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CollardGreens PRO 10:15pm, 5 January 2007
oops !

Sometimes "oops" is what you say when you make a mistake - other times it is when you make a discovery - today "oops" means " CalibrationIntact "
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satrina* 11 years ago
Pear... Yum! Ok, absolutely no espresso and I'll just have a sip to get my sleep going

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Grappa at the Pizzeria
02MAR07 - CollardGreens

Grappa at the Pizzeria

OK - I am sure by now you think I am a blazing alcoholic...I can assure you I am not blazing at all ! Apologies in advance for the additional glass in the postings however I really wanted to put it in.

Pizzeria - say it out loud and you will conjure up images of a young man on a motorized bike with a big red box on the back whizzing recklessly through traffic. I will testify that THIS pizzeria was not of that genre. This was a classy place with elegant decor, beautiful people lined up to gain access and an owner who is the best friend of our hosts in Firenze. Quickly stepping to the head of the que with "permisso" politely whispered to people we passed in front of....we were warmly greeted by the owner of ZERO, ZERO...the best damn upscale pizzeria I have ever had the pleasure of entering.

The meal was fabulous, wine soft and specially chosen for our pizza selection...followed by an extra generous offering of grappa ! I had been quietly snapping off some "no look" shots across the table when today's photo appeared on the screen. So - I present Grappa at the Pizzeria with no shame whatsoever. The grappa was great, friends in good numbers, pizza extrodinaire and ambiance of ZERO, ZERO a perfect 100% enjoyment.

The decor of ZERO, ZERO was full of shiney brushed aluminum surfaces, solid black panels and lighting as you see it here...vivant et agreeable!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Astoria Firenze
03MAR07 - CollardGreens

AIROTSA

Last day in Firenze...off to the Touscan countryside to get some wine and visit some small towns. We managed to visit San Gimignanio...famous town where the nobles all built towers to view the landscape. We had a good time.

In the morning waiting for our kind hosts to arrive I looked up at this wireframe and thought - what a strange name for a hotel...then it struck me that I was looking at it in reverse...probably all the grappa from the last few days !

Rolling back to Paris tomorrow through Switzerland...wish for bright skies and empty roads...
dda1605 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
Nice picture (because it is reversed). I love Italy, it is almost home after "the real home".

(Didier 2007 )
lramiro520 11 years ago
Haha, great picture indeed. And I love the colors in the last grappa photo. 3 (alcoholic) beverage photos in a row...Oh, how I can't wait until I'm in Europe again. Great food, Great drinks...that's enough to make me happy.

The Other Side Of The Fence
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love the photos especially the glass of grappa at Zero Zero's.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I wish I could say my drive home takes me through Switzerland!
You, my friend, live somewhere extraordinary!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
satrina* 11 years ago
Wow! that glass shot is absolutely gorgeous!

In this last one I love the details of the iron work and the soft tones of the street

Have a safe and blissful trip back home :)

Satrina: av meg
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Romain S. Donadio Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Romain S. Donadio (admin) 11 years ago
At first, I read "Airstrike" and I didn't have any Grappa in ages!
Something wrong with me I'm sure.

You're so lucky to be there.

Photogrin's Daily ['o°] Click!
Extra!Extra!Extra!: February photos are finally online. Check my February's pictures, they comes with a soundtrack.
Love the backwards ASTORIA! That's actually the name of a neighborhood in the boro of Queens, part of New York City. How odd to see it in an Italian setting!

Fantastic capture of this ironwork. Also, enjoyed your "Oops" at realizing you'd read the sign backwards. Wonderful story...it's a tough life, but somebody's got to live it! Am I jealous? Perhaps a bit. But mostly living vicariously! :~>


charmante's New York City 2007
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
So sorry I missed you guys yesterday, Ted. Would have loved to have a drink (or even a few) with you, but Lausanne is a 2 hours drive away for me, and I had family visiting at home...
Maybe next time.

Love the pic of the glass in the pizzeria Zero, Zero.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
eelend PRO 11 years ago
hahahaha well, it must be the grappa, you are right :)

eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
We had such a good time ! Now we have to eat salads and drink water for a week to recover !!

I am sure you will remember how to love it immediately !

Zero Zero was fabulous - I will post the web site tomorrow...very good fun with very good friends.

Our plans called for a sunset arrival in Lausanne (wanted to return the sunset favor !) but it was the end of a ski weekend and roads were completely blocked. So no sunset...woke up to fog so no sunrise either...pity. Thanks for coming by...

