Saturday, December 11, 2010

IMAGES & WORDS WEEK 84: On the 12th day/twist/ Secret Santa (READ)

Laurie here, tickled to be your guest host this week. 

Due to bad weather coming tomorrow 40 mph winds and dropping temps I'm posting early . 

Hopefully I'll not lose power.   

Here's what I have in mind:

PART ONE:

On the 12th day of December what did your mood show you?  What did you show your mood? 

Are you over joyous singing Christmas songs and hymns or are you stressed out ready to blow up or kick over your neighbors Santa and tiny reindeer?

Whether or not you partake in the holiday you are affected by the hustle and bustle of the season.

Either there is someone missing, you are feeling like a scrooge or you're humming,  bursting with joy or stressed waiting your turn in line.

Show us your mood at the time you post (between now and 12:01 am 12/15)

Here's the real challenge: PART TWO

THEN:  I challenge you to spread GOODWILL towards your fellow group members. 

Between the 15th and 16th:

Take the person above your post and either improve their spirit or commiserate with them with a photo greeting. 

Even if you've never had much contact with this group member OR if you've had a fallen out,

with a "reason for the season" greeting

I will visit and send photo greeting

to the last member who posts their "MOOD"  between 11:59 12/14 and 12:01 am 12/15

On the 16th if you wish to post your link here to your greeting card and photo to the person/member above you, go for it.  It's kind of a not so secret Santa.

PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO MAKE THIS GOODWILL TOWARDS YOUR FELLOW HUMAN BEING, OUR GROUP MEMBERS. 

Thank you

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Today I'm melancholy. I know definitely my youngest won't be home.  My oldest, maybe not but at least he's with his wife and baby girls - NOT in the sand.

Been apart before but our hearts connect.  If you can't read the lyrics, it's ok.  It's a Van Morrison tune called "Into The Mystic" 


The Rules:

The Rules: Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography. Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words. Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene . Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice. All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here. New topics will be posted on Sundays. Each week we will post an original photo with words on it. The idea behind this group is to expand our minds through our photography.

Photos must be your own, but the words can be someone else's as long as credit is given after the words.

Your post can either be serious, or if you'd like comical, but never obscene .

Posts can either have one word on them,quotes, or full poems ... Your choice.

All posts are to be done on your own site in a blog form with a link back to it being left here.

New topics will be posted on Sundays.


120 comments:

  1. well great idea and lovely shot and words--so I will be back okay

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  2. Beautiful photo and intriguing theme! I'm tempted to post the photo I took today of our first ever brunch featuring our chickens' eggs! We went all out with Christmas table linens, fresh flowers in a vase that I made, our good table ware, crystal champagne glasses filled with Prosecco (sparkling cider for the boys). Tomorrow if all goes well we're supposed to get our Christmas tree. Which will win out?

    I'm looking forward to all the good cheer :-)

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  3. Did I create some confusion?

    Between now and 12/15 Post your mood and leave a link

    between 12/15 and the 16th send a greeting to the group member who left their link to their post to their mood
    before you posted your link to your mood

    on the 16th if you wish. post your link to to your greeting to the group member...

    this gives you two opportunities if not many

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  4. Lovely shots and words, dear Laurie!

    My mood on this day is a happy one, which you will see in my entry.

    http://andrewhanson.multiply.com/journal/item/100/IAW_LXXXIV_-_Twelth_Day

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  5. Oh wow ... that picture is simply alive ... I can just about smell that air ... too beautiful.

    http://lynne4.multiply.com/journal/item/554/Images_and_Words_84

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  6. Hello Laurie and Welcome. What a fabulously fun theme you have chosen and I like the idea of the secret santa so to speak.
    My mood is displayed here on my post....
    Images & Words 84 ~ On The 12TH Day
    Might I say that your mood shows extremely well in your lake side scene.
    Breezy salt filled air and the beautiful cloud filled sky will bring with it a myriad of changes as is seen down by the seaside.
    Beautifully presented Laurie but always remember, melancholy is just a moment in time.

