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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Musical Autumn

Hello, Friends! Autumn is here and the annual display of gorgeous red, yellow, chartreuse and orange leaf colors has begun. Below, I'm sharing a playlist of videos that feature the beauty of Autumn in a variety of nature scenes accompanied by beautiful music. I hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Arthur & Guinevere: Whenever, Wherever, Whatever, At Last


Arthur & Guinevere wallpaper by 'Unfinished Tales'






Hello, Friends! Well, 'Merlin' fans here are two more videos, 'Merlin: Arthur & Gwen "Maxwell's Whenever, Wherever, Whatever"' and  'Arthur & Gwen At Last.wmv'  by elonda78436 at YouTube, that are now among my list of 'Merlin' favorites!

The first video and its tune convey how Arthur feels about Guinevere.  The love he feels for her is very much, "Whenever you need me, Guinevere, I'll be there.  Wherever you need me to go, Guinevere, I'll go.  Whatever (good) you need me to do, Guinevere, I will do.".  That is a very deep, abiding love (rather than lust, lust and more lust). That is sooooooooo romantic!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ever After: Princely Proposal

Ever After - A Cinderella Story
Ever After: A Cinderella Story
(DVD)
Hello, Friends! Today's videos feature one on my favorite romance stories, "Ever After: A Cinderella Story" and the delightful 'intended rescue with proposal' scene.  These videos are the creation of pbbcanada and fairiewannabe24, at YouTube.   

In 'Ever After' Prince Henry (Dougray Scott) proposes marriage to Danielle (Drew Barrymore), his true love.  If you've already viewed the movie, you already know how delightful the entire scene (and movie) is!  Below, one video gives you the actual scene and the other focuses on the words, the dialogue of the intended rescue and the proposal.  Enjoy!





Saturday, August 27, 2011

For This Guinevere, There's No Other

Guinevere and Arthur Pendragon
Arthur Pendragon


Guinevere and Lancelot held captive
in Hengist's huge baby rat cage
Guinevere admiring, yet
rejecting Gwaine's offer-flower
Guinevere in Hengist's huge baby
rat cage

Guinevere and Lancelot escaping
 from Hengist & his men



Hello, Friends! O.K. fellow Merlin fans here's a new video, by elonda78436, I discovered this past week while working in my YouTube account.  It features the tune "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera and reminds us, via the selected scenes, of the mightiness of this Prince Arthur.  He's outstanding, to say the least!  We ladies appreciate our 'princes' being so strong in 'battle' & so gentle with us!  Also, the video demonstrates the theme of the lyrics, which is, this Guinevere  truly loves no other.  Neither the gorgeous & kind Lancelot, nor the gorgeous & kind Gwaine (portrayed by Eoin Macken) are her true love.  No, Arthur Pendragon is the only one she truly loves. Ahhh,  faithfulness is so wonderful!  And mutual faithfulness is the best!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ever After, You're My Summer Rain

Ever After: A Cinderella Story [Blu-ray]
Ever After: A Cinderella Story
(Blu-ray)


Hello, Friends! Today's featured video is of the movie, 'Ever After: A Cinderella Story' with Drew Barrymore, Dougray Scott and other wonderful actors and actresses.  As the title suggests, 'Ever After' is a 'Cinderella'-type story.  It's one of my favorite romance stories and I think the following fan video by 'veryval' at YouTube is lovely with the accompanying tune, "Summer Rain", by Hayley Westenra.  I think you all will enjoy it!




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

USA TODAY: View, Read & Interact

USA TODAYHello, Friends! Today's featured widgets are from USATODAY.com, the web site for the USA TODAY national, American daily newspaper. These USATODAY.com widgets allow you to view, read, and interact with your favorite USATODAY.com content on your social networks, blogs, personalized pages, or Web sites. These widgets are an easy, quick and free way to have USATODAY.com content available on the Web sites you visit most often. Through the convenience of their widgets, you can read the most popular breaking news headlines, view the latest travel deals, or catch up on entertainment news - all on your favorite Web sites! ~ USA TODAY

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Lion of Judah in 3D: Judah the Lamb

The Lion of Judah

Hello, Everyone! As you probably know by now, I love animation / cartoons and have since my childhood, especially Disney animation. I love to share new animation I've discovered with you, too! Late last week I learned of a new, 3D animated movie, 'The Lion of Judah', which was released to theaters on June 3rd, this past weekend. Based on the trailer I think its a great movie to view with your entire family.

The story of 'The Lion of Judah' is about a lamb named Judah (no, not a lion) who is taken by some people to be a sacrifice. His six furry and feathered

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dynamic Rotating Photo Cube

Rotating Photo Cube

Hello, Everyone! Today's widget is a really nice Rotating Photo Cube from PhotoCube3D. I've seen the photo cubes around the Internet and people are using them for various purposes. One really neat use of this widget is to display book covers. You can use an image of your PDF/e-Book and use the cube on your site as a cool way to feature and draw attention to your book(s). 

With this photo cube you can use one to six images (.gif, .jpg, or .png formats). For example, if you want to use only one image you would enter that image in each of the six image upload boxes. Also, if you want to use only two images, you would upload both images three times each, in the image upload boxes.  Again, you may use one to six images whether it's the same image six times, six different images once, or any configeration that totals six images.

Other customizeable features are of this Photo Cube widget are 'Glow', 'Alpha', 'X AutoRotate' and 'Y AutoRotate'.

  • Glow alters the amount of brightness. Also, you can choose a color for the 'glow'.
  • Alpha alters the amount of transparency (the images will be solid or transparent).
  • X AutoRotate rotates this photo cube vertically (around an invisible x-axis/horizontal axis).  Also, you may enter a number above zero (0) to increase the rotation speed. If you do not want the cube to rotate in this direction, un-check/de-select the X AutoRotate box.
  • Y AutoRotate rotates this photo cube horizontally (rotates around an invisible y-axis/vertical axis).  Also, you may enter a number above zero (0) to increase the rotation speed. If you do not want the cube to rotate in this direction, un-check/de-select the Y AutoRotate box.

Lastly, you may move your mouse pointer over the cube to alter its movement.  I hope you enjoy using this widget!  I think it is a simply delightful bit of technology!



This is what the cube looks like before images are added to it:



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Country Dance

Good day, Everyone! I hope you're experiencing a blessed, blissful life! Today's post features the dance talent of a lovely family.

Note: The tempo of the music is wonderful, yet I apologize for the 'he_l yeahs' and such that the singer uses to express her point. It is a place, for sure. And some use the word as a 'curse'. So, you may turn the volume off, if you prefer. I'm sharing the family's dance skill, and I think you'll enjoy their performance!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

What is a Widget?

Developing Web Widget with HTML, CSS, JSON and AJAX: A Complete Guide to Web Widget
Book:  'Developing Web Widget'
Click image for details.
'Widget' Defined.

Hello, Everyone! Many people ask, "What is a widget?" Well, in the field of computing a widget is a stand-alone application/app that can be embedded into third party sites by any user, on a page where they have rights of authorship such as a webpage, blog, or profile on a social media site. In other words, a web widget is a small software application that can be installed by an end user.  After it is installed/embedded it executes/performs within the web page. Other terms used to describe web widgets include: portlet, gadget, badge, module, webjit, capsule, snippet, mini and flake. Widgets are typically created in DHTML, JavaScript, or Adobe Flash.