Firenze (Florence) was a restful experience with local friends to show us the hidden secrets...good stuff !

I heard you were "grappa free" these days - bravo...I should do the same ! Your scans are great - will post there.

I am not sure where the name comes from but I see it a lot all over the place...it was that morning that I could not figure out what it was saying because it looked "almost" right...thanks for the visit.

We got in sooo late but did manage to eat at the "White Horse" (its named that not Cheval Blanc !). Next time - enjoy your family's visit...

Yes - welcome to Ted's School of Grappa,,,,sure to leave you listless for days !

Thanks to all for coming by...I am in town this week and promise to catch up...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Sunset CH
04MAR07 - CollardGreens

Sunset CH

Sunset in the Confederation Helvitica (CH). Between Torino, IT and Lausanne, CH there is a road winding through the Alps. Beautiful and dotted with small villages along the way. Snow capped mountains are the general theme but today this sunset peak with no snow caught my eye. We rounded a turn and brightly lit in the distance was this un-named peak. I will call it Sunset CH just because is was simply beautiful.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
From Her Perspective
05MAR07 - CollardGreens

From Her Perspective

We have been married now for a good length of time but in love all our lives. While I can say we don't always agree about what should be done or how we should do it - I can say that I always try to see through her perspective. She is bright, articulate and funny. She takes care of me. She gives me comfort when I need it and loves me everyday. I love her more than my next breath... Normally this is a private and quiet type of respect but today I could not hold it in.

We are at home with each other and sometimes can sit for long periods without a word but never without a touch. So today I post a small perspective...From Her Perspective.
satrina* 11 years ago
:)

Wish I could say more but there's only a big warm smile in my face.

You're so lucky to have her in your life, she's so lucky to have you in her life

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Warm smiles are enough...good morning!
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
A moving praise there, Ted.

Thanks for sharing.

ParaScubaSailor en voillage (prononcez voyage, petits voilleurs)...
ragged division [deleted] 11 years ago
Moving and inpiring; a treat to read.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thank you gentlemen -
dda1605 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
great pic on the 4th. I don't know why but it looks to me like a macro of a truffe du perigord.......
I know, I need a psy......

(Didier 2007 )
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
...truffe ! oui oui il est un truffe...now all we need is some eggs !!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
your words are beautiful
they show exactly what love is

have a nice day :)


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Love is what it is...our job is to nourish it. Thanks for your kind comment.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Betwixt et Between
06MAR07 - CollardGreens

Betwixt et Between

Ever have a day where you can't focus your attention to one item (task) or another? Constantly moving between two places - two feelings - even two ideas. Something funny happens...you don't give proper attention to either. Both of your tasks suffer - neither get the benefit of your full power. I won't say that was my experience today but it was a fleeting thought that came to me while looking at this crossing of light on my salon wall. I will make effort today to have a single point of focus.

(BTW - Magpie: this is where feathers are destined to go !)
I love the way the two latest photos go together. An intimacy and a single focus. She sees out and the studio wall sees out too while you look within in both.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
The World is NOT Flat...
07MAR07 - CollardGreens

The World is NOT Flat...

...but it IS egg shaped.

Imagine the time when it was thought the world was flat. Very self centered of us really - to think that the sun revolved around our little point on the globe. It took a young man watching ships come into harbor to figure it out. He saw the masts first then the cabin tops and finally the decking. It meant that we would not fall off the edge and be eaten by dragons. It was the beginning of the discovery age !

The world is not flat - it is not egg shaped either. It is shaped by it's inhabitants - those of us who live here actively participate in the formation of this pea that is the third rock from the sun.

Now imagine you are a visitor. Arriving on planet terre firma for the first time - what would you think? What would your impression be? There would be 1000 questions...1000 impressions. Imagine...The World is NOT flat ! Will we make a good impression ??
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ohhh what beauty you speak of.... your loving words about your wife are so precious and heart warming, as is the photograph!

Love your shots from Florence too!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
lramiro520 11 years ago
Fabulous photo for today! And I always enjoy reading your words of wisdom :)

The Other Side Of The Fence
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
A pleasure to see you here Marc - you compliment the very direction of my posts - thank you. I am trying to bring perception into focus at a single point...

Thank you - I definitely got the better end of the marriage bargain ! She is a keeper !

