My 25 photos chosen for 2008

A few nice natural cures images I found:

My 25 photos chosen for 2008
natural cures
Image by daveynin
1. Attic window, 2. Natural American Sign Language, 3. Children’s Easter Party 2008, 4. Shy girl, 5. Insect’s eye view, 6. Dog loves to take an attention, 7. Race for the Cure Walkway, 8. Macro closeup Poker chip, 9. White Oak Park, 10. Wicked Twister, 11. 2008 Alumni Reunion meeting, 12. Old Fire Hydrant, 13. Dragonfly in Frick Park, 14. 4 1/2 year old girl and the trampoline, 15. Fun Water Fun Team Fun Wrestling Fun, 16. Barry McGee’s sculpture, 17. Cheryl and Chris Noschese chatting, 18. The boy and the larva bug, 19. Close up: Titleist golf ball, 20. The policeman and abandoned bridge structure, 21. Sitting and waiting, 22. I voted!, 23. Bride and Groom kissed, 24. Steelers x-mas hat, 25. Rabbit gets crowd

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.

To view all of those pictures in Pictures of 2008 set.

BLITHE DAISY FAIRY – natural carved wooden toy, summer inspired
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Image by Rjabinnik and Rounien
A piece of my of summer…
Boys, Kings-of-the-world, who were for the long ten months confined to the school desks, are about to fill the world with a mixture of disordered motion and gleesome peal of their blithe voices. The world will be changed again by the daily presence of children’s gambol and their pure joy of elbowroom, freedom and adventure …. As though it could feel all the miracles of small-festivals – when fruit of the paradise trees is falling right into our arms …
And eventhough Mother Nature should better beware of the young adventurers, She rather vaunt all Her greatest wonders to the world and pride her on inexhaustible amount of beautiful colors, shapes, scents and tastes …

…And all that little life in the grass, snails leisurely gallopping with their safe houses, ants working hard and always in a hurry, beatles hidden under each leaf, lizards on the stones basking in the sun , bees diligently gatherig fine dust, butterflies dancing their flapping ballet over the meadow in full bloom…

…And tender heads of small Daisies bashfully peering at young Ribwoth’s topknot from behind the grass blades. Her Majesty, SunFlower following the way of sun to satisfy the ceremony and Candlewick inviting attention of wayfares, who stunned by her beauty gather the secret cure of her blooms.

…And swallows, eventhough cheerfully twittering, always well-groomed in their glossy tailcoats are poncing around like the summer was the one and only air show…

So… we have no choice left but to bow to all that beauty and with a look on red-weeds bleeding in the grains drift along to the the world of childhood and dreams…

Waldorf inspired toy or decoration.

Made by Rjabinnik, designed by Rounien 2010

Sam Slick and the Silver Skates
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Image by Avard Woolaver
Sam Slick was a character created by Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a Canadian judge and author. With his wry wit and Yankee voice, Sam Slick of Slicksville put forward his views on human nature in a regular column in the Novascotian, beginning in 1835. The twenty-one sketches were published in a collection titled The Clockmaker, or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slicksville, First Series in 1836, supplemented by an additional 12 unpublished or new sketches. The book was Canada’s first international bestseller and was hugely popular, not only in Nova Scotia but also in Britain and the United States.

Slick’s wise-cracking commentary on the colonial life of Nova Scotia and relations with the U.S. and Britain struck a note with readers, leading to a second series in 1838 and a third in 1840. The satirical sketches, mocking both Canadians and Americans, made Haliburton one of the most popular writers of comic fiction in English of that era. The Clockmaker (which was also translated into German) established Haliburton as one of the founders of North American humour.

He is still the most commonly quoted writer in America.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton included many wise sayings used in his stories:

As quick as a wink
Seeing is believing
He drank like a fish
Real genuine skinflint
I wasn’t born yesterday
You’re as sharp as a tack
A stitch in time saves nine
Barking up the wrong tree
Circumstances alter cases
A miss is as good as a mile
They are all uppercrust here
The early bird gets the worm
Facts are stranger than fiction
Give and take, live and let live
This country is going to the dogs
Punctuality is the soul of business
You can’t get blood out of a stone
Every dog has his day in this world
As large as life and twice as natural
Six of one, half a dozen of the other
Never look a gift horse in the mouth
What a pity that marryin’ spoils courtin’
He flies right off the handle for nothing
I like to let every feller grind his own axe
It’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence
A knowledge of God is the foundation of all wisdom
We reckon hours and minutes to be dollars and cents
An ounce of prevention is as good as a pound of cure
When a man is wrong and won’t admit is, he always gets angry
A college education shows how devilish little other people know
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive

I heard and used a lot of these expressions while growing up, and had no idea that they came from the local writer, Thomas Haliburton. I still regularly use a lot of them in everyday conversation. Haliburton House (his former home) is preserved as a museum and is well worth a visit if you are ever in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

Windsor is considered the birthplace of ice hockey, based upon a reference (in a novel by Thomas Haliburton) of boys from King’s Collegiate School playing "hurley", on the frozen waters of ‘Long Pond’ adjacent to the school’s campus during the early 19th century. Students from King’s-Edgehill School still play hockey on "Long Pond", a pond proclaimed the "Cradle of Hockey", located at the farm of Howard Dill.

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