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Monday, December 27, 2010

These are certified purple star pages

These are certified purple star lens. These pages have been handpicked by Squidoo's editors as the most remarkable pages on the entire site. So if you like ithem, blog them, share them with a friend, and know you're spreading the word about something really exceptional on the web.

Ducks, Geese and Swans

Did you know that families of geese do not break up after the breeding season, but form strong family units that migrate and winter together?
Learn more about Ducks, Geese and Swans  http://www.squidoo.com/ducksgeeseswans

❤A Grandmother's Love❤

To all grandmothers, whose wisdom, courage and love have paved the path for future generations - we thank you!
http://www.squidoo.com/grandmothers

The Great Depression Era - 1930s


A window onto a time that, for most of us, is hard to imagine.

"It's my sister's turn to eat," a hungry child tells her teacher.  What happened?
http://www.squidoo.com/the-great-depression-era---1930s

The Dust Bowl Years
" How the people of the time made it through without going mad is truly astonishing. It is to the survivors and their families that I humbly dedicate this video."
You can watch this video on this page - http://www.squidoo.com/the-great-depression-era---1930s

So if you like these purple star pages please blog them and share them with a friend

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Calendars and Gifts : Flowers for You

Creative gifts. I've just added the Glaucous-winged Gull family with day old cute chicks. All nature lovers will enjoy them on their tshirt or iPad cover.

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Calendars and Gifts : Flowers for You

Creative gifts. I've just added the Glaucous-winged Gull family with day old cute chicks. All nature lovers will enjoy them on their tshirt or iPad cover.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Golden Retrievers - Dogs with Hearts of Gold.

Yes, the world famous 'Coolest Dog' online dancing Golden Retriever video is here!!

Tools to spark Creativity

Tools to spark Creativity - Give what Kids Love

Children love to pretend and they love to play store.  Children will practice writing skills, spelling, math, and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Kids Love to Play Store
http://www.squidoo.com/playstore

All of us know that playful children are happier, better adjusted, more co-operative and more popular.  So the toys we provide should stimulate their natural love for playing.  It is healthy to play. A mix of active, imaginative and creative play makes for a brilliantly balanced diet of play.
Kids Love to Play Farm
http://www.squidoo.com/toyfarm

Kids Love to Build.
K'nex takes your child beyond building into the world of - Coordinate planes and cartesian coordinates
* Alpha-numeric grids and game strategies
http://www.squidoo.com/knexkids

Time to bake your own bread - I'll teach you how
http://www.squidoo.com/old-fashioned-homemade-bread

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Why Some People Do Not Celebrate Christmas

Why Some People do Not Celebrate Christmas

There are billions of other people who have chosen not to celebrate Christmas. Why?


Very soon billions of people will be celebrating Christmas. Traditions, food and decorations might differ, but basically it is for the same reason Christmas is being celebrated. It is the time Jesus is said to have been born, which is a great cause for celebration. At the same time, however, there are billions of other people who have chosen not to celebrate Christmas. Why? The reasons are different, but basically it boils down to three main ones.

Content Source: Bukisa - Why Some People do Not Celebrate Christmas

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kids Baby Moose Keds Shoes from Zazzle.com

Kids Baby Moose Keds slip-on Shoes Very cute red w white polka dots with sleeping baby moose.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Shopping is all done for you

One website shopping for the whole family.

Slippers and pajamas are more popular than ever this year.  I wanted to know why and here is what I found.

Cute overload is for everyone -- not just for kids!  Even men have some fun slippers and pjs.  Have you seen the Homer Simpson slippers and Lounge Pants yet?
My personal favorite for women are the Dolphin Slippers with matching Lounge Pants

The word is out that the most popular is the Dragon Slippers found in my Slipper Zoo

There are even some slippers that Grandma will love.

Looking for that old fashioned flannel nightie for those cold nights?  I found it!

Visit Matching Slippers and Pajamas before they sell out.
http://www.squidoo.com/slippersandpajamas


Time to bake your own bread - I'll teach you how
http://www.squidoo.com/old-fashioned-homemade-bread


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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Dream Cookbook and How to Write it

Number Two in my Bucket of Dreams is to Publish the Book that my sister and I spent our life dreaming about.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kids Care about Birds and Animals

The new Gift Trend for Kids is Green

Kids care about saving the planet and learning about birds and animals through play.

The birds are flying off http://www.squidoo.com/plush-toy-aviary page because the Kids are saying this about them:
From a Kid's review: "I love Audubon birds! they are so fun and they make real bird noises! they are also VERY fun to collect!!! I HAVE FIFTY AUDUBON BIRDS BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME!!"

Check out the great selection of birds with real bird calls. 

Plush Toy Wild Bird Aviary

Time to bake your own bread - I'll teach you how
http://www.squidoo.com/old-fashioned-homemade-bread

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cutest Slippers ever!

PJ's and Slippers just get cuter every year!

My favorite for the kids are the meerkat slippers - oh, and you must see the slippers that BARK!
http://www.squidoo.com/slippersandpajamas

Mom will love the slippers you can microwave! (no more cold feet!)

Dad will love the Eagle slippers!

Sizing Information:  Extra Large = U.S. Men's shoe size 8-11.5, XXL = Men's shoe size 11.5+

http://www.squidoo.com/slippersandpajamas

Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Where would you find an apple peel contest?

Apple Festival at UBC this weekend.
One of the free events was a apple peel contest - to see who can peel an apple in one continuous peel the longest before it breaks.

It's a place where you can see apple trees trowing in all sorts of shapes:
Here is the photo from GramaBarb on RedGage
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-290-ubc-apple-trees-oct-17-photoaday.html

Yummy cooking with apples - try GramaBarb's Fresh Apple Cake:
http://www.squidoo.com/back-to-school-and-boring-apple-a-day

Gramabarb has many recipes - have you tried any of them?
Some amazing crockpot recipes:
http://www.squidoo.com/crockpotcookingdaily
Some really, really old recipes from GramaBarb's old recipe box:
http://www.squidoo.com/grandmasrecipes

Do a little bird watching here while you are waiting for you apple cake to bake:
Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Big Little Dog is the Perfect Fit

This little puppy arrived bursting with energy, playfulness His happiness was infectious and this little dog was a perfect fit for the entire family

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Why have a Cake if I can't Eat it?

What better way to welcome friends and family than with a steaming cup of coffee and some delectable cake?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What is Rivers Day?

World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September. What are you doing on Sept 26 for Rivers Day?

I Cannot Hear You

Living with Hearing Loss is Worse than I Expected - my story

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Back to School and Boring Apple a Day

Back to school and apples in the lunchbox - it must be September

Back to School and Boring Apple a Day

Great apple info and our family free recipe.
http://www.squidoo.com/back-to-school-and-boring-apple-a-day

Stop by and visit the winner of the Purple Star page
Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Back to School and Boring Apple a Day

Let's make some super delicious apple recipes for lunches and after school snacks.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Challenge yourself to Photo A Day

Whenever you challenge yourself to accomplish something new you will learn so much about yourself and life around you.

Photo A Day Marathon for the year 2010 has opened my eyes to the immediate world around me and I am "seeing" so much better as time goes on. The photo of the blue heart is of my everyday morning coffee mug. 

Photo A Day creates anticipation and excitement for each day as your eye gets sharper and you get better at not hesitating to seizing the moment.

Here are 3 people from 3 different countries doing the challenge of A Photo A Day - setting the pace of a new trend

Canada - gramabarb
Sweden - irenemaria
Italy - mujjen

Their photograph's are fresh everyday here: http://www.squidoo.com/photo-a-day-is-a-growing-new-trend

Be sure to visit:
Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Honeysuckle Flower is this weeks reigning Queen

In my Friendship Oasis Garden the elegant Honeysuckle is this weeks reigning Queen.

I picked a honeysuckle flower and gave it to a blind lady. The sweet scent brought back the memories of the wild honeysuckle vines in her neighborhood in England. The joy a single flower gives shone from her face!
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-238-honeysuckle-for-the-blind-aug-26-photoaday.html

I created a friendship note card for you to give to your friend.  It is photographs of my stunning honeysuckle.
You can customize this card to make it more personal if you would like.
http://www.zazzle.com/honeysuckle_garden_card-137347276149353047

More Honeysuckle gifts can be purchased at GramaBarb's Planet Earth Photo Art Gallery
http://www.zazzle.com/gramabarb

Stop by and read about the Gull family growing up from 1 day old until the fledged.
Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lamb's Ear

Have you ever touched a lamb's ear?

Have you ever touched a Lamb's Ear Plant?

Isn't the similarity amazing?

Lamb's ear (Stachys byzantina) is easily recognized by its large, touchable,fuzzy, silvery-gray leaves. Kids love Lamb's Ear plants in their garden because the leaves feel like lamb's ears.

In our garden this Lamb's Ear is growing.  See the Photograph of the plant called Lamb's Ear
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-224-lambs-ear-plant-aug-12-photoaday.html

Here is another story with many photographs you will like:
Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Friday, August 13, 2010

Guess What?

Did you know that you can purchase the MinoHD: the world's smallest HD camcorder right here?
Flip Video MinoHD puts the power of HD video in your pocket. Full Technical Specifications
Another view of the camcorder

source: http://www.cafepress.ca/gramabarb.463263773

Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School Cookies

Back to School Lunch and Snack favorite cookie treats
Homemade cookies that you can bake and store in your freezer for those busy "off to school mornings".

The peanut butter cookie is an all time favorite.

My free oldtime favorite Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is included in this site

http://www.squidoo.com/peanutbuttercookies101

Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
series of pictures from one day old chicks to fledglimg:
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pansy Parade

Pansies always make us smile.  Give someone a happy pansy.

Take time to Visit a Garden today

Pansy on a Tote Bag with a favorite quote  "Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

Pansies with quote "A flower touches everyone's heart." on a mousepad

Good shopping at http://www.zazzle.com/gramabarb

Getting to Know the Glaucous-winged Gull Family
Watching the chicks growup:
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family


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Addicted and Proud of it!

I confess I am an addict.  And now I have a friend who has the same addiction.

We are addicted to flowers!  We don't just stop to 'smell the roses' but we 'sniff' every flower and look closely with awe at all the smallest exquisite details and then photograph these jewels of the plants world.  We spend quality time with flowers.  We have learned that this addiction is good for your mental and physical health - Read my blog about Health Benefits of Flowers  and and look at the photographs from my container garden called Barbara's Oasis which is my Garden of Joy.

I would like to introduce you to my friend, Mujjen ( http://www.redgage.com/mujjen ) and here is her stunning bouquet of her addiction simply titled : My Addiction
This is Mujjen's  private garden "My little paradise on earth"

To all Flower Addicts - "We thank you!"

The Exquisite Wildflower collection
http://www.squidoo.com/wildflowersbc


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Friday, July 16, 2010

What Makes a Garden a Place of Joy?

Come and visit my personal Oasis

It is called a Garden of Joy - it is filled with beauty and peace.
http://www.squidoo.com/garden-of-joy

It is a place where you can watch a Hydrangea Bloom
http://www.squidoo.com/watching-hydrangea-bloom

It is a place you will want to take a big glass of Homemade Lemonade and sit in the shade of a large Honeysuckle Vine.
http://www.squidoo.com/what-is-your-best-lemon-memory

Where you can play a game of Scrabble with your best friend or watch the nesting Birds
http://www.squidoo.com/glaucous-winged-gull-family

http://www.squidoo.com/cinnamon-coffee-and-7-letter-words

All photograph's are from Barbara's Flower/Nature Collection.
My favourite quote: "Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
Please visit my Gallery at my Zazzle Store
http://www.zazzle.com/gramabarb

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Health Benefits of Flowers

Benefits of flowers - some quick facts based on various studies

1 - Flowers given to elderly people resulted in more positive mood and improved episodic memory!

2 - The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions most of us know that but now science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.

Research conducted at Rutgers and published in 2005 shows that flowers have a positive impacts on your emotional health.

3 - Flowers make our space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.

4 - Flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age

In 2001 more than 100 seniors participated in the Rutgers research study, in which some received flowers and others did not.

Results?
5 - Flowers Decrease Depression.

6 - Flowers Refresh Recent Memory

7 - Flowers Encourage Companionship

The Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard uncovered three main findings:
8 - Flowers feed compassion and kindness

9 - Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home.

10 - Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.


Links that will help you plan for gardening in small spaces and container gardening
Patio Gardens
Small Gardens for Small Spaces
Gardening with Grandma


All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Mother's Love about Mom Moose and Her new born Twins

Mom Moose and her Twin Babies.

