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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Valentine's Day Dreams






 For your listening pleasure and
one of my favorites:
"Safari"
performed by: John Barry


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Monday, September 23, 2013

"The world was not left to us by our parents, it was lent to us by our children."

"The world was not left to us by our parents, it was lent to us by our children."

"The world was not left to us by our parents, it was lent to us by our children."
~ Author Unknown


memories, memories, memories...



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"To my Mama, "Happy Birthday!" ~ Love Megumi"




To my Mama, "Happy Birthday!
Megumi sent me a birthday card... my birthday is 23rd July.


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs and purrs from Megumi



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Sunday, February 03, 2013

"Valentine desserts have delicious endings."



"Valentine desserts have delicious endings."




"Valentine desserts have delicious endings."

~ Author Unknown




Happy Valentine's Greetings
and thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


PS This cake was delicious with original decorations.




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Monday, December 24, 2012

♫ HO-HO-HO ♫ MERRY CHRISTMAS ♫




♫ HO-HO-HO ♫ MERRY CHRISTMAS ♫ 




Merry Christmas... 




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Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day



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Sunday, June 17, 2012

"Happy Father's Day ~ my husband's Dad"

Happy Father's Day ~ my husband's Dad



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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."

"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."





"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."

~ Author Unknown


This is a photo of my Mama who passed away in 1971.

framed at imikimi.com/




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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter




Have a Blessed
Easter and
God Bless,

hugs, Chris





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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

"A Spark o' Nature" ~ a slide show with music







for your listening pleasure... one of my favorites: "Joy"
performed by George Winston


all Kaleidoscopes were created using my begonia flower


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Just like the petals on a delicate red rose... all little things matter."

"Just like the petals on a delicate red rose... all little things matter."




"Just like the petals on a delicate red rose... all little things matter."

~ unknown




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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hearts for Valentine's Day







The Kaleidoscopes appearing in this slide show were made from Martian Cat's 2012 Valentine Contact Quilt. Flickr toys gives us a chance to create presents every year which displays your contacts' names on Valentine's Day.


for your listening pleasure: "My Funny Little Valentine"
Performed by: Bill Evans & Jim Hall


Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Valentine's Day.
Remember your loved
ones today and God Bless...
hugs, Chris



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Friday, January 20, 2012

“Love is the dawning of a new day."

“Love is the dawning of a new day."




“Love is the dawning of a new day."

~ Anonymous




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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas 2011



My Christmas tree this year (2011).

Thanks for stopping by
and remember the reasons
for the season...

hugs, Chris




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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Autumn Blessings...

God Bless,prayers,christ,blessing




Autumn is a time to give thanks for the bountiful harvest.



Thanks for stopping by and
God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Irish Family

My Irish Family



I am back from my trip to the UK. Here is a family photo that was put together using some of my photos from my visit.

Thank you, franomilano (aka Ron) and his lovely wife, Mary, for letting me stay with them in N. Ireland.

And, a big thank you to Ron for making a photo that includes (on the wall) a photo of Joyce [(aka) fantartsy JJ] and her husband, Mike, as we are all family.


left to right:
back: Ron [(aka) franomilano], Fred [(aka) Fred the Man], and Margaret (Fred's wife)
front: Mary (Ron's wife) is holding Roxy, little Lexi is with her Mum, and me [(aka) martian cat in Japan]




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Friday, September 16, 2011

Hugs and Kisses...

hugs,kiss



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Sunday, August 07, 2011

"With hope people dream."

"With hope people dream."





"With hope people dream."

~ Charles Sawyer





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Friday, June 17, 2011

What Is A Dad?

What Is A Dad?




What Is A Dad?

"A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail."

~ Unknown



My Papa loved tulips... they were the start of Spring.

Note: this is the original color of this tulip.




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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"As a man is, so he sees."

"As a man is, so he sees."




"As a man is, so he sees."

~ William Blake





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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day





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Friday, August 20, 2010

Spring Fantasy (a slideshow with music)







"Came the Spring with all its splendor
All its birds and all its blossoms,
All its flowers, leaves, and grasses."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



memories of Spring along the Ookagawa in Yokohama (Japan)


Thank you for enjoying a little bit of my memories...
hugs, Chris


for your listening pleasure: "Secret Place"
performed by Dave Grusin




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Monday, July 26, 2010

"The moment may be temporary, but the memory lasts forever."

"The moment may be temporary, but the memory lasts forever." (by martian cat)



"The moment may be temporary, but the memory lasts forever."
~ Bud Meyer

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To My Dear flickr family and friends,

Thank you for my Happy Birthday Blessings!
I am so truly blessed to have such wonderful memories
from my birthday last week.

And, special thank yous to:
fantartsy JJ (Joyce)
♫ joyousjoym~Blessings♥ (Joy)
tracyhughes2_7 (Tracy)
ღ ~❀~ CHARMERS ~❀~ ღ (Delta)
mimitalks, married w/children (Mandy)
sylkky2 (Sylvia)
Roxie
franomilano ~ (aka) Roxie's Dad, Ron
forglemmigej 726 ~ (aka) Senia
for the gorgeous cards you sent and made for me.
Plus, there were many others who sent me beautiful email cards, too!

My birthday has been so wonderful with reading all the messages on your cards. And, to the friends who signed the cards that are linked above... thank you sooooo much!

I love you all...
hugs, Chris




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Monday, July 19, 2010

"The heart of the giver makes the gift dear & precious."







"The heart of the giver makes the gift dear & precious."

~ Luther


To fantartsy JJ (aka) Joyce,

Such a big thank you for creating such a wonderful gift
using my sunset image which is titled
"A Sunset's Diamonds".

This is sooo amazing... I love it!
thanks and hugs, Chris




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Thursday, July 08, 2010

My birthday is next week...

July


Where did this year go?



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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Sometimes" (a slideshow with music)







To my flickr friends and family...
You are the best...
I am celebrating my over 80,000 views!
And, I could never have done it without your love!
hugs, Chris


music: "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

Some of my favorite flowers... turn up your speakers & dance!


You might ask about my choice of music... did you ever wake up and have a song in your mind... something that you just cannot stop listening to?

This is the song that did that to me... I had to search thru my CD's for this song... And, the rest... well, I love flowers... some of these are on flickr and others are in my gallery of flowers on my computer... hope you can dance with me!

I am celebrating...


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day (by martian cat)



THE FAMILY

"The family is like a book:
The children are the leaves,
The parents are the cover,
Which protective beauty gives.

At first the pages of the book
Are bland and smooth and fair;
But time soon writeth memories
And painteth pictures there.

Love is the little golden clasp
That bindeth up the trust.
Oh, break it not, lest all the leaves
Should scatter and be lost."
~ anonymous

The above photo is my Dad and my Gram (his Mama) was recently sent to me by my step-Mom. My Gram passed away over 22 years ago and my Dad passed away in 1999. And, I still miss both of them...

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads... you helped create a family book.




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Saturday, April 24, 2010

The kind of flower I am!


Something fun for sharing...



I am a
Sunflower

What Flower
Are You?



"When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human."


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Life is a great big canvas,..."

"Life is a great big canvas,..."


"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
~ Danny Kaye


Today (21 Jan 2010), I received my Honorary Life Membership certificate from the Yokohama International Women's Club.

To be eligible, you must be an active member in the Club for 20 years. This last Spring, I became eligible for this honor. I joined the organization within one month of arriving in Japan. And, this March, I will be in Japan 21 years.

Sometimes, it is hard to believe that I have been here this many years...



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Thursday, October 29, 2009

a lovely flutter-by

a lovely flutter-by (see next picture) (by martian cat)


Dear Ron,
thanks for this amazing and surprising gift...
I cannot believe that he made my butterfly move!
Love ya and heaps of hugs, Chris


using my original mosaic's pics...


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Monday, September 07, 2009

A friend can always make your days worthwhile.

A friend can always make your days worthwhile.


"A friend can always make your days worthwhile."
~ a friend



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Thursday, August 20, 2009

SIMPLE GIFTS

Monday, August 17, 2009

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God.

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God. (by martian cat)


"Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God."
~ Philip Henry



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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

To Everything There is a Season And a Time to Every Purpose

To Everything There is a Season And a Time to Every Purpose (by martian cat)



I have many handicrafts as decorations in our apartment.
This is a cross-stitch embroidery that I made in 1994.



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Thursday, July 23, 2009

"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks."

"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks." (by martian cat)


"I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks."
~ William Shakespeare



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Dear friends,

It seems so hard to imagine that my birthday has passed. I really cannot thank everyone enough for all of the lovely cards and messages.

You always help make my flickr days the wonderful!

Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Love ya and heaps of hugs, Chris



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Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! (by martian cat)


WHAT IS A MOTHER
by Helen Steiner Rice

"It takes a Mother's Love
to make a house a home,
A place to be remembered,
no matter where we roam.

It takes a Mother's Patience,
to bring a child up right,
And her Courage and her Cheerfulness
to make a dark day bright.

It takes a Mother's Thoughtfulness
to mend the heart's deep "hurts,"
And her Skill and her Endurance
to mend little socks and shirts.

It takes a Mother's Kindness
to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble
and bow her head in prayer.

It takes a Mother's Wisdom
to recognize our needs
And to give us reassurance
by her loving words and deeds.

It takes a Mother's Endless Faith,
her Confidence and Trust
To guide us through the pitfalls
of selfishness and lust.

