One Eye Open

Hawk on a Pole

On a beautiful day, as I scout the land… I keep one eye open, my lens in my hand. I look down, I look up, and then what do I see? A beautiful creature… who is prospecting ME!

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Wildlife

Abstract Art

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir Word of the day challenge: Nature

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The Excursion

This morning I drove into Pasadena. It wasn’t a major excursion, but it was in the opposite direction of where I normally travel and everything was unfamiliar. I wish I had taken my camera. It’s the perfect place for street photography, but it was just TOO hot! I wanted to get in—and get out. I […]

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Beauty Queen

Luminous beauty, Your silken garment inevitably fades, But the magnificent splendor, Hidden deep within your soul, Like a vintage treasure, Shines eternal.

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the little things

I love… morning coffee to tinker; a little bit of this and a little bit of that thunder and lightning, especially when I’m enjoying coffee and tinkering the sound of rain on a tin roof rainbows and butterflies the way my body feels after doing something strenuous (rare, but happens) swimming in cool waters when […]

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The Outsider

Standing at a distance, As the crowd wails, Arguing over scraps, The outsider watches. Quietly dreaming,   Anticipating, Waiting patiently, For the endless sea to call… Word of the Day Challenge: Endless Have a beautiful day everyone!

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Step into the Shadow

“Above all shadows rides the sun.” J.R.R. Tolkien Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Shadow

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Karma

Whatever goes up, will surely come down; Like a boomerang, it just all goes around. You get what you give, or reap what you sow; If hate’s what you plant, then hate’s what will grow. If you want to see change; if love’s what you thirst, Be bold with your kindness… Dare to go first.

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Glimpses

Magnificent Blue Glimpses of wonder at sea Glorious Creatures Word of the Day Challenge: Glimpse

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The Rose

Virgin innocent The world has deflowered you Yet beauty still blooms Delicate petals Will fall and return to dust As your spirit soars

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On the Edge

I think the definition of artist is a bit enigmatic. I’ve never called myself an artist. I’ve said things like “this is some art I created,” or “I love to create art,” but that’s as far as it goes. I think the first explanation that pops into my head is the fact that I don’t […]

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Is Fear Surreal?

FEAR has Two Meanings: Forget Everything and Run… …or Face Everything and Rise. A quote by Zig Ziglar I think there may be a third option. Be still. Because maybe, like this woman seems to realize, there is nothing to fear—but fear itself. 🙂 Image created for Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Surreal

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Living the Dream

Chaotic workday— a scuffle with friends, Five o’clock traffic— the stress never ends, Pressure to do well— fearing failure, too, Stuck in a pattern— afraid of what’s new, Plan for retirement— look forward to rest, Where children once played— is now empty nest, Dating disasters— a marriage from hell, Lack of investments— there’s nothing to […]

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Antipathy

His appearance stirred up anger, Seeds of hatred had been sewn. Antipathy grew heavy, I began tumbling, From my throne. Shockingly, There I discovered, His reflection, Had been my own!

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Looking Back

Looking at your past is not a bad thing. Not to brood over it, but to cherish fond memories; see what you’ve done right (and wrong); and to learn from your past mistakes. When you take it all in and reflect, you figure out what’s worth repeating, what you should do differently next time, and—more […]

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Reconstruction

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. —Pablo Picasso—

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In the Quiet

Beauty comes to rest In the quiet of the day Gently, with no force I had to share another photo of the butterfly that stopped to visit yesterday. Mainly because I took so many pictures, but also because while standing on the grass to get the shots… my ankles were eaten alive by what I […]

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Wishes Come True

A wish, like a dream Is only the beginning The challenge comes next Prepare for the fight Fear will say: “Impossible!” You must not listen Like “look, but don’t touch,” Always leaves you wondering, What did that feel like? You will never know What you are capable of Until you have tried So take a […]

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Creation

Imagination is the beginning of creation. —George Bernard Shaw— Your Daily Word Prompt: Creation

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Aquamarine

Another personalized (and slightly bizarre) portrait that I’ve been tinkering with.

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Unsteady Fortress

Fortress of false pride Crumbles like sand in the fight Humility reigns Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Pride & Fight

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Rolling in the Deep

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” —Henry David Thoreau—

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Serenity

Give it all a rest Cast your cares out to the sea Find your inner peace

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Wipe Out

Word of the Day Challenge: Spray

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Indecision

Don’t let the mixed signals fool you… Indecision is a decision. —Author Unknown— Totally random. Inspired by Your Daily Word Prompt – Indecision

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What am I?

Beauty is all around me, To see, taste, smell and feel. This collage of golden flowers, Sits before me as I kneel. When I pray to the Almighty, The colors swirl about my head. Then snuggle around my body, Keeping me warm… inside my bed.

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