Thanks - but these words are but the ramblings of a madman...the real wisdon is inside YOU !
eelend PRO 11 years ago
Mmmm good question.
Good impression? It depends on who they find when they arrive :D


eelend's 2007
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Feb 27th and the egg photo are WONDERFUL. Also some nice drink shots! *cheers*

Erica Day by Day 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I was thinking along the lines of ...what if they landed where the penguins live first ?? Just kidding - really it struck me that it was important - these first impressions. How we must look to each other...the different cultures etc. Anyway - I think for the most part - a visitor would find a warm welcome and smile...that is the impression I would like to give !

Eggs and mountains...that is what we serve here ....variety !! Welcome back - hope your time with friends was good.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Cles Asiatique
08MAR07 - CollardGreens

Cles Asiatique...

...and car number plates if you need em ! I mentioned somewhere in one of the diaries about how Darwin got it right...he said it was not the strongest of the species that survives - it is the most adaptable.

I pass this curious collection of talents every day that I am in the Paris office. It seems to me that the owner of this establishment was going for adaptability...if you don't want a good bowl of won ton then perhaps you need a new door key !! Adaptability...I think I'll make that my single point of focus for the near future !
dda1605 11 years ago
Make a new key and while waiting have some chinese food.......

(Didier 2007 )
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
What great colors you've been capturing (especially march 2). I also really like March 5 -- what a cool perspective and the egg on March 7 is simply gorgeous!

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Don't forget the number plates and laser engraved stamps...all while waiting only rapidly or immediately !

Replacement Glass Noodles !

Good to see you again Bella...thanks for the comments.
Loca.... 11 years ago
Day 5 you really did it! Great shot and very nice words...

Thanks for always come to my diary and for your sugestions.
:))

Loca
Innamorata Crush 11 years ago
You are creating a very nice photo diary. Many colourful lilts combine warmth, love and introspection to display a kind, soulful, appreciative nature.
xoxox
eelend PRO 11 years ago
Adaptability... yep, you are right. I heard somewhere that adaptability is the future. Companies don't want a person who can do X, but a person who can do X and learns to do Y, Z, B and M.

:S

eelend's 2007
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
That's why crows and coyotes do so well living near us messy humans. Adaptability. Well, and roaches too but crows and coyotes are nicer to think about co-existing with...

Erica Day by Day 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Like all of us I go where entertained - either by photos that we can appreciate or by stories that we can enjoy...yours are both. Thanks for the visit here.

When I started the diary it was with the intention of forcing myself to find an interesting view for every day. As it is playing out, I am drawn out of hiding and post what I feel on a daily basis and that is what a diary is about isn't it? Thank you for the visit and comments.

At the pace of life today we must adapt or die (figuratively). My life has been a constant adaptation - and I find it wonderfully stimulating.

Isn't it funny how the more adaptable species are typically the more unpleasant? I hope that isn't what is in store for me !!
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
ummm... I like crows and coyotes...

*shrugs sheepishly*

Erica Day by Day 2007
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Grand Dame Driveby
09MAR07 - CollardGreens

Grand Dame Driveby

This mix of angles created by nature and angles created by man brings me to another point of perspective...The old story of 3 blind people describing an elephant as a rope, tree trunk and big snake comes to mind. Each person using the information at hand to incorrectly describe what they were sensing...and all correctly. We must look at life and all it's complexities from many different angles to acquire the accurate image. A problem, controversy or even another's actions must be analysed from all angles before final dispensation....I will try to do more of this.

I have the great pleasure of passing by this icon on the drive home...in fact the route takes me so close that I can only see the visitors looking up and taking flash snaps that will never turn out.

The sun is taking it's time going to sleep now...it is actually light when I go home. Tonight as I waited at the stop light just before the right turn in front - this view came into play. I rolled down the window, barely focused and click - the light turns green (along with the horns honking because I was a millisecond too long in rolling).
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Good Morning !
My comment on umpleasant was for our (not) friends the cockroachs. Crows and Coyotes of course serve a function...
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
BEAUTIFUL!!!!

as is your entry for the day. the photo was well worth a honk or two.

Honk if you like CGs latest! *honk honk*

Erica Day by Day 2007
dda1605 11 years ago
Great Classic, but your picture is beautiful....

(Didier 2007 )
satrina* 11 years ago
*honk honk*

I go away for a couple of days and miss really great photos and posts!