And that is why in all this world
there could not be another
Who could fulfill God's purpose
as completely as a MOTHER!"






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Saturday, May 09, 2009

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world." (by martian cat)


"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world."
~ Leo Buscaglia



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Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm Celebrating my 4 year flickrversary!

I'm Celebrating my 4 year flickrversary! (by martian cat)



On 29th April, 2005... I joined flickr...

I'm Celebrating! It is my 4 year flickrversary!

It doesn't seem that long ago... How time flies when I'm having fun!




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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

To my Dad, as little girl, I was always his Princess.

To my Dad, as little girl, I was always his Princess. (by martian cat)

This is a scanned photo of me (martian cat) at the age of 6 years old.

My Dad always treated me like his little Princess.

I scanned it for use with the 2009 Digital Quilting Project... We are all in this together...


Childhood memories are what you cherish so much!



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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

To dream the impossible dream...

To dream the impossible dream... (by martian cat)


a much younger me...




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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Habit of Singing

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Our Christmas cake...

Our Christmas cake... (by martian cat)

In Japan, it is a tradition to have a special cake for Christmas.
These cakes are lovely to look at and delicious to eat!

This is the cake that my hubby and I shared on Christmas eve.


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

To a friend who needs our love...

To tumbleweed1937 ~ who needs our love (by martian cat)


The sentimental meaning happens to be close to my heart.

Please cherish each and every day... they are your treasure...


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Keeping your eyes on the cure...

Keeping your eyes on the cure... (by martian cat)


Please do not overlook the examinations that everyone (men and women) should have to keep their eye on their own health conditions.

hugs...



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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Give your smiles away... they create happiness...

Give your smiles away... they create happiness... (by martian cat)


Give your smiles away... they create happiness...
~ a friend



another lovely memory from my 2007 trip to the States...




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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Light a Candle of Hope for the Cure!

Light a Candle of Hope for the Cure! (by martian cat)


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Friday, October 03, 2008

Take time to dream -- it is hitching your wagon to a star.

Take time to dream -- it is hitching your wagon to a star. (by martian cat)


"Take time to dream -- it is hitching your wagon to a star."
~ Old English Prayer


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Cancer has taken so many lives. My Mom passed away in 1971 (when I was only 17 years old) from breast cancer complications. In 1989, my father passed away from complications from skin cancer.

So, now... you know why this type of poster is so important to me. I only wished I had a chance to share my lovely photography which appears on flickr with my parents.

So... let's hope and pray that the researchers can find a cure for this horrible disease.


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The link to my original photo which is titled ~ Daily situations reveal our love of life.




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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

all little things matter

all little things matter (by martian cat)


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Sunday, June 08, 2008

My Mom's college photo

My Mom's college photo


"One of the blessings of growing older is the discovery that some things I once believed to be a flaw have turned out in the long run to become my strengths."~ unknown

This is a scanned photo of my Mom. The flaw that I mean above is because my Mom had breast cancer. She passed away in 1971 from breast cancer complications at the age of 44. The strength is that she gave me so much of herself that I treasure her ways now that I am an adult.


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To my Dad ~~ Happy Father's Day!

To my Dad ~~ Happy Father's Day!


"Happy Father's Day!"

There are many, many things that bring back memories.

My Dad passed away over 9 years ago. And, I did not get too many photos of him from my childhood. Many of them are old snapshots and are full of memories.

This photo is taken of my Dad feeding the birds on a beach. I cannot remember which beach it is. We so often went to the ocean for vacations and weekends.

Our destinations included beaches between Prince Edward Island (Canada) and the Florida Keys.

Dad, thanks for always listening.







And, this says it so perfectly...


This is from a photo of a photo from one of the story boards from the memorial service for my Dad. So, I apologize for the snapshot's clarity.



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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Happy Father's Day! Sharing time with your memories...

Happy Father's Day! Sharing time with your memories...


Here is a cup of coffee for both of us...

Today's cup is full of delicious black coffee.

The mugs are part of my Royal Albert collection. The dish (part of my Noritake collection) has treats that are special for Father's Day.

So... Today, let's enjoy our mug of coffee and memories together...




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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spiritual rewards

Spiritual rewards


"The world needs your help, and you'll love the spiritual
rewards that will be yours when you give it."

~ unknown



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Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day


"Wishing ALL Moms a Special and Happy Mother's Day!"

The teacup, small plate, dish, and spoon are part of my large
Noritake collection.
The creamer and sugar bowl are from Germany.

The mango tea treats are special for this day!

hugs...



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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Life... like we never did before!

Life... like we never did before!



1. We should love!
3. We should sing!
4. We should dance!



On 23 Jan 2008, we had snow in Yokohama and the azaleas were blooming, too!



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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Anniversary Surprises!

Anniversary Surprises!


These were delivered to me from my husband for our Anniversary!