Sunday, January 17, 2010



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From the internet says “Author Unknown.” I received in an Email from J.R.  (Thanks J.R.)

When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.  It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound will still be there.  A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Please forgive
me if I have ever left a ' hole ' in your fence. Joe Todd


The photo of the Oak Tree was taken at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park. Then I used a free program “FotoSketcher” to get the effects in the second picture.

joetodd2021  I will leave you with this thought, “A White Pickett Fence has no nails or nail holes.” Maybe something to strive for?


eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and photos, Joe!

Quilt Works said...

very neat - I espesially like the snow effect in the tree photo!

Joe, a side note on your blog.
As you know I have been visiting here for a while, I noticed that your page now loads much slower than before. The paramic on the right hand side, and the mp3 in the post in particular took a long time to load.
Do you ever use web admin tools? They who the diagram with performance of the page loading. And if it is too slow google indexing skips pages, so that is not good for your blog.

Try experimenting by removing some things that are not as important as others and see if you notice an improvement. The tools show you when they consider the page to be too slow (there is a line above which they think marked slow). They also give a percentage of speed relative to other blogs, so you can see how your page compare to others.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Joe, That one tree is trying really hard to hang onto its leaves, isn't it???? Wonder if it stays warmer that way??? We have a few of those trees around here too... The old leaves drop off when the new ones come in...

Great thought about being careful what you do or say... I like thinking also of squeezing the toothpaste out of the tube. Once it comes out, you can put it back in. We all need to be careful what we do and say.

Joe Todd said...

Thanks Quilt Works. Made several changes and seems to load much faster. I always appreciate hearing about and learning new ways to make my blog better

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very nice photo of the tree and I like the frame too, but it is the words of the story that linger and for some reason it makes me cry. It is also very true. And something most of us don't stop to think about.
Melbourne /daily Photo

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: So well told, what a neat story.

Tammie Lee said...

It is fun to see what you have done with this photo.
Words are powerful. It is good to have the goal of connecting with one another, then we speak differently.

June said...

...words to live by, Joe.

A verbal wound is not only "as bad," but worse, I think, than a physical one. We all need to learn not only not to inflict that kind of pain, but to forgive as well, for "it is in forgiving that we are forgiven."

I heard that someplace. ;-)

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful shots. I love what you do. Thanks.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. Thanks, too, for the picture of the tree. I'm guessing that it's a pin oak. They seem to hold onto their leaves the longest.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Excellent story Joe. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah A. Galang, Ph.D. said...

Nice story with amazing pictures, Glad to be here.

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Maia T said...

This is the most beautiful post and story I've read for a long time.
We always forget about how much words can hurt and this is a good reminder, thank you Joe for the lovely words.

Rick (Ratty) said...

I really like this story. I have a 13 year old nephew who could build a fence that reaches clear across Michigan.

Quilt Works said...

I love your winter montage! We had 6 inches of snow last night - and its the sticky kind, so I think sledding and snow making will be popular today.

By the way, pretty speedy today! :-)
Happy Monday!

NatureFootstep said...

I like the oak tree :)

Reanaclaire said...

Yes, God is Awesome.. such beautiful sceneries of nature He has created..

greetings from Claire

TONY LETTS said...

I love that story!