This last one is my favorite: words and pic! will definitely try to see all the angles

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Having analyzed the photocapture moment from another angle with the help of friends...

*shifts slowly into first, peers one more time at the view, waves in the rearview and politely moves around the corner...*
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
The Color of Law
10MAR07 - CollardGreens

The Color of Law

In Paris there are park laws - activities that are regulated by the city gov. while you are breathing in the park. They are agreeable and for the benefit of all. All of the laws I would say are common sense - don't step on the flowers, no digging the flower up and taking them home, no parking on the flowers, don't let your animal crap in the grass (people are trying to have a picnic), no sleeping on the flowers...you know ! All of the regulations make good sense and no one should have any reason to object to compliance. There you have it - good laws...should not be necessary to post - good laws. People should just understand and don't do it - good laws. Why am I talking about it ?- good laws.

I bring this photo to you today because the contrast and color looks like black and white...but I left the color in...you can see it if you look close. Laws are meant to help us realize the limits of our behavior (no hitting) or to help shape our behavior (speed limits). I generally agree to them and accept them as part of living in a community. They should be black and white...

This year in France a new president is to be elected...in another year an election comes up in USA...UK is about to have one...Germany just had one... What I am leading up to is this: Make it a point to actively understand the politics of the upcoming elections and then VOTE if you can - campaign if you can't (this can be conversations at lunch - no sweat). In the global community we live in the next couple of elections are going to be vitally important !! There is a whole laundry list of actions (grave mistakes) that we all wish could be corrected from the last group...

So that is my soap box for the day...shouldn't even have to say it...(don't walk on the flowers).
dda1605 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 11 years ago
I specially like the "Il est interdit de marcher sur le gazon".
So tell me, why do we need parcs and "squares (in french)" if we cannot walk on the grass ?

Regarding the coming elections and the need to understand before voting - I am always amazed by this figures : An american president is elected by 20% of the adult population (40% of participation and about 51-52% of voters for the winner).

(Didier 2007 )
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I was going to post something soft, warm and with not too much to think about ...then it just came out ! Thanks for your welcomed comments.

Yeah - I agree. Once I was just laying and taking a short nap on a very nice lawn with no one abusing anything and was told by the marshall that I could sleep on the bench but not on the grass...go figure.

Oh here is some additional information for you. In america - the president is not elected by the people or the popular vote...he/she is elected by the electorial college - the vote is really to elect the electors...USA is not a democracy but a republic...small but important differences. So in theory a person could win the popular vote and not become president...if the electorial college has different ideas. Or you could just recount and recount and recount....whatever happened to Kings and Queens ?!?
Natacha.troiscafes Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Natacha.troiscafes (member) 11 years ago
to come back to your first comment under the picture of 10th March, I think you also araise a question of rights and duties, here. don't you ?


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Pibette in 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
thanks for the update - pretty funny I think !

Absolutely a duty as well as a right...I plan on trying to vote in the FR election - I'll stand in line and everything. It is utmostly important that we express our opinions via the vote...it is our only real voice in government. On after thought the duty aspect is real ! Thank you Pibette !
msspider66 11 years ago
I agree with you completely. People have no right to complain about what is going on if the are able but unwilling to vote. The right to vote also comes with the responsibility to know what is going on so you can cast an intelligent vote. Find out what the issues are not only on a national level, but on a state and local level (for those in the US). Don’t vote for ABC party because that is what you have always done. Take the time to learn what is going on. Elect people to office who you feel will do the best job to guide government in the direction you want it to go.

Kelly

[Ms Spider66]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thank you Ms Kelly ! Well said...I am as lazy as the next guy - perhaps a tad lazier but it is a simple and easy thing to cast your electorial opinion...by post, in person - hey the parties will even come and get you ...free transportation. Thank you again.
satrina* 11 years ago
Having elections last year I have this topic very fresh in my mind because there were lots of campaigns here: vote this way, vote that way, just vote, don't vote, etc.

The people that supported the don't vote campaign said it was as a way to express their disagreement with the candidates and the electorial process itself but still for me didn't quite feel the right way to do so. I went and voted and even if the man I voted for didn't win I know I did the right thing

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Just Waking Up
11MAR07 - CollardGreens

Just Waking Up

This little bloom is from one of our african violets - it sits in a kitchen window garden with artificial lighting. We control light time and can almost control the temperature because the jardinier is in a ventilation shaft. So, tell me, how does this little plant know that springtime is just around the corner...I tell you they communicate. The plant is happy and well fed but it only blooms in the spring / summer. How do they know?