Follow the picture story of the dilemma that Mother Moose faces and how she tenderly deals with it.  See a Mother's love in nature.

Photographs sent to me by a relative who happened upon a Mother Moose and her twin newborns. Too little to go over the big log. What did the Mom do?
First thing she does is give the scared little moose a 'moosey kiss' to reassure them.
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-167-babies-are-stuck-whats-a-mom-to-do-june-16.html

Suddenly she notices more potenial trouble. "Oh No! The Paparazzi have found us!", said Mom moose to her twin babies.
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-171-its-the-paparazzi-june-20-photoaday.html

Mom Moose gives her crying babies a moose kiss and says "Sh--Sh-- Follow me, Kids! "
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/follow-me-kids.html

Mom Moose led her babies to a bank that was easier for them to climb. Feeling secure now Baby asks a question like all kids do. " Mom, What is a Paparazzi?"
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/hey-mom-what-is-a-paparazzi.html

The End

The pictures in this story are true.  The written story is my fictional view of what the pictures say. 

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Monday, June 14, 2010

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight is Part Two of Crime in the Strawberry Patch

(note - the Photographs help tell the story - click on them)

We didn't catch the strawberry thief but in the true spirit of all The Seniors living here we know how to move on from a bump in the road. And so we did!

The strawberries continued to ripen and delight us.
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-164-more-ripe-strawberries-june-13-photoaday.html

When there were 3 strawberries ripe enough to eat I picked them and sliced them so the self-appointed Strawberry Patrol could all have a taste.
We all agreed it was a true old-fashioned home grown strawberry taste. You can see from the photo that the strawberries were ripe to the core.  They were delightful.
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-165-first-taste-of-our-strawberries-june-14-photoaday.html

Everyone is buzzing with happy chatter about the Delightful Strawberries.

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crime in the Strawberry Patch

Follow the story in the description with each photograph.

A new home for the strawberry all filled with hope and expectation of fresh red strawberries and ice cream.
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-125-bought-strawberry-planter-may-5-photoaday.html

Excitement grew as blooms became little green berries
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-147-oodles-of-green-strawberries-may-27-photoaday.html

One strawberry is starting to ripen - everyone is buzzing with the news
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-158-the-strawberry-buzz-today-june-7-photoaday.html

Breaking News!  There has been a Strawberry Theft. Read all about it!
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-160-a-strawberry-theft-june-9-photoaday.html

I wonder what will happen next?

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Worldwide Event Happening June 10, 2010

Squidoo Meetups will be happening everywhere on June 10, 2010.

Q. Does it cost anything to start or join a Meetup event?
A. Nope.  It is free.

Join a meetup near you and learn all about Squidoo and meet experienced Squidoo Lensmasters.

Want to see who has already joined?  A partial list of places the event will be held.  Meet some of the lensmasters who have joined. (more joining everyday)
Check them out at Squidoo Day is a Worldwide Meetup on June 10, 2010

Links to other Squidoo Meetups around the world.
http://www.squidoo.com/squidoo-day-is-a-worldwide-meetup

http://www.meetup.com/Squidoo/

Vancouver, BC, Canada's organizer is jeffryv.  He has been a Squidoo Lensmaster since 2005.

Seattle, WA's organizer is relache.  She has been a Lensmaster since April 10 2006
 
Norrk√∂ping, Sweden - organizer is irenemaria  She has been a Lensmaster since December 11 2007

With many more impressive Lensmasters attending a Meetup near you.

Happy Squidooing,
Squidoo lensmaster gramabarb

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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Strawberry Story

Tis the Season for Strawberries  The pictures tell the story.

I Bought some planters full of blooming strawberry plants
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-125-bought-strawberry-planter-may-5-photoaday.html

Watering and Caring for our Strawberry plants
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-143-gramas-helpers-may-23-photoaday.html

We had strawberries from the market for dinner - I saved the best one for a photo shoot
http://www.zazzle.com/happiness_tastes_like_strawbery_ice_cream_t_shirt-235115983361279974

And a Strawberry for your Mug collection
http://www.zazzle.com/perfect_strawberry_mug-168574867650237198

My strawberry plants are now producing oodles of green strawberries
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-147-oodles-of-green-strawberries-may-27-photoaday.html

So now the question is - who will taste the first ripe strawberry?

The Gull or Me?  http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/gull-and-me.html

Or maybe our friendly crow?
http://www.redgage.com/photos/gramabarb/day-139-a-visit-from-a-common-crow-may-19-photoaday.html

......The Strawberry Story to be continued....  


All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010 are here
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Happiness Tastes Like Strawbery Ice Cream Mousepad from Zazzle.com

Happiness Tastes Like Strawbery Ice Cream Mousepad from Zazzle.com

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Learn about the American Crow

Learn abput the American Crow - did you know that they look out for each other and even plan for the future?

While I was alone on our patio this busy crow honoured me with a "caah-caah-caah" greeting and a short visit.
Crows are very intelligent - Here are a few quick facts:

Day 139 A Visit from a Common Crow today May 19, 2010 by gramabarb

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Love RedGage.com because.....

RedGage helps you earn money for what you're already doing online.  RedGage pays based on the value of your content, measured by page views/popularity.

The money I earn from the Photo A Day Women's Cancer Charity will be donated to that Cancer Charity.  So please visit and help this worthy cause.

We are working on our large patio/garden and here are a few photographs so far (more will follow in the weeks to come throughout the summer)

Before the Flowers - I have adopted this section of our patio
"Did you say birdbath?"  - Meeting our neighbors.
Bought a Strawberry Planter - Filled with healthy blooming plants.
A Donated Birdbath - It will be perfect.
A Clematis Admirer and Friend - This beautiful vine is attracting attention of admirers.

Thank you RedGage.com for providing an easy user friendly site to tell our picture stories.

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sad About All Oil Spills - A Tribute to Water

Isn't it sad and shameful that we don't take care of our home (earth) better?

Look how we are attracted to water by reflecting on our precious resource as you look at these photographs.

I am featuring this photo first because it sets the theme as to how we should all feel

Worrying for Water by Eahauser

We love boating - think what a nightmare it would be if the water near you was cover with death-dealing oil?
In the Archipelago by irenemaria

Fun events are often held on the water.  What would this picture look like if the water was covered in oil?
Dragon Boat Races by brianne

A beautiful scene of the beach - would you sit there if there were oil covered waterfowl on the beach?
Beach by Night by irenemaria

Coffee at the Lake by AuriFin

Isn't if wonderful to see a clean beach of pebbles and rocks?
At the Ocean by AuriFin

Thank you for visiting.  Thank you for caring.

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Who is Grama Barb?

What have others written about Grama Barb?

Irenemaria wrote this blog about gramabarb with many pictures

Who is she - A true friend forever

Naiza wrote this about gramabarb with pictures

This person is my Superhero because...

GramaBarb has been Showcased by the Giant Squidoo Team

A Grandmother’s Love


Story of my Life website interviewed GramaBarb and published this story about her with a picture:

"GramaBarb: A Grandmother for the 21st Century"


TLC published GramaBarb's story

Technology-Love-Connection – How it all began in Grama Barb’s life


Thank you for visiting.

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Flowers - the colour Purple

A few random photographs of purple flowers.

Day 103 Orchid Plant at the Hospital by gramabarb

Day 102 Spring Flowers by irenemaria

Day 92 Rhododendron by irenemaria

Crocus - one of my favourite colours by cyberrat

Day 86 Sweet Peas by irenemaria

Day 70 Iris by doublerfarm

Day 65 Weekly Bouquet by gramabarb

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb

Thank you for visiting.


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Saturday, April 3, 2010

April is off to a Good Start for Photo A Day

April started with lots of interesting photographs for Photo A Day.

I would like to welcome AuriFin to our Photo A Day Marathon.
http://www.redgage.com/AuriFin  The photo Lantern and Snow has been featured by RedGage.  Congratulations AuriFin!

April 3 is Day 93   Our Weekly Bouquet delicate and beautiful for the first week of April 2010

Day 93 a little bit of greenery.

Day 93 This apricot bloom is lovely - you have to see it.

Day 93 You will love this Spanish Girl

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010 - All of us are supporting breast cancer awareness and charity to help find the cure.
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Friday, April 2, 2010

Looking for a caption for this photograph

I am looking for a caption for this photograph. 

What do you think these ducks are saying?  Leave your suggestion in the comments area.

