Taking Time Off

I am taking some time off from blogging. There are some projects and other things that I need to finish. I will probably be gone for a few weeks, but it could be longer. Take care. :)

 

wildflower motif

Smile

On the way home from work, I noticed an unusual gate and a fence with cutout decorations. At first I thought they were part of a closed-down daycare center, but I found out that they are actually part of a small food market here in town. Luckily for me, the gate and the decorated fence are located at the back of the market, so I was able to concentrate on taking a few photos without being distracted by a lot of people passing by me.

Smiley Face Gate

 

Smiley Face Gate in Sacramento, California
Smiley Face Gate

 

Another view of the Smiley Face Gate
Another view of the Smiley Face Gate

 

Colorful Cutouts

I have seen many murals here in Sacramento, but I usually do not see fences with cutout decorations like these.

 

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“Smiling Family with Shopping Bags”

 

Cutout mural of a girl holding a balloon
“Girl with Balloon”

 

Cutout mural of a gift box with colorful balloons tied to it
“Gift Box and Balloons”

 

I hope these photos made you smile. :)

Green and Gold

photo of green leaves and gold-colored dried grass

 

May we have
More days
Of green and gold
When bright thoughts
Warm our minds
And the white heat
Of the divine
Awakens
the boldness
Of our souls
And we can
Just be
In the beauty
Of this unity
Of light, life, and love
Embracing eternity.

Post A Quote Challenge: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of my Post A Quote Challenge! Once again, I am tagging any bloggers out there to take on this challenge.

Today, I am posting a quote about the imagination by the famous 20th century physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955):

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

 Source: BrainyQuote

This image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows most the cloud associated with the Rosette nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation.
Embryonic Stars in the Rosette Nebula.jpg
By ESA and the PACS, SPIRE & HSC Consortia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows most the cloud associated with the Rosette nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. Herschel collects the infrared light given out by dust. The bright smudges are dusty cocoons containing massive embryonic stars, which will grow up to 10 times the mass of our sun. The small spots near the center of the image are lower mass stellar embryos. The Rosette nebula itself, and its massive cluster of stars, is located to the right of the picture.

Post A Quote Challenge: Day 1

My fellow WordPress blogger Dorkchops tagged me for the “Post A Quote” Challenge. Since I like reading a good quote every now and then, I decided to accept it. For the next three days, I will be posting a new quote on this blog. I am also supposed to tag three different bloggers each day to take on this challenge, but for the next three days I am just going to tag any bloggers out there who would like to participate.

Today’s quote is from a French poet named Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695):

 

graphic showing the following quote from Jean de La Fontaine: "Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
Source: BrainyQuote