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  7. Hi Laurie, what a great theme you propose to us! It fits perfectly the spirit of the season!
    The photo you posted is very nice and it definitely conveys the sense of someone who is melancholy.

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  8. Great capture and theme, a special situation this year Im wishing for the day after christmas LOL

    OOPs I forgot the linky to my part one lol here it is now;0
    http://oceankinguk2003.multiply.com/journal/item/1769?mark_read=oceankinguk2003:journal:1769&replies_read=8

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  9. Great Photo and words
    As I don't really do christmas for me, but for everyone else, my mood is more or less let's get it behind me and enjoy
    http://tabbynera.multiply.com/journal/item/1502/Images_and_Words_Week_84_The_12th_Day

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  10. I agree with everyone. Great shot, I do hope the weather goes by and only leaves you with some pictures, and lots of power. Lights that is. He he.No picture before work this morning, mood~ Sleepy!

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  11. Great idea Laurie and I love you photo and Van is the man. I am still out of town so I probably won't post till the morning but I already know what I am posting. Hope the storm passes you by and you keep your power.

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  12. sorry D....Lake Michigan is fresh water only

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  13. thanks for the heads up, fixed now

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  14. Ah thanks Dana I need to change it to lake side.
    As for the rest of the comment, I mention it as how I see it by the seaside in general. Laurie's gorgeous photo brought this to mind.
    We do have huge salt lakes in Australia as well as fresh water lakes.
    Lake Eyre being an example of how as the water level decreases the salt levels increase but to no level greater than sea water.
    Thanks for the history lesson. :) Appreciated.

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  15. Laurie what a neat idea.
    I just love your picture and the Van Morrison song.
    Great choice. I understand what you say about being apart, but your hearts connect.

    http://cruizin57.multiply.com/journal/item/219/Images_Words_-_Excited_for_Christmas

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  16. Laurie...question.....does it matter if we view chronological or reverse if we participate in the greeting on the 15th?

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  17. I think so everyone who participates gets a greeting it works best if you send a greeting to the person above you who left a link to their entry
    and I'll take the last person.

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  18. but....the person above would be different if we view chronological or reverse.................sooooooooo, are you suggesting a particular means of viwing on this page? If we don't all view the same way.....could get 'hairy..lol

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  19. lol I didn't realise this. I've always viewed chronological so I guess I'll go chronoLOGICally lolololol

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  20. phewwwwwwwwww...lmao.....and i view reverse....see da prob now?

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  21. Hell, I'll just go to the one above AND below me, that'll solve that, LOL!

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  22. that might even be politically CORRECT....LOL

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  23. I think thats sweet, spread the cheer.

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  24. So, do we do the next comment, or the next comment with a link?

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  25. Lanie this morning I woke up with a splitting headache. It worked itself from the top of my head down to the neck and into my shoulder.
    Then accidentally while I was bending over to move my shoes so my husband wouldn't trip over them, I came up as he pulled something
    out of his coat pocket. I took an elbow full force to my right cheek in the face. I saw stars, he panicked and all I could do was burst out
    laughing. But it hurts and you and Linda are making me think too hard.

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  26. BIG OUCH....but good reason for some holiday spirits ( the liquid kind LOL) hope the pain has subsided.Nothing like having your face in the wrong place at the wrong time! Silly girl.....next time move da shoes wiff yer feet.....not yer face!

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  27. Hope the weather is being good to you. I see you got in coming at you head on still. You Ninja. I could just picture the elbow and the body slam you threw back, Just kidding. But I know the thought was there for a second. KILL~!

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  28. ...and mine~~~http://foxberryjule.multiply.com/journal/item/301/Images_Words12th_Day

    What a fine idea Laurie, good job! Just hope I can find time to get back into town for the twist, Blizzards are happening here! ")

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  29. Oh Laurie! I hope you're feeling better now!