Widgets often take the form of on-screen tools such as news feeds, tv episode players, music players, video players, clocks, event countdowns, auction-tickers, stock market tickers, data calculators, flight arrival information, daily weather and so on. Widgets come in many colors, shapes, sizes, and two major types.  The two major types of widgets are Web widgets and Desktop widgets. Web widgets are intended for use on (embedding in) webpages and have major implications in areas such as site performance, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and backlink campaigns. Desktop widgets are embedded on computers, and do not impact SEO, nor webpage performance. For example, Widgetbox generates Web widgets that can be used on almost any website. However, Apple Desktop widgets can only be added to the desktop of your own (Apple) computer.

Some widgets are designed to allow users

Friday, February 25, 2011

Slides Playlist Widget for Your Blogs or Websites

SlideShare Playlist Hello, Everyone! Today's widget is the SlideShare Playlist. With this widget you can embed a custom playlist of presentations and documents on your blogs or websites. You can choose a feed from your tags, groups or events, or from your uploaded or favorited SlideShare content. You can give it a custom title, as well. Simply customize it and copy the resulting code. To create a personalized playlist of your own content, you'll need a SlideShare account. You can customize the feed for a SlideShare Playlist widget via the following choices in the 'Select feed to appear in your playlist' section:
  • My Uploads
  • My Groups/Events
  • My Tags
  • Any Tags (specify) > Choose Layout
  • Choose from > Customize Playlist title (as mentioned above)
Once you're done, you can click on 'Preview changes' to see an actual functioning example of the widget you've just customized. For the widget below, I selected 'Any Tags (specifiy)' and typed in butter.  The resulting widget features shea butter content.  This is just one example of the vast tag content available on SlideShare.  When I typed in butterflies the resulting widget featured a large number of slides featuring butterflies in one manner or another.  The amount of content the resulting widget features depends on the choices you make in the 'Select feed to appear in your playlist' section.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Beautiful Music of The Guitar Strings

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

Talented Guitarists

Hello, Everyone! I enjoy music featuring the guitar and the videos below feature some of the finest guitarists I've ever heard. I hope you enjoy their music as much as I am!










Little Girl Rocks the Guitar
Watch as this young girl displays her amazing guitar skills.

<br/><a href="http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/little-girl-rocks-the-guitar/1jr2f2ho6?rel=msn&fg=sharenoembed" target="_new"title="Little Girl Rocks the Guitar">Video: Little Girl Rocks the Guitar</a>



Amazing Upside-down Guitar Solo
This lady demonstrates her amazing guitar playing skills.

<br/><a href="http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/amazing-upside-down-guitar-solo/1jre8pzui?rel=msn&fg=sharenoembed" target="_new"title="Amazing Upside-Down Guitar Solo">Video: Amazing Upside-Down Guitar Solo</a>



Kids With Amazing Guitar Skills
Music skills like this can come naturally at such a young age.

<br/><a href="http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/kids-with-amazing-guitar-skills/1jrh4k131?rel=msn&fg=sharenoembed" target="_new"title="Kids With Amazing Guitar Skills">Video: Kids With Amazing Guitar Skills</a>



Wonderfully Talented Guitar-player

<br/><a href="http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/ridiculously-talented-guitar-player/1jrgl2wzq?rel=msn&fg=sharenoembed" target="_new"title="Ridiculously Talented Guitar-Player">Video: Ridiculously Talented Guitar-Player</a>

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Love You!

From Me to You!

Hello, Everyone! I simply want to wish you a delightful 'Valentine's Day' & 'Hug Day'!







I can only make this image a certain number of pixels in size within this post; for a very clear, legible view visit
'I Love You in 100 Languages' at Photos8.com.

Valentine's Day heart, multi-language


' "I Love You!" in 100 Languages '
Images courtesy of Photos8.com

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nature Photography, So Exquisite

'Amazing Nature Photography'
 
Hello, Everyone! A is the first letter of the alphabet. B is the second letter of the alphabet. C is the third letter of the alphabet. D is the fourth letter of the alphabet. E it the fifth letter of the alphabet. F it the sixth letter of the alphabet! by Sandy Stewart.




