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Thursday, June 05, 2014

A Countryside Inn




A Countryside Inn




Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Sunday, April 06, 2014

"A Bouquet..."






for your listening pleasure, 
one of my favorites: 
"Skylark" 
performed by: John Kaizan Neptune


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Friday, March 14, 2014

"Flowers reflect beauty."

"Flowers reflect beauty."



"Flowers reflect beauty."
~ Author Unknown


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Happy Halloween... BOO!"

"Happy Halloween... BOO!"

 

"Happy Halloween... BOO!" 
~ a friend

My pumpkin photo has a new frame.

Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs. Chris


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

 
Independence Day (United States) (aka) 4th of July is a National Holiday. 

We celebrate the 4th of July as the start of the freedom of the USA. 

My reason for me using a Remembrance poppy is because I am a daughter of a veteran. I can never forget all of those men and women who have served in the US military or have died in any conflict or war. 

These people are the ones that served or fought for the freedom.


memories from my neighborhood...


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's Snowy Outside! ~ a slideshow with music





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for your listening pleasure...
a favorite: "Winter Weather"
performed by: Fats Waller
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 Snow memories from a snowstorm 
on 14 Jan 2013 in Yokohama, Japan... 




 thanks for stopping by 
 and God Bless, hugs, Chris 



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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream."








"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."

~ Edgar Allen Poe



for your listening pleasure:
"It's Who You Are"
performed by: All-4-One



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day



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Monday, May 21, 2012

"To Mama ~ Happy Mother's Day"

To Mama ~ Happy Mother's Day





"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."

~ Author Unknown


This is a photo of my Mama who passed away in 1971.

my Mama's photo framed at imikimi plus some extra editing...




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Monday, April 23, 2012

"Reflections in water display God's beauty."

"Reflections in water display God's beauty."





"Reflections in water display God's beauty."

~ Author Unknown


a natural reflection of Snowball flowers in one of the ponds
at Sankeien Garden in Naka-ku, Yokohama (Japan)




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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

"Have you ever met an Easter Bunny Mouse?"

Have you ever met an Easter Bunny Mouse?




Have you ever met an Easter Bunny Mouse? It looks like the Easter Bunny is looking for helpers this year!

Thanks for stopping by
& God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Saturday, March 03, 2012

"Flowers are restful to look at."

"Flowers are restful to look at."




"Flowers are restful to look at."

~ Sigmund Freud


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1. "Flowers are happy things.", 2. "There are always flowers for those who want to see them.", 3. "Flowers grow out of dark moments."

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memories, memories, memories... created using my flower photo

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Monday, February 06, 2012

Cuisine ~ East & West (a slide show with music)







Japan has been my home after moving in 1989 March from America with my Japanese husband.

I hope you will enjoy watching mix of the "East & West" in cuisine. The photos shared here are here and there in my photostream since I joined flickr in 2005 April.




for your listening pleasure... "A Piano Ballad"
from the sample music on my computer





Thank you for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas




Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season,

Hugs and God Bless,
Chris




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Thursday, December 08, 2011

One nite...

One nite...


One nite... Megumi (my cat) designed this while I was busy... LOL!




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Sunday, October 23, 2011

“Autumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower.”

“Autumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower.”





“Autumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower.”

~ Albert Camus



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Friday, September 16, 2011

"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other."

"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other."




"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other."

~ Euripides


memories from an iris garden...



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Friday, August 26, 2011

"Your life, day-by-day, tells a story and broadens your horizons."






"Your life, day-by-day, tells a story and broadens your horizons."

~ a friend


for your listening pleasure... one of my favorites...
Sonata for harp: 3. Perpetuum mobile
performed by: Isabelle Moretti: Récital de harpe

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Kaleidoscopes created from my photo


These Kaleidoscopes appear in the slideshow linked above.





"Your life tells of His words He sends you every day."

~ a friend

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1. "Your life tells by the very manner you speak.",
2. "Your life tells by the way you smile.",
3. "Your life tells by your delight to talk.",
4. "Your life tells by the books you choose to read.",
5. "Your life tells by the very rewards He brings into your life.",
6. "Your life tells by the friends you seek.",
7. "Your life tells by the way you trust His love and care.",
8. "Your life tells His influence in even the smallest of things.",
9. "Your life tells more by letting Him guide you along your path."

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Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Sunday, August 07, 2011

"Learning takes practice and study."

"Learning takes practice and study."





"Learning takes practice and study."

~ a friend


The Danboard are my new little people... gifts from friends...

The miniature tea set is from my antique Noritake doll china collectables.




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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Having fun...

You Are "Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness"

bible

You don't just think that honesty is the best policy, you think it's the only policy.
You believe that it's important to be truthful, especially with yourself and the ones you love most.

Which of the Ten Commandments Are You?




I am a Sunflower
flower
What Flower Are You?
About a Sunflower... "When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."





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Monday, July 04, 2011

"Smiling most of the day is healthier for you and more pleasant for others."