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  30. Sorry! I keep forgetting.

    It's open now :-)

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  31. Well I'm back. We got lots of snow and more is coming. Glad to see a couple more of you played.
    I'm really loving these wonderful ideas with beautiful photos. Can't wait to see your greeting cards!

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  32. Laurie, a wonderful poem and photo and truly has a melancholy feel. Sheesh, what a challenge this was, an old dude like me can't think this hard

    anyway, here's mine and thanks for hosting. yer doing a swell job, ma'am.

    http://dageaux.multiply.com/journal/item/483/Images_and_Words_-_On_the_12th_day

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  33. Well, I don't know how, but I somehow missed about half of these! Sorry yall! Been there now. Great pics, all!

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  34. This is my greeting to the lovely lady above my post.....Belita

    Dearest Belita, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU and YOURS"

    ( strangely enough, your guest book wouldn't allow me to drop the link so I dropped it here ! )

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  35. I am working here, I am... Part two is putting me to the test. Hope if will be ok if I am a day late. I will carry in ribbons and bows though. LOL

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  36. You're not late Randy., not at all

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  37. Linda your blog is closed (private)

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  38. Ok, I did my second part, if yall wanna see LadyC's Christmas card, here's the link...

    http://laniebg.multiply.com/journal/item/1635/The_other_part_of_images_words

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  39. Yippee! The Seasons Photo Greeting are coming in and they're beautiful.

    I'm waiting of course until after midnight to know who I'm sending mine too.
    You still have to midnight to get in on the action of Part 1

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  40. Yeah I guess I didn't specify person who posts their link above you until the comment section. Sorry... I specified that in the comment section
    OOPS... I had good intentions...

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  41. these greetings are awesome!!!!! I wish the rest would hurry up and post....it's rather exciting to see these beautifully creative, PERSONALIZED greetings!!!

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  42. I agree Linda... there are some clever, brilliant, beautiful souls in this group.

    BAZ folks may have missed your Part 1 Beautiful Mood... please edit that post to Include your link to that...

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  43. I wish not to make this complicated....BUT.......I really would like my contacts and friends to be able to see the greeting made for me by Lanie..........perhaps others share my thought on this. SO>>>>>>>>>>would any of you have a problem if we posted the link to our greeting back to your page so we could share your creativity and personal greeting?

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  44. You're welcome. Glad you liked your card....

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  45. Laurie....might i suggest that you remind members who wish to send a personal greeting that ...... 1. make sure you are viewing comment section in CHRONOLGICAL ORDER and 2. When you drop YOUR link to part one of the challenge, it is the person ABOVE you who has dropped their link( not just made a comment) to their part one that you are creating and sending a personalized greeting to.

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  46. to further help clear the confusion.....Lanie created a greeting for me........however, if you will note the very person above Lanie is ethansdad54................BUT, he did NOT drop a link.he merely made a comment. I was the next person above Lanie to have dropped my link..does that help any? LOL

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  47. So do I need to go make Dana (ethansdad54) one too?

    I'm so confused....

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  48. Dana did NOT drop a link....he simply made a comment..............the 1st person above you to drop a link was ME.( END OF STORY......ROFLMAO )

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  49. Ya know...I think we are all a bit brain dead......actually.......there is NO WAY error could be made if we viewed, THREADED. For example Lanie, if you view THREADED you will note Dana is NO longer above you.......but I am directly above because i dropped a thread. OMG...how freakin cool is THAT!!......LOLLLLLLLLL

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  50. Is it the cocktail hour yet? just wonderin'...........lol

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  51. I dunno, but I think I need one...

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  52. I don't know HOW I view, but the LAST comment posted is always at the TOP...

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  53. well.........here's how ya figger it all out, my little elf.
    below Laurie's blog in the right corner, you will see Share/ Reply
    right under that you will see one of the following.......reverse.......chronological.......threaded.............which ever is showing is how you are viewing. Now..about that cocktail...your house or mine>?