Sunday, January 23, 2011

Flowers: Dreams of Spring

Flowers - Fields of Europe Arrangement - Large

Dreams of Spring - Amazing flowers (Part4)

Hello, Everyone! Here's a presentation featuring a plethora of gorgeous flowers that may inspire us to 'dream of Spring'!  My favorites among all of these gorgeous flowers are the ones at slides: 1, 7, 10, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 37, 41, 42, and 44. Enjoy!





Thursday, January 20, 2011

Camelot Series, 'Merlin' Clips and Full Vids Widgets - Part 2

Lady Morgana Pendragon & Maidservant Guinevere - Future Queens of Camelot

'Merlin' Series

Hello, Everyone! Today's post features a Hulu 'Advanced Video Panel Widget' and 'Video Panel Widget' for the BBC show, 'Merlin'. Currently, season / series 3 of 'Merlin' is airing on the SyFy channel, here in the USA. Season / Series 3 has already aired in the UK. This widget features full-length videos, as well as clips, of the show. The 'Advanced Video Panel Widget' is featured in this post. The 'Video Panel Widget' is featured in 'Camelot Series, 'Merlin' Clips and Full Vids Widgets - Part 1', on this blog (because whichever one is on top is the one that renders fully in the post, when both are present).

The widget is customizable, as follows:
  • Orientation: Horizontal or Vertical
  • The number of thumbnails (images): One, Two, Three or Four

The widget is available in two versions:
  • 'Video Panel Widget' - the clicked / selected video will play off-site / away from your site
  • 'Advanced Video Panel Widget' - the clicked / selected video will play on-site / on your site. It features an integrated video player that utilizes Javascript so that viewers can watch the video without leaving your site.  It will not be visible on the page you want viewers to see it on if your hosting company does not permit the execution of external Javascript.

'Merlin' Fans, be sure to check out the 'Merlin' Montage I've created.  I think you'll enjoy it!






An Aside:

While I was onsite I read some of the viewers comments about the 'Merlin' show's 'Guinivere' actress, and one in particular was very rude toward the actress; the commentor didn't think she should be cast in the role due to his/her opinion of her outward appearance. Several others agreed with him/her. I wonder what we would think of their appearances if we could see them? No matter what we think, there is no excuse to be rude, nor unkind.


Morgana & Guinevere: Friends and future sister-in-laws
 I can see that the actress portraying 'Guinevere' is a natural beauty (a person's skin hue / color does not prevent me from noticing this, as it does for others). I think she does a really good job portraying this role, as an actress. Also, as a maid, 'Guinevere' is not supposed to be a 'make-up beauty'. Therefore, having a natural beauty play this role is key. Some people are so accustomed to seeing images of 'make-up' beauty / 'make-up' handsomeness as in movies and magazines that they do not recognize natural beauty and consider a natural look to be plain and un-attractive. And, of course, to some people only certain skin hues / colors are beautiful. Being a fan of the show, I've viewed the behind-the-scenes clip of how this actress came to be chosen and, in a nutshell, they stated that during the audition they realized that she was exactly the actress they were looking for;she qualified.

Additionally, I'll state that many human beings pass judgement and share their opinions on the outward appearance, including skin hue / color, of other human beings and do so in a very rude and crude manner, to say the least. Ultimately, only one opinion matters and that is the opinion of the One that created the different skin hues / colors, our Creator. I've noticed that the red rose does not look like the white gardenia (and were not designed nor created to) yet, the red rose is equally as beautiful as the white gardenia, and particularly so to their designer / creator, the Creator.

To that rude commenter and those like him/her that only appreciate their own skin hue / color I want you to notice that the 'Morgana' actress wears a lot of eye make-up to achieve the 'Morgana' look / appearance. I've seen photos of the 'Morgana' actress without her 'Morgana' make-up and she, too, is a natural beauty. Both actresses, the 'Guinevere' actress and the 'Morgana' actress , are natural beauties even though they are wearing two different skin hues / colors. Both of those skin hues / colors are beautiful. Both of those 'race-colors' are beautiful, equally.

