Photo Challenge: Quest

For many decades I photographed interesting places, scenes, people, etc.

Photography for me is a very important hobby, an essential part of my life.

Very often I meet somebody or something and make a shot. During processing I try  to understand better what attracted me and to express meaning of the shot..

Below is a picture of a stranger I met in the morning this summer in Pocono Manor.

What a model!

What a proud beautiful profile!

This stranger loves walking and knows that walking is very good for health.

I hope you know it too.

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QUEST

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Whose world is it?

OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD!

WHOSE WORLD IS IT?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OURS!

OURS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINE!

MINE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OH, YEH?!

OH, YEH?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free beer

Once upon a time in the Soviet Union Ivan bought a huge barrel of beer. Early in the gorgeous morning he put on a wall a large sign “FREE BEER” near the barrel.
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Several people saw the sign and did not believe it. Then one brave young man came to Ivan and asked if it was a joke.
“No, it’s not a topic for a joke! Enjoy free beer!”
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People were surprised and very happy.
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Some of them said; “Let’s form a line and see that nobody breaks in.” They formed a line. One by one Ivan gave people in the line a large glass of beer. People thanked him and left.
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In 15 minutes the line became very long. 10 more minutes passed and nobody could control it anymore. 
People started to fight. Several were stabbed. Police arrived, dispersed the crowd and arrested several people including Ivan.
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 Then they interrogated Ivan:

— Why did you provoke the fight?
— I did not expect it to happen!

— Did you trade without a license?
— No. I gave beer free. There are many witnesses.

— Are you crazy?
— No, no! I am a good worker, a member of an union, have a wonderful family.

— Ok, Ivan. We let you go. Only tell us why did you spent your savings to give people free beer?
— You know, I am not a young man. I wanted to see how everything will be after the victory of communism!

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Painting by JF

 

Three Russian jokes.

Tonight I received from my friend an email with Russian jokes.

Below are three of them.

– Doctor, I broke a leg in two places!!!
– Do you remember those places?
– Yes,of course!!!
– Don`t go there anymore!

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– Doctor, every morning at seven o’clock I take a piss.

– Well, what is wrong about that?
–  I do not wake up until eight o`clock!

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– Doctor, my husband thinks he is a racehorse.
– I can treat him, but it will cost a lot of money.
– We have the money. He has already won two races.

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Love + horses

In June of 2014 I published my first and only play “Love and Moscow Derby”.

I hoped that many thousands from all countries will read and enjoy it.

Surely, everyone thinks about love, many people love horses and everybody is a gambler.

However, so far the play did not go viral.

Today I reread the first act of it (only love, no horses) and liked it very much.

What’s going on?

Please read the first act (only 234 words) of my play “Love and Moscow Derby” HERE.

If you like it please don’t hesitate to reblog, retweet or share it in any other way with your followers.

Go for it!

Yes, we can! 

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Again funny quotes? (3/25/2015)

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.

Albert Einstein

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

W. H. Auden

PAINTING by JF

PAINTING by JF

Best friend

“You know, Ellen, Sally is really my best friend!

Yesterday after a party she brought me home to the fifth floor and left with my husband!”

“But don’t you live on the first floor?”

“Yes, I do.”

“I also thought that you were not married.”

“Yes, I am not. But I loved the view there!”

Painting by JF

Painting by JF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best friend

 

Doctor recommends

Ha Ha Ha?

Patient: “Doctor, I snore at night so loudly that I wake up from my own snoring. What should I do?”

Doctor: “Sleep in another room!”

Painting by JF

Painting by JF

 

It’s beautiful! What is it?

First week of February I was shooting photos for Cee’s Black & White Photo Callenge: Textures. At that time I found so many wonderful textures around that I can post 3 pictures daily for a long time.

One day I went to the beach and made a photo below.

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I liked it very much as there were different textures in it: sand, grass, leaves.

Then I turned around and suddenly saw another wonderful opportunity.

Without hesitation I made another picture that showed wood, metal and large leaves.

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Then I put my tiny Canon in my pocket and was about to go home to have my breakfast.

Something stopped me. What was it?

At the last second I noticed letters on both knobs.

I bent down and read on the upper knob “PUSH”.

It became interesting! I pushed and got very cold shower!

When my wife saw me she asked: “Why are you wet?There was no rain.”

After I explained what happened she said: “You made my day!”

Can you believe it?!

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Coincidence?

Yesterday was a perfect sunny day in Hollywood, Florida.

Local weather experts promised another gorgeous day today.

However, soon after I published a post “RAIN” weather changed and heavy rain started.

So instead of going to the broadwalk and enjoying a brisk walk along the Atlantic ocean I went to our gym and spent vigorous 40 minutes on a treadmill.