We were doing taxes over the last few days and perhaps has sponsored some of the political tones of my posts. I just hate to spend good money on bombs and bullets when schools and hospitals are what we should be sending to war ! We pay taxes in two countries...one uses 70% of the money for well - things that go bump in the night...the other spends a vast majority of the tax money on social programs. I know where I want to spend mine !
dda1605 11 years ago
Thanks for the explanation, in a way it is like the Senateurs in France who are elected by the Grands Electeurs.

(Didier 2007 )
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Cobra from the Rear
12MAR07 - CollardGreens

Cobra from the Rear

There is something about the way a large bore american V8 cyl 427 cu in motor sounds - it awakens the primal man inside. A small amount of high octane gasoline mixed with just the right amount of 20.95% Oxygen...compressed and then ignited by a properly timed spark makes a sound that cannot be ignored. It is a sound of beauty - a wonderous rumble in your chest. This particular lullaby is uttered through straight outside drop pipes attached to a 60s vintage Shelby Cobra colored bright look at me orange - (you see part of it above and all of it here).

I make no apologies for lusting over this example of howl at the moon drop top 2 seat motor machine. It is a clear and present envy - I would steal right here, right now if not for the fact I know the owner. It is a heart throb - writing about it and looking at the picture quickens my pulse....there is no end to the compliments I pronounce to Mr. Shelby for it's design. There are few things more beautiful than the rear quarter panel of this rocket on 4 wheels. 425 horses - my god what a machine !

Today I offer you - Shelby from the Rear. I would take you as a mistress...
dda1605 11 years ago
I am not a "car fan" in a way that I will never buy a fancy car (If it has four wheels an engine and ability to take me from place to place it is OK with me) but I appreciate good looking cars, and this one is beautiful.

(Didier 2007 )
Gypsy Flores Photography Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Gypsy Flores Photography (member) 11 years ago
How do African violets know when to bloom--or any plant for that matter? Well as a horticulturalist, I can tell you the scientific answer to that. It is magic.

I can appreciate the lines of a beautiful car; but I find many things in the natural world much more attractive to me than anything man made.
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
I love all these colors -- i feel like i walked into a box of crayons!

Here Here on your comments regardidng the elections -- please return the soapbox to my photostream when you finish ;-) I'm sure I'll have another rant in a day or two.

nice drive by shot on the 9th -- lucky you -- looks like you planned it.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I was soooo close to being able to strap on this car! The owner was in the bar below having not his first coup de champagne and I offered to drive him home. HAD he accepted I certainly would not be writing this message now - I would still be moving with the thump and grunt that these 425 horses provide !!

Oh Didier you should see this one in person. It is why our maker invented hands...to build this and the Cistine chapel !

I am but a balcony botanist and do enjoy growing plants on the terrace. I am entirely captured by the magic in plants...indeed. Thanks for the visit...didn't you see the car !?!?!

Hey Ms Bella - good to see you here. I promise to care for the soapbox well - perhaps adding some height ! The drive by really was a drive by. It is on my route home and normally at this point in the drive I am ready to park and take a seat in my comfy clothes...this day the top of the hour came along with the 20,000 strobes.
satrina* 11 years ago
what a lovely bloom! How does a plant know is springtime? I don't know but someone came over and told that to the apparently dead plant my mom has in the dinning room


Oh, and I'm with Didier on this one, don't really care much about cars but I can tell this one is beautiful.

Satrina: av meg
Glow* 11 years ago
I like your 8th march talk about adaptability :-))

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594429817562/page4/
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wow
that's a car!


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I probably went a little overboard on the car but it does make a wonderful sound ! Thanks for stopping by.

Hello...thanks for the comment and your visit !

Yes and as beautiful as it is, it broke my heart by driving off without even a wave goodbye ...but with a roar that stopped traffic !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Sophie
13MAR07 - CollardGreens

Sophie

Allow me to introduce you to Sophie - the elegant bronze that adorns a table in our salon. We found her at a brocante the first year we moved to Paris and have enjoyed her presence ever since. She is a product of the 1930s, draped in a thin translucent gown, posed ready for her lover. This is the image we have of the era...elegant and slinky.

