Almost Daily Diversions

December Daily

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Almost Daily Diversions | 0 comments

I should’ve posted this a few days ago, but alas, I was away and didn’t realize I wouldn’t be home until December 1st. Silly me. Anyway, I’m going to be attempting to take a photo every day and post it on our Facebook page. I find December a little stressful for lots of reasons. I’m hoping this will take the edge off a bit. I hope you’ll join me, even if it’s just now and then. I’m not exactly a stickler about these things. Take a photo when you can. Throw the hashtag #ZazlandiaDaily on it. I’m okay with you posting things late, but...

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Festival of Candles

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Almost Daily Diversions | 1 comment

Festival of Candles

Candles have a long history with human beings.  For centuries people have used candles to light up the darkness around them.  These days we are just as likely to use them for setting a mood with light or scent.  They come in all shapes and sizes, in all manner of substance.  You might even have a candle that is now run on a battery rather than a flame.  We use them for celebrations of life, such as weddings and birthdays, and times of sorrow, such as funerals, and everything in between.  They evoke emotions at candlelight vigils, on an advent wreath, or decorating the top of a special...

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Quoted – Brown

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Almost Daily Diversions | 1 comment

Quoted – Brown

A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.  ~Pam Brown   My daughter has taught me to love horses.  I’ve always loved animals, but a horse stepped on my foot at camp in 7th grade and I haven’t been too fond of the critters since.  When my daughter would have a good day at school, we would wander around for a while looking for horses in the area as a reward.  We would always neigh in our best horse dialect.  Now when we visit,...

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Color of the Week

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Almost Daily Diversions | 1 comment

Color of the Week

I recently went to one of my favorite stores and saw this colorful display and started drooling.  I love flowers and all manner of green, growing things.  I’m not a huge fan of eating vegetables, but I do love seeing them pop out of the ground.  I’ve been on a short vacation with my family and my brain is now muddled.  I was looking through all my photos when I came across this one.  I couldn’t decide on a CotW, so I’ve declared it a free for all!  Look at all the options to choose from here!  Pick something and celebrate a color today and a different one...

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Quoted – Simon & Garfunkel

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Almost Daily Diversions | 2 comments

Quoted – Simon & Garfunkel

“Slow down, you move too fast.” – Simon and Garfunkel   Yesterday I was doing a bit of work and glancing out the window now and then.  I happened to see a blue jay and a cardinal in my flowering crab tree.  Birds have been scarce around here lately, so I got kind of excited about it.  I went to grab my camera, and by the time I got back to the window, the pretty birds were replaced with a black squirrel.  I like squirrels and I haven’t seen many of them around here lately either so I started to snap away.  The squirrel seemed to be posing for his picture...

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Color(s) of the Week – Mar 5, 2012

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Almost Daily Diversions | 1 comment

Color(s) of the Week – Mar 5, 2012

I hesitated to show you all this, but it’s probably okay.  This is a virtual painting by a local Zazlandian artist of a Zazlandian sunset.  My hesitation comes from the fact that you all will think Zazlandia has some kind of major pollution problem.  Not the case.  There actually seems to be some kind of force field around our little island that allows for the unique coloring of all sorts of things, especially the sky.   It’s never the same twice.  I’m rather fond of these particular shades, though.  So your color(s) of the week (whichever you choose) are greens,...

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