Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday My Hometown Shoot Out--Circles

The shootout this week is
Circles
Where would I find any circles in West Hill?
I looked at the clock on our mantle to see
How much time I had.

And discovered a circle.


Then I looked at the little zen garden
On the kitchen counter
And discovered more circles.



Seeking inspiration,
I went to our basket
of various teas
And found still another circle.



And I hadn't left the house yet!
Looking up I found two more
And began to think,
Circles are everywhere!



I was encircled.
Circles were ubiquitous.
Even the front of our refrigerator
held a circle.



And I came to realize
I didn't need to go anywhere
To find circles.

So I made a Tim Horton's coffee.

And relaxed
Encircled by my circles.

38 comments:

  1. Yap, circles are everywhere! I like your clock very much.

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  2. There is a story behind that clock Jama, but I won't go into it here.

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  3. interesting, after the pic on your sight barry it was refreshing to see more tupical yet un thought of circles. love that meditation garden...my dad made me one...

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  4. Good job B and L. Yes, circles are everywhere. The circle of life is my favorite, couldn't come up with an idea how to demonstrate it.
    QMM

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  5. From the exotic to the everyday, Brian. Circles are everywhere.

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  6. Having just gone round and visited all the FSO postings today, QMM, I think, collectively, we've done an excellent job of demonstrating that theme.

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  7. Great post...this assignment made me realize how prevalent circles really are. I had never taken the time to notice before. You sure don't have to go far to find a plethora of circles.

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  8. I like how you didn't even leave the house. Why didn't I think of that? I just went out and walked around the yard. I thought circles would be harder to find. Funny what it takes to open our eyes.

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  9. Nope, Rebecca, a plethora of circles are everywhere.

    I fact I'm getting a little paranoid about them.

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  10. Brings to mind Spirograph! Gosh, I loved my set back in the early 60s. Maybe that's why I'm so loopy today.

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  11. I like how I didn't leave the house either, Mary!

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  12. Well, something has to explain it Willow! It might as well be Spirograph. lol

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  13. Ya know it is interesting..every time I visit your house..I just feel calm! I love where you found circles...so relaxed. The Zen garden...I sooooo want one..beautiful shots!! Hugs, Sarah

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  14. A local drug store was relocating to a newer plaza and was selling the little zen gardens off for $10. each Sarah. It even has a pump and a little fountain, but it goes through batteries in a big hurry.

    I'm not sure how many batteries real zen gardens go through?

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  15. Oh I like the little 'zen' garden, I would be obsessed with raking it if I had a really big one like in Japanese gardens I have been too!

    Hubby loves his metal mug like yours! He loses it, I find it, then it goes around just like a circle, lol!

    Loved your circle post!

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  16. Love all the circles. I like the zen garden. They are so peaceful to look and hear. What a beautiful clock. Great post. It makes me inspired to take my camera out and shoot away!

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  17. What a great illustration of the everyday. It's amazing how many circles you can find when you actually start looking for them!
    Thanks for stopping by me blog :)

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  18. Great post L&B! I like the circle on your fridge.

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  19. I entered your & Linda's site via "Explorer" loved that photo of the indian. I am possitive that the zen garden that eats batteries and girgles a bit of water isn't what is entended.... put a real one in your back yard you'll love it. thanks for your comment on 'Flowers' I think I see more in color than whites and grays - color is what catches my eye. have a great week.

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  20. Life is full of circles...and cycles:) Glad you didn't have to go out to look!

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  21. Hey! I followed that dancer with the hoops, too! That was fun!

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  22. Come HERE Reub..sorrysorrysorry...there I've got him. He's always getting away from me. Barry isn't it amazing how many circles there are? It's downright dizzying; I love it that you didn't have to go far to participate so fully. Have a great weekend!

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  23. We are all surrounded by lovely circles. I hadn't noticed a lot of them until this week! Like so many others, I love your zen garden. Will see if I can create one for myself.
    Take care of each other!

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  24. Lovely ...I also have a little zen garden. xx

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  25. That second last photo, did you when you were a teen ager use a disc like thing, and you draw circles to form patterns like your photo?

    Drinking cups of tea has a calming effect, especially if you get Linda to use a japanese tea brush and move it round and round.

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  26. One of my favorite words is ubiquitous. It made me smile when I read it in your commentary. I love your circles, especially the zen garden.

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  27. I love your zen garden. calmed me right down, very serene. I imagined lighting the candle and letting my mind go blank. (didn't take very long!)

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  28. Very nice. I hope you enjoyed your coffee!

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  29. I really love the dancing Indian circles which was not here but on the other one. Confusing us.

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  30. Hi Linda and barry?

    Are you getting any of the snow that is being dumped unto America? Looks so beautiful, yet so brrrrr!!!!

    Cheers,

    Ann

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  31. Strangely Ann, we're getting non of it. It's been cold here for the last couple of days but no sign of snow.

    In fact we are on track to set a record for the lowest precipitation for any winter ever recorded for this area.

    And, despite the cold we've experienced recently, this has been one of our warmest winters ever.

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  32. Aren't you resourceful!? Have a great week.

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  33. Nice choice of photos. I especially love the zen photo. I love the coffee cup as well. I remember a time when you could not drink coffee.

    I think I will have a cup of green tea now.

    Hugs to both you and Linda.

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  34. Yes, there was a time Patty. Now there is no restriction, but I seldom have more than one cup a day.

    Mind you its a tall cup.

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  35. mmmm....coffee! I liked the mug one! :)

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