I wonder what pleasure it would have been to have lived then.
satrina* 11 years ago
Sophie is beautiful and really have a nostalgic feeling. I like a lot the blurred background. What is a brocante?

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
A brocante is sort of a higher priced flea-market. Sometimes they are held in a building but most often in Paris on the streets of a particular neighborhood. You can find all manner of items there.
Glow* 11 years ago
I would have liked to see Sophie completely.
It was already "in" to be very slim !

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594429817562/page4/
Lovely bronze she looks almost like she is made of glass.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh yes indeed - during this era it was all too popular to be all too thin. In my very humble opinion, the female form needs a bit of curve...too thin is no good and of course the other direction is for Ruben's era. Yes - a bit of curve.

The photo makes her look a little glass like with the blue glass in the long field.

Thanks for your visit !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
A New Point of View
14MAR07

A New Point of View

A little higher - in order to get just the right angle so the perspective is right on A New Point of View. Recently I have posted some opinions about how perspective and focus are important in our lives...my life in particular. I need to have some balance thrown in for good measure as well. I am trying to get a grip on a small problem in the professional arena. No problem is so big that it cannot be solved (or at least accomodated). A New Point of View is often necessary to make the balance return. "It is my intention to regain my balance with this new point of view"

Today I offer this photo and it's relevance to the current issue at hand...
eelend PRO 11 years ago
you are right
points of view are very, very important in our lives
they can change our whole worlds, don't you think?

oh, i like sophie a lot :)


eelend's 2007
dda1605 11 years ago
Looking at your pic. make me think about the numerous movies were at least one take was on or around a crane. I don´t know why but there is something with cranes that appeal to directors (the size, the danger, the movement, the high......).
And by the way Collard, the comparison between the car and the Sixtine was a joke ? :)
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
I am in a professional environment with an individual I find disagreeable, abrasive and with questionable workplace morals. I will never be able to change the way he operates...we don't have that kind of control over another. I can only change my point of view and my attitude...so I am in the process of adapting to his behavior. Not always easy but I will have to do so and that is my single point of focus for the professional world I live in.

Thanks - I like Sophie too...

Cranes make people crazy scared ! Last James Bond episode...was that not making you scream and bite your fingernails?? All combine for effect. We see a lot of them in the skyline !

The car and Michelangelo's masterpiece...not a comparison by any means. Only a statement about how much I love this car! The human hand is a wonderous machine when connected to a artistic brain...and yet a weapon to be feared when connected to the brain of a madman. At the same time beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The car certainly has no place in the lineage of great art...and conversly the Sistine ceilings do not make me scream with delight when blasting down the road at 200 km/Hr with the top down !!

I do so love abstract thought !! Thanks to you both for dropping by.
satrina* 11 years ago
I already tried the different angles approach -with success if I may add-, now I'll add this New Point of View to my daily living, guess good interesting things will come from it

And it really is a difficult situation you're in with that obnoxious person, glad to hear you already have a plan for this

Satrina: av meg
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Warms my heart to know the technique works for others...read on today for an additional piece of the puzzle !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Blinded by the Light
15MAR07

Blinded by the Light

"Beware the Ides of March" came the warning to Ceasar ... a foretelling of the events to come. A message from nowhere bringing with it a shadow and a light ! A secret plan had been hatched and was afoot - the ending is all too well known.

Blinded by the light...our eyes are drawn to the overbearing presence of the light cut in parallel sections by a set of horizontal lines...is this the heart of the matter or is it the shadows to the right?

In looking for resolution or solution we tend to look at the bigger pieces of the problem - the light and blinds - but this habit may obscure the tiny little thread (vertical) that holds it all together...cut the thread and the whole controversy falls apart. The details form a single point of focus...

Beware the ides of March indeed...a plan has been hatched !
dda1605 11 years ago
You scared me......Waiting to be after the 16th of March.
But again. there are some modern Ceasars that I would not mind if they had the same End that Ceasar and why not at the Ides of this March, or Ides of April.

(Didier 2007 )
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Exactly ! - you see Cesear had the forewarning...and he did nothing about it in his arrogance... I have a different direction - old soldiers never broadcast intent !
satrina* 11 years ago
A very helpful puzzle if I might add, definitely something to keep in mind when things look different :)

Satrina: av meg
dda1605 11 years ago
because he was arrogant.
“When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities”

David Hume

(Didier 2007 )
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
This is the truth !!
I can think of one missing village idiot from Texas who is not only arrogant but dangerous.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Pollen Transport Service
16MAR07

Pollen Transport Service

There will be no philosophy lesson today...class dismissed !!