Rainy Day Ducks

All my Photo A Day Marathon pictures for 2010   --  End All Women's Cancer charity
http://www.redgage.com/gramabarb


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Cute Dog Blog with Lots of Photographs

A random collection of cute dogs that have been posted to Photo A Day on redgage.com to raise awareness for Women's Cancer Charity.

A message from gramabarb: "Remembering the 1950s. This is my Mom and our dog, Brandy, in 1958. Photo A Day for all womens cancers. (my Mom died from Cancer - A tribute to my Mom) "

Please meet Freckle the adorable Boxer visiting gramabarb.

gramabarb wrote: "A visiting West Highland White checked out my camera to see if it was a treat. Instead I received the treat of a photo of its cute face"

"Pixie gave my friend a kiss - I love you"

A message from cyberrat: "Happy spring everyone. Fuzzy will be taking over for the easter bunny this year!"  Fuzzy is a very cute dog!

A beautiful stray dog photographed by cyberrat.

Fuzzy is a star! Fuzzy getting her Irish on.

Queen Fuzzy dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness.

Soulosphere wrote: "One of the softest pups Ive had the pleasure of petting - Marshmallow Fluff"

Neighbourhood dog, Rosie from brianne

Eahauser and her Golden Retriever wrote: "In the spirit of the Super Bowl being in Miami, we are sports themed."

Eahauser shared this moment with us:" The neighbor drove by and asked Who is walking who? Great question but it looks pretty obvious to me."

irenemaria wrote about adorable, cute Molly: "This is Molly - my special friend with four legs."

This is just a random sample of the wonderful photographs posted to Photo A Day.  Please leave a message and thank you so much for visiting.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEW - Daffodils and Birds Note Card

A new card just posted called

Daffodils and Birds Note Card

Daffodils from my garden and my favorite Cedar Waxwing photos with the quote "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.'

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Where in the World have You seen these Birds?

Have you seen Magpie Geese before?  Cyberrat has a photo of 2 of them that are so handsome.

Cedar Waxwings are always a treat to see.  Where have you seen them?

You gotta love the little Downy Woodpecker!  Thanks Cyberrat.

I think you will know the name of this pair of geese.

Ask soulosphere the name of this duck family.  Thanks soulosphere.

Where do you think this pair of Mersanger live?  Thanks irenemaria.

Handsome Goose on the lake. by cyberrat

The reflection of this goose is awesome.  Cyberrat takes amazing bird photos.

I know a raccoon is't a bird but it was too cute to pass by  :)  thanks soulosphere

A painting of a bird in my living room.  gramabarb

Some hardy Ducks from irenemaria

Cyberrat shows us the up-close beauty of a Common Grackle

 souloshpere found this orange Ibis

Gulls with bread.  Thanks cyberrat - great action shot.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air even though snow may be on the ground in certain places.  This group of photographs tell the story of spring.

Irenemaria shows us the yummy Semla - available only in the spring in Sweden
Day 59 - Semla

There are many ways to say I love you Darling
Day 60 - Love

Magnolia display on Day 65

What is Garage Gardening?  Day 67

Day 69  Twisted, beautiful branches. I love to put them together with Tulips

Gramabarb and spring:
Day 60 Our fuzzy buds are starting to open. March 1 Photo a Day to end breastcancer.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 49 - Feb 18 New Photos for Photo A Day to End Breast Cancer

When you look at all these photograph titles - Which one inspires you to click on it?

Day 49 - Baby Brock

Day 49 - Pink Skates

Day 49 - Beautiful Baby

Day 49 - Snow Berries

Day 49 - Happy Crocus

Day 49 - Milkweed in Snow

Day 49 - Frosty

Day 49 - Olympic Cauldron

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day 46 - Feb 15 New Photos for Photo A Day to End Breast Cancer

Every visit to these photographs help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

Day 46 - Reeds Give Seeds  "Many birds would not survive without the reeds. They stay along the lakes and eat to satisfaction. "

Day 46 - Panda for Grama  "A very special panda art now hangs on my wall at the foot of my bed to greet me each morning."

Day 46 - Bee Balm " This red bee balm is surely missed this time of year. "

Day 46 - Feeding Gulls "a little girl feeding the sea gulls dressed in pink"

Day 46 - The Family  "The family all settled in for a night of Olympic viewing. "

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Canadian Olympic Curling History

Hockey may be Canada's game, but curling is Canada's life.

