Thursday, August 5, 2010

old brown shoe

How can one help shivering with delight when one's hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower, cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
Colette (1873-1954) novelist

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Henri Bergson (1859-1941) philosopher, 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature

Life must be lived forward, but it can only be understood backward.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and theologian

The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!

Coco Chanel (1883-1971) legendary fashion designer

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy the ice cream while it's on your plate.

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)playwright and novelist

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) physicist, philosopher & peace activist

God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.
Anne Sexton (1928-1974) poet & writer

Conscience keeps more people awake than coffee.


Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) novelist, essayist and playwright, Nobel laureate

"That’s football. You’re told either that you’re hurt or that you’re injured. There is no middle ground. If you are hurt, you can play. If you are injured, you can’t, and the line is whether you can walk and if you can put on a helmet and pads."
Kyle Turley as quoted by Malcolm Gladwell's in the October 2009 New Yorker article
Offensive Play (football, dogfighting, and brain damage)

notes on photos:
  1. brown eyed susans, also called black-eyed susans or rudbeckia, is probably the most common of all american wildflowers.r & p's garden, cleveland heights, 31 july 2010
  2. ms t twin brown pools of laughter and delight. 3 august 2010
  3. I'm a sucker for those ubiquitous brown historical markers. have you ever wondered why they are brown? east liverpool, ohio, september 2008
  4. r& p's chocolate lab coco, cleveland heights, 31 july 2010
  5. brown-eyed fletcher enjoying a scoop of ice-cream, cleveland, 31 july 2010
  6. brown sheep, lake metroparks farmpark, kirtland, ohio march 2009
  7. I mentioned to f and e that this week's theme was brown and I planned on posting a snap of a pint of guinness, both immediately chastised me and said guinness is black not brown. okay yes, it is often referred to as 'the black stuff' - officially, the beer is neither black nor brown but according to the official guinness website:
    Look closely. GUINNESS® beer is not actually black but rather dark ruby red because of the way the ingredients are prepared. Some malted barley is roasted, in a similar way to coffee beans, which is what gives GUINNESS® its distinctive color.
    well regardless of what we consider the color of the beer there is no mistake when sold in bottles, the bottles should be brown! casa mouse, summer, 2009
  8. barrels of coffee beans sahadi's market, brooklyn, march 2008
  9. brown and gold leaves, casa mouse, fall, 2009
  10. living in cleveland I felt compelled to post a snap of something capturing the name of the local football team name. - june 2010 although I was tempted to use the pic to the right instead. but then I remembered reading that baino stated she was planning on posting about poop for her brown theme thursday contribution. so I'll let her give everyone the scoop on poop! however, I will state that I did really enjoy the exhibit on poop that is currently on at the cleveland metroparks zoo. I learned all sorts of fascinating facts/trivia; the least of it being that I learned an adult elephant will poop my weight every 7 1/2 hours - no shit! I kid you not!

today's post is part of theme thursday - to see other blogger playing in the park today go here.

george harrison's 1969 song old brown shoe, released by the beatles as a single and the b-side to the ballad of john and yoko. subsequently the song has appeared on various compilations


Subby said...

As always, a fantastic post m'dear :)

And you can leave 10 barrels of that Italian roast coffee on me door step ;)

Lesley said...

love the look of superiority on that rams face!

Cleveland Browns - very good!

Alan Burnett said...

With reference to your debate about the colour of Guinness, I had always thought of it as being black, but since you raise doubts in my mind I am going to have to get a pint of the stuff to check it out. Ah, Kimy, you drive me to drink.

Brian Miller said...

i can totally snell all the coffee bean....ahh...nice chocolate doggy as well...excellent choices...hapy tt!

Gabriela Abalo said...

nice photos!!!

like Brian, I can smell the coffee... hmmm I love coffee ;)

Roy said...

A great collection of browns! And you know, you could have avoided the whole controversy regarding the color of Guinness by posting a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale instead; that, at least, is unquestionably brown!

Betsy Brock said...

Lovely browns! And yes, we were on the same wave length! I'm loving that ram! what a wonderful picture!

Claudia said...

i LOVE the coffee bean pic and the boy with the big brown eyes...soooo cute!

tony said...

A Lot Of drinking going On TodaY!Happy.T.T.!

AngelMay said...

Nice brown things, all! Enjoyed my visit!

CiCi said...

I knew the photo of barrels of coffee couldn't be this year because I buy coffee beans in 25 pound bags and the prices have increased from what it was in 2008.

Merle Sneed said...

Mouse your eye for photos is amazing.

I'm always impressed that people don't get that they see things that fit their worldview.

Steve Reed said...

That brown sheep looks hot.

Hey, I posted brown shoes today too! Purely by accident! :)

Me said...

Some fabulous pics, and a *great* quote about ice cream! :)

Lucy said...

Really enjoyed this post! Loved the picture of eyes and the quote!!

Watson said...

As always Mouse, great photos and captions. Love the little kid on the swing by the marker.

joanna said...

simply delightful post great captures and photos, really nice TT brown


Baino said...

Delicious browns,especially those big brown eyes and that gorgeous, gorgeous dog. My next lab will definitely be a chocolate. (haha laughing at Brian' snelling' coffee)

lettuce said...

what lovely brownness

and i love the sexton quote