We will take our Lebanese manekesh down to the riverside and eat with the bees ! Free your brains - free your souls for it is Friday and time for some liberation in the sun ! The weather is beautiful and life is good ...now let's go !
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
You have got some stunning photographs here, sir. And some worthwhile philosophy, interspersed with a moment of lust for the backside of a sportscar, and a touching tribute to your partner. When I opened the full set of your diary pics to help me navigate several missing weeks, I couldn't help noticing there were a lot of them featuring booze, and very colourfully so. A man after my own heart. As it is Friday, I may join you by popping the cork on a nice bubbly, and toast you and Mrs. from our Ionian paradise. Salut! (edited to link to the evidence that I am as good as my word).
Rob
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
We toast you and your health - bon continuation ! Thank you very much for your time and comments.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
I like your polen transport. They look efficient :D

have a nice weekend.

eelend's 2007
ebilflindas 11 years ago
sigh
I look at this and I feel transported myself!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Oh yeah - I forgot to post that I was riding on the third transport...I want to do more of this as spring comes around...have my own belushi bee suit (saturday nite live) and everything!

I have something sad to report. I declared a few days ago that I would take a orange cobra as a mistress - and I surely would if given the chance...sadly - the car rolls no longer...wait this is not a sad report this is a MAD report - I report this MADLY !! Later the same evening the owner of this now destroyed beauty failed to stop in time and the car rolls no more. The result of too much champagne and too little brains...goddamnit I offered to drive them wherever they wanted for as long as they wanted. They went to another part of town and swallowed (not enjoyed) too much ...I am VERY mad about this waste of a wonderful machine...not to mention that the driver endangered everyone near him...banged his head pretty good I am told - not hard enough I say...damn.
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
I agree... "blinded" is wonderful... so moody...

I really like your philosophical musings... they add a lot to your photos and truly make me think. Thinking is a good thing... LOL

The bees... was one flying faster than the other? One's wings are blurred, the other's are stilled...

Erica Day by Day 2007
ebilflindas 11 years ago
Horrible!
I'm another one of the not-too-into-cars bunch, but shelbies, cobras, saleens all have that je ne sais quoi that unceremoniously grabs me by the tender-bits and makes me want to grunt and drag my knuckles and pop the hood to look at all that stuff I know nothing about.

I imagine the owner rolls just fine, though, no?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey there - thanks...the blinds were taken at the office when everyone but me had left. I do like to think from time to time but not too hard ! The bees were really about the same speed - I think I just caught the left bee with it's wing at its apex...anyway it was fun hanging out at lunch with the honey makers. Sorry to have sent the dog out again - but he likes you and finds you pretty fast !

Hey to you too... I admit I like to read and post as well. You are right that the threads will / should reappear - it's not all about photos is it? I cried inside when the austin bit the dust too...I come from a long line of gear heads and it is hard not to love a well built machine. Thanks for coming by...
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Hey ! we were posting at the same time !! Remember the television show Tool Time...let's all give a monkey grunt for the cobra !! Edit - no the owner has a nice crease in his forehead ...lots of stiches (good).

Oh speaking of monkey grunts - I heard a good term the other day from Frère Jacques.."Chimping" this is the term when you take a photo and immediately look at the playback and making monkey sounds OO Oh Yaw OO OOO !
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Oh dear! At least you have preserved that Shelby backside unscarred for posterity. Sounds like the owner didn't deserve such a beauty - he should have let you be the chauffeur. I'm sure you are hurting.

Maybe Bella can arrange a drive in that Beverly Hills Bentley for you?

(I once had the opportunity (in Athens, 1972, a Vintage Car Rally) to drive a famous 1928 Bentley in British Racing Green - unforgettable, and that engine note would surely leave a Shelby Cobra in its dust!)
dda1605 11 years ago
Great macro of DHL Bees.

(Didier 2007 )
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Hey Didier - it was done with a 50mm - I just cropped them . Would have liked to gotten closer but I'm a bit alergic to the little buggers - when they sting I swell up a touch!

Hey Rob..I have a complete series on the orange cobra - probably the last ! I would have loved to hear the growl of your bentley. There is nothing quite like the thunder of a good motor trumpet ! Thanks.
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