The game of curling was invented in Scotland. The game of curling was already in existence in Scotland in the early sixteenth century as evidenced by a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511, uncovered along with another bearing the date 1551, when an old pond was drained at Dunblane, Scotland.

Scottish immigrants introduced curling to Canada where it thrived and attained a level of excellence that remains unsurpassed. Canada currently has an estimated 1,000,000 curlers and is generally considered the dominating force both in innovations to the sport and in competitive curling success. I have in the spotlight a Canadian women curler - Sandra Schmirler. Sandra led her team to the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's curling in the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.

Sandra Schmirler was voted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame just two years before her tragic death from cancer at age 36.

Curling Teams Wearing the Maple Leaf in 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

Cheryl Bernard and her Calgary team will represent Canada at the Olympic Games tournament in February at Vancouver.

Olympic silver medallist Kevin Martin will get his opportunity to go for gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Curling defined


Curling is a team Olympic sport in which stones are slid across a sheet of carefully prepared ice towards a target area.  Game in which two teams of four players each slide a round stone by means of a gooseneck handle on the top over a 138-ft (42-m) stretch of ice toward a target circle. The object is to deliver the stone closest to the centre (called the house). Each player delivers two stones, which average 40 lbs (18.1 kg) apiece, often applying a curl to the stone's trajectory. The player's teammates use a broom to sweep the ice ahead of the oncoming stone in order to facilitate a longer slide or to adjust the arc of the curl. Blocking and knocking out an opponent's stones are important strategies of the sport.


A competitive game usually consists of 10 ends. After both teams have delivered eight stones, the team with the stone closest to the button is awarded one point for each of its own stones that is closer than the opponent's closest stone.


Curling: The History, The Players, The Game

Once a little known sport, played only in Scotland and Canada, curling has exploded onto the international sports scene, culminating in its debut as a full medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Each year millions of players in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan take to the ice to play this fascinating game -- now an Olympic sport. "Curling" is the ideal book for anyone interested in the sport

More...


Curling at the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 45 - Feb 14 New Photos for Photo A Day to End Breast Cancer

Pick your favorite and leave a comment about it.

Day 45 - Skiing Day  ...

Day 45 - Amaryllis  ...

Day 45 - Camouflage  ...

Day 45 - Love All  ...

Day 45 - Reflection   ...

Day 45 - Ice Plant     ...

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Eahauser catch-up

Day 44 - Employee of the Month

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 44 - Feb 13 New Photos for Photo A Day to End Breast Cancer

These great photographs are a real treat!

Day 44 - Something Red

Day 44 - Hairy Woodpecker

Day 44 - Mountain Ash

Day 44 - Best friends

Day 44 - Tulips and Roses

Day 44 - Vancouver Vessel

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Day 43 - Feb 12 New Photos for Photo A Day to End Breast Cancer


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Day 43 - Olympic Mascots - "Day 43 is the Opening Day of Vancouver 2010 Olympics. We had an afternoon Opening Day Party. "

Day 43 - Rosie - "Neighbourhood dog, Rosie. "

Day 43 - Swim at the Beach - "I dont think they will have to worry about me trying to swim at the boat dock today..."

Day 43 - Old Herb House - "This very old house was used to store herbs in during winter in Sweden "

Day 43 - Red Gloves - "The colors of the gloves captured my eyes when all we seem to be seeing is white."

Day 43 - Turkish Delight - "Too much of a good thing (trust me) "

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Olympic fever has hit the whole world.
Curling at the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 42 - Feb 11 New Photos for Photo A Day to End Breast Cancer

Read the short descriptions for each picture.  You will want to view the photo too.

Day 42 - Elegant Hat  by gramabarb "You look so elegant wearing that hat, Kathy, May I take your picture? Doesnt she look terrific?"

Day 42 - Swing Thing by soulosphere "Little Boy Blue"

Day 42 - Olympic Torch by brianne " Today the Olympic Torch was carried and passed on in our neighborhood, tomorrow the Olympics begin."

Day 42 - Maple Tree in Full Glory by irenemaria " Amazing colours in the autumn "

Day 42 - Brilliant Red by doublerfarm "I have been trying to capture a good photo. This one is not as clear as I would like, but the brilliant red bird stands out on the snowy branch."

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