator of this cool event. 
On her blog she says,"Let our words start the flood of permanent peace."
"If we believe that words are powerful.....then this matters."
 

These were put together very well , I hope they touch Your heart as it has mine. Please share with others too. Peace



Last year hundreds of bloggers from 50 different countries took part Blogblast for Peace. ~~~~~~~~~~
There still is time to join us. :-) Get your Peace Globe templates for 2010 here: http://mimiwrites.blogspot.com


this video was made by Crow's Feet
She wrote : All good mothers understand that children need to claim responsibility for their own actions in order to grow up to be responsible adults. Good mothers know that pointing a finger and saying, “It’s their fault” or “He/She made me do it” never solves anything. Good mothers teach their children concepts like sharing, being considerate of others and good manners. What a different world this would be if countries acted more like mothers and less like global powers.

Peace alludes us when we chase after it because it never was out “there”. Just as creation of life starts within, the responsibility of creating Peace starts within each and every one of us.

Then there is this cool one i found from last year too.


Well I will leave You with these and a wish for Peace in Your life.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My visit with Brad Lee


We went for a visit with my youngest son  to have dinner. He and his sweetheart live in the country next to a farm. Her son (their son)  :>) Brad Lee is 2 years old and a barrel of fun and love .He has brought much joy to my heart .
Here is a slideshow I put together of our adventures in the backyard. We found a Eastern Box turtle.
I found out they are the only ground turtle here in North Carolina . here is where you can find out more too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Box_Turtle
I hope you enjoy a G-mom's bragging of her G-son as much as I enjoyed it.

If you will click the > it will start ,then click the last button to the right (looks like crossed arrows)
It will open it full screen with captions .

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Dona Nobis Pacem" Nov 4th 2010 BlogBlast for Peace

 
Hello everyone I just found out about this cool Blogblast Event "Dona Nobis Pacem" , Latin for 'Grant Us Peace' ! 
Well if you read my blog You know I am always trying to promote  Peace.
I am writing this post to give you a link to the Blog promoting this event. We have 14 days left. That should be plenty of time to write a blog. She has a beautiful collection of globe pics to add to your blog that for that day.
You can also find it on facebook causes and twitter too. 
here's the FB link BlogBlast for Peace 
If you are a member of Bloggers Unite .please sign in here .
BlogBlast For Peace ~ Dona Nobis Pacem // Bloggers Unite

 Okay now go get started spreading some Peace . Tell Your friends about it as I have done. Please just click share to this link or on facebook. She has 1107 signed in on FB by the time I posted this let's help get it to 1500 by Nov.



 Wishing You Peace and Happiness

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Kiwi's Blogger Follower Swap

Hello Everyone from Swapbot  I am glad you dropped by to follow my blog. 
For all of You that don't know about Swapbot , it is a site put together by a sweet couple for people to swap crafts ,emails, art, and much more . I have had lots of fun there trading things like ATC's  and homemade cards and lots of my pressed flowers too.
here is some of the things I have sent all over the world through Swapbot. If you have any questions about swapbot feel free to ask me here. 
till next time peace and happy creating.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Flowers are like Smiles

flor
Flowers are like Smiles they are universal and will bring a good feeling to those giving and receiving . Seeing them always makes me feel better . No matter my mood.
this pretty fairy is Violet .
My baby boy Billy and his family . Stormy and son Brad Lee.
seldom seen a photo of me , I tend to be the 1 with the camera , plus my dog Ginger.

Kids at an Pressed Flower Class i helped teach.

more proud artist.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Mother Teresa 

Please leave a comment if these made You smile!
Also please hit the share button and give someone else a smile.

Friday, September 24, 2010

How to grow passion flowers / Passiflora incarnata/Maypop

  
Passiflora incarnata, commonly known as May-pop, Purple passionflower, True passionflower, Wild apricot, and Wild passion vine, is a fast growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems.
The Maypops are a common roadside weed, found throughout many areas of the Southeastern United States where it often grows in large masses in ditches and open fields.
 This is a subtropical representative of this mostly tropical family. However, unlike the more tropical cousins, this particular species is hardy enough to withstand the cold down to -4°F (-20°C) before its roots die (it is native as far north as Pennsylvania and has been cultivated as far north as Boston and Chicago.)
It enjoys some popularity as a native plant with edible fruit and few pests.
It grows natively in all parts of the Americas.
  
 Hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9 and thrives in full sun to partial shade exposure. The vines can easily grow up to 15 feet in a season. Flowers from July - September with fruiting following bloom and ripening in the late summer and fall.
Grow it on a fence or trellis, or simply allow it to scramble harmlessly over your shrubs and trees. It is a speedy growing, flowering and fruiting vine that uses tendrils to climb and spread.



The fleshy fruit, also called a Maypop, is an oval yellowish berry about the size of a hen egg; it is green at first, but then becomes orange as it matures. .

The History of the Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata derived the early common name of Maypop from the way it just seems to 'Pop' out of the ground in May.
Maypops were eventually renamed as the Passion Flower by missionaries in the early 1500s.
The missionaries believed (or professed) that several parts of the plant, including the petals, rays, and sepals, symbolized features of the crucifixion of Christ.
Regardless of what you choose to call the Passiflora incarnata vine, these 3 inch diameter flowers are very unique and beautiful.

How to grow from seeds 
Seed germination, sowing instructions for Passion flower. Passiflora incarnata is easy to grow from seeds.
Evergreen, fast growing climber. Pre-soak seed overnight in warm water. Best sowing time is winter or early spring. Germination can take several months! Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If you want to grow your plants outdoors, it is best to keep them in the house/greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring, after the last expected frosts. Passiflora prefers a moist but well drained soil, and sunny location. Hardy to about -15 degrees C. To overwinter outdoors, cut down to the ground and mulch the roots well in late autumn to protect them from the cold.

As with other passifloras, it is the larval food of a number of butterfly species, including the Zebra longwing and Gulf Fritillary .
Here are some pretty pictures of it from my friend Laura .
Gulf Fritillary



here's Laura's  blog  forestwalkart.blogspot.com
 
Read more: How to Grow Passiflora Incarnata | Garden Guides http://www.gardenguides.com/67927-grow-passiflora-incarnata.html#ixzz10DSiLZ7v

Read more: Passion Flower or Maypop | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6368098_passion-flower-maypop.html#ixzz10S5cluZm


How to keep it growing http://www.gardenguides.com/67927-grow-passiflora-incarnata.html

Have you got tips or pictures to add? 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Need a translator on your blog , Here is how to do it

I have heard that A picture is worth a thousand words .
                                   
                                     My niece as a baby.

                                    A smile is Universal .

I went to someone's blog today and really wanted to know what She had wrote ? I was pleased to see a translation button there and tried it . It was actually very easy . So I decided I should put one on my blogs too . After searching around awhile I found it . So to help others reach out to bring this world a little closer , here is how You can put it on yours too.


Just Cut and paste this code below Go to the  details page of your blog
and paste it in your add a widget section under add a HTML  , click save . Should work fine , if you have trouble Please let me know I don't want to mess anyone up.Good Luck and Keep on blogging.   

PS... AUG 5th I have re-posted a new code below after a fellow Blogger told me the previous did not work for her . Hopefully it is fine now. If anyone else has trouble with it I will just take this post down. Peace.




<div id="google_translate_element"></div><script>
function googleTranslateElementInit() {
  new google.translate.TranslateElement({
    pageLanguage: 'ro'
  }, 'google_translate_element');
}
</script><script src="http://translate.google.com/translate_a/element.js?cb=googleTranslateElementInit"></script>

Monday, July 19, 2010

How to Make and Grab a Button for Bloggers



 I did it Laaaaaa... and You can too.

How to Make and Grab a Button

I am not an expert , I just made it my goal to Try to learn 1 new thing for my blog a week.
 Now I have decided to start sharing my experience with my fellow bloggers .
Hopefully then they will not have to struggle to put info together as I have. Truthfully I must say "The Help Button is my best friend some times"
  What I will try to do here is tell you how I have learned to do things. I'm sure there are other ways and even better ways.
I have sure spent a lot of time sifting through a lot of TECHY stuff I could not understand.
 Please feel free to share by leaving a comment if You know an easier way or If you know How to do Other blogs this way? Like WordPress.
My experience is with blogger, although I imagine the other blogging sites are  close to this. These directions worked  for Blogger.

To Grab a button:

    * copy the html code from the button you want , (Example the code under my button on the right.)
    * open your blogger account and choose "layout" or Design as they call it now.
    * click "add a gadget"
    * choose "html" and you'll get a blank box
    * paste the code you have copied in the box
    * click save

That's it! The new button should be on your blog. Go ahead, give it a try with mine. :-)
If you would like to see how mine would look on You blog gadget look at my other blog to see it. 
(Got to make a button for it now!?)
makingpressedflowerartandcrafts

Now to make Your OWN button.
Now to make Your OWN button.

     to actually make your own button, you'll need a photo program like Picasa , they have a free one at Google . It works great. You can even add words to your picture like I did.

    a standard square button size is 125 x 125, so when you open a new document (the picture), set the canvas size to 125 x 125 pixels .
 If you can not figure this out. Wait to size it at your photo website. I used the thumbnail size on the grab the link..
 
 put your images and text on the button in the Photo Program
 save as a gif (jpeg is generally used for photos, but will work &amp; some sites will ask for it specifically) I reduced mine to thumbnail size on Picasaweb
    save your image on a website like http://picasaweb.google.com
    * Now that your Button is made ...

    Here's how To put a "grab our button" on your blog:
 copy the following html code at end of the blog .

You may want to copy and paste the code to wordpad ,so you can work on it first. That is How I did it. Then take away all spaces make sure there are No spaces in the HTML (other than in the name of blog as in my example) to make this work?
   

 * change My information to Your information- the url of the blog, the name of the blog, and the link to your image. (You'll need to go back to Picasaweb
 or wherever you saved your image and get the direct link code.)
 Here is an example highlighted (highlight may make it Not work proper  so copy and paste the one at the end of the blog to be safe.)(
Highlighted : green is url of the blog ; orange is Name ; blue is photo link.
<div align="center"> <a href="http://flowersbyterica.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Terica&#39;sFlowerImpressions" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TKhLzqHZ9QA/S8cJrOl2C6I/AAAAAAAACpQ/0yBr4GfBNNs/s144/img342.jpg" /></a> </div> <div align="center"> <form><textarea rows="6" cols="20"><a href="http://flowersbyterica.blogspot.com" target="_blank"><img alt="Terica&#39;sFlowerImpressions" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TKhLzqHZ9QA/S8cJrOl2C6I/AAAAAAAACpQ/0yBr4GfBNNs/s144/img342.jpg" /></a></textarea></form> </div>

 Now that you have your code . Copy it so You can Paste ....
Open your blogger account and choose "layout" or Design
   
    * click "add a gadget"
  
  * choose "html" and you'll get a blank box
  
    * paste the code you have copied in the box
  
    * click save , Now go check it out! Then come back and let me know You have one and I will paste it here too!


 If you have trouble with this make sure there are no spaces in the HTML (other than in the name of blog as in my example) 
If You have trouble leave a comment and I can try to help.  
Good Luck and Happy Blogging !
_____________________________________
<div align="center"> <a href="http://flowersbyterica.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Terica&#39;sFlowerImpressions" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TKhLzqHZ9QA/S8cJrOl2C6I/AAAAAAAACpQ/0yBr4GfBNNs/s144/img342.jpg" /></a> </div> <div align="center"> <form><textarea rows="6" cols="20"><a href="http://flowersbyterica.blogspot.com" target="_blank"><img alt="Terica&#39;sFlowerImpressions" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_TKhLzqHZ9QA/S8cJrOl2C6I/AAAAAAAACpQ/0yBr4GfBNNs/s144/img342.jpg" /></a></textarea></form> </div>

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ginger has a Favorite spot at Lowes plus a Variegated Hydrangea

Do all dogs go for this spot ? She will wait till we get to this spot and see if a male or female has been there last before she decides to raise her leg or not! :o) she cracks people up too.






Variegated Hydrangea
this is a Variegated Hydrangea I found at Lowes Garden area and thought too long , they went out of there like free ones. they were gone in a couple days *_*
Next time I won't wait...
Variegated Hydrangea close up

Sorry the flower is not clearer , I was using my cell and the flower was just so white.