Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate


My weekend learning how to do mosaic murals with artist, Isaiah Zagar, of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.

Daily Gratitude:

  • Indian Summer temperatures in November
  • normal BP
  • pretty shadows in the dining room wall just now

Quote of the Day:

  Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.        ~Christian Neveli Bovee

Other Ornate Posts→

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat


Watching the sunset in Key West with one of the best mojitos I’ve ever had is certainly a treat.

Daily Gratitude:

  • a drive in the country
  • finishing a great book–I laughed, I cried
  • all the Fall colors

Quote of the Day:

Take very little notice on those people who choose to treat you poorly. It is how they defining their story, not yours.          

                                                                                                                                                                                    ~Lei Wah

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

More Treats Here→

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful


On the deck of SS Antoinette, Basel, Switzerland

A bee in Dapper’s bier, Basel, Switzerland

Daily Gratitude:

  • seeing the lovely foliage and blue sky on the drive to Cape May
  • a much-needed afternoon nap
  • watching the yellow-rumped warblers at the birding festival

Quote for the Day: Time is the only coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it is spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.                                                  ~Carl Sandburg   

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

Other Weekly Photo Challenges: Careful

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

Giant's Causeway, Ireland

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland (I apologize for the poor photo quality which was taken with a pocket camera as the rain was unending.)

One of the most fascinating and extraordinary earth formations I have ever seen is named The Giant’s Causeway.

“The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is also known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish and tha Giant’s Causey in Ulster-Scots.” (Wikipedia)

Daily Gratitude:

  • a doctor who listens and explains well
  • freshly baked blueberry muffins
  • lunch with family

Quote of the Day:

  At the bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.                                                                                                                                         ~ Friedrich Nietzsche                                                                                                                                                                

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

Lots of (Extra)ordinary blogs here →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

Only one of the many Happy Places where I don't mind getting lost.

Only one of the many Happy Places where I don’t mind getting lost.

While I love painting and creating art, there are many other things I do which make me happy. In fact, just about everything in which I partake makes me happy–why not? We only have this one chance…


Daily Gratitude: 

  • date night with Dapper G
  • a great workout
  • seeing fireworks from our deck

Quote of the Day:

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.       ~ Salvador Dali

Look at others’ Happy Places →

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Volley Ball Boundary Line

Volley Ball Boundary Line

Daily Gratitude:

  • Joaquin canceling his visit
  • waterside lunch with old friends
  • cozy slippers

Quote of the Day:

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.

                                                                                                                                                                           ~ Brene Brown

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

What are their Boundaries?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change


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