Passing Time

Beautiful thoughts on Time with the human desire not to run out of

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“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness.

And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory

and tomorrow is today’s dream.”

Khalil Gibran


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“There are moments when I wish

I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away,

but I have the feeling that if I did,

the joy would be gone as well.”

  Nicholas Sparks


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“The strongest of all warriors are these two

— Time and Patience.”

Leo Tolstoy


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“The cost of a thing

is the amount of what I will call life

which is required to be exchanged for it,

immediately or in the long run.”

Henry David Thoreau


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“Until you value yourself,

you won’t value your time.

Until you value your time,

you will not do anything with it. ”

M. Scott Peck


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“Time is a game played beautifully by…

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An Owl, a Snake and Faces in a Tree

Art, Gardening, Survival, Thoughts and Nature

The Owl, the Snake, and  Tree People For Fun! The Owl, the Snake, and Tree People
For Fun! by Sandra Lynch Gaile

Some times Art should be just for Fun!

This is my fun pastel that I started with just the faces in a tree, then decided to add an owl, then decided it would be fun to add a snake, thus giving the owl a reason to look big eyed and startled.

The painting was bigger, but my scanner is not.

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Oooohhh! Canning Apple Sauce!

ApplesauceTis’ the Season to enjoy Apples Fresh from the Trees.

I am trying to produce or find veggies and fruits when they are in Season, so now, Apple sauce

I am tired now, but have enough applesauce canned to have a pint for every week. Also 5 quarts of apple pie filling, all needed for pie is the crust.

Next, I guess will be collards nd other greens when they are ready in the garden this Fall.

I do like having fruits and veggies that are without preservatives and are as close to fresh as I can get. Not always cheap, but tasty. I think these jars cost me about $1. 20, because I don’t have an apple tree. If I were young enough and could do things better, I  would have planted every fruit tree  because I do so love fruit! Yummy and just like I like it!

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This Pastel Painting I did of “Pink Roses”

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue!

This is not always true!

"Pink Roses" in pastel by Sandra L Gaile

“Pink Roses” in pastel by Sandra L Gaile

Roses are wonderful, as long as you don’t touch the thorns.

Below is information from Wikapedia about the poem we probably all know from Elementery School”



The most common modern form of the poem is:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.


The origins of the poem may be traced at least as far back as to the following lines written in 1590 by Sir Edmund Spenser from his epic The Faerie Queene (Book Three, Canto 6, Stanza 6):[1]

It was upon a Sommers shynie day,
When Titan faire his beames did display,
In a fresh fountaine, farre from all mens vew,
She bath’d her brest, the boyling heat t’allay;
She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.

A nursery rhyme significantly closer to the modern cliché Valentine’s Day poem can be found in Gammer Gurton’s Garland, a 1784 collection of English nursery rhymes:

The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey‘s sweet, and so are you.
Thou are my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you.[2]

Victor Hugo was likely familiar with Spenser, but may not have known the English nursery rhyme when, in 1862, he published the novel Les Misérables. Hugo was a poet as well as a novelist, and within the text of the novel are many songs. One sung by the character, Fantine, contains this refrain, in the 1862 English translation:

We will buy very pretty things
A-walking through the faubourgs.
Violets are blue, roses are red,
Violets are blue, I love my loves.

The last two lines in the original French are:

Les bleuets sont bleus, les roses sont roses,
Les bleuets sont bleus, j’aime mes amours.

(Les Misérables, Fantine, Book Seven, Chapter Six)[3]


Numerous satirical versions have long circulated in children’s lore.[4] Among them:

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Onions stink.
And so do you.[5]

The Marx Brothers‘ film Horse Feathers has Chico Marx describing the symptoms of cirrhosis thus:-

Cirrhosis are red,
so violets are blue,
so sugar is sweet,
so so are you.[6]

Benny Hill version:-

Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren’t for Christmas
We’d all be Jewish[7]



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“Widow’s Walk by the Lake” by Sandra L. Gaile

Widow’s Walk Pastel Painting

Widow's Walk by Sandra L Gaile

Widow’s Walk
by Sandra L Gaile

My Pastel painting of a similar house by the lake with a widow’s walk on top of the house. I always wanted to go up into the top cupola to see the view of cypress trees and egrets flying by. The definition of the widow’s walk is down below from wiipedia.

Widow’s walk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Julius Ruhl Home. One of many homes in Galveston, Texas with widow’s walks.

A widow’s walk also known as a “widow’s watch” (or roofwalk) is a railed rooftop platform often with a small enclosed cupola frequently found on 19th-century North American coastal houses. A popular romantic myth holds that the platform was used to observe vessels at sea. The name is said to come from the wives of mariners, who would watch for their spouses’ return, often in vain as the ocean took the lives of the mariners, leaving the women widows.[1] In other coastal communities, the platforms were called Captain’s Walk, as they topped the homes of the more successful captains; supposedly, ship owners and captains would use them to search the horizon for ships due in port.

However, there is little or no evidence that widow’s walks were intended or regularly used to observe shipping. Widow’s walks are in fact a standard decorative feature ofItalianate architecture, which was very popular during the height of the Age of Sail in many North American coastal communities. The widow’s walk is a variation of the Italianatecupola.[2] The Italianate cupola, also known as a “belvedere”, was an important ornate finish to this style, although it was often high maintenance and prone to leaks.[3]

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“The Young Red Witch” my Second Pastel Painting for Halloween

"The Red Witch" by Sandra L. Gaile

“The Red Witch”
by Sandra L. Gaile

Full of Youth, full of power,

The new Red Witch will come to flower.

Halloween night she will fly,

Listen for her clear strong cry.

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The Birdfeeders, Pastel

Sometimes I Just Look out my Window and start a New  Pastel of what I See.

This is a quick Pastel of two of my birdhouses with the deep woods in the background.

It “Feels Like Fall” to me!

The Birdfeeders by Sandra L. Gaile

The Birdfeeders
by Sandra L. Gaile

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