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  54. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz... hold the alka-seltzer and pass the bottle

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  55. does that mean we are having 'refreshments" at YOUR HOUSE?

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  56. Come one come all... if we run out we'll send a designated driver down to the liquor store

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  57. That would be me, always... no booze for diabetics ya know.

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  58. diabetic here also ( and uses insulin) BUT....Christmas and New years i am young, vibrant, and healthy.....the doctors are called PRACTICING PHYSICIANS for a reason ! LOL

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  59. I just woke up so forgive me it this aint getting with instructions. LOL I tried. If I need to do more than bygolly I will. The first card is for Virginia. Happy Holiday!

    http://akrap.multiply.com/journal/item/437?mark_read=akrap:journal:437

    The second Card is for Linda. Happy Holiday too you too.

    http://akrap.multiply.com/journal/item/435

    In Fact, Happy Holidays too EVERYONE!

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  60. Thank you, Randall. I left a message with the card, but I want to thank you here, too. Truly, it is absolutely delightful!

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  61. Now I know I have not seem everyones yet, but work comes first. Then I am on it. Have fun everyone.

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  62. Aside from the fact it would be very time consuming to send personalized greetings out to each and every member, there are many here that do not ordinarily leave their site open to anyone not on their contact list. But I wanted to send all a greeting . If you do not celebrate Christmas then call it a celebration of life, but whatever you call it may you walk in happiness , love, and laughter as you do in the wind, the sun, or the rain. May this group be blessed this day , the new year to come, and all the days that follow~ Warm hugs to each of you.....Linda

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  63. Linda this simply, absolutely radiates The Spirt and goodwill. thank you from my heart to yours

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  64. I have a greeting for Lynne especially here but want to Wish All, Seasons Greetings From Australia.
    Images & Words Midweek Special ~ Seasons Greetings

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  65. What a beautiful greeting, Linda! Thank you.

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  66. And here is my special message with love and caring to Starfishred - Seasonal greetings from a snowy Sweden.

    http://andrewhanson.multiply.com/journal/item/101/Images_Words_-_Midweek_Special_-_Seasons_Greetings

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  67. I have one for everybody, gonna post it here, hope that's ok...

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  68. Beautiful Lanie and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours

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  69. That is gorgeous, Lanie. Thank you. A very merry WHITE Christmas is my wish for you. You do so enjoy them.

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  70. That is lovely, Lanie! Wish you and your family a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

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  71. What a lovely wreath on that lit up gable - beautiful image! Wish you and yours a marvellous and Merry Christmas.

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  72. Lanie...that's a very nice card you have created but it is your signing " Love, Lanie" that says everything it ever would need to say in every way possible. Love makes the world go 'round and the people who unselfishly give it are gifts. Love back to you.....Happiness and love this Christmas and every day before and after!

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  73. This card is for Julianna who looking back,actually posted her link before I posted my link. My bad... Beat me with a soggy turkey leg. He he.

    http://akrap.multiply.com/journal/item/438/Sometimes_it_happens

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  74. I hope I got it right? This is for DP and Jacob.
    May you have the best Xmas ever.
    And to all of you who participate each week.
    MERRY XMAS
    http://cruizin57.multiply.com/journal/item/220/Images_Words_-_Part_2_My_Gif_for_Dannette_and_Jacob

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  75. Lovely cards everyone!

    Sorry I've had such an extremely busy week I never got to participate in this Laurie...

    Here's my card for everyone:

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  76. Thanks Amy.... Happy Holidays to you and everyone else here.

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  77. Thank you everyone who participated in one way or another., right here at one of the bestest groups ever to congregate on a Sunday with no bartender

    May the spirit of Christmas last throughout the year

    here is my Christmas card for everyone

    http://friggncrazy.multiply.com/journal/item/872?mark_read=friggncrazy:journal:872

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