"Smiling most of the day is healthier for you and more pleasant for others."



"Smiling most of the day is healthier for you and more pleasant for others."

~ Anonymous





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Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Choose your love; love your choice."

"Choose your love; love your choice."



"Choose your love; love your choice."

~ Thomas S. Monson



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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Duckies (a slide show with music)







martian cat's Duckies came for a photo shoot. They wanted to share their Christmas spirit with their flickr friends.

Hope this brings a smile to your day...

Please turn up your speakers and enjoy listening to one of my all time favorites!
For your listening pleasure: "Jingle Bells"
performed by: Bing Crosby with The Andrew Sisters

Lots of hugs,
Chris


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

11 Sept - In Memory

11 Sept - In Memory


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Six Faces... "An idea is salvation by imagination."







"An idea is salvation by imagination."

~ Frank Lloyd Wright


music: "Rose Room" by Albert Nicholas

Over the years, I have made numerous mosaics and made cubes from my mosaics... please enjoy watching...

"Six Faces"
This is the number of sides a cube has.
All images can be viewed in my set called "Six Faces".
And, this is where the title came from for my slideshow.





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Monday, July 19, 2010

Cherish the Earth

cherish



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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Taking-a-Spin





"Once you see, you appreciate, and then you become inspired."
~ Alexandria Stoddard

for your listening pleasure: "On my Own" by Patti LaBelle

these are some of the images from my Life's spirals... set

It is in HD (full-screen) format... open your screen using the arrows found
on the right bottom corner, view on your desktop and enjoy!


My questions to you...
*** After watching this... Did you see what magically appears in these?
*** How many angels did you see?
hugs, Chris





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Monday, March 01, 2010

"Plant your special garden in your heart."

"Plant your special garden in your heart." (by martian cat)



"Plant your special garden in your heart."
~ a friend


from a garden in Hamamatsu, Japan

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1. "Bloom where you're planted.",
2. "We should all bloom as abundantly as flowers.",
3. "Gardening is an instrument of grace.",
4. "Did you ever point at a yellow flower?"





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Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Beauty is an ecstasy..."

"Beauty is an ecstasy..." (by martian cat)


"Beauty is an ecstasy..."
~ W. Somerset Maugham



1. Don't be afraid of your passion.,
2. Savor beauty.,
3. Be happy.,
4. Cherish your dreams.


I know my editing is not so good (these were cropped & sharpened using picnik.com).
But, these just fascinate me so much! And, they move so fast that even with my camera on a fast shutter speed, they move faster than that!
I am not disappointed with the results of these pics. As I mention in my profile, I share my favorites.


views of a hummingbird moth

memories from the flower museum in Chiba (Japan)



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Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Moonlight is sculpture."

"Moonlight is sculpture." (by martian cat)

"Moonlight is sculpture."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne



this was taken in Wakayama City, Japan.


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Taking a moment to reflect..."

Taking a moment to reflect... (by martian cat)

"Taking a moment to reflect... "



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Monday, October 05, 2009

My special "Thank you".

My special "Thank you". (by martian cat)

This is my special "Thank you" to some of my wonderful flickr friends...
and many more from other groups that I work with on flickr.

Love ya and heaps of hugs, Chris



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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Simple Gifts

Monday, August 17, 2009

Create a moment to smile!

Create a moment to smile! (by martian cat)


"Create a moment to smile!"
~ anonymous



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Saturday, May 09, 2009

"Celebration is rejoicing over the many wonderful gifts God has given us..."

"Celebration is rejoicing over the many wonderful gifts God has given us..." (by martian cat)


"Celebration is rejoicing over the many wonderful
gifts God has given us..."
~ anonymous


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Thursday, May 07, 2009

"If we knew the power of kindness, we should transform this world into a paradise."

"If we knew the power of kindness, we should transform this world into a paradise." (by martian cat)


"If we knew the power of kindness,
we should transform this world into a paradise."

~ Charles Wagner





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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wishing everyone a very "Happy Easter"

Wishing everyone a very "Happy Easter" (by martian cat)


[note from martian cat: Please don't forget... Jesus takes our wheel every day. This is why I chose to wish you all a Happy Easter with this song. Jesus is the reason for the season!]

Jesus Take The Wheel
Lyrics to by Carrie Underwood


"She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati
On a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her Mama and her Daddy with the baby in the backseat
Fifty miles to go and she was running low on faith and gasoline
It's been a long hard year
She had a lot on her mind and she didn't pay attention
She was going way to fast
Before she knew it she was spinning on a thin black sheet of glass
She saw both their lives flash before her eyes
She didn't even have time to cry
She was sooo scared
She threw her hands up in the air

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this all on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel

It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
And the car came to a stop
She cried when she saw that baby in the backseat sleeping like a rock
And for the first time in a long time
She bowed her head to pray
She said I'm sorry for the way
I've been living my life
I know I've got to change
So from now on tonight

Jesus take the wheel
Take it from my hands
Cause I can't do this on my own
I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
To save me from this road I'm on

Oh, Jesus take the wheel
Oh, I'm letting go
So give me one more chance
Save me from this road I'm on
From this road I'm on
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, take it, take it from me
Oh, why, oh"

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1. "To Dream the Impossible Dream...",
2. "You fill up my senses...",
3. "You light up my life...",
4. "I can't help falling in love with you..."

