About JF

I am close to 80 and have a lot of interests. I am looking for talented, creative people who are young at heart and want to be happy, want to share their knowledge, feelings and love. My greatest love and achievement is my family. I love people. Photography and reading are my best pleasures. I am going to share with you photos I like and books that I read and like. I enjoy playing chess and go. Please join my blog and see what other interests are in my life.

Green

Green is prime color.

That’s why it is easy being green.

Peace

Every human longs for peace and love.

Hiawatha

WISH

Circles

On 1/20/2017 I found on LEARN FUN FACTS and enjoyed the post

Thinking About Circles

The post with many quotes about circles inspired me to create a simple painting below.

I hope that you’ll like it.

We think of our lives as straight or not so straight roads but I believe that we often follow circles and our happiness and all emotions depend on their colors.

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Somebody was watching me

I was walking from the Pocono Manor Inn to the Carriage House.

The road was empty but all of a sudden I got a feeling that somebody was watching me.

I stopped, took my tiny camera from a pocket, prepared to take a shot and slowly started to turn.

Then I saw him. He stayed quietly until I made a photo. Then both of us went to our destinations. I was delighted. Hopefully, he liked our meeting too.

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The best match

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A GOOD MATCH

Against the Odds

I met somebody last spring and was so inspired that against all odds I created the unforgettable picture below.

Sorry, it is not a photo but I hope that you’ll be impressed by this extraordinary haircut and the depth of my imagination.

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AGAINST THE ODDS

WPC Challenge: Shadow

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SHADOW

Solitude

SERENITY

SOLITUDE

Proud

Image

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Graceful

GRACEFUL

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Blogging = creativity + sharing = joy

Below are one of my favorite quotes and a photo I was lucky to shoot in Hollywood (Florida). I hope that you’ll like them.

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

SUNRISE

SUNRISE

I would appreciate very much if in comments to this post you shared whatever you like or proud of (giving links to your blogs).

Thank you.

The Pocono Manor Inn

Today’s weekly challenge is AMBIENCE.

Every time I enter the Pocono Manor Inn I feel its special atmosphere.

Below is a photo I selected for the challenge.

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Winter in Hollywood (Florida)

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MACY’S

THE LARGEST STORE

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Selected Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.

It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.

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Life, days and nights

Last two years were rather difficult for me. For some time I lost interest in blogging and I even stopped learning painting.

Fortunately, days come after nights.

Below is my first painting of 2017.

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Happy New Year!

The header and the picture below show the Atlantic Ocean. Its might and beauty exists

for hundreds of millions years.

RESILIENT

ANTICIPATION

PATH

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Path

PATH

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

Anatole France

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Happy Holidays!

ANTICIPATION

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To a warm ocean!

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