To all people that are looked down upon, and picked on because of your Creator-selected skin hue / color by other human beings wearing a Creator-selected skin hue / color, I encourage you to remember He thinks your skin's hue / color is absolutely perfect and beautiful for you. He obviously thinks you will wear that hue / color wonderfully! Furthermore, those that find it worthwhile to call someone else ugly and say rude, unkind things about others often are filled with hate, for others and for themselves, which is a self-imposed ugliness on the inside, flowing outward. Their opinions are worthless in comparison to the One that gave you that beautiful skin hue / color you are wearing. No matter what 'race-color' an individual of the human race is wearing, you can count on this truth, the Creator thinks it is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! I do, too!

Conclusion:  We know the Creator likes gardens; think of Eden. So, we know the Creator likes flowers. Have you seen the huge variety of flower hues / colors in existence? It's safe to say that the Creator thinks more colors than white are beautiful. From His perspective we humans, with all our gorgeous hues / colors from the darkest to the lightest, look like various beautiful flowers of this big garden we call Earth.


Related Video: Evolution (of a face)

Camelot Series, 'Merlin' Clips and Full Vids Widgets - Part 1

Queen Guinevere Pendragon of the 'Merlin' Series
(King Arthur Pendragon's wife)
Queen Morgana Pendragon of the 'Merlin' Series
(Prince Arthur Pendragon's sister)


'Merlin' Series

Hello, Everyone! Today's post features a Hulu 'Advanced Video Panel Widget' and 'Video Panel Widget' for the BBC show, 'Merlin'. Currently, season / series 3 of 'Merlin' is airing on the SyFy channel, here in the USA. Season / Series 3 has already aired in the UK. This widget features full-length videos, as well as clips, of the show. The 'Video Panel Widget' is featured in this post. The 'Advanced Video Panel Widget' is featured in Camelot Series, 'Merlin' Clips and Full Vids Widgets - Part 2 (because whichever one is on top is the one that renders in the post).

The widget is customizable, as follows:
  • Orientation: Horizontal or Vertical
  • The number of thumbnails (images): One, Two, Three or Four

The widget is available in two versions:
  • 'Video Panel Widget' - the clicked / selected video will play off-site / away from your site
  • 'Advanced Video Panel Widget' - the clicked / selected video will play on-site / on your site. It features an integrated video player that utilizes Javascript so that viewers can watch the video without leaving your site.  It will not be visible on the page you want viewers to see it on if your hosting company does not permit the execution of external Javascript.

'Merlin' Fans, be sure to check out the 'Merlin' Montage I've created.  I think you'll enjoy it!







An Aside:

Guinevere, forced to dress
and pose as 'Lady Morgana'
to decieve the villain Hengist
While I was onsite I read some of the viewers comments about the 'Merlin' show's 'Guinivere' actress, and one in particular was very rude toward the actress; the commentor didn't think she should be cast in the role due to his/her opinion of her outward appearance. Several others agreed with him/her. I wonder what we would think of their appearances if we could see them? No matter what we think, there is no excuse to be rude, nor unkind.

I can see that the actress portraying 'Guinevere' is a natural beauty (a person's skin hue / color does not prevent me from noticing this, as it does for others). I think she does a really good job portraying this role, as an actress. Also, as a maid, 'Guinevere' is not supposed to be a 'make-up beauty'. Therefore, having a natural beauty play this role is key. Some people are so accustomed to seeing images of 'make-up' beauty / 'make-up' handsomeness as in movies and magazines that they do not recognize natural beauty and consider a natural look to be plain and un-attractive. And, of course, to some people only certain skin hues / colors are beautiful. Being a fan of the show, I've viewed the behind-the-scenes clip of how this actress came to be chosen and, in a nutshell, they stated that during the audition they realized that she was exactly the actress they were looking for;she qualified.

Additionally, I'll state that many human beings pass judgement and share their opinions on the outward appearance, including skin hue / color, of other human beings and do so in a very rude and crude manner, to say the least. Ultimately, only one opinion matters and that is the opinion of the One that created the different skin hues / colors, our Creator. I've noticed that the red rose does not look like the white gardenia (and were not designed nor created to) yet, the red rose is equally as beautiful as the white gardenia, and particularly so to their designer / creator, the Creator.

Lady Morgana at court,
 on the throne
To that rude commenter and those like him/her that only appreciate their own skin hue / color I want you to notice that the 'Morgana' actress wears a lot of eye make-up and lipstick to achieve the 'Morgana' look / appearance. I've seen photos of the 'Morgana' actress without her 'Morgana' make-up and she, too, is a natural beauty. Both actresses, the 'Guinevere' actress and the 'Morgana' actress , are natural beauties even though they are wearing two different skin hues / colors. Both of those skin hues / colors are beautiful. Both of those 'race-colors' are beautiful, equally.

To all people that are looked down upon, and picked on because of your Creator-selected skin hue / color by other human beings wearing a Creator-selected skin hue / color, I encourage you to remember He thinks your skin's hue / color is absolutely perfect and beautiful for you. He obviously thinks you will wear that hue / color wonderfully! Furthermore, those that find it worthwhile to call someone else ugly and say rude, unkind things about others, often are filled with hate for others and for themselves, which is a self-imposed ugliness on the inside, flowing outward. Their opinions are worthless in comparison to the One that gave you that beautiful skin hue / color you are wearing. No matter what 'race-color' an individual of the human race is wearing, you can count on this truth, the Creator thinks it is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! I do, too!

Conclusion:  We know the Creator likes gardens; think of Eden. So, we know the Creator likes flowers. Have you seen the huge variety of flower hues / colors in existence? It's safe to say that the Creator thinks more colors than white are beautiful. From His perspective we humans, with all our gorgeous hues / colors from the darkest to the lightest, look like various beautiful flowers of this big garden we call Earth.

Future queen, Guinevere (as maidservant) and Lady Morgana watching the Knights
Guinevere (as maidservant) and Lady Morgana at court
Guinevere & Morgana preparing to help Merlin & Arthur protect Merlin's people and village.
Lady Morgana & Guinevere (as maidservant) at court
Lady Morgana & Guinevere (as maidservant) at court


Related Video: Evolution (of a face)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Nature At Its Best, in Photographs!

Beautiful Nature

 
Hello, Everyone! Today's post features beautiful nature photography on a presentation widget. My favorite slides of all the beautiful photos, here, are:

  • the butterfly on the cover
  • the deer at 2
  • the bird at 5
  • the owl at 7
  • the tiger at 8
  • the duck at 9
  • the plant at 10
  • the beauties at 11
  • the family at 12
  • the unusual mushroom(s) at 13 & 30
  • the 'big cat' face at 16
  • the exquisite blossom at 17
  • the pleasantly plump beauty at 18
  • the gravity-defying shell at 27
  • the flower-lover at 29
  • the spotted beauty at 33
  • the 'star' at 34

I hope you all enjoy the presentation!



Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Still Christmas



More Christmas, Now

Hello, Everyone! Today's post features four Christmas presentations that I think you'll enjoy. I know it's January, December 25, 2010 is over, and December 25, 2011 is months ahead, yet I like to celebrate the Christ of Christmas, daily. So, for me and like-minded people, it's still Christmas! I hope you enjoy the presentations!

The four presentations are:
  • Preparing Christmas Around the World
  • Christmas Lights - Part 1
  • Christmas Lights - Part 2
  • Nativity



View more presentations from Nubia *.

Christmas Tree image courtesy of Photos8.com

Delight in the Lord

4Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4, KJV
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