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

A little part of nature...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Love is the reason for the Season!

Love is the reason for the Season! (by martian cat)


Wishing all of my flickr friends all the Best!

Because... Love is the Reason for the Season!



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Monday, May 12, 2008

Storing up...

Storing up...


"Begin storing up your riches that money cannot buy.
His riches endure forever.

~ anonymous



Please say a prayer to help save those who have lost
sooooo much recently in world disasters!

They need our help and love.



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Friday, April 25, 2008

Each morning...

Each morning...


"Each morning the sun rises, and yet, we are
sometimes too busy to notice."

~ unknown



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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sock Monkeys are in Japan!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A New Year's Wish for You

A New Year's Wish for You



New Year's Wish

"All that is beautiful, all that is best--
Joy of activity, calmness of rest,
Health for life's pilgramage,
Strength for its strife,
Sunshine to brighten the pathway of life;
Hope for the future born out of the past,
Love that is tender and friends who are true,
This is our New Year's wish for you."

~ unknown




1. New Year's Wish (8), 2. New Year's Wish (3), 3. New Year's Wish (4), 4. New Year's Wish (5), 5. New Year's Wish (1), 6. New Year's Wish (6), 7. New Year's Wish (7), 8. New Year's Wish (9), 9. New Year's Wish (2)


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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"Merry Christmas"

Merry Christmas




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1. Merry Christmas, 2. your expression..., 3. the right track..., 4. our endless needs...



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Monday, December 03, 2007

"Love and Peace"

Love and Peace





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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We are dancing elves!

We sing and dance!


We are dancing elves!

Elves are nine times more fun!

Elves are nine times more fun!

Well, Meg and I will entertain you... LOL!

Merry Christmas


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Saturday, November 10, 2007

When you wish upon a star...

When you wish upon a star...

Oh yes, ... dreams do come true...


Some of my collectables... and candles are a favorite, too!



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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Happy Pumpkin Day!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Minami Circle IFL Group

Minami Circle IFL Group


Kanagawa International Foundation's Minami Circle's (23 Oct 2007) IFL (International Food Lover) Cooking Members Meeting


2. Minami Circle IFL Group [1], 3. Minami Circle IFL Group [2], 4. Minami Circle IFL Group [3], 6. Minami Circle IFL Group [4], 7. Minami Circle IFL Group [5], 8. Minami Circle IFL Group [6]


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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Halloween

Halloween

Some fun collectibles for the season! Last year, the witch cat and orange kitty were sent to me as a gift from a friend in the States. Last Thanksgiving, I found the small ceramic pumpkin with a dessert in it (it is really for a votive candle) and saved it for this season. The other day, I found Halloween is now appearing in Japan (which is where I live)! I was having lunch with friends and found the two bear ghosts and pumpkin witch. Candle holders are fun and purchased all year long (to get their reflections to appear, they have burning candles inside)!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Creativity...

Creativity

This is a wonderful memory from "The Chiba Floral Museum"
in Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Japan.

Here is maritan cat!

There was a craft area and an exhibition of lovely dried flowers. I had a chance to make this tile using the lovely flowers that they provided. It was such a lovely creative time.


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Friday, September 28, 2007

Minami Circle's 2007 Welcome Party

Minami Circle's 2007 Welcome Party

On 21 Sept 2007, Kanagawa International Foundation's Minami Circle held their "Welcome Party" at a Yokohama hotel (near Yamashita Park in Naka-ku). This year's "Welcome Party's" program was spectacular.


1. The welcome address... from last year and this year's Presidents; 2. Sakuhachi performance by John Kaizan Neptune; 3. John Kaizan Neptune's shakuhachi lecture; 4. Friends meet again.


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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mizunomori Gardens on Lake Biwa (Japan)

These photos were taken at Kusatsu Aquatic Botanical Garden on Lake Biwa in Japan.

Mizunomori Gardens

1. Mizunomori (1) with a view of a lovely bridge; 2. Mizunomori (2) with a view of the large floating water lily; 3. Mizunomori (3) with a view of a lovely waterfalls; 4. Mizunomori (4) with a lovely view of rushing water; 5. Mizunomori (5) with a view of some blooming Indian lotus; 6. Mizunomori (6) the lovely sculptured garden aquatic plants; 7. Mizunomori (7) with a view of a traditional Japanese walkway; 8. Mizunomori (8) with a view of another lovely waterfalls; 9. Mizunomori (9) with a view inside theie Lotus Pavilion.

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