It’s very good that our broadwalk stays with us at any weather day and night.

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So called funny quotes.

Smiles and laughter are very good for our health!

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry A. Kissinger

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

Rita Rudner

A vegetarian is a person who won’t eat anything that can have children.

David Brenner

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

H. L. Mencken

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

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Discoveries

 

My allergist

Don’t sneeze! Life is so beautiful!

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Alcohol, marriage, sport

I accept no responsibility for thoughts below!

A person who sent them to me is not their author and told his wife that he disagrees with them.

I am sorry if my translation from Russian made them incomprehensible or unacceptable to you.

Please skip them for purity of your mind and convictions.

 Alcohol does not help to answer questions. !t allows to forget them.

Marriage is like a soup. First two spoonfuls are very hot, last two are very cold. Moral: eat it fast and run for the second dish.

Chess is the most dangerous sport! You can fall asleep and hit your eye with a Queen!

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Life is full of surprises or robbers, where are you?!

If you missed it you must read it! It happened in Rome and Lido di Ostia.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

At that time we lived in Lido di Ostia and were waiting for American visas.

One gorgeous sunny day I went to the Central post office in Rome to get correspondence from the Soviet Union (only our parents were brave enough to send us letters).

A smiling postal worker looked at my ID and disappeared.

When I saw him again he was not smiling. He told me something in very fast and unfriendly Italian and all people around started to laugh.

Then the guy gave me 4 letters and I turned to leave.

Somebody said in English: “Wait, wait!.Prepare yourself!”

Six large same size wooden parcels appeared on the counter. The weight of each was 11 kg.

It was a huge heavy surprise! I could not carry more than one parcel at any moment but I had to transfer six of them to the railroad station in Rome. Then I had to…

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Several Russian jokes

The jokes below are from my friend from Toronto (I got an email from him several minutes ago).

They came in Russian, Google translated them and then I edited them.

If you like them please let me know which one is your favorite.

If you don’t like them please let me know and I will tell my friend about it.

Here are the jokes:

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1. “Doctor, every night I have the same dream. I come to a door with a sign on it. I push it but it does not open”.

“And what written on the sign?”

“Pull.”

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2. “Doctor, when I will be discharged?”

“After your cardiogram straightens.”

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3. Tonight thermometer knocked on the window and asked to let him into the house.

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 4. Time is not a therapist. Time is anesthesiologist.
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DIGITAL PAINTING by JF

Love from the first sight

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A joke?!

In several posts on this blog I stated that I am against feminism but…I am for matriarchy!

I love several billions of wonderful smart energetic beautiful women and I am very proud that at least half of my followers are women.

I feel that it is my duty to publish again and again a story below.

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I got an email from Chicago with Russian jokes in it.

During our morning’s walk I told my wife one of them and she liked it.

Then I asked Google Translate to help me and edited the translation.

Here is what we got:

“Adam and Eve frolicking in the garden. God descends to them and says: “My children, I have two gifts for you. You’ll have to decide which one to whom. The first gift is peeing standing up “…

Adam begs to let him have the first gift. He says that it is his lifelong dream. Eve yields to him. And Adam runs through the garden, rejoicing, jumping, screaming, and peeing on trees, flowers, insects and simply on the ground.

Then Eve asks: “Lord, what is your second gift?”

God answers: “Brains, Eve. Brains.”

Okay, I've done that stupid trick of sticking my paw up in the air. Now where's that tasty treat you promised me?

 

Some funny quotes

I finished the page “Tests, quizzes, puzzles”. It includes 10 posts. You can have fun dealing with them on Sunday.

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There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry A. Kissinger

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

Rita Rudner

A vegetarian is a person who won’t eat anything that can have children.

David Brenner

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

H. L. Mencken

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

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No worries or one night in Crimea.

I have a terrible feeling that many people missed this old post. It is about live, love and a night in Crimea a long time ago. Please let me know if you like it.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

In June of 1959 after meeting for 19 hours during 1,5 month my wife and I decided to marry. Then it was time for a honeymoon.

We could not afford a long one as we were very busy. She was designing a new machine for creating chemical fibers. I was working on my dissertation. Both of us had no savings.

Our parents and friends raised some funds for a two weeks honeymoon and recommended us to go to The Workers’ Corner (now Professor’s Corner) in Alushta (a city in Crimea).

All of them said: “It’s a wonderful place! Black Sea, wonderful beach, road up the mountain, beautiful Mount Castel! You’ll be happy there!”

My wife asked: “Where will we live?”

“No worries! All locals rent their apartments and live in shacks during summer. You’ll find something.”

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We came to The Workers’ Corner and went up the…

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