Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Silhouette:  An outline or general shape of something …as defined by Dictionary.com…Silhouette, the Weekly Photo Challenge theme as it leads to a quiet moment on the lake:

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

~John Buchan

angler, alone, solitary, photograph, lake, fishing, nature, peaceful

Silhouette of a lone angler

The silhouette of a lone angler 
On a chilly autumn afternoon
He knows and understands
That all too soon
His success in life will manifest 
Because he applies both persistence and patience
Two key life principles forged out while fishing
–Now carried over into his prosperous career and loving family life.

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Have you discovered key life principles from pursing a fun past time?

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Well, I would like to recommend a few creative contributors to this week’s challenge but Zemanta seems to be “napping” at this time. I hope to update this at a later time. Thanks for you visit today!

A Simple “Howling” Discovery…

Look what I found at the thrift store for only twenty-five cents:

gray wolf, glass cup, photograph, cheap, thrift shop

Simple Discovery: American Expedition drinking cup

A beautiful glassware discovery with wisdom words to meditate on for a very cheap price!

The quote on the front of the glass cup reads…

“Keep looking towards the horizon and you will see the world not as it is but as it can become.”

Not only do I love not having to spend much on glassware, but I also love the howling Gray wolf image featured on this one! Also known as timber wolves, they live together socially in packs of 12. If you encounter one of these large wolves in the woods and you want to flee on foot to escape, be sure you pump yourself up to at least a speed of 38 miles per hour!

As you turn the glassware to the back, it explains briefly about the Gray Wolf. This is the third thing I love about this glass cup…discovering I have something to read as I enjoy a glass of whatever…juice…water…tea…something stronger like………Oh, never mind.

cup, gray wolf, glass, photograph, cheap, thrift shop

Simple Discovery: Trivia on the Gray Wolf

Since I took a great, not-so-clear photo shot, the gray words on the cup actually says…

“Hunting in a pack. Wolves can bring down prey up to TEN TIMES their size. With jaws that exert TWICE the PRESSURE than that of a large domestic dog. A wolf can devour up to 20 pounds of meat in one feeding.”

I hope you have your best running shoes on, my friend, and while you are fleeing for your life did you know according to Wikipedia, there are about 80,000 to 2 million wolves privately kept in the United States even though wolves are known to be much more unstable as pets than regular domesticated dogs?

I know, random trivia that has no purpose whatsoever, but at least you discovered my simple and cheap, but educational pleasure for today.

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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Do you have favorite glassware that you love everything about it?

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This is a very late response to the Weekly Image Of Life: Discovery but I figure, better-late-than-never.

Island Traveler is the host and an amazing one at that…even if you do not choose to participate in his Weekly Image Of Life series, I recommend you take a moment (if you have not before) and hop on over to his place for inspiration and encouragement from a dedicated family man.

Enjoy a few creative contributors below: