Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Clingmans Dome (On a Clear Day) from My Quality Time

MQTlogoa  At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point east of the Mississippi. Only North Carolina's Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) rises higher. READ MORE


DSC_0043 Linda and I were at the summit of Clingmans Dome on Easter 2015. A group of Christian Chinese from Atlanta sang “Glory To God” in Chinese on this beautiful day. (so says the ranger))



One of World's Coolest Observation Decks



DSC_0068 A big “Shout Out”  to everyone from Joe Todd & Linda from the Summit of Clingmans Dome. ( Linda is so beautiful I try to keep her in the shadows so she doesn’t “steal the show” LOL)


Today was a clear day,but the ranger said,” The sky is battered by some kind of weather condition - rains and drizzles and nebulous fogs at least fifty percent of the time.


Maybe a Sky Watch Friday post or maybe not. I always feel a little bad if I don’t get around to other great skywatch posts to comment.

jtf1 Have a great day…..

Clingmans Dome:: Ranked #2 of 34 (Trip Advisor Great Smoky Mountains}

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Going to Bob Dylan Concert

Eye_opening_and_closing HOPE YOU ENJOY THE POST…


"Bob Dylan in Toronto2" by Jean-Luc Ourlin

Dylan launched into a discourse on virtue. “People’s lives today are filled on so many levels with vice and the trappings of it,” he said. “Ambition, greed and selfishness all have to do with vice. Sooner or later, you have to see through it or you don’t survive. We don’t see the people that vice destroys. We just see the glamour of it on a daily basis, everywhere we look, from billboard signs to movies, to newspapers, to magazines. We see the destruction of human life and the mockery of it, everywhere we look.” READ MORE

toddlindacrframedsidebar We are  “happy campers”…

Going:: Bob Dylan

Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
Sat, May 16, 2015 08:00 PM

MQTlogoa Have a great day… and visit bobbylan.com

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thoughts from Nathan Johnson, Minister March 1925

March 1925

The Wild White Rose  By Ellen H. Willis
Oh, that I might have my request, and that God would grant me the thing that I long for.—Job 6:8.
It was peeping through the brambles, that little wild white rose,
Where the hawthorn hedge was planted, my garden to enclose.
All beyond was fern and heather, on the breezy, open moor;
All within was sun and shelter, and the wealth of beauty's store.
But I did not heed the fragrance of flow'ret or of tree,
For my eyes were on that rosebud, and it grew too high for me.
In vain I strove to reach it through the tangled mass of green,
It only smiled and nodded behind its thorny screen.
Yet through that summer morning I lingered near the spot:
Oh, why do things seem sweeter if we possess them not?
My garden buds were blooming, but all that I could see
Was that little mocking wild rose, hanging just too high for me.

So in life's wider garden there are buds of promise, too,
Beyond our reach to gather, but not beyond our view;
And like the little charmer that tempted me astray,
They steal out half the brightness of many a summer's day.
Oh, hearts that fail with longing for some forbidden tree,
Look up and learn a lesson from my white rose and me.
'Tis wiser far to number the blessings at my feet,
Than ever to be sighing for just one bud more sweet.
My sunbeams and my shadows fall from a pierced Hand,
I can surely trust His wisdom since His heart I understand;
And maybe in the morning, when His blessed face I see,
He will tell me why my white rose grew just too high for me.

Have a Great Day

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Prohibition Platform For Ohio… Daniel A.Poling

MQTlogoa A Little “Quality Time” History of Ohio.


JOETODD Hi everyone. I ran across some old documents that belonged to My Great Grandfather The Reverend  Nathan Johnson. This was my first attempt at enlarging/scanning and modifying the document for use in a blog post.

NOTE: Daniel A. Poling::  In 1912 he was the Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of Ohio (he lost, but remained an unwavering teetotaler).

The Prohibition Platform For Ohio… Daniel A.Poling

Monday, March 16, 2015

Silently A Flower Blooms

MQTlogoaHave a Quality Time Day


Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
of the blossom:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
~ Zenkei Shibayama



CARDA Now go out there and enjoy the day.



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Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Little about Bob D.

MQTlogoa Hi everyone… It has been a tough winter in many ways. The weather has really sucked to say the least and many of my friends have had serious health problems.. Asking for prayers for Jim G.  Charlie K. Tom K. & Vikki H.

Check out::  Bob Dylan Official Site


TARNATION The photo above was taken at New Smyrna Beach Florida where Linda and I had the opportunity to spend a week in the sunshine (usually) and warm weather. I was going to do a Footprints In The Sand post but, there are hundreds and hundreds of those photos on the web. This is a little different… I hope you enjoy.. If interested make sure to check out Bob Dylan Official Site.


Linda and I wish you a great day… A Quality Time